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Archives CME
January 2001

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: ContinuingMedical Education

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Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(1):108. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-137-1-dcz0101

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 theaddress at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for Category1 CME credit. There is no charge.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the AccreditationCouncil for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical educationfor physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hourof Category 1 credit per Archives of Dermatologyissue toward the AMA Physician 's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physicianshould claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the educationalactivity.

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 othercountries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participatein this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensedin the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit

To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefullyand complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submittedwithin 3 months of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of Category1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibilityto maintain a record of credit received. Questions about CME processing shouldbe 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 ourreaders so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Dermatology. To achieve this goal, we need your help. Youmust complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

For a complete description of the ARCHIVES ' mission statement, pleaserefer to the table of contents.

A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by thejournal 's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year withinformation gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. The Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine theirown educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needsin future issues.

Readers of the Archives of Dermatology shouldbe able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and readat least 3 articles per issue to gain new medical information on topics ofparticular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess its value to them aspracticing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new informationmay 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:

The Primary Care Provider and the Care of Skin Disease:The Patient's PerspectiveArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that patientsprefer direct access to dermatologists.

Tattoo Darkening and Nonresponse After Laser Treatment:A Possible Role for Titanium DioxideArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that titaniumoxide may be responsible for tattoos that respond poorly.

Rudimentary Meningocele: Remnant of a Neural TubeDefect?Article

Educational Objective: To learn that althoughunderlying central nervous system attachment in this disorder is unlikely,preoperative imaging studies are a good idea.

Psychological Stress Perturbs Epidermal PermeabilityBarrier Homeostasis: Implications for the Pathogenesis of Stress-AssociatedSkin DisordersArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that this preliminarystudy suggests an inverse correlation between stress and optimal epidermalbarrier function.

Late Appearance of Acute Graft-vs-Host Disease AfterSuspending or Tapering Immunosuppresive DrugsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that graft-vs-hostdisease can present in a delayed fashion, especially in the context of taperingimmunosuppressive therapy.

The Use of Tetracyclines for the Treatment of SarcoidosisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that in thispreliminary study cutaneous sarcoidosis responds well to tetracycline.