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Archives CME
July 10, 2000

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

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(13):2068-2069. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.13.2068

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 credit 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:

The Influence of Anxiety and Depression on Outcomes of Patients With Coronary Artery DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the effect of anxiety and depression on the course of established coronary artery disease.

Ventilator-Associated PneumoniaArticle

Educational Objective: To review diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit.

Do Triglycerides Provide Meaningful Information About Heart Disease Risk?Article

Educational Objective: To understand the clinical value of triglyceride measurement in predicting coronary heart disease.

Exercise and Weight Loss Reduce Blood Pressure in Men and Women With Mild Hypertension: Effects on Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Hemodynamic FunctioningArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the effects of exercise and weight loss on blood pressure, hemodynamic function, and glucose metabolism in mildly obese patients.

Impact ofHelicobacter pyloriInfection on Gastric Cancer Incidence in a General Japanese Population: The Hisayama StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on gastric cancer incidence.

Short- and Long-term Survival After Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of informed cardiopulmonary resuscitation decision making on subsequent survival.

Screening for Alcohol Problems in Primary Care: A Systematic ReviewArticle

Educational Objective: To learn effective strategies to identify patients with alcohol problems in primary care settings.

Excess Triiodothyronine as a Risk Factor of Coronary EventsArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize increased risk of cardiac events in patients with elevated levels of triiodothyronine.

Immune Function and Vaccine Responses in Healthy Advanced Elderly PatientsArticle

Educational Objective: To understand healthy elderly adult responses to vaccinations and in vitro simulation of immune response.

A Prospective Study of Cytomegalovirus, Herpes Simplex Virus 1, and Coronary Heart DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that cytomegalovirus may be a potential risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease.

A Population-Based Study of the Effectiveness of Inferior Vena Cava Filter Use Among Patients With Venous ThromboembolismArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the effect of vena cava filter insertion in patients with venous thromboembolism in re-hospitalization rates for pulmonary embolism.