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Continuing Medical Education |

January 12, 2000 FREE

JAMA. 2000;283(2):273-274. doi:10.1001/jama.283.2.273.
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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 JAMA, 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 CME for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually spent in this 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 available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 1 month 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.

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. 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. To accommodate the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, 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 JAMA should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices. The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

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

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Recent Therapeutic Advances in DermatologyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn current indications for topical iquimod and tacrolimus, and current treatment for toxic epidermal necrolysis.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Mechanisms of Virologic Failure in Previously Untreated HIV-Infected Patients From a Trial of Induction-Maintenance TherapyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand mechanisms of drug resistance in HIV disease.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Impact of Disseminating Quality Improvement Programs for Depression in Managed Primary Care: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn the effectiveness of a program for improving the management of depression in primary care.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Hyperinsulinemia, Hyperglycemia, and Impaired Hemostasis: The Framingham Offspring StudyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that impaired fibrinolysis may result from hyperinsulinemia and glucose intolerance.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Drug Susceptibility in HIV Infection After Viral Rebound in Patients Receiving Indinavir-Containing RegimensArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that loss of HIV suppression may be due to low antiviral potency rather than resistant viral mutations.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Noninvasive Ventilation for Treatment of Acute Respiratory Failure in Patients Undergoing Solid Organ Transplantation: A Randomized TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn the benefits of noninvasive ventilation for transplantation patients with respiratory failure.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Weapons of Mass Destruction Events With Contaminated Casualties: Effective Planning for Health Care FacilitiesArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the need for emergency preparedness in contamination events.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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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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