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Archives CME
December 2001

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 2001;58(12):2078-2079. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.12.2078
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.

Investigating Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: Opportunities and Challenges

Educational Objectives: To summarize a model of leukocyte migration into the central nervous system and the role of chemokines.

Current Concepts in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Educational Objectives: To learn more about mild cognitive impairment.

Complications of Gamma Knife Surgery for Parkinson Disease

Educational Objectives: To recognize the problems associated with gamma knife surgery in Parkinson disease.

Intravenous Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator Therapy for Ischemic Stroke: Houston Experience 1996 to 2000

Educational Objectives: To outline the role of intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator therapy in acute ischemic stroke.

Silent Infarcts in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia and Abnormal Cerebral Artery Velocity

Educational Objectives: To recognize the role of transcranial Doppler, magnetic resonance imaging, and transfusion in the diagnosis and treatment of children with sickle cell disease.

Correlation Between Aβx-40–, Aβx-42–, and Aβx-43–Containing Amyloid Plaques and Cognitive Decline

Educational Objectives: To learn more about the neurogenetics of amyloid deposition in Alzheimer disease.

The Influence of Education on Clinically Diagnosed Dementia Incidence and Mortality Data From the Kungsholmen Project

Educational Objectives: To evaluate the role of educational attainment in Alzheimer disease and other dementias.

Oligoclonal Band Number as a Marker for Prognosis in Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objectives: To consider oligoclonal band number as a marker for prognosis in multiple sclerosis.

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Neuronal Dysfunction or Cell Loss?

Educational Objectives: To correctly interpret magnetic resonance spectroscopic abnormalities in temporal lobe epilepsy.

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.