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October 1999

Archives of NeurologyReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 1999;56(10):1302-1304. doi:10.1001/archneur.56.10.1302

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 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.

Molecular Pathogenesis of Friedreich AtaxiaArticle

Educational Objective:To learn more about the neurogenetics of Friedreich ataxia.

The Molecular Pathogenesis of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To understand the neurogenetics of Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease.

Polymerase Chain Reaction in the Diagnosis and Management of Central Nervous System InfectionsArticle

Educational Objective:To show the value of polymerase chain reaction in nervous system infections.

Beneficial Effect of Siphoning in Treatment of Adult HydrocephalusArticle

Educational Objective:To acquire knowledge about the management of shunt-nonresponsive hydrocephalus.

Clinical and Pathological Evidence for a Frontal Variant of Alzheimer DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To be able to identify a frontal variant of Alzheimer disease.

Glutamine Synthetase in Cerebrospinal Fluid, Serum, and BrainArticle

Educational Objective:To examine glutamine synthetase in cerebrospinal fluid of people with Alzheimer disease.

Sympathetic Skin Response and Heart Rate Variability in Patients With Huntington DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To examine the function of the autonomic nervous system in Huntington disease.

Progression of Clinical Deterioration and Pathological Changes in Patients With Alzheimer Disease Evaluated at Biopsy and AutopsyArticle

Educational Objective:To correlate neurological impairment and neuropathology in patients with Alzheimer disease.

Course of Depression During the Initiation of Interferon Beta-1a Treatment for Multiple SclerosisArticle

Educational Objective:To examine the correlation between depression and the initiation of interferon beta-1a treatment for multiple sclerosis.

Psychiatric Medication and Abnormal Behavior as Predictors of Progression in Probable Alzheimer DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To learn that the use of antipsychotics and sedatives can affect the natural course of Alzheimer disease.

Change in Cognitive Function in Older Persons From a Community PopulationArticle

Educational Objective:To correlate change in cognitive function in older people with age and Alzheimer disease.

A Novel Type of Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy Characterized by a Mild PhenotypeArticle

Educational Objective:To read about a novel type of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

A Case of Sporadic Pick Disease With Onset at 27 YearsArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about a patient with Pick disease with onset at the age of 27 years.