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

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(5):718-719. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.5.718.
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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:

Cardiac Manifestations of Acquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the potential cardiac manifestation of AIDS

The Effects of Immunosuppressive and Anti-inflammatory Medications on Fertility, Pregnancy, and LactationArticle

Educational Objective: To demonstrate the risks to fertility, pregnancy, and lactation with the use of immunosuppresants and anti-inflammatory agents.

β-Adrenergic Blocking Agents in Heart FailureArticle

Educational Objective: To learn of differing benefits between vasodilating and nonvasodilating β-blockers when used in heart failure.

Clinical Consequences and Transmissibility of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Southern MexicoArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the impact of drug resistance on clinical outcome and transmission of tuberculosis in a region with high rates of drug resistance utilizing directly observed treatment, short course.

Survey of Drug Resistance ofMycobacterium tuberculosisin 3 Mexican States, 1997Article

Educational Objective: To understand issues relating toMycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance and in particular resistance among patients from 3 states in Mexico.

Physicians' Ethical Beliefs About Cost-Control ArrangementsArticle

Educational Objective: To understand physicians' attitudes toward the influence of cost-control arrangements on medical decision making.

Postthrombotic Syndrome After Hip or Knee ArthroplastyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the risk of developing postthrombotic syndrome after hip or knee arthroplasty.

The Relationship Between Pyuria and Infection in Patients With Indwelling Urinary CathetersArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the value of pyuria in catheterized patients in the diagnosis of catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor–Associated Elevations in Serum Creatinine: Is This a Cause for Concern?Article

Educational Objective: To determine the approach to patients on ACE inhibitors who demonstrate a rise in serum creatinine.

Adherence to Isoniazid Prophylaxis in the HomelessArticle

Educational Objective: To demonstrate factors leading to changes in adherence to therapy in homeless adults.





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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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