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May 1999

Archives of NeurologyReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Neurol. 1999;56(5):634-636. doi:10.1001/archneur.56.5.634

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 Neurologyissue 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 Neurologyprovides 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 3of the CME articles listed and complete the CME Evaluation Form. To earn 3 hours of credit, read allof the articles listed 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 may be read for CME credit.

Critical Illness Neuropathy and MyopathyArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the neuromuscular complications of critical illness.

Parkinson Disease, the Effect of Levodopa, and the ELLDOPA TrialArticle

Educational Objective:To review the optimal treatment of Parkinson disease.

Chronic Cryptogenic Sensory Polyneuropathy: Clinical and Laboratory CharacteristicsArticle

Educational Objective:To examine the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with cryptogenic sensory polyneuropathy.

Functional MRI-BOLD of Visually Triggered Headache in Patients With MigraineArticle

Educational Objective:To study visual changes and visually triggered headaches in subjects with migraine by measuring occipital cortex perfusion with functional magnetic resonance imaging blood oxygenation dependent contrast.

HLA Class II Susceptibility to Multiple Sclerosis among Ashkenazi and Non-Ashkenazi JewsArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the neurogenetics of multiple sclerosis in the Jewish population of Israel.

Longitudinal Cognitive and Motor Changes Among Presymptomatic Huntington Disease Gene CarriersArticle

Educational Objective:To examine longitudinal cognitive and motor function changes among presymptomatic people carrying the allele for Huntington disease.

Increased Basal Ganglia Iron Levels in Huntington DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To study the brain ferritin iron levels in patients with Huntington disease.

Abnormal Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Images in Creutzfeldt-Jakob DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To study the neuroimaging findings in patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Aging and the Occurrence of Dementia: Findings From a Population-Based Cohort With a Large Sample of NonagenariansArticle

Educational Objective: To examine the neuroepidemiology of dementia in relation to aging.

Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of Psychotic Symptoms in Parkinson Disease: A Community-Based StudyArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the neuroepidemiology of hallucinations and delusions of patients with Parkinson disease in Norway.

Vascular Abnormalities in Acute Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS I): Complete Inhibition of Sympathetic Nerve Activity With RecoveryArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about pathophysiological mechanisms of vascular abnormalities in reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome type I.

Stroke-Associated StutteringArticle

Educational Objective:To study patients with stuttering speech in association with stroke.