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Archives CME
August 14/28, 2000

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

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(15):2404. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.15.2404
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

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:

The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Prevention of Postmenopausal Heart DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To review the research on hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.

Self-reported Hypertension Treatment Practices Among Primary Care Physicians: Blood Pressure Threshold, Drug Choices, and the Role of Guidelines and Evidence-Based MedicineArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the primary care physician's role in achieving national hypertension control goals.

Association of Hypertension and Sleep-Disordered BreathingArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that prophylactic aspirin should be given to patients with sleep-disordered breathing to prevent arterial and venous thrombotic events.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Auricular Acupuncture for Cocaine DependenceArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of the value of acupuncture treatment for cocaine dependence.

Lying to Each Other: When Internal Medicine Residents Use Deception With Their ColleaguesArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the likelihood that internal medicine residents would use deception in interactions with colleagues.

Low-Molecular-Weight and Unfractionated Heparin for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Neurosurgery: A Meta-analysisArticle

Educational Objective: To review the clinical benefit of prophylactic treatment of venous thromboembolism with heparin in the controversial setting of neurosurgery.

Who Reports Receiving Advice to Lose Weight? Results From a Multistate SurveyArticle

Educational Objective: To examine the prevalence with which US adults report receiving advice to lose weight from a health care provider.

Sex Inequality in Kidney Transplantation RatesArticle

Educational Objective: To assess the equality of renal transplant rates by gender.

Bilateral Leg Edema, Obesity, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Obstructive Sleep ApneaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of the association between bilateral leg edema, obesity, pulmonary hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Effect of Cocoa Bran on Low-Density Lipoprotein Oxidation and Fecal BulkingArticle

Educational Objective: To assess the health benefits of cocoa bran consumption on serum lipids, low-density lipoprotein, and fecal bulking.

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