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 JAMA, 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 CME for physicians. The
AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME
credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA).
Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually
spent in this educational activity.
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or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other
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in this CME activity. However, the PRA is available only to physicians licensed
in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated
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Form must be submitted within 1 month 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.
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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
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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 credit:
New Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
Emergency Cardiac Care: Changes in the Management of Cardiac ArrestArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the development
of and changes in the 2000 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
Emergency Cardiac Care.
Continuation Pharmacotherapy in the Prevention of
Relapse Following Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To compare drug regimens
for preventing relapse of depression after electroconvulsive therapy.
Survival After AIDS Diagnosis in Adolescents and Adults
During the Treatment Era, United States, 1984-1997Article
Educational Objective: To learn that survival
time has increased for patients diagnosed with AIDS.
Acute Respiratory Tract Infections and Mannose-Binding
Lectin Insufficiency During Early ChildhoodArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a genetic
factor may predispose children to acute respiratory tract infections.
Drug-Induced QT Prolongation in Women During the Menstrual
Educational Objective: To learn that sensitivity
to drug-induced QT prolongation may vary by menstrual cycle phase.
Histamine Poisoning Associated With Eating Tuna BurgersArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that histamine
poisoning may result from poor temperature control in the storage and preparation
Management of Dyspnea in Patients With Far-Advanced
Lung Disease: "Once I Lose It, It's Kind of Hard to Catch It . . ."Article
Educational Objective: To review the management
of dyspnea at the end of life.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography for the Evaluation
of Lower Extremity Arterial Disease: A Meta-analysisArticle
Educational Objective: To review the accuracy
of magnetic resonance angiography for assessment of lower extremity arterial
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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