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Archives CME
April 22, 2002

Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(8):351-952. doi:10.1001/archinte.162.8.951
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 Internal Medicine, 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 Internal Medicine 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. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group, tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.

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 Internal Medicine. 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 Internal Medicine 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 Internal Medicine

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

Is High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein an Effective Screening Test for Cardiovascular Risk?Article

Educational Objective: To evaluate the possible role of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein as a screening test for cardiovascular disease.

Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections: New Horizons and Recent AdvancesArticle

Educational Objective: To review methods of diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infections as they relate to its pathogenesis.

Antithrombotic Treatment and the Incidence of Angina PectorisArticle

Educational Objective: To consider the effects of antithrombotic regimens on the incidence of angina and primary prevention of coronary heart disease.

Identifying Undiagnosed Human Immunodeficiency Virus: The Yield of Routine, Voluntary Inpatient TestingArticle

Educational Objective: To understand routine, voluntary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) counseling and testing to all inpatients in an urban hospital setting and overall prevalence of HIV.

Anger in Young Men and Subsequent Premature Cardiovascular Disease: The Precursors StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To describe the association between anger in young adulthood and subsequent premature heart disease.

Simplification of the Diagnostic Management of Suspected Deep Vein ThrombosisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the diagnostic management strategy and safety of ultrasonography combined with a SimpliRED D-dimer assay for deep vein thrombosis.

Primary Prevention of High Blood Cholesterol Concentrations in the United StatesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the nature of changes occurring in cholesterol concentrations in the United States during the past several decades.

Prophylaxis for Human Immunodeficiency Virus–RelatedPneumocystis cariniiPneumonia: Using Simulation Modeling to Inform Clinical GuidelinesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the cost-effectiveness of current guidelines to prevent Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with human immunodeficiency virus.