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. Questions about CME processing should be directed to the Blackstone Group, tel (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
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:
Update on the Management of Hyperthyroidism and HypothyroidismArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the management of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Hospital Readmissions as a Measure of Quality of Health Care: Advantages and LimitationsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about issues related to the use of hospital readmissions as a measure of quality of health care.
The Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Associated With Microalbuminuria and Gross Proteinuria in Persons With Older-Onset Diabetes MellitusArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the association between microalbuminuria and gross proteinuria and the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality.
Comparison of Sustained-Release Nifedipine and Temperature Biofeedback for Treatment of Primary Raynaud Phenomenon: Results From a Randomized Clinical Trial With 1-Year Follow-upArticle
Educational Objective: To determine the effects of temperature biofeedback and sustained-release nifedipine for primary Raynaud phenomenon.
"Benign" Tumors and "Early Detection" in Mammography-Screened Patients of a Natural Cohort With Breast CancerArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the biological behavior of mammographically detected cancers.
Yield of Repeated Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm After a 4-Year IntervalArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the value of repeated screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm after a 4–year interval.
Patient Comprehension and Reaction to Participating in a Double-blind Randomized Clinical Trial (ISIS-4) in Acute Myocardial InfarctionArticle
Educational Objective: To understand factors associated with patients agreeing to participate in the ISIS-4 trial.
Bundle-Branch Block as a Risk Factor in Noncardiac SurgeryArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the clinical significance of bundle-branch block as a perioperative risk factor.
Serum Lipid Effects of a High–Monounsaturated Fat Diet Based on Macadamia NutsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn of the lipid effects of macadamia nuts.
Hyperinsulinemia and the Risk of Cardiovascular Death and Acute Coronary and Cerebrovascular Events in Men: The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To determine the role of hyperinsulinemia on the risk of cardiovascular death and acute coronary cerebrovascular events in men.