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Archives CME
May 2001

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(5):680-681. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-137-5-dcz0501

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:

A Unique Microvascular Phenotype Shared by Juvenile Hemangiomas and Human PlacentaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that the vessels of this tumor and the placenta share a unique set of tissue markers.

Infantile Hemangiomas: Speculation on Placental Trophoblastic OriginArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about a theory of infantile hemangioma formation.

Phase 2 and 3 Clinical Trial of Oral Bexarotene (Targretin Capsules) for the Treatment of Refractory or Persistent Early-Stage Cutaneous T-Cell LymphomaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the major risk factors for basal cell carcinoma in a southern European population.

Factor V Leiden Mutation in Postthrombotic and Non-postthrombotic Venous UlcersArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that this mutation is very prevalent in patients with postthrombotic ulcers.

Ganglion of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint (Myxoid Cyst): Therapy by Identification and Repair of the Leak of Joint FluidArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about an interesting and effective approach to this common problem.

Clinical and Pathophysiologic Correlates of 1064-nm Nd:YAG Laser Treatment of Reticular Veins and VenulectasiasArticle

Educational Objective: To learn how this laser affects small leg veins histologically.

Epithelial-Mesenchymal Interactions in Wounds: Treatment of Palmoplantar Wounds by Nonpalmoplantar Pure Epidermal Sheet GraftsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that nonpalmoplantar epidermal sheet grafts can be converted to a palmoplantar phenotype.

Kwashiorkor in the United States: Fad Diets, Perceived and True Milk Allergy, and Nutritional IgnoranceArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the dietary factors that cause this rare disorder in a developed country.

Hair Diameter Diversity: A Clinical Sign Reflecting the Follicle MiniaturizationArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about a new, accurate clinical sign of androgenetic alopecia.