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Archives CME
July 26, 1999

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

Author Affiliations


Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(14):1630. doi:10.1001/archinte.159.14.1630
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:

Genetic Testing for Cystic FibrosisArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the indications for genetic testing for cystic fibrosis.

Iron, Atherosclerosis, and Ischemic Heart DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To become familiar with the epidemic logic relationship between iron and atherosclerotic diseases.

Prognosis After Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the ElderlyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the implications of pneumonia for survival in elderly patients.

Effectiveness ofHelicobacter pyloriTherapies in a Clinical Practice SettingArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the relative efficacy of various regimens for Helicobacter pylori eradication

Normal D-Dimer Levels in Patients With Pulmonary EmbolismArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the limitations of D-dimer levels in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

Temporal Trends in the Use of Anticoagulants Among Older Adults With Atrial FibrillationArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that appropriate use of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation has increased, but is still suboptimal.

The Siesta in the Elderly: Risk Factor For Mortality?Article

Educational Objective: To learn that regular naps may increase risk of total mortality in the elderly.

Heartburn Risk Factors, Knowledge, and Prevention Strategies: A Population-Based Survey of Individuals With HeartburnArticle

Educational Objective: To better understand heartburn.

Furosemide Withdrawal Improves Postprandial Hypotension in Elderly Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Left Ventricular Systolic FunctionArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of loop diuretics in postprandial hypotension in the elderly.

Maternal Size at Birth and the Development of Hypertension During Pregnancy: A Test of the Barker HypothesisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that women who were preterm or small for gestational age are more likely to develop hypertension during their own pregnancies.