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Archives CME
September 2000

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 2000;57(9):1387-1388. doi:10.1001/archneur.57.9.1387
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

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.

CME Evaluation

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.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Neurology

The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.

Antioxidant Therapy in Neurologic DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To examine the role of antioxidant therapy in neurologic disorders.

Role of Caspase 1 in Neurologic DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the role of caspases in neuronal cell death and neurologic disorders.

Effect of Basal Ganglia Injury on Central Dopamine Activity in Gulf War Syndrome: Correlation of Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Plasma Homovanillic Acid LevelsArticle

Educational Objective: To obtain detailed information about the neurochemical changes that occur in the central nervous system in patients with the Persian Gulf War syndrome.

The Correlation Between Ventricular Diameter Measured by Transcranial Sonography and Clinical Disability and Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients With Multiple SclerosisArticle

Educational Objective: To study the role of transcranial ultrasound in multiple sclerosis.

How Complex Interactions of Ischemic Brain Infarcts, White Matter Lesions, and Atrophy Relate to Poststroke DementiaArticle

Educational Objective: To read about magnetic resonance imaging correlates of dementia in ischemic stroke.

Extent of Cerebral White Matter Lesions Is Related to Changes of Circadian Blood Pressure RhythmicityArticle

Educational Objective: To investigate the relationship between circadian blood pressure variation and cerebral white matter lesions.

Advantages of Adding Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Conventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Evaluating Acute StrokeArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the value of adding diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging to conventional magnetic resonance imaging in acute stroke.

Clinical Significance of the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite: Relationship to Patient-Reported Quality of LifeArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize the value of the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite as a clinical outcome measure.

Dystonia-Predominant Adult-Onset Huntington Disease: Association Between Motor Phenotype and Age of Onset in AdultsArticle

Educational Objective: To read about adult-onset Huntington disease with predominant dystonia.

Accurate Prediction of Postoperative Outcome in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Study Using Positron Emission Tomography With 18FluorodeoxyglucoseArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the postoperative prognostic value of positron emission tomography in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.

Wernicke-Korsakoff Encephalopathy and Polyneuropathy After Gastroplasty for Morbid Obesity: Report of a CaseArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize that Wernicke-Korsakoff encephalopathy and polyneuropathy may follow gastroplasty for morbid obesity.

Hemiplegic Migraine Induced by ExertionArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that migraine aura is part of the differential diagnosis of exercise-induced focal neurologic deficit.

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.