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Archives CME
June 28, 1999

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

Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(12):1378. doi:10.1001/archinte.159.12.1378
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.

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:

Treatment and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac DeathArticle

Educational Objective: To understand how recent studies affect treatment and prevention of sudden death.

Laboratory Diagnosis of Vitamin B12 and Folate DeficiencyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand how to use laboratory tests cost-effectively to evaluate B12 and folate deficiency.

Pulmonary MucormycosisArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary mucormycosis.

Vitamin E and Coronary Artery DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of vitamin E in pathogenesis and management of coronary disease.

Bleeding During Warfarin and Aspirin Therapy in Patients With Atrial FibrillationArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the risks of anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Comparison of the Effects of Lean Red Meat vs Lean White Meat on Serum Lipid Levels Among Free-living Persons With HypercholesterolemiaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that lean meat, red or white, does not adversely effect serum lipids.

Traditional Risk Factors and Subclinical Disease Measures as Predictors of First Myocardial Infarction in Older AdultsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn which "risk factors" actually predict myocardial infarction.

Postural Hypotension and Postural Dizziness in Patients With Non–Insulin-Dependent DiabetesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that type 2 diabetic patients have more postural hypotension and what are risk factors for postural hypotension within this group.

Dry Eye and Dry Mouth in the ElderlyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the prevalence and risk factors for dry eye and dry mouth.

Radioiodine Therapy for Multinodular Toxic GoiterArticle

Eductional Objective: To learn the long-term efficacy and adverse effects of radioiodine therapy for toxic multinodular goiter.

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