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Archives CME
March 2001

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(3):393. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-137-3-dcz0301

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. Questions about CME processing should be 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 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:

The Impact of Psoriasis on Quality of Life: Results of a 1998 National Psoriasis Foundation Patient-Membership SurveyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about how psoriasis adversely affects the lives of these patients and their dissatisfaction with their current treatment.

Comparative Efficacy of Treatments for Pediculosis Capitis Infestations: Update 2000Article

Educational Objective: To learn about the comparative efficacy of various head lice products.

Association of Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection With Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic SymptomsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the potential association of human herpesvirus 6 infection and severe drug reactions.

Differentiation and Clonality of Lesional Lymphocytes in Pityriasis Lichenoides ChronicaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that pityriasis lichenoides chronica is often clonal and may be related to pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Full-Face Laser Resurfacing: Is It Necessary?Article

Educational Objective: To learn that antibiotics are not essential if wound care is meticulous and infection is detected early.

Photodynamic Therapy for Large or Multiple Patches of Bowen Disease and Basal Cell CarcinomaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about this useful therapy that is especially effective in patients with multiple large superficial tumors.

How Can Hand Searching the Dermatological Literature Benefit People With Skin Problems?Article

Educational Objective: To learn that hand searching by the Cochrane Skin Group will add studies not searchable in conventional databases.

Direct Medical Costs for Surgical and Medical Treatment of Condylomata AcuminataArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that surgical modalities are more cost-effective than most medical therapies.