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 Neurology provides 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?
To earn 1 hour of category 1 CME credit, you should read any 3 of the CME articles listed below and complete the CME Evaluation Form. To earn 3 hours of credit, read all of 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. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
One of our goals is to assess continually the needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Neurology. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
CME Articles in This Issue ofArchives of Neurology
The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.
Surgery for Parkinson Disease: A Critical Evaluation of the State of the ArtArticle
Educational Objective: To evaluate the role of surgery for Parkinson disease.
Applicability of Yeast Genetics to Neurologic DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize the value of research with yeast for clinical neurogenetics.
Coexisting Causes of Ischemic StrokeArticle
Educational Objective: To study multiple coexistent causes of cerebral infarction.
Contribution of Lewy Body Inclusions to Dementia in Patients With and Without Alzheimer Disease Neuropathological ConditionsArticle
Educational Objective: To identify the contribution of Lewy bodies to dementia.
Cytokine Gene Expression as a Function of the Clinical Progression of Alzheimer Disease DementiaArticle
Educational Objective: To examine inflammatory cytokines in Alzheimer disease.
Hemodynamic Assessment of Acute Stroke Using Dynamic Single-Slice Computed Tomographic Perfusion ImagingArticle
Educational Objective: To identify the role of computed tomographic perfusion imaging in acute stroke.
Clinical Features of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis According to the El Escorial and Airlie House Diagnostic Criteria: A Population-Based StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To identify the value of diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
β-Endorphin Concentrations in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: Effects of Treatment With Interferon BetaArticle
Educational Objective: To identify the effects of interferon beta treatment on β-endorphin in multiple sclerosis.
Changes in Activated T Cells in the Blood Correlate With Disease Activity in Multiple SclerosisArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize the linkage between peripheral lymphocyte activation and disease activity in multiple sclerosis.
Botulinum Toxin in the Treatment of TicsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that botulinum toxin injections are an effective treatment for tics.
Clinical Subtypes of Essential TremorArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that essential tremor is a heterogeneous disorder.
A Patient With 2 Different Repeat Expansion MutationsArticle
Educational Objective: To read about the clinical characteristics of a patient with 2 different repeat expansion mutations.
Acute Aphasia in Multiple SclerosisArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that aphasia may reflect an acute exacerbation in multiple scelrosis.
A Case ofBalamuthia mandrillarisMeningoencephalitisArticle
Educational Objective: To read about a patient with Balamuthia mandrillaris meningoencephalitis.
The Brain Lesion Responsible for Parkinsonism After Carbon Monoxide PoisoningArticle
Educational Objective: To identify the relevant brain pathology in carbon monoxide poisoning.
Health-Related Quality of Life in NeurologyArticle
Educational Objective: To identify the value and limitations of health-related quality of life assessment.
After you have read any 3(to earn 1 hour of category 1 CME credit) or all(to earn 3 hours of credit) of these articles, please complete the CME Evaluation Form.