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Archives CME
April 1999

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Neurol. 1999;56(4):493-495. doi:10.1001/archneur.56.4.493

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 on the next page 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.

Neuro-Oncology: An OverviewArticle

Educational Objective: To review recent advances in neuro-oncology and subspecialty training.

Paraneoplastic SyndromesArticle

Educational Objective: To review the paraneoplastic syndromes affecting the nervous system.

Advances in Cancer PainArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about recent advances in understanding and treatment of cancer pain.

Brain Tumors in ChildrenArticle

Educational Objective: To review treatment of brain tumors in childhood.

Current Therapy for Brain Tumors: Back to the FutureArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the diverse approaches in brain tumor research.

Current Treatment of OligodendrogliomasArticle

Educational Objective: To review recent progress in the treatment of olgiodendrogliomas.

Molecular Genetics of Brain TumorsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about classifying brain tumors by recognition of their genetic alterations.

Targeting in Gene Therapy for GliomasArticle

Educational Objective: To review advances in molecular medicine that broaden treatment options for brain tumors.

New Molecular Strategies to Cure Brain TumorsArticle

Educational Objective: To summarize recent discoveries in molecular medicine and emerging strategies for treatment of brain tumors.

TNFAandTNFBPolymorphisms in Myasthenia GravisArticle

Educational Objective: To examine whether tumor necrosis factor polymorphisms are associated with myasthenia gravis and the presence of receptor antibodies.

Prolonged Sympathetic Reflex Latency on Skin Nerves in Sporadic Cerebellar DegenerationArticle

Educational Objective: To identify the clinical significance of sympathetic reflex latencies on skin nerves in subtypes of cerebellar degeneration.

Region-Specific Corpus Callosum Atrophy Correlates With the Regional Pattern of Cortical Glucose Metabolism in Alzheimer DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about regional patterns of atrophy and cortical glucose metabolism in Alzheimer disease.

A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Comparative Trial of Gabapentin and Propranolol in Essential TremorArticle

Educational Objective: To discover whether gabapentin is a useful drug for essential tremor.

Successful Use of Alternate Waste Nitrogen Agents and Hemodialysis in a Patient With Hyperammonemic Coma Following Heart-Lung TransplantationArticle

Educational Objective: To study treatment options in hyperammonemic coma following organ transplantation.