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May 14, 2001

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

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(9):1240. doi:10.1001/archinte.161.9.1240

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:

A Review of the Evidence for the Use of Phytoestrogens as a Replacement for Traditional Estrogen Replacement TherapyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn current evidence to support the use of phytoestrogens in place of traditional estrogen replacement therapy.

Physical Inactivity and Short-term All-Cause Mortality in Adults With Chronic DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To understand potential short-term mortality risks associated with physical inactivity among patients with chronic disease.

Association Between Blood Pressure Level and the Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Total Mortality: The Cardiovascular Health StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the importance of systolic blood pressure rather than either diastolic blood pressure or pulse pressure as a risk factor for myocardial infarction, stroke, and total mortality.

An Evidence-Based Assessment of Federal Guidelines for Overweight and Obesity as They Apply to Elderly PersonsArticle

Educational Objective: To evaluate the evidence supporting the association between overweight/obesity and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

Prevalence of High Blood Pressure and Elevated Serum Creatinine Level in the United States: Findings From the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994)Article

Educational Objective: To understand the high burden of chronic kidney disease and its strong association with inadequate blood pressure control.

Pattern of Primary Resistance ofHelicobacter pylorito Metronidazole or Clarithromycin in the United StatesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the prevalence of antibiotic resistance among Helicobacter pylori isolated from patients in the United States.