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 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.
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, tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
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.
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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.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
β-Blockers: The New Standard of Therapy for Mild Heart FailureArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the role of β-blockers in the treatment of mild systolic heart failure.
Home Blood Pressure MonitoringArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the role of home blood pressure monitoring in the treatment of hypertension.
Depression as an Antecedent to Heart Disease Among Women and Men in the NHANES I StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the possible relation between depression and coronary heart disease among women.
Cost-effectiveness of the Lower Treatment Goal (of JNC VI) for Diabetic Hypertensive PatientsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the cost-effectiveness of following JNC VI recommendations for diabetic hypertensive patients.
Helicobacter pylori–Related DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the optimal management of patients with suspected and documented Helicobacter pylori–related gastroduodenal diseases.
Azithromycin vs Cefuroxime Plus Erythromycin for Empirical Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Hospitalized Patients: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the role of azithromycin in the empiric treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized patients.
Epidemiology of De Novo Acute Renal Failure in Hospitalized African AmericansArticle
Educational Objective: To learn of the incidence and prognosis of acute renal failure in hospitalized African Americans.
Effects of Weight Loss With Orlistat on Glucose Tolerance and Progression to Type 2 Diabetes in Obese AdultsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the effect of using orlistat combined with dietary intervention on glucose tolerance as compared to dietary intervention alone.
Helicobacter pylori—Is It a Novel Causative Agent in Vitamin B12 Deficiency?Article
Educational Objective: To learn of a possible relationship between Helicobacter pylori and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Depression and 1-Year Prognosis in Unstable AnginaArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize the impact of depression on 1-year prognosis in patients hospitalized for an episode of unstable angina.
Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(9):1379. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.9.1379