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Archives CME
September 11, 2000

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

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(16):2551-2552. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.16.2551
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:

New Guidelines for Potassium Replacement in Clinical PracticeArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of potassium replacement therapy in clinical practice.

Diagnosis and Management of TremorArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize the different diagnoses and treatment for tremor.

High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Mellitus: Are All Antihypertensive Drugs Created Equal?Article

Educational Objective: To understand the outcomes associated with different classes of antihypertensive drugs in patients with diabetes.

Minimum Effective Intensity of Oral Anticoagulant Therapy in Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To document the minimum effective international normalized ratio in the primary prevention of coronary heart disease.

Evaluation of Clinical Parameters to PredictMycobacterium tuberculosisin InpatientsArticle

Educational Objective: To describe a clinical prevention rule for identifying patients with suspected tuberculosis who need isolation.

Use of Sympathomimetic Drugs Leads to Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Arrhythmias in Patients With Congestive Heart FailureArticle

Educational Objective: To document the increased risk of hospitalization due to arrhythmias in patients with severe congestive heart failure using sympathomimetics.

Montelukast, a Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist, in Combination With Loratadine, a Histamine Receptor Antagonist, in the Treatment of Chronic AsthmaArticle

Educational Objective: To document improved asthma control when loratadine is added to montelukast.

Clinical and Humanistic Outcomes in Patients With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Converted From Omeprazole to LansoprazoleArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the humanistic impact of therapeutic interchange in gaining insights for health care policy.

Difficulties in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Imported MalariaArticle

Educational Objective: To provide an overview on the presentation, diagnosis, and management of imported malaria.