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
Ability of Minor Elevations of Troponins I and T to
Predict Benefit From an Early Invasive Strategy in Patients With Unstable
Angina and Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Results From a Randomized
Educational Objective: To learn that patients
with unstable angina or non-ST elevation myocardial infarction who have elevated
troponin levels may benefit from early revascularization.
Morbidity and Mortality in Breastfed and Formula-Fed
Infants of HIV-1–Infected Women: A Randomized Clinical TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To compare risks and
benefits of breastfeeding for infants of HIV-infected women.
Long or Highly Irregular Menstrual Cycles as a Marker
of Risk for Type 2 Diabetes MellitusArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that long or
highly irregular menstrual cycles may be risk factors for developing type
2 diabetes mellitus.
Predicting Mortality in Nursing Home Residents With
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: The Missouri LRI StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a set
of clinical indicators may predict mortality from lower respiratory tract
infection in nursing home residents.
Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy in Hispanic New
Educational Objective: To learn that a group
of Hispanic New Mexican families may share a gene for oculopharyngeal muscular
Potential Cancer Therapy With the Fragile Histidine
Triad Gene: Review of the Preclinical StudiesArticle
Educational Objective: To review the preclinical
efficacy of a specific gene therapy.
New Insights Into Transmission, Diagnosis, and Drug
Treatment ofPneumocystis cariniiPneumoniaArticle
Educational Objective: To review the clinical
management of pneumocystis pneumonia.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
November 21, 2001. JAMA. 2001;286(19):2481–2482. doi:10.1001/jama.286.19.2481