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Archives CME
January 2001

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Neurol. 2001;58(1):149-151. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.1.149
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 ofArchives of Neurology

The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.

Molecular Immunologic Strategies to Identify Antigens and B-Cell Responses Unique to Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To learn new information about the neuroimmunology of multiple sclerosis.

Relationship of Urinary Myelin Basic Protein–Like Material With Cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Advanced Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To recognize the relationship of urinary myelin basic protein–like material with disease status in multiple sclerosis.

Enhancing Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lesions and Cerebral Atrophy in Patients With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To understand the relationship between enhancing magnetic resonance imaging lesions and cerebral atrophy in relapsing multiple sclerosis.

Evidence of Axonal Damage in the Early Stages of Multiple Sclerosis and Its Relevance to Disability

Educational Objective: To understand that axonal damage contributes to disability from the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis.

Hypointense Lesions on T1-Weighted Spin-Echo Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Relation to Clinical Characteristics in Subgroups of Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To discover whether clinical characteristics are related to T1 lesion volume in multiple sclerosis.

Etretinate Augments Interferon Beta-1b Effects on Suppressor Cells in Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To learn that etretinate augments suppressor cell function in patients with multiple sclerosis receiving interferon beta-1b.

High-Dose Methylprednisolone Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis Induces Apoptosis in Peripheral Blood Leukocytes

Educational Objective: To study the effects of high-dose steroid therapy on T-cell apoptosis in multiple sclerosis.

Linear Pontine Trigeminal Root Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies in 5 Cases

Educational Objective: To ask whether linear pontine trigeminal root lesions in multiple sclerosis may be induced by a virus.

A Longitudinal Study of Callosal Atrophy and Interhemispheric Dysfunction in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To study the effects of callosal atrophy in multiple sclerosis.

Regional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lesion Burden and Cognitive Function in Multiple Sclerosis: A Longitudinal Study

Educational Objective: To study lesion burden in frontoparietal white matter and cognitive loss in multiple sclerosis.

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.