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Archives CME
July 2000

Archives of Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Surg. 2000;135(7):877-878. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.7.877

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 Surgery, 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 Surgery 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 3 months 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 Surgery. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

The mission of the Archives of Surgery is to promote the art and science of surgery by publishing relevant peer-reviewed clinical and basic science information to assist the surgeon in optimizing patient care. The Archives of Surgery will also serve as a forum for the discussion of issues that involve ethics, teaching, surgical history, and socioeconomic concerns. The curriculum of the CME activities will be developed by the Archives of Surgery Board, its readership, reviewers, and editors. The Archives of Surgery 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 Surgery should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) acquire new information developed from surgical research, both clinical and basic science; (2) be appraised of the latest advances in surgery; (3) assess the relevance of these new developments; (4) assist in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic skills in controversial areas; and (5) develop an appreciation of historical developments within the discipline.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Surgery

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Trauma- and Sepsis-Induced Hepatic Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury: Role of Angiotensin IIArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of Angiotensin II in the hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury noted after burns and sepsis.

Wound Healing Trajectories as Predictors of Effectiveness of Therapeutic AgentsArticle

Educational Objective: To obtain information regarding the establishment of wound healing trajectories, other than complete healing, and reliably use them to assess new therapies.

Distal Polytetrafluoroethylene Bypasses in Patients Older Than 75 YearsArticle

Educational Objective: To suggest the use of polytetrafluoroethylene bypass grafts in infrapopliteal positions in an elderly population with critical lower-limb ischemia.

Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Vertical Banded GastroplastyArticle

Educational Objective: To test a hand-assisted device for the performance of bariatric surgery and the results achieved.

Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery in the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Patients With Barrett EsophagusArticle

Educational Objective: To note that, in a significant experience, laparoscopic antireflux operations are equivalent in outcomes for symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease, regardless of whether the patient has Barrett esophagus.

Laparoscopy-Assisted Billroth I Gastrectomy Compared With Conventional Open GastrectomyArticle

Educational Objective: To demonstrate that, in selected patients with early stage gastric cancer, laparoscopic Billroth I gastrectomy yields results comparable with an open procedure during a 3-year period.

Repeat Victims of Violence: Report of a Large Concurrent Case-control StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To review the risk factors for recidivism in victims of violence and examine areas for improvement.

An Evaluation of Telemedicine in SurgeryArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize the potential of telemedicine in evaluating patient problems at remote sites and suggest the importance of real-time interactive discussions.