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Archives CME
January 24, 2000

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

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(2):245-246. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.2.245
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 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 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:

St John's Wort for Depression: A Systematic ReviewArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the benefit of St John's wort in treating depression.

Systematic Lung Scans Reveal a High Frequency of Silent Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With Proximal Deep Venous ThrombosisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that silent pulmonary embolism is common in deep vein thrombosis.

Male Pattern Baldness and Coronary Heart DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that male pattern baldness may increase the risk for coronary heart disease.

Is Diabetes Associated With Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Decline Among Older Women?Article

Educational Objective: To learn of the association between the diagnosis of diabetes and cognitive function in older community-dwelling women.

A Meta-analysis Comparing Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins With Unfractionated Heparin in the Treatment of Venous ThromboembolismArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the data regarding the treatment of venous thromboembolism comparing Low molecular weight heparin with unfractionted heparin.

Anticoagulation of Pregnant Women With Mechanical Heart ValvesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn treatment strategies for anticoagulation in pregnant women with mechanical heart valves.

Congestive Heart Failure in the United States: Is There More Than Meets theI(CDCode)? The Corpus Christi Heart ProjectArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of the potential underestimation of the incidence of congestive heart failure.

Physician Practice Variation in Assignment of Return IntervalArticle

Educational Objective: To develop an improved understanding of the factors affecting physician assignment of return appointment intervals, an important health care resource.

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