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 Internal Medicine, 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 Internal Medicine 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.
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 4 weeks 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.
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 Internal Medicine. 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 Internal Medicine 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 Internal Medicine
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Role of the Primary Care Physician in Problems of Substance AbuseArticle
Educational objective: To learn simple methods for dealing with substance abuse as a primary care physician.
Non–Gastrointestinal Tract Associations of Helicobacter pylori Infection Article
Educational objective: To learn that Helicobacter pylori is linked to gastrointestinal, but not non–gastrointestinal tract conditions.
Systemic Adverse Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroid TherapyArticle
Educational objective: To learn the doses and duration of inhaled corticosterioid use associated with systemic effects.
Body Weight Patterns From 20 to 49 Years of Age and Subsequent Risk for Diabetes Mellitus: The Johns Hopkins Precursors StudyArticle
Educational objective: To learn that body weight in early adulthood is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The Role of the Primary Care Physician in Recognizing Obstructive Sleep ApneaArticle
Educational objective: To learn the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea that indicate the need for referral.
Processes and Outcomes of Care for Patients With Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Results From the Pneumonia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) Cohort StudyArticle
Educational objective: To learn how other physicians manage community-acquired pneumonia and the outcomes.
Effect of Moderate Alcohol Consumption on HypertriglyceridemiaArticle
Educational objective: To learn the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on fasting triglycerides.
Life-Threatening Events After Theophylline OverdoseArticle
Educational objective: To learn the serious effects of theophylline overdose.
Patient-Physician Racial Concordance and the Perceived Quality and Use of Health CareArticle
Educational objective: To learn that racial an cultural factors are important in the patient-physician relationship.