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
Dopamine Transporter Brain Imaging to Assess the Effects
of Pramipexole vs Levodopa on Parkinson Disease ProgressionArticle
Educational Objective: To compare the effects
on dopamine neuron degeneration of 2 drugs for treatment of Parkinson disease.
α-Methylacyl Coenzyme A Racemase as a Tissue
Biomarker for Prostate CancerArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about a tissue
biomarker for prostate cancer.
Osteopontin as a Potential Diagnostic Biomarker for
Educational Objective: To learn that osteopontin
may be a marker for ovarian cancer.
Diuretic Therapy, the α-Adducin Gene Variant,
and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction or Stroke in Persons With Treated HypertensionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that cardiovascular
benefits of diuretic therapy for hypertensive patients may vary by genotype.
Association Between CYP2C9 Genetic Variants and Anticoagulation-Related
Outcomes During Warfarin TherapyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that the risk
of excess coagulation and bleeding for patients taking warfarin therapy may
vary by genotype.
NontypeableHaemophilus influenzaein Carriage and Disease: A Difference in IgA1 Protease
Educational Objective: To learn that genetic
coding for IgA1 protease may distinguish pathogenic bacteria from normal flora.
Effect of Leptin on Arterial Thrombosis Following
Vascular Injury in MiceArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that obesity
may increase the risk of arterial thrombosis by means of leptin-stimulated
Mucosal Biofilm Formation in Middle-Ear Mucosa in
the Chinchilla Model of Otitis MediaArticle
Educational Objective To learn that biofilm
formation may play a role in chronic otitis media.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
April 3, 2002. JAMA. 2002;287(13):1735-1736. doi:10.1001/jama.287.13.1735