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Archives CME
April 10, 2000

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

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(7):1046-1047. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.7.1046

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, 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 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:

Overweight, Obesity, and Health RiskArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the relationship between obesity and health risk.

Intensive Care Unit Syndrome: A Dangerous MisnomerArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the nature, etiology, and management of intensive care unit syndrome.

Unresolved Issues in the Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 in Normal Physiologic Processes and DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the various roles in normal physiology and impact of cyclooxygenase–2 inhibitors.

Self-Selected Posttrial Aspirin Use and Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in the Physicians' Health StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of confounding in evaluating the association between self-selected aspirin use and cardiovascular risk factors.

Serum Ascorbic Acid and Gallbladder Disease Prevalence Among US Adults: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)Article

Educational Objective: To understand the possible relationship between ascorbic acid levels and development of gall bladder disease.

Effect of Smoking Cessation on Mortality After Myocardial Infarction: Meta-analysis of Cohort StudiesArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the effect of smoking cessation on mortality postmyocardial infarction.

Are β-Blockers Effective in Elderly Patients Who Undergo Coronary Revascularization After Acute Myocardial Infarction?Article

Educational Objective: To understand the benefits of β-blocker therapy in elderly patients who undergo revascularization after acute myocardial infarction.

Hyperhomocyst(e)inemia and the Increased Risk of Venous ThromboembolismArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the association between plasma homocystein and the risk for venous thromboembolism.

Quality of Anticoagulation Management Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Results of a Review of Medical Records From 2 CommunitiesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the importance of anticoagulation monitoring.

Relationship Between Persistence of Abdominal Symptoms and Successful Outcome After CholecystectomyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the 2 different types of idiopathic adulthood ductopenia and recognize their differing clinical courses.