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Archives CME
March 27, 2000

Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(6):873-874. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.6.873
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.

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 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. Questions about CME processing should be directed to the Blackstone Group, 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 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:

Beyond Heparin and Aspirin: New Treatments for Unstable Angina and Non–Q-Wave Myocardial InfarctionArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of new agents other than aspirin and heparin for the treatment of unstable angina.

Predictors of Recurrence After Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: A Population-Based Cohort StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand factors that place patients at higher risk for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism After Deep Vein Thrombosis: Incidence and Risk FactorsArticle

Educational Objective: To evaluate the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolic events after a deep vein thrombosis.

Consumption of NSAIDs and the Development of Congestive Heart Failure in Elderly Patients: An Underrecognized Public Health ProblemArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the association between NSAID use and the development of congestive heart failure.

Occurrence, Causes, and Outcome of Delirium in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Prospective StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the frequency and cause of delirium in patients with advanced cancer.

Emphysematous Pyelonephritis: Clinicoradiological Classification, Management, Prognosis, and PathogenesisArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of emphysematous pyelonephritis.

Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: A Population-Based Case-Control StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To document factors that place patients at higher risk for venous thromboembolism.

Payer Status and the Utilization of Hospital Resources in Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Report From the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction 2Article

Educational Objective: To understand the role of payer status and the use of hospital resources in acute myocardial infarction.

Regional and Racial Differences in Response to Antihypertensive Medication Use in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Men With Hypertension in the United StatesArticle

Educational Objective: To document responses to differing antihypertensive medications based on regional and racial differences.

The Accuracy of Physical Examination to Detect Abdominal Aortic AneurysmArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the limitations of physical examination in the diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm.