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Archives CME
June 2002

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 2002;59(6):1048-1050. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.6.1048
CME Hiatus

CME fromJAMA/ArchivesJournals will be temporarily suspended. Beginning in early 2003, we will offer a newonlineCME program. We apologize for the interruption in CME and hope that you will enjoy the improved online features that will be available in early 2003.

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 by July 15 in order to be processed. 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 Form

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 below may be read for CME credit.

Through a Glass, Darkly: Cerebrospinal Fluid Viral Load Measurements and the Pathogenesis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection of the Central Nervous System

Educational Objective: To better understand the pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus infection of the central nervous system.

The Neurology of Reasoning

Educational Objective: To recognize impaired reasoning as an important neurologic problem.

Progression to Neuropsychological Impairment in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Predicted by Elevated Cerebrospinal Fluid Levels of Human Immunodeficiency Virus RNA

Educational Objective: To appreciate the significance of elevated human immunodeficiency virus RNA in the cerebrospinal fluid.

Active Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To hypothesize the role of human herpesvirus 6 viral load in multiple sclerosis.

Association Between the Extended tau Haplotype and Frontotemporal Dementia

Educational Objective: To evaluate the role of the extended tau haplotype in frontotemporal dementia.

Clinical Features and Disease Haplotypes of Individuals With the N279KtauGene Mutation: A Comparison of the Pallidopontonigral Degeneration Kindred and a French Family

Educational Objective: To learn about the neurogenetics of 2 families with N279K missense mutations.

Correlation of Regional Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Metabolic Changes With Cognitive Deficits in Mild Alzheimer Disease

Educational Objective: To correlate regional brain metabolism and neuropsychological dysfunction in early Alzheimer disease.

Molecular Findings in Familial Parkinson Disease in Spain

Educational Objective: To examine the neurogenetics of familial Parkinson disease in Spain.

Increase of Brain Oxidative Stress in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Possible Predictor of Alzheimer Disease

Educational Objective: To hypothesize the value of a biomarker of oxidative stress in mild cognitive impairment.

Spontaneous Intracranial Internal Carotid Artery Dissection: Report of 10 Patients

Educational Objective: To study 10 patients with spontaneous intracranial internal carotid artery dissection.

Contributions of Dopaminergic Drugs and Disease Severity to Daytime Sleepiness in Parkinson Disease

Educational Objective: To study the contributions of disease severity and dopaminergic drugs to daytime somnolence in Parkinson disease.

Intranasal Civamide for the Treatment of Episodic Cluster Headaches

Educational Objective: To evaluate intranasal civamide treatment in patients with episodic cluster headache.

Echogenicity of the Substantia Nigra: Association With Increased Iron Content and Marker for Susceptibility to Nigrostriatal Injury

Educational Objective: To evaluate echogenic substantia nigra in healthy adults.

Acquired Sexual Paraphilia in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To report acquired sexual paraphilia in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Complex Neurologic Syndrome Associated With the G1606A Mutation of Mitochondrial DNA

Educational Objective: To study the pathogenicity and neurologic phenotype of the G1606A mutation.

Mutation Analysis of theCACNA1ACalcium Channel Subunit Gene in 27 Patients With Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine

Educational Objective: To study the neurogenetics of sporadic hemiplegic migraine.

Diagnosis of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis With Echo-Planar T2*-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Educational Objective: To evaluate T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in cerebral venous thrombosis.

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.