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Archives CME
December 1999

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(12):1569-1570. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-12-dco1299
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. Questions about CME processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; fax: (312) 269-1636.

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:

Striking Increase of Thin Melanomas Contrasts With Stable Incidence of Thick MelanomasArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that in this study the incidence of thin melanomas increased while thicker lesion incidence was stable.

Digital Dermoscopy Analysis for the Differentiation of Atypical Nevi and Early Melanoma: A New Quantitative SemiologyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the significant epiluminescence light microscopy features that differentiate melanoma from benign lesions.

Face-to-Face Diagnosis Versus Telediagnosis of Pigmented Skin Tumors: A Teledermoscopic StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that e-mail clinical and dermoscopic images of pigmented lesions are good enough for accurate diagnoses.

Discordancy Between Clinical Predictions vs Lymphoscintigraphic and Intraoperative Mapping of Sentinel Lymph Node Drainage of Primary MelanomaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about unexpected lymph node drainage patterns shown with this technique in patients with melanoma.

Association of Early-Stage Psoriasis With Smoking and Male Alcohol Consumption: Evidence From an Italian Case-Control StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about an association between psoriasis, smoking, and alcohol consumption.

Excess Mortality Related to Alcohol and Smoking Among Hospital-Treated Patients With PsoriasisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that patients with severe psoriasis may have increased mortality because of alcohol abuse.

Clinical Clearing of Psoriasis by 6-Thioguanine Correlates With Cutaneous T-Cell Depletion Via Apoptosis: Evidence for Selective Effects on Activated T LymphocytesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about this agent's role in managing moderate to severe psoriasis.

Insect Bite–like Reaction in Patients With Hematologic Malignant NeoplasmsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that this reaction may be associated with hematologic malignancy.

The Development of Guidelines for the Treatment of VitiligoArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about evidence-based guidelines for managing this disease.

An Evidence-Based Review of the Efficacy of Antihistamines in Relieving Pruritus in Atopic DermatitisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that the evidence to support oral antihistamines for relieving pruritus in this condition is minimal.