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.
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 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, or Mexico.
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
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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
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:
Understanding the Timing of HIV Transmission From
Mother to InfantArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the timing
of vertical transmission of HIV from mother to infant.
Incidence of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease in 2 Communities:
Yoruba Residing in Ibadan, Nigeria, and African Americans Residing in Indianapolis,
Educational Objective: To compare the incidence
of Alzheimer disease in 2 groups of community-dwelling elders.
Effectiveness of Oseltamivir in Preventing Influenza
in Household Contacts: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the efficacy
of oseltamivir for protecting household contacts of persons with influenza.
Survival and Reproduction Among Males With Birth Defects
and Risk of Recurrence in Their ChildrenArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that men with
birth defects may be at increased risk of having children with birth defects.
Diagnostic Accuracy of a Bedside D-dimer Assay and
Alveolar Dead-Space Measurement for Rapid Exclusion of Pulmonary Embolism:
A Multicenter StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the accuracy
of a bedside test for pulmonary embolism.
Intake of Fruits and Vegetables and Risk of Breast
Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of Cohort StudiesArticle
Educational Objective: To review the evidence
that fruit and vegetable consumption prevents breast cancer.
Virologic and Regimen Termination Surrogate End Points
in AIDS Clinical TrialsArticle
Educational Objective: To compare the benefit
of clinical outcomes in HIV research.
Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and
Educational Objective: To understand an expert
panel's recommendations for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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