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Continuing Medical Education
November 7, 2001

November 7, 2001

JAMA. 2001;286(17):2171-2172. doi:10.1001/jama.286.17.2171
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

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 in Other Countries

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.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

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 receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

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 title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Purified Poloxamer 188 for Treatment of Acute Vaso-occlusive Crisis of Sickle Cell Disease: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that a new drug may shorten the course of painful episodes for patients with sickle cell disease.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Relationship Between Interleukin 6 and Mortality in Patients With Unstable Coronary Artery Disease: Effects of an Early Invasive or Noninvasive StrategyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that a biological marker of coronary inflammation may identify patients likely to benefit from early revascularization.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Dry Eye SyndromeArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that dry eye syndrome may be an adverse effect of hormone replacement therapy.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Positron Emission Tomography in Evaluation of Dementia: Regional Brain Metabolism and Long-term OutcomeArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that the PET scan may be useful for diagnosing progressive dementia.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Physician and Population Determinants of Rates of Middle-Ear Surgery in OntarioArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that referring physicians' recommendations may affect minor surgery rates.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Association Between Myeloperoxidase Levels and Risk of Coronary Artery DiseaseArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that atherosclerosis may be mediated by oxidation of lipoproteins in atheroma.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Alcohol and Breast Cancer: Review of Epidemiologic and Experimental Evidence and Potential MechanismsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand possible mechanisms of the effect of alcohol on development of breast cancer.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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