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

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Section Editor: C. Fagan Timothy, MD


Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(4):555. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.4.555.
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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 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 processing should be directed to the Blackstone Group, 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.

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.

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

Blood Levels of Homocysteine and Increased Risks of Cardiovascular Disease: Causal or Casual?Article

Educational Objective: To learn of the potential casual relationship of homocysteine and cardiovascular disease.

Cytokine Blockade as a New Strategy to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis: Inhibition of Tumor Necrosis FactorArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by cytokine blockade.

The Lipid Treatment Assessment Project (L-TAP)Article

Educational Objective: To learn about primary care treatment of dyslipidemic patients and to NCEP LDL target recommendations.

Oral Anticoagulation Treatment in the ElderlyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the risk of elderly patients undergoing oral anticoagulation.

Implications of a Health Lifestyle and Medication Analysis for Improving Hypertension ControlArticle

Educational Objective: To understand various factors leading to optimal control of hypertension.

Relation of Low Body Mass to Death and StrokeArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the association of body mass index and death and stroke in elderly hypertension.

Recent Experience WithPseudomonas aeruginosaBacteremia in Patients With CancerArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the frequency, demographics, and predisposing factors for Pseudomonas aeruginosabacteremia in cancer patients.

Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Safety Profile of AlendronateArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about upper GI complaints and events associated with the use of alendronate.

The Colorado Thyroid Disease Prevalence StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the prevalence of thyroid disease in Colorado and understand the potential value of screening with serum TSH measurements.

Preventive Intervention to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Field Trial in the Royal Thai ArmyArticle

Educational Objective: To demonstrate behavioral intervention can reduce risks for incident sexually transmitted infections.

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The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
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