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Archives CME
December 1998

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(12):1640-1641. doi:10.1001/archderm.134.12.1640
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 Archives of Dermatology, 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 continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Dermatology issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the 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 only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit

To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks 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.

CME Evaluation Form

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Dermatology. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

For a complete description of the ARCHIVES' mission statement, please refer to the table of contents.

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. 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 the Archives of Dermatology should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles per issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess its value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Dermatology

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Treatment of Lichen PlanusArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that treatments for LP to date are not based on large, randomized studies.

Nonsurgical Repigmentation Therapies in Vitiligo: A Meta-analysis of the LiteratureArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that meta-analysis supports class 3 steroids and UVB as the safest and most effective treatments of vitiligo.

How Often Does Oral Treatment of Toenail Onychomycosis Produce a Disease-Free Nail? An Analysis of Published DataArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that onychomycotic toenails that clear with therapy may not be disease free.

Does Oral Zinc Aid the Healing of Chronic Leg Ulcers? A Systematic Literature ReviewArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that there is no evidence oral zinc helps leg ulcers heal.

The Effectiveness of a History-Based Diagnostic Approach in Chronic Urticaria and AngioedemaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that laboratory testing may not significantly help diagnose the cause of chronic urticaria and angioedema.

Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Methoxsalen (Psoralen) and UV-A Radiation (PUVA): A Meta-analysisArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that meta-analysis shows long-term high dose PUVA to significantly raise the risk of SCC.

Comparison of the Use of Standardized Diagnostic Criteria and Intuitive Clinical Diagnosis in the Diagnosis of Common Viral Warts (Verrucae Vulgaris)Article

Educational Objective: To understand that standardized criteria for diagnosing even simple lesions may be unreliable.

Validation of a Melanoma Prognostic ModelArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that tumor thickness is the most powerful predictor of surviving melanoma.

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