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Archives CME
October 2000

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 2000;57(10):1535-1537. doi:10.1001/archneur.57.10.1535

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?

Earning Credit

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 following the listing of CME articles. 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.

CME Evaluation

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 of Archives of Neurology

The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.

Imaging: Window on the BrainArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about recent advances in neuroimaging and brain mapping.

Homocysteine and Neurologic DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize the role of homocysteine in neurological disorders.

Thrombolytic Therapy in Patients With Acute Ischemic StrokeArticle

Educational Objective: To review the role of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke.

Decreased Prevalence of Alzheimer Disease Associated With 3-Hydroxy-3-Methyglutaryl Coenzyme A Reductase InhibitorsArticle

Educational Objective: To study the effect of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors on the prevalence of Alzheimer disease.

Postoperative Changes in Cerebral Metabolism in Temporal Lobe EpilepsyArticle

Educational Objective: To study the temporal and frontal lobe and thalamic metabolism in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy postoperatively with anterior temporal lobe resection.

Novel Presenilin 1 Mutations Associated With Early Onset of Dementia in a Family With Both Early-Onset and Late-Onset Alzheimer DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the neurogenetics of a family with early-onset Alzheimer disease.

Acute Orthostatic Hypotension When Starting Dopamine Agonists in Parkinson's DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about acute orthostatic hypotension when starting dopamine agonist therapy in Parkinson disease.

Computed Posturography Analysis of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: A Case-Control Comparison With Parkinson Disease and Healthy ControlsArticle

Educational Objective: To compare balance measures in Parkinson disease and progressive supranuclear palsy using computerized posturography.

Small Concomitant Vascular Lesions Do Not Influence Rates of Cognitive Decline in Patients With Alzheimer DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the relationship between small vessel infarction and clinical progression of Alzheimer disease.

Prospective Study of Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Functional Outcome Following Ischemic StrokeArticle

Quality of Life and Its Relationship to Brain Lesions and Atrophy on Magnetic Resonance Images in 60 Patients With Multiple SclerosisArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the value of quality of life assessment and its relationship to magnetic resonance imaging findings in multiple sclerosis.

Extrapyramidal Motor Signs in Degenerative AtaxiasArticle

Educational Objective: To learn more about extrapyramidal motor signs in degenerative ataxias.

Vitamin E and Beta Carotene Supplementation in High Risk for Stroke: A Subgroup Analysis of the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn more about the role of alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene in stroke prevention.

Hemidystonia and Hemichoreoathetosis as an Initial Manifestation of Moyamoya DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that hemidystonia and hemichoreoathetosis may be the initial manifestations of moyamoya disease.

Molecular and Clinical Study on Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 7 of Chinese KindredsArticle

Educational Objective: To investigate the clinical and molecular attributes of spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 in Chinese kindreds.

Pramipexole Is a Possible Effective Treatment for Primary Orthostatic Tremor (Shaky Leg Syndrome)Article

Educational Objective: To study the effectiveness of pramipexole on primary orthostatic tremor.

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.