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
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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 activity.
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.
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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
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
Article Titles and CME Objectives
Recent Advances in Wound HealingArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the mechanisms of wound
formation and healing, and to select appropriate treatment for
different types of wounds.
A Controlled Trial of a Critical Pathway for Treatment of
Educational Objective: To learn that practice guidelines for
pneumonia may decrease resource use without adverse clinical
Outcome at Age 4 Years in Offspring of Women With Maternal
The Maternal PKU Collaborative StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that children whose
phenylketonuric mothers achieve metabolic control during pregnancy
may have less severe developmental delay.
Testosterone Replacement and Resistance Exercise in HIV-Infected
Men With Weight Loss and Low Testosterone LevelsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the benefit of testosterone
and exercise for HIV-infected men.
End-of-Life Care Content in 50 Textbooks From Multiple
Educational Objective: To learn that top-selling medical
textbooks may not sufficiently address end-of-life care.
Oral Androstenedione Administration and Serum Testosterone
Concentrations in Young MenArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a nonprescription hormone
purported to increase athletic performance may transiently increase
testosterone and estradiol levels.
Effect of Out-of-Hospital Pediatric Endotracheal Intubation on
Survival and Neurological Outcome:
A Controlled Clinical TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that bag-valve-mask
ventilation may be as beneficial as endotracheal intubation for
prehospital emergency management of pediatric patients.
Genital Herpes and Public Health:
Addressing a Global ProblemArticle
Educational Objective: To understand how many persons may be
reservoirs for genital herpes infection.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME
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