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Archives CME
November 2001

Archives of Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Surg. 2001;136(11):1329-1330. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.11.1329

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:

Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Penetrating Neck Trauma: A Preliminary StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To suggest the value of computed tomography in the early assessment of penetrating neck trauma.

Intoxicated Motor Vehicle Passengers: An Overlooked At-Risk PopulationArticle

Educational Objective: To alert the reader to the recidivism of intoxicated passengers of motor vehicle crashes.

Surgical Management of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumors of the Pancreas: The Role of Routine Frozen Section of the Surgical Margin, Intraoperative Endoscopic Staged Biopsies of the Wirsung Duct, and Pancreaticogastric AnastomosisArticle

Educational Objective: To present a strategy for complete excision of intraductal papillary mucinous pancreatic tumors.

Limb Salvage Using High-Pressure Intermittent Compression Arterial Assist Device in Cases Unsuitable for Surgical RevascularizationArticle

Educational Objective: To stress the value of intermittent high-pressure compression in limb salvage for nonrevascularization candidates.

Common Bile Duct Injury During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and the Use of Intraoperative Cholangiography: Adverse Outcome or Preventable Error?Article

Educational Objective: To review the question of intraoperative cholangiography as an aid in avoiding common bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

The Impact of New Technology on Hepatic Resection for MalignancyArticle

Educational Objective: To emphasize the use of recently applied modalities in the lowering of death and complications following hepatic resection.