Physicians with current and valid licenses in
the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected
continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of
JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and
fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME
Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME
for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to
1 hour of category 1 CME credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA
Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim for
credit only those hours that were actually spent in this educational
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United
States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live
or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries
are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA
is available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada,
To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that
are designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation
Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within
1 month of
the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of
category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your
responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational
needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of
JAMA. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must
complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and
educational purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and
the betterment of the public health. A flexible curriculum of article
topics is developed annually by THE JOURNAL's
editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with
information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. To
accommodate the diversity of practice types within JAMA's
readership, the Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult
learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the
editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
Readers of JAMA should be able to attain the
following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3
articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics of
particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles'
value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about
how this new information may influence their own practices. The
educational objective for each CME article is given after the article
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Efficacy of Tremacamra, a Soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1, for
Experimental Rhinovirus Infection: A Randomized Clinical
Educational Objective: To learn that an experimental drug may
reduce the severity of the common cold.
Two Outbreaks of Multidrug-ResistantSalmonellaSerotype
Typhimurium DT104 Infections Linked to Raw-Milk Cheese in Northern
Educational Objective: To learn a food source of
drug-resistant Salmonella infection.
Investigation of Multidrug-ResistantSalmonellaSerotype Typhimurium DT104 Infections Linked
to Raw-Milk Cheese in Washington StateArticle
Homocysteine and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among
Educational Objective: To learn that elevated homocysteine
increases risk of cardiovascular disease in women.
The Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Screening
for Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions
in Homosexual and Bisexual HIV-Positive MenArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the benefit of screening
HIV-positive men with anal Pap smears.
Preventing Strokes in Patients With Atrial
Educational Objective: To review stroke prevention for
patients with atrial fibrillation.
User's Guides to the Medical Literature: XVI. How to Use a
Educational Objective: To understand how to assess the value
of published treatment recommendations.
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