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 charge.
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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.
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your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.
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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
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JOURNAL's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with
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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:
Characteristics and Management of Postpolio SyndromeArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about manifestations
and treatment options for postpolio syndrome.
The Internet as a Newly Emerging Risk Environment
for Sexually Transmitted DiseasesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that persons
who solicit sex partners on the Internet may be more likely than others to
have risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases.
Tracing a Syphilis Outbreak Through CyberspaceArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a syphilis
outbreak may have been propagated and controlled via the Internet.
The Natural History of Hepatitis C Virus Infection:
Host, Viral, and Environmental FactorsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the natural
history of hepatitis C virus infection.
Cardiac-Specific Troponin I Levels and Risk of Coronary
Artery Disease and Graft Failure Following Heart TransplantationArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that persistently
elevated troponin I levels may predict cardiac allograft failure.
Effect of Treating Isolated Systolic Hypertension
on the Risk of Developing Various Types and Subtypes of Stroke: The Systolic
Hypertension in the Elderly Program (SHEP)Article
Educational Objective: To learn that antihypertensive
drug treatment may prevent hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes.
Metformin in the Treatment of HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome:
A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that metformin
reduces insulin resistance and cardiac risk factors in HIV-infected patients
with lipodystrophy syndrome.
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: XXIII. Qualitative
Research in Health Care B. What Are the Results and How Do They Help Me Care
for My Patients?Article
Educational Objective: To learn how to apply
the results of qualitative research in medical practice.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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