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Archives CME
June 2001

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 2001;58(6):1028-1029. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.6.1028
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.

Plasticity, Hippocampal Place Cells, and Cognitive Maps

Educational Objective: To understand the basic science of learning and memory.

Anti-Titin Antibodies in Myasthenia Gravis: Tight Association With Thymoma and Heterogeneity of Nonthymoma Patients

Educational Objective: To recognize the clinical value of anti-titin antibodies in myasthenia gravis.

Anticipating Mechanical Ventilation in Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Educational Objective: To appreciate the early indicators of progression to respiratory failure in myasthenia gravis.

Neurologic Findings in Machado-Joseph Disease: Relation With Disease Duration, Subtypes, and (CAG)n

Educational Objective: To correlate clinical and genetic aspects of Machado-Joseph disease.

Response to Levodopa Treatment in Dopa-Responsive Dystonia

Educational Objective: To determine the effects of dopamine storage on the response to levodopa in dopa-responsive dystonia.

Early Electrodiagnostic Findings in Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Educational Objective: To evaluate the electrodiagnostic findings during the first week of symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Cellular Distribution of Torsin A and Torsin B in Normal Human Brain

Educational Objective: To assess the cellular distribution of the torsin A and torsin B proteins.

[18F]FDG-PET Reveals Temporal Hypometabolism in Patients With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Even When Quantitative MRI and Histopathological Analysis Show Only Mild Hippocampal Damage

Educational Objective: To evaluate positron emission tomography in temporal lobe epilepsy.

Oral Almotriptan vs Oral Sumatriptan in the Abortive Treatment of Migraine: A Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Optimum-Dose Comparison

Educational Objective: To examine a new selective serotonin1B/D agonist in treating migraine.

Autopsy-Confirmed Familial Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease Caused by the L153V Presenilin 1 Mutation

Educational Objective: To read about the neurogenetics from a kindred with early-onset autosomal dominant familial Alzheimer disease.

Use of the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite as an Outcome Measure in a Phase 3 Clinical Trial

Educational Objective: To evaluate the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite clinical outcome measure.

Mutation Analysis and the Correlation Between Genotype and Phenotype of Arg778Leu Mutation in Chinese Patients With Wilson Disease

Educational Objective: To characterize the neurogenetic and clinical aspects of Wilson disease in a Chinese population.

An Apparently Sporadic Case WithParkinGene Mutation in a Korean Woman

Educational Objective: To read about the neurogenetics of juvenile Parkinson disease in a Korean family.

Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus

Educational Objective: To evaluate the diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging findings in nonconvulsive status epilepticus.

A Family With X-linked Dystonia-Deafness Syndrome With a Novel Mutation of theDDPGene

Educational Objective: To describe the neurogenetics of a Japanese family with X-linked dystonia-deafness syndrome.

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.