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
Purified Poloxamer 188 for Treatment of Acute Vaso-occlusive
Crisis of Sickle Cell Disease: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a new
drug may shorten the course of painful episodes for patients with sickle cell
Relationship Between Interleukin 6 and Mortality in
Patients With Unstable Coronary Artery Disease: Effects of an Early Invasive
or Noninvasive StrategyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a biological
marker of coronary inflammation may identify patients likely to benefit from
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Dry Eye SyndromeArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that dry eye
syndrome may be an adverse effect of hormone replacement therapy.
Positron Emission Tomography in Evaluation of Dementia:
Regional Brain Metabolism and Long-term OutcomeArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that the PET
scan may be useful for diagnosing progressive dementia.
Physician and Population Determinants of Rates of
Middle-Ear Surgery in OntarioArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that referring
physicians' recommendations may affect minor surgery rates.
Association Between Myeloperoxidase Levels and Risk
of Coronary Artery DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that atherosclerosis
may be mediated by oxidation of lipoproteins in atheroma.
Alcohol and Breast Cancer: Review of Epidemiologic
and Experimental Evidence and Potential MechanismsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand possible
mechanisms of the effect of alcohol on development of breast cancer.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
November 7, 2001. JAMA. 2001;286(17):2171–2172. doi:10.1001/jama.286.17.2171