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 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.
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?
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; tel: (312)419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.
Prospects for Pharmacological Intervention in Alzheimer DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To read about new therapeutic approaches in Alzheimer disease.
Subthalamic Stimulation in Parkinson Disease: A Multidisciplinary ApproachArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the possible benefits of subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson disease.
Cognitive Impairment and the Brain Dopaminergic System in Parkinson Disease: [18F]Fluorodopa Positron Emission Tomographic StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the role of the brain dopaminergic system in cognitive impairment in patients with Parkinson disease.
Aspiration Subsequent to a Pure Medullary Infarction: Lesion Sites, Clinical Variables, and OutcomeArticle
Educational Objective: To realize the relationship of medullary infarcts and aspiration.
A Novel Presenilin 1 Mutation (Leu166Arg) Associated With Early-Onset Alzheimer DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn more about the neurogenetics of Alzheimer disease.
Visuoperceptual Impairment in Dementia With Lewy BodiesArticle
Educational Objective: To read about visual perception in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies.
Is Ictal Recording Mandatory in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? Not When the Interictal Electroencephalogram and Hippocampal Atrophy CoincideArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize the concordance between scalp electroencephalography abnormalities and hippocampal atrophy in temporal lobe epilepsy.
The α-Synuclein Gene and Parkinson Disease in a Chinese PopulationArticle
Educational Objective: To learn more about the neurogenetics of Parkinson disease.
Parkinson Disease Survival: A Population-Based StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To read about the neuroepidemiology of Parkinson disease.
Motor Strokes Sparing the Leg: Different Lesions and CausesArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize the characteristics of strokes sparing the leg.
Presence of Diarrhea and Absence of Tendon Xanthomas in Patients With Cerebrotendinous XanthomatosisArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize selected clinical characteristics of patients with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis.
Autoantibodies in Thymoma-Associated Myasthenia Gravis With Myositis or NeuromyotoniaArticle
Educational Objective: To examine whether neuromuscular autoantibodies correlate with specific clinical syndromes in thymoma patients.
Frequency of SCA1, SCA2, SCA3/MJD, SCA6, SCA7, and DRPLA CAG Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion in Patients With Hereditary Spinocerebellar Ataxia From Chinese KindredsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn more about the neurogenetics of spinocerebellar ataxia.
Adhesion Molecules in Multiple Sclerosis: Relation to Subtypes of Disease and Methylprednisolone TherapyArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize the importance of adhesion molecules in multiple sclerosis.
Cerebrospinal Fluid Oligoclonal IgG Bands in Patients With Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation and Structural Central Nervous System LesionsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that some patients with structural lesions have oligoclonal bands in the cerebrospinal fluid.
Visual Hallucinations in Recovery From Cortical Blindness: Imaging CorrelatesArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the characteristics of recovery from cortical blindness.
Dystonia in a Patient Treated With Propranolol and GabapentinArticle
Educational Objective: To read about a patient with dystonia who had been treated with propranolol and gabapentin.
Hemimasticatory Spasm Associated With Localized Scleroderma and Facial HemiatrophyArticle
Educational Objective: To read about a patient with hemimasticatory spasm associated with localized scleroderma and facial hemiatrophy.
Deterioration of Giant Cell Arteritis With Corticosteroid TherapyArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize that some patients with giant cell arteritis may deteriorate following the introduction of steroids.
Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Neurol. 2000;57(4):613-614. doi:10.1001/archneur.57.4.613