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Archives CME
October 1999

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

ANDREW D.SAMELMD

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(10):1282-1283. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-10-dco1099
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 3 months 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

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:

Lack of Consensus Among Experts on the Choice of UV Therapy for PsoriasisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that there is wide variability in the proportion of patients treated with PUVA by experts, reflecting a lack of consensus on its use.

Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome: A Novel Marker of Kidney NeoplasiaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the cutaneous and renal manifestations of this disease.

Tumor Burden Index as a Prognostic Tool for Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: A New ConceptArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about a new prognostic model for CTCL.

Long- and Short-term Histological Observations of Congenital Nevi Treated With the Normal-Mode Ruby LaserArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that this modality yielded good cosmetic results but incomplete histologic removal of deeper nevus cells.

The Use of Tissue-Engineered Skin (Apligraf) to Treat a Newborn With Epidermolysis BullosaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about a novel approach for wound care in this disorder.

Acquired Progressive Kinking of the HairArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about this unusual condition's relationship to androgenetic alopecia.

Multiple Hereditary Infundibulocystic Basal Cell CarcinomasArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the unique histopathology of this proposed genodermatosis.

Migratory Ichthyosiform Dermatosis With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin ResistanceArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about a newly described ichthyosis and its association with diabetes.

Outcome After Surgical Repair of Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa–Pyloric Atresia Syndrome: A Report of 3 Cases and Review of the LiteratureArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that despite surgical intervention, the prognosis of this disorder is poor.

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