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.
The Role of Hyperglycemia in Acute Stroke
Educational Objective: To recognize the deleterious effects of hyperglycemia in acute stroke.
Standardized Neurologic Evaluations of 128 Patients With Wegener Granulomatosis
Educational Objective: To evaluate neurological involvement in Wegener granulomatosis.
Effects of Bilateral Subthalamic Stimulation on Cognitive Function in Parkinson Disease
Educational Objective: To determine whether bilateral subthalamic stimulation affects neuropsychological functions in Parkinson disease.
Contribution of Asymmetric Synapse Loss to Lateralizing Clinical Deficits in Frontotemporal Dementias
Educational Objective: To understand the association between synapse loss and lateralizing deficits in frontotemporal dementia.
The Effects of Age on Rate of Progression of Alzheimer Disease and Dementia With Associated Cerebrovascular Disease
Educational Objective: To evaluate the role of cerebrovascular disease in the progression of dementia.
Inclusion Body Myositis Mimicking Motor Neuron Disease
Educational Objective: To learn that inclusion body myositis may mimic motor neuron disease.
Brain Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Machado-Joseph Disease
Educational Objective: To investigate abnormalities with brain single-photon emission computed tomography imaging and magnetic resonance imaging in Machado-Joseph disease.
Effect of Divalproex-Lamotrigine Combination Therapy in Frontal Lobe Seizures
Educational Objective: To learn that combination therapy with divalproex and lamotrigine may help patients with intractable frontal lobe epilepsy.
Moyamoya: Indiana University Medical Center Experience
Educational Objective: To evaluate moyamoya disease in a non-Asian population.
Basal Ganglia Metabolite Abnormalities in Minor Motor Disorders Associated With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1
Educational Objective: To assess metabolic alterations of the basal ganglia in minor motor disorders associated with human immunodeficiency virus type 1.
Bilateral Sudden Deafness as a Prodrome of Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Infarction
Educational Objective: To recognize that bilateral sudden deafness may be a prodrome of anterior inferior cerebellar artery infarction.
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. 2001;58(8):1391–1321. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.8.1319