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Archives CME
November 2000

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Neurol. 2000;57(11):1661-1662. doi:10.1001/archneur.57.11.1661

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. 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 ofArchives of Neurology

The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.

Apolipoprotein E and Neuromuscular Disease: A Critical Review of the LiteratureArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about the role of apolipoprotein E in neuromuscular disorders.

Susceptibility Genes and Neurological Disorders: Learning the Right Lessons From the Human Genome ProjectArticle

Educational Objective: To examine the research impact of the Human Genome Project.

Genetic Association of a Cystatin C Gene Polymorphism With Late-Onset Alzheimer DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To study the risk of the cystatin C gene for Alzheimer disease.

Anti-inflammatory Drugs Protect Against Alzheimer Disease at Low DosesArticle

Educational Objective: To investigate the role of anti-inflammatory medications in Alzheimer disease.

The Severity of Myasthenia Gravis Correlates With the Serum Concentration of Titin and Ryanodine Receptor AntibodiesArticle

Educational Objective: To study the correlation between the severity of myasthenia gravis and nonacetylcholine receptor autoantibodies.

Potential Time Course of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1–Associated Minor Motor Deficits: Electrophysiologic and Positron Emission Tomography FindingsArticle

Educational Objective: To study human immunodeficiency virus type 1–associated minor motor deficits with electrophysiologic testing and positron emission tomography.

Neurophysiologic and Neuroradiologic Features of Intractable Epilepsy After Traumatic Brain Injury in AdultsArticle

Educational Objective: To study the basis of intractable epilepsy following traumatic brain injury in adults.

Seizures After Stroke: A Prospective Multicenter StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the incidence, outcome, and risk factors for seizures after stroke.

Intracranial Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for Arteriosclerotic StenosisArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the role of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for intracranial occlusive vascular disease.

Can Migraine Damage the Inner Ear?Article

Educational Objective: To study the clinical-pathological correlates of deafness in migraine headache.

Spinal Canal Stenosis in L-2-Hydroxyglutaric AciduriaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn about cervical spinal canal stenosis in L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria.

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.