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Archives CME
February 2002

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Neurol. 2002;59(2):321-322. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.2.321

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 Form

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 on the next page may be read for CME credit.

Poststroke Seizures

Educational Objective: To review current understanding of seizures following stroke.

Refractory Status Epilepticus: Frequency, Risk Factors, and Impact on Outcome

Educational Objective: To determine the frequency, risk factors for, and outcome of refractory status epilepticus.

Reduction of Plasma 24S-Hydroxycholesterol (Cerebrosterol) Levels Using High-Dosage Simvastatin in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia: Evidence That Simvastatin Affects Cholesterol Metabolism in the Human Brain

Educational Objective: To evaluate the hypothesis that statins can reduce the incidence of Alzheimer disease.

A Controlled Prospective Study of Neuropsychological Dysfunction Following Carotid Endarterectomy

Educational Objective: To examine cognitive dysfunction following carotid endarterectomy.

Use of Lipid-Lowering Agents, Indication Bias, and the Risk of Dementia in Community-Dwelling Elderly People

Educational Objective: To evaluate lipid-lowering agents and the risk of dementia.

Clinical and Radiological Correlates of Reduced Cerebral Blood Flow Measured Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Educational Objective: To understand the role of neuroimaging in cerebrovascular disorders.

Progression of Corpus Callosum Atrophy in Alzheimer Disease

Educational Objective: To recognize the clinical value of corpus callosum atrophy in Alzheimer disease.

Irreversible Disability and Tissue Loss in Multiple Sclerosis: A Conventional and Magnetization Transfer Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of the Optic Nerves

Educational Objective: To learn about recent advances of neuroimaging in multiple sclerosis.

Middle Cerebral Artery Stenosis Is a Major Clinical Determinant in Striatocapsular Small, Deep Infarction

Educational Objective: To appreciate that stenosis of the middle cerebral artery is a common cause of small striatocapsular infarcts in Korean patients.

Biochemical-Clinical Correlation in Patients With Different Loads of the Mitochondrial DNA T8993G Mutation

Educational Objective: To understand the clinical consequences of the mitochondrial DNA T8993G mutation.

Bicaudate Ratio as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Marker of Brain Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To evaluate the bicaudate ratio and cognitive dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Spectrum ofSPG4Mutations in a Large Collection of North American Families With Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Educational Objective: To learn more about the neurogenetics of hereditary spastic paraplegia.

Corneal Endothelial Degeneration in Dentatorubral-Pallidoluysian Atrophy

Educational Objective: To recognize corneal endothelial degeneration in dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy.

Intrafamilial Phenotypic Variability in Friedreich Ataxia Associated With a G130V Mutation in theFRDAGene

Educational Objective: To correlate the neurogenetics and phenotypic variability of Friedreich ataxia.

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.