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JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and
educational purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and
the betterment of the public health. 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. To
accommodate the diversity of practice types within JAMA's
readership, 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 JAMA should be able to attain the
following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3
articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics of
particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles'
value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about
how this new information may influence their own practices. The
educational objective for each CME article is given after the article
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME
Maternal Psychological Distress and Parenting Stress
After the Birth of a Very Low-Birth-Weight InfantArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that mothers' psychological
distress is related to their infants' severity of illness and
Incidence and Clinical Course of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic
Purpura Due to Ticlopidine Following Coronary StentingArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that thrombotic
thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare but often fatal complication of
Epidemiology, Etiology, and Impact of Traveler's Diarrhea in
Educational Objective: To learn that travelers to Jamaica
seldom avoid high-risk foods and beverages and often contract
Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Low Back Pain: A
Randomized Crossover StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To compare the effectiveness of low
back pain therapies.
Postmarketing Surveillance and Adverse Drug Reactions: Current
Perspectives and Future NeedsArticle
Educational Objective: To compare the utility of adverse drug
reaction surveillance systems.
The Role of Meta-analysis in the Regulatory Process for Foods,
Drugs, and DevicesArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the benefits of
meta-analysis for food and drug safety.
Quality Assurance in Molecular Genetic Testing LaboratoriesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that suboptimal molecular
genetic laboratory practices are common.
March 3, 1999. JAMA. 1999;281(9):863–864. doi:10.1001/jama.281.9.863
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