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June 12, 2000

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

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(11):1708. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.11.1708

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:

American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Detection of Thyroid DysfunctionArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of the rationale and recommendation protocol for screening for thyroid dysfunction.

Update on Antiplatelet Therapy for Stroke PreventionArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about new recommendations for the use of antiplatelet agents in the prevention of stroke.

Hypertension and Diabetes: New Therapeutic OptionsArticle

Educational Objective: To understand new options in the treatment of hypertension in diabetic individuals.

Indications for Hospitalization of Patients With HyperkalemiaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the appropriate indications for hospitalization of hyperkalemia patients.

Prospective Study of the Outcomes of Ambulatory Patients With Excessive Warfarin AnticoagulationArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the clinical course of excessive warfarin anticoagulation among outpatients.

All-Cause Mortality Associated With Physical Activity During Leisure Time, Work, Sports, and Cycling to WorkArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the relationship between physical activity and all-cause mortality.

Postmenopausal Estrogen and Estrogen-Progestin Use and 2-Year Rate of Cognitive Change in a Cohort of Older Japanese American Women: The Kame ProjectArticle

Educational Objective: To appreciate the relationship between differing estrogen replacement therapies and cognitive changes in older Japanese American women.

Headache in Mild-to-Moderate Hypertension and Its Reduction by Irbesartan TherapyArticle

Educational Objective: To increase the awareness of headache as a treatable consequence of hypertension.

Physical and Sexual Abuse in Women Infected With HIV: Increased Illness and Health Care UtilizationArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the differences in illness and health care utilization between HIV-infected women with and without histories of physical or sexual abuse.

Why Don't Patients and Physicians Talk About End-of-Life Care? Barriers to Communication for Patients With AIDS and Their Primary Care CliniciansArticle

Educational Objective: To help clinicians overcome barriers and improve their communication with patients about care at the end of life.