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Archives CME
July 2001

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 2001;58(7):1172-1174. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.7.1172

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 and complete the CME Evaluation Form following the listing of CME articles. To earn 3 hours of credit, read all of 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; 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 may be read for CME credit.

Establishing a Standard of Speed for Assessing the Efficacy of the Serotonin1B/1D Agonists (Triptans)

Educational Objective: To recognize that speed of relief is an appropriate criterion for migraine drug selection.

Optical Imaging and Its Role in Clinical Neurology

Educational Objective: To learn about the role of optical imaging in clinical neurology.

Relationship Between Magnetic Resonance Arterial Patency and Perfusion-Diffusion Mismatch in Acute Ischemic Stroke and Its Potential Clinical Use

Educational Objective: To evaluate the relationship of serial magnetic resonance arterial changes to magnetic resonance perfusion-diffusion patterns in the clinical management of acute ischemic stroke.

Measurement of the Midbrain Diameter on Routine Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Simple and Accurate Method of Differentiating Between Parkinson Disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Educational Objective: To learn that midbrain diameter on magnetic resonance imaging is lower in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy than in those with Parkinson disease.

Treatment of Depression Is Associated With Suppression of Nonspecific and Antigen Specific TH1 Responses in Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To examine the relationship of interferon gamma production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells to the treatment of depression in multiple sclerosis.

Familial Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome

Educational Objective: To phenotypically characterize a familial case of advanced sleep phase syndrome.

Mild Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Educational Objective: To characterize mild Guillain-Barré syndrome in patients with an enduring ability to walk.

Frequency Analysis of Autosomal Dominant Cerebellar Ataxias in Taiwanese Patients and Clinical and Molecular Characterization of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 6

Educational Objective: To learn about the prevalence and neurogenetics of spinocerebellar ataxias in Taiwan.

A New Mitochondrial Point Mutation in the Transfer RNALeu Gene in a Patient With a Clinical Phenotype Resembling Kearns-Sayre Syndrome

Educational Objective: To learn more about the neurogenetics of Kearns-Sayre syndrome.

Focal Limb Dystonia in a Patient With a Cerebellar Mass

Educational Objective: To appreciate that the cerebellar pathways may be involved in dystonia.

Ballistic-Choreic Movements as the Presenting Feature of Renal Cancer

Educational Objective: To understand that ballistic-choreic movements may occur as a paraneoplastic syndrome in renal cell carcinoma.

Long-term Effects of Bilateral Frontal Brain Lesion 60: Years After Injury With an Iron Bar

Educational Objective: To learn about the long-term clinical consequences of bilateral frontal injuries.

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.