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 credit 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:
Angiotensin II Subtype 1 Receptor Blockers and Renal FunctionArticle
Educational Objective: To understand how to pharmacologically lower blood pressure with angiotensin receptor blockers in patients with hypertension and renal disease.
Relationship of Blood Pressure to 25-Year Mortality Due to Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, and All Causes in Young Adult Men: The Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in IndustryArticle
Educational Objective: To determine whether blood pressure in young men predicts long-term mortality from coronary heart disease, coronary vascular disease, and all causes.
Cardiac Arrest in Medical and Dental Practices: Implications for Automated External DefibrillatorsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the incidence of cardiac arrest in community medical and dental practices and to assess the potential benefit of equipping these practices with defibrillators.
Chronic Nasal Congestion at Night Is a Risk Factor for Snoring in a Population-Based Cohort StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that patients who experience chronic nasal congestion at night, compared with those who do not have congestion, are 4 times more likely to report habitual snoring.
Increased Plasma Methylmalonic Acid Level Does Not Predict Clinical Manifestations of Vitamin B12 DeficiencyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that increased levels of plasma methylmalonic acid did not correlate with increased clinical manifestations of vitamin B12 deficiency.