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Archives CME
July 1999

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 1999;56(7):893-895. doi:10.1001/archneur.56.7.893

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 following articles may be read for CME credit.

Progenitor Cell Biology: Implications for Neural RegenerationArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about repair of the central nervous system using transplanted progenitor cells.

New and Emerging Therapies for Parkinson DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To examine the challenges posed by novel therapies for Parkinson disease.

Glucocorticoids in Central Nervous System Bacterial InfectionArticle

Educational Objective:To determine the evidence-based role of adjunctive glucocorticoid therapy in central nervous system bacterial infections.

A New Twist for Stopping the Shakes? Revisiting GABAergic Therapy for Essential TremorArticle

Educational Objective:To explore the role of GABAergic therapy for essential tremor.

Effects of Subcortical Cerebral Infarction on Cortical Glucose Metabolism and Cognitive FunctionArticle

Educational Objective:To clarify the mechanism of dementia in subcortical cerebral infarction.

Inheritance of Frontotemporal DementiaArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the neurogenetics of frontotemporal dementia.

Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory Infarcts in the the New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation RegistryArticle

Educational Objective:To study the stroke mechanisms and clinical characteristics of posterior cerebral artery territory infarctions.

Anatomy of Sensory Findings in Patients With Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory InfarctionArticle

Educational Objective:To understand the clinico-anatomic correlation of sensory abnormalities in posterior cerebral artery strokes.

Validity of a Performance-Based Test of Function in Essential TremorArticle

Educational Objective:To determine the validity and clinical value of a performance-based test of functional impairment in patients with essential tremor.

Association of Cervical Artery Dissection With Recent InfectionArticle

Educational Objective:To recognize the association between recent infection and cervical artery dissection.

Variability in Annual Mini-Mental State Examination Score in Patients With Probable Alzheimer Disease: A Clinical Perspective of Data From the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To recognize that Mini-Mental State Examination scores of patients with Alzheimer disease are variable.

Laryngeal Electromyographic Findings in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type IIArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the laryngeal electromyography in a patient with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type II.

Intracranial Hypotension With Parkinsonism, Ataxia, and Bulbar WeaknessArticle

Educational Objective:To read a case report of intracranial hypotension with parkinsonism, ataxia, and bulbar symptoms.