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.
One of our goals is to assess continually the needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Neurology. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.
β-Peptide Immunization: A Possible New Treatment for Alzheimer DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To read about a possible new treatment for Alzheimer disease–β-peptide immunization.
Current Treatment of Neuromuscular DiseasesArticle
Educational Objective: To review current treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
Immunological Assays for Understanding Neuroimmune InteractionsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about advances in neuroimmunology.
Creatine Therapy in Myophosphorylase Deficiency (McArdle Disease): Placebo-Controlled Crossover TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize that creatine supplementation is beneficial in McArdle disease.
What Is the Significance of Leukoaraiosis in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke?Article
Educational Objective: To learn that leukoaraiosis is primarily related to small vessel disease.
Multiple Sclerosis—From Probable to Definite Diagnosis: A 7-Year Prospective StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To examine the temporal profile of illness in patients with probable multiple sclerosis.
Levodopa Withdrawal After Bilateral Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation in Advanced Parkinson DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that bilateral subthalamic nucleus stimulation reduces the need for levodopa therapy.
Triphasic Perfusion Computed Tomography in Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke: A Correlation With Angiographic FindingsArticle
Educational Objective: To evaluate triphasic perfusion computed tomography in the diagnosis of middle cerebral artery occlusion.
Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Identifies the "Clinically Relevant" Small-Penetrator InfarctsArticle
Educational Objective: To evaluate diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in acute small infarcts.
A Quantitative Study of Water Diffusion in Multiple Sclerosis Lesions and Normal-Appearing White Matter Using Echo-Planar ImagingArticle
Educational Objective: To evaluate diffusion-weighted neuroimaging in multiple sclerosis.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Associated Pure Motor Lumbosacral PolyradiculopathyArticle
Educational Objective: To examine the syndrome of pure motor lumbosacral polyradiculopathy in human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Confirmation of Subtle Motor Changes Among Presymptomatic Carriers of the Huntington Disease GeneArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that subtle motor abnormalities are present in Huntington disease gene carriers.
Familial Progressive Vestibulocochlear Dysfunction Caused by a COCH Mutation (DFNA9)Article
Educational Objective: To learn about the neurogenetics and clinical course of a patient with an autosomal dominant vesitbulocochlear disorder.
Gait Disturbances in Patients With Pontine Medial Tegmental Lesions: Clinical Characteristics and Gait AnalysisArticle
Educational Objective: To examine gait abnormalities in patients with medial tegmental lesions.
Novel Prion Protein Gene Mutation in an Octogenarian With Creutzfeldt-Jakob DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To read about a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with a novel mutation of the prion protein gene.
Valproate, Hyperandrogenism, and Polycystic Ovaries: A Report of 3 CasesArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize valproate-related reproductive endocrine disorders.
After you have read any 3(to earn 1 hour of category 1 CME credit) or all(to earn 3 hours of credit) of these articles, please complete the CME Evaluation Form.
Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Neurol. 2000;57(7):1089-1090. doi:10.1001/archneur.57.7.1089