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
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
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
Nitric Oxide Deficiency as a Cause of Clinical Hypertension:
Promising New Drug Targets for Refractory HypertensionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the role
of nitric oxide signaling in hypertension.
Lamivudine-Zidovudine Combination for Prevention of
Maternal-Infant Transmission of HIV-1Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the risks
and benefits of a 2-drug regimen for preventing maternal-infant transmission
Bullying Behaviors Among US Youth: Prevalence and
Association With Psychosocial AdjustmentArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that bullies
and those who are bullied may have poor psychosocial adjustment.
Long-term MI Outcomes at Hospitals With or Without
Educational Objective: To learn that patient
and hospital characteristics should be considered in observational studies
of outcomes following MI.
Relation of Impaired Fasting and Postload Glucose
With Incident Type 2 Diabetes in a Dutch Population: The Hoorn StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that impaired
fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance may be risk factors for type
Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events in Pediatric
Educational Objective: To learn that medication
errors may be common in pediatric inpatient settings.
A 45-Year-Old Woman With Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderArticle
Educational Objective: To review the clinical
management of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
April 25, 2001. JAMA. 2001;285(16):2141-2142. doi:10.1001/jama.285.16.2141