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August 1999

Archives of NeurologyReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Neurol. 1999;56(8):1037-1038. doi:10.1001/archneur.56.8.1037

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 below and complete the CME Evaluation Form. To earn 3 hours of credit, read allof the articles listed below 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.

Botulinum Toxin in the Treatment of Neurological Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous SystemArticle

Educational Objective:To review the role of botulinum toxin in the treatment of disorders of the autonomic nervous system.

Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the Diagnosis and Management of Cerebral DisordersArticle

Educational Objective:To examine the use of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study neurological disorders.

Association of Ipsilateral Motor Automatisms and Contralateral Dystonic Posturing: A Clinical Feature Differentiating Medial From Neocortical Temporal Lobe EpilepsyArticle

Educational Objective:To discover clinical features that differentiate medial from neocortical temporal lobe epilepsy.

T-Lymphocyte Interferon-γ Receptor Binding in Patients With Myasthenia GravisArticle

Educational Objective:To investigate T-cell dependent immune function in myasthenia gravis.

Clinical Heterogeneity of Autosomal Recessive Spastic ParaplegiasArticle

Educational Objective:To analyze the clinical heterogeneity of autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia.

Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Probable Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Clinical-Anatomic CorrelationArticle

Educational Objective:To correlate radiographic, clinical, electrophysiologic, and metabolic data in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Apolipoprotein E ϵ4 Allele, Temporal Lobe Atrophy, and White Matter Lesions in Late-Life DementiasArticle

Educational Objective:To examine the relationship of apolipoprotein E 4 allele, temporal lobe atrophy, and white matter lesions in late life dementias.

Prethrombotic Disorders in Children With Arterial Ischemic Stroke and Sinovenous ThrombosisArticle

Educational Objective:To discover the contribution of prethrombotic disorders to arterial ischemic stroke and sinovenous thrombosis in children.

Incidence of Optic Neuritis in Stockholm, Sweden 1990-1995: II. Time and Space PatternsArticle

Educational Objective:To understand the time and space patterns of optic neuritis in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dopaminergic Dysfunction in Midbrain Dystonia: Anatomoclinical Study Using 3-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Fluorodopa F 18 Positron Emission TomographyArticle

Educational Objective:To determine the role of dopaminergic dysfunction in dystonia and mesencephalic lesions.

Occurrence and Progression of Dementia in a Community Population Aged 75 Years and Older: Relationship of Antihypertensive Medication UseArticle

Educational Objective:To learn whether antihypertensive therapy changes the occurrence and progression of dementia.

A Positron Emission Tomographic Study of Subthalamic Nucleus Stimulation in Parkinson Disease: Enhanced Movement-Related Activity of Motor-Association Cortex and Decreased Motor Cortex Resting ActivityArticle

Educational Objective:To study changes in cerebral blood flow during subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson disease.

Autosomal Dominant Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy in a Spanish Family With a Ser252Phe Mutation in the CHRNA4GeneArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the neurogenetics of autosomal dominant frontal lobe epilepsy.

"Neuro-Sweet Disease": Benign Recurrent Encephalitis With Neutrophilic DermatosisArticle

Educational Objective:To read about a case of benign recurrent encephalitis in Sweet syndrome.

Protracted Course of Krabbe Disease in an Adult Patient Bearing a Novel MutationArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the clinical and biochemical abnormalities in an adult globoid cell leukodystrophy.

An Uncommon Cause of Stroke in Young AdultsArticle

Educational Objective:To understand that vessel wall disorders of the aorta can cause arterial dissection and stroke.

Syringomyelia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome as Complications of Multiple SclerosisArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about a patient with multiple sclerosis and syringomyelia.