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September 2001

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Neurol. 2001;58(9):1503-1504. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.9.1503

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 of Archives of Neurology

The articles listed below may be read for CME credit.

Concurrent Infection of the Central Nervous System byBorrelia burgdorferiandBartonella henselae:Evidence for a Novel Tick-borne Disease Complex

Educational Objective: To learn that some patients with so-called chronic Lyme disease may have Bartonella henselae infection.

Practice Patterns of Neurologists Regarding Bone and Mineral Effects of Antiepileptic Drug Therapy

Educational Objective: To heighten awareness of bone pathology caused by antiepileptic drug therapy.

Early Morning Off-Medication Dyskinesias, Dystonia, and Choreic Subtypes

Educational Objective: To examine early morning dyskinesias in advanced Parkinson disease when not taking medication.

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Subcutaneously Injected Apomorphine for Parkinsonian Off-State Events

Educational Objective: To determine the clinical value of apomorphine hydrochloride for off periods in Parkinson disease.

Neuron Number in the Entorhinal Cortex and CA1 in Preclinical Alzheimer Disease

Educational Objective: To determine whether people without dementia with pathological evidence of preclinical Alzheimer disease show neuronal loss in the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus.

Selective Preservation and Degeneration Within the Prefrontal Cortex in Aging and Alzheimer Disease

Educational Objective: To learn that degeneration within the prefrontal cortex has a regionally distinct pattern in healthy aging and Alzheimer disease.

Characteristics of Cerebral Microembolism During Carotid Stenting and Angioplasty Alone

Educational Objective: To compare the incidence of microembolism during carotid angioplasty and during stenting.

A Novel Mutation in theNotch3Gene in an Italian Family With Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy With Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy: Genetic and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Findings

Educational Objective: To learn more about the neurogenetics of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy.

The5-HTTPR*S/*LPolymorphism and Aggressive Behavior in Alzheimer Disease

Educational Objective: To recognize that the 5-HTTPR l allele and ll genotype may predispose people with Alzheimer disease to develop aggressive behavior.

Cognitive Deficits Associated With a Recently Reported Familial Neurodegenerative Disease: Familial Encephalopathy With Neuroserpin Inclusion Bodies

Educational Objective: To understand that people with familial encephalopathy with neuroserpin inclusion bodies may exhibit cognitive changes.

Diphtheritic Polyneuropathy: Clinical Analysis of Severe Forms

Educational Objective: To review the clinical features of diphtheritic polyneuropathy.

Dynamic Allocation of Attention in Aging and Alzheimer Disease: Uncoupling of the Eye and Mind

Educational Objective: To compare visual attention in aging and Alzheimer disease.

Double-blind Crossover Trial of Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3/Machado-Joseph Disease

Educational Objective: To assess the role of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in spinocerebellar ataxia type 3/Machado-Joseph disease.

Nonpoliovirus Poliomyelitis Simulating Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Educational Objective: To learn how to differentiate patients with nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis from variants of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Traumatic Brown-Séquard–Plus Syndrome

Educational Objective: To read about a patient with Brown-Séquard syndrome plus bilateral signs.

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.