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Archives CME
January 2002

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Neurol. 2002;59(1):155-157. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.1.155

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.

Targeting Neurotherapeutic Agents Through the Blood-Brain Barrier

Educational Objective: To recognize the role of the blood-brain barrier in neurotherapeutics.

Research Evaluation and Prospective Diagnosis of Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Educational Objective: To understand the limitations of the clinical criteria for dementia with Lewy bodies.

Patient Demographic and Clinical Features and Circadian Variation in Onset of Ischemic Stroke

Educational Objective: To learn about the circadian variations in onset among stroke subtypes.

Diagnosing Brain Death Using the Transcranial Doppler With a Transorbital Approach

Educational Objective: To evaluate the role of transcranial Doppler with a transorbital approach in the diagnosis of brain death.

T2 Hypointensity in the Deep Gray Matter of Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: A Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

Educational Objective: To recognize the value of gray matter T2 hypointensity in the progression of multiple sclerosis.

Abnormalities in the Pattern of Platelet Amyloid Precursor Protein Forms in Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease

Educational Objective: To understand the value of alteration of platelet amyloid precursor protein forms in the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease.

Epilepsy Surgery in Patients With Additional Psychogenic Seizures

Educational Objective: To show that additional psychogenic seizures are not an absolute contraindication to epilepsy surgery.

Familial Alzheimer Disease Among Caribbean Hispanics: A Reexamination of Its Association WithAPOE

Educational Objective: To study the association of apolipoprotein E ϵ4 allele and additional susceptibility genes in Caribbean Hispanic families with Alzheimer disease.

Effect of High-Dose Creatine Therapy on Symptoms of Exercise Intolerance in McArdle Disease: Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study

Educational Objective: To learn that high-dose creatine worsened symptoms of exercise intolerance in patients with McArdle disease.

Parkinson Disease Neuropathology: Later-Developing Dementia and Loss of the Levodopa Response

Educational Objective: To investigate the neuropathological correlate of dementia in late Parkinson disease.

A Study Validating Changes in the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite

Educational Objective: To compare the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite and the Expanded Disability Status Scale in clinical assessment of multiple sclerosis.

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Abnormalities in Wernicke Encephalopathy: Reversible Cytotoxic Edema?

Educational Objective: To evaluate diffusion-weighted imaging abnormalities in Wernicke encephalopathy.

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.