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Archives CME
April 2002

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(4):553-554. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.4.553

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 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:

Interferon Alfa-2a in the Treatment of Behçet Disease: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled and Double-blind StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that interferon is effective therapy for mucocutaneous lesions.

Release and Activation of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 During In Vitro Mechanical Compression in Hypertrophic ScarsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that release and activation of this enzyme may be relevant to scar regression.

Successful Treatment of Acne Vulgaris Using a New Method: Results of a Randomized Vehicle-Controlled Trial of Short-Contact Therapy With 0.1% Tazarotene GelArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that short contact with this retinoid may be effective.

Improved Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Lymphadenopathy in Patients With Cutaneous Melanoma by Contrast-Enhanced Color Doppler SonographyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about technology that may aid in detecting lymph node metastases in patients with melanoma.

Pain Associated With Injection of Botulinum A Exotoxin Reconstituted Using Isotonic Sodium Chloride With and Without Preservative: A Double-blind, Randomized Controlled TrialArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that exotoxin reconstituted with preservative-containing saline is less painful when injected.