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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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
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME
Educational Objective: To learn about the epidemiology,
neurobiological theories regarding etiology, and possible treatment
strategies for pathological gambling.
Prevalence and Predictive Value of Intermittent Viremia With
Combination HIV TherapyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that drug therapy may not have
to be altered to maintain long-term virologic suppression for
HIV-infected patients with intermittent viremia.
Validation of the Framingham Coronary Heart
Disease Prediction Scores: Results of a Multiple Ethnic Groups
Educational Objective: To learn that the Framingham coronary
heart disease prediction functions must be recalibrated for certain
racial and ethnic groups.
The Role of Knee Alignment in Disease Progression and Functional
Decline in Knee OsteoarthritisArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that the degree of
malalignment of the knee may predict
the risk of progression of osteoarthritis.
HIV-1 Drug Resistance Profiles in Children and Adults With Viral
Load of <50 Copies/mL
Receiving Combination TherapyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that HIV-infected patients
with low-level viremia may not be acquiring new resistance to
Herbal Medicines and Perioperative CareArticle
Educational Objective: To review the perioperative effects of
some commonly used herbal medications.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME
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