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Archives CME
September 1999

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(9):1139-1140. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-9-dco0999

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 Dermatology, 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 Dermatology 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 3 months 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.

CME Evaluation Form

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 Dermatology. 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 Dermatology 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 Dermatology

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Androgen Metabolism in Sebaceous Glands From Subjects With and Without AcneArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that higher serum androgen levels in women may play a role in acne.

Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized, Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy of the 585-nm Flashlamp-Pumped Pulsed-Dye Laser and Silicone Gel Sheeting in Hypertrophic Scar TreatmentArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that in this study these 2 modalities do not appear to alter the natural history of this condition.

Left-Right Comparison Study of the Combination of Fluticasone Propionate and UV-A vs Either Fluticasone Propionate or UV-A Alone for the Long-term Treatment of VitiligoArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that monotherapy with topical steroids or UV-A is effective; combination therapy is more effective.

Pityriasis Rosea Is Not Associated With Human Herpesvirus 7Article

Educational Objective: To learn that in this study, pityriasis rosea was not associated with human herpesvirus 7.

Growth of International Contributors to Dermatologic LiteratureArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that US contributions to the dermatologic literature are declining while those from western Europe are on the increase.

American Experience With Low-Dose Thalidomide Therapy for Severe Cutaneous Lupus ErythematosusArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about low-dose thalidomide therapy as a second line treatment for this condition.

Antiepiligrin Cicatricial Pemphigoid: An Underdiagnosed Entity Within the Spectrum of Scarring Autoimmune Subepidermal Bullous Diseases?Article

Educational Objective: To learn that this antibody in patients with cicatricial pemphigoid may be more frequent than previously known.