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February 1999

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Neurol. 1999;56(2):254-255. doi:10.1001/archneur.56.2.254

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 and CME Evaluation Form

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 on the next page 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.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Neurology

The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.

Neurobiological Basis of ConsciousnessArticle

Educational Objective: To discern the multiple components of consciousness.

Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes: Recent AdvancesArticle

Educational Objective: To review recent advances in congenital myasthenic syndromes.

Antiamphiphysin Antibodies Are Associated With Various Paraneoplastic Neurological Syndromes and TumorsArticle

Educational Objective: To examine the characteristics of patients with antiamphiphysin antibodies.

Long-term Evaluation of Bilateral Fetal Nigral Transplantation in Parkinson DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To estimate the long-term effects of fetal nigral transplantation in Parkinson disease.

Effects of Cerebrospinal Fluid From Patients With Parkinson Disease on Dopaminergic CellsArticle

Educational Objective: To study the factors in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with Parkinson disease that cause dopaminergic neuronal cell injury.

Neurofibrillary Pathology in Alzheimer Disease With Lewy Bodies: Two SubgroupsArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the clinicopathological attributes of Alzheimer Disease with Lewy bodies.

Clinical Correlations in 16 Patients With Total or Partial Laminin α2 Deficiency Characterized Using Antibodies Against 2 Fragments of the ProteinArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the clinical findings in total or partial laminin α 2 deficiency.

T-Cell Interferon Gamma Receptor Binding in Interferon Beta-1b–Treated Patients With Multiple SclerosisArticle

Educational Objective: To study the effects of interferon beta-1b treatment on T-cell interferon beta-1b binding in patients with multiple sclerosis.

The Combination of Hypointense and Hyperintense Signal Changes on T2-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sequences: A Specific Marker of Multiple System Atrophy?Article

Educational Objective: To learn about the magnetic resonance imaging findings in multiple system atrophy.

Monitoring of Venous Hemodynamics in Patients With Cerebral Venous Thrombosis by Transcranial Doppler UltrasoundArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize the value of transcranial Doppler ultrasound in cerebral venous thrombosis.

Serial Brain SPECT Images in a Case of Sydenham ChoreaArticle

Educational Objective: To recongize the heterogenity of SPECT findings in Sydenham chorea.

Adult-Onset MELAS Presenting as Herpes EncephalitisArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that the MELAS syndrome of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes should be considered in the differential diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis.