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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.
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.
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:
Internationalization of General Surgical Journals: Origin and Content of Articles Published in North America and Great Britain From 1983 to 1998Article
Educational Objective: To provide discussion regarding the changing pattern of surgical research publication in America and Great Britain.
The Frey Procedure: Local Resection of Pancreatic Head Combined With Lateral PancreaticojejunostomyArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the rationale for and technique of the Frey procedure for patients with chronic pancreatitis.
Dynamic Retention: A Technique for Closure of the Complex Abdomen in Critically Ill PatientsArticle
Educational Objective: To provide a useful technique for the closure of the complex surgical abdomen.
The Role of Thyroid Hormone Administration in Potential Organ DonorsArticle
Educational Objective: To suggest a role for thyroid hormone in a select group of transplantation donors with unstable hemodynamics.
Parathyroid Autotransplantation During Thyroidectomy: Documentation of Graft FunctionArticle
Educational Objective: To demonstrate the effectiveness of autotransplantation of the parathyroid during thyroidectomy.
Results of a Pilot Trial Comparing Prolonged Intravenous Antibiotics With Sequential Intravenous/Oral Antibiotics for Children With Perforated AppendicitisArticle
Educational Objective: To present an alternative, cheaper treatment for perforated appendicitis in children.
Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis in Elderly Persons: Changes in Indications for Surgery and Outcome Over TimeArticle
Educational Objective: To highlight the changing indications and lessened mortality and morbidity of procedures for ulcerative colitis in the elderly.
Blue Urticaria: A Previously Unreported Adverse Event Associated With Isosulfan BlueArticle
Educational Objective: To report a complication of isosulfan blue as used in sentinel node identification.
Archives of Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Surg. 2001;136(12):1443–1444. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.12.1443
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