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November 1999

Archives of NeurologyReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Neurol. 1999;56(11):1421-1423. doi:10.1001/archneur.56.11.1421

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 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. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; fax: (312) 269-1636.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Neurology

The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.

Neurologists and the InternetArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about Internet capabilities that are useful for neurologists.

The Timing of Surgical Intervention for Mesial Temporal Lobe EpilepsyArticle

Educational Objective:To recognize that the timing of surgical intervention for temporal lobe epilepsy is an important clinical decision.

Brain Morphometric Analysis in Neurofibromatosis Type 1Article

Educational Objective:To understand the relationship between brain and skull base growth in neurofibromatosis type 1.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Creatine Kinase–BB Isoenzyme Activity and Outcome After Subarachnoid HemorrhageArticle

Educational Objective:To recognize the relationship between cerebrospinal fluid creatine kinase-BB isoenzyme activity and outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Bilateral Intracranial Vertebral Artery Disease in the New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation RegistryArticle

Educational Objective:To understand the clinical characteristics of people with bilateral intracranial vertebral artery disease.

Effect of Pallidotomy on Postural Control and Motor Function in Parkinson DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the effects of pallidotomy on postural reactions and other motor parkinsonian deficits.

A Clinicopathological Comparison of Community-Based and Clinic-Based Cohorts of Patients With DementiaArticle

Educational Objective:To read about a clinicopathological study of the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease in a community-based and a university hospital–based memory disorder clinic.

Mutation Analysis of Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy in Hispanic American FamiliesArticle

Educational Objective:To learn more about the neurogenetics of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.

Amantadine for Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesias: A 1-Year Follow-up StudyArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about the antidyskinetic effect of amantadine in levodopa-induced dyskinesias.

The Spectrum of Behavioral Responses to Cholinesterase Inhibitor Therapy in Alzheimer DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To determine the baseline behavioral profile in Alzheimer disease patients treated with a cholinesterase inhibitor.

Event-Related Potential Changes in Groups at Increased Risk for Alzheimer DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective:To learn about event-related potentials in diagnosing Alzheimer disease.

Recurrent Orbital Myositis: Report of a Familial IncidenceArticle

Educational Objective:To understand a possible genetic predisposition to develop orbital myositis.