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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.
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 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
for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation
Form must be submitted by July 24, 2002. 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.
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
CME Hiatus: CME will be suspended between July and December 2002.
Beginning in early 2003, we will offer CME online (see notice on page 3212 of the printed journal). We apologize for
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Contemporary Concepts of the Pathogenesis and Management
Educational Objective: To learn the current
definition of preeclampsia, review appropriate management techniques, and
to understand when referral to a specialist is necessary.
Fluvastatin for Prevention of Cardiac Events Following
Successful First Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Randomized Controlled
Educational Objective: To learn that fluvastatin
may decrease the risk of major cardiac events after percutaneous coronary
Dietary Intake of Antioxidants and Risk of Alzheimer
Educational Objective: To learn that high intake
of vitamin C and vitamin E from food may reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease.
Dietary Intake of Antioxidant Nutrients and the Risk
of Incident Alzheimer Disease in a Biracial Community StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that vitamin
E from food but not from supplements may reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease.
Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation for Postextubation
Respiratory Distress: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that noninvasive
positive-pressure ventilation may not reduce the need for reintubation in
patients who develop respiratory distress within 48 hours of extubation.
Content and Design Attributes of Antivaccination Web
Educational Objective: To understand the attributes
of antivaccination Web sites.
A 23-Year-Old Man With SchizophreniaArticle
Educational Objective: To review the diagnosis
and management of schizophrenia.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
June 26, 2002. JAMA. 2002;287(24):3313–3314. doi:10.1001/jama.287.24.3313