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Archives CME
March 2000

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

MATTHEWMENKENMD

Arch Neurol. 2000;57(3):430-432. doi:10.1001/archneur.57.3.430
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 Neurology, 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 3 hours of category 1 CME credit per Archives of Neurology issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit 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 only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Statement of Educational Purpose

The Archives of Neurology provides new evidence for the practice of neurology, neurosurgery, and other specialties whose goal is to improve the neurological health of all people. Original contributions, neurological reviews, neurology and public health, and history of neurology are among the categories of articles published, but all contributions receive a sympathetic reading by the Chief Editor. The journal's editorial board sets the initial framework for the types of articles published, which is then modified by feedback from editors, external peer reviewers, authors, and readers. We are keen to receive submissions from practicing neurologists to provide new insight for colleagues.

We want our readers to assess each article critically; this CME activity is active, not passive. Does the article contribute in some way to the practice of neurology? How could you modify your practice style to incorporate what you have learned? How can you acquire more information, challenge the authors' conclusions, or verify what you have read? Which of the articles in each issue is least helpful in your quest for the best and most applicable evidence?

Earning Credit and CME Evaluation Form

To earn 1 hour of category 1 CME credit, you should read any 3 of the CME articles listed below and complete the CME Evaluation Form. To earn 3 hours of credit, read all of the articles listed below and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding up to 3 hours 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; fax: (312) 269-1636.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Neurology

The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.

Phantom Limbs and Neural PlasticityArticle

Educational objective: To understand the value of psychophysical testing and functional imaging of patients with phantom limbs.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Associated DementiaArticle

Educational objective: To recognize the potential for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection of the brain.

Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Stroke and Other Major Vascular Events: Meta-analysis and HypothesesArticle

Educational objective: To learn about the risks and benefits of aspirin therapy as the primary prevention of stroke and other major vascular events.

Frequency of theDYT1Mutation in Primary Torsion Dystonia Without Family HistoryArticle

Educational objective: To understand the neurogenetics of idiopathic torsion dystonia.

Using Serial Registered Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Measure Disease Progression in Alzheimer Disease: Power Calculations and Estimates of Sample Size to Detect Treatment EffectsArticle

Educational objective: To recognize the value of serial magnetic resonance imaging in Alzheimer disease.

Diagnostic Accuracy of Dementia With Lewy BodiesArticle

Educational objective: To acknowledge the limitations of diagnostic accuracy for dementia with Lewy bodies.

Progressive Necrotic Myelopathy: Clinical Course in 9 PatientsArticle

Educational objective: To read about 9 patients with progressive idiopathic myelopathy.

Reduction of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep by Diurnal and Nocturnal Seizures in Temporal Lobe EpilepsyArticle

Educational objective: To understand the effect of complex partial seizures on sleep structure and daytime drowsiness.

The Evolution of Diagnosis in Early Parkinson DiseaseArticle

Educational objective: To examine the diagnostic accuracy in Parkinson disease.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Intravascular LymphomatosisArticle

Educational objective: To read about the neurologic manifestations of intravascular lymphomatosis.

Nitrous Oxide Anesthesia–Associated MyelopathyArticle

Educational objective: To learn that nitrous oxide anesthesia may worsen myelopathy in patients with cobalamin deficiency.

Effect of Liver Transplantation on Neurological Manifestations in Wilson DiseaseArticle

Educational objective: To evaluate the effects of liver transplantation in Wilson disease.

Myoclonus From Selective Dentate Nucleus Degeneration in Type 3 Gaucher DiseaseArticle

Educational objective: To read about myoclonus in type 3 Gaucher disease.

Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities in a Case of Central Nervous System Whipple DiseaseArticle

Educational objective: To learn about the neurologic manifestations of Whipple disease.

Barriers to Care for Patients With Neurologic Disease in Rural ZambiaArticle

Educational objective: To understand the neurologic burden of illness and barriers to neurologic care in developing countries.

The Global Burden of Disease Study: Implications for NeurologyArticle

Educational objective: To learn that neurologic disorders are priority health problems globally.

After you have read any 3 of these articles (to earn 1 hour of category 1 CME credit), or all of these articles (to earn 3 hours of credit), please complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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