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March 2002

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Neurol. 2002;59(3):492-494. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.3.492

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.

Disorders of Cortical Development and Epilepsy

Educational Objective: To review recent advances concerning disorders of cortical development.

Outcome at 30 Days in the New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation Registry

Educational Objective: To understand the prognosis of vertebrobasilar stroke.

Serum Lipoprotein Levels, Statin Use, and Cognitive Function in Older Women

Educational Objective: To examine statin therapy for prevention of cognitive impairment in elderly persons.

Endogenous Estradiol in Elderly Individuals: Cognitive and Noncognitive Associations

Educational Objective: To evaluate the association between estradiol levels and cognition and behavior in elderly persons.

Migration of Multiple Sclerosis Lymphocytes Through Brain Endothelium

Educational Objective: To assess T lymphocyte migration through a blood-brain barrier model in multiple sclerosis.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Basilar Artery Occlusion

Educational Objective: To investigate advanced magnetic resonance imaging in basilar artery thrombosis.

Association of a Null Mutation in theCNTFGene With Early Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

Educational Objective: To study the ciliary neurotrophic factor null mutation in multiple sclerosis.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Cerebellum in Essential Tremor: A Controlled Study

Educational Objective: To determine the value of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in essential tremor.

Botulinum Toxin A Treatment for Primary Hemifacial Spasm: A 10-Year Multicenter Study

Educational Objective: To assess botulinum toxin A in treating hemifacial spasm.

Exploring the Relationship Between Parkinson Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome

Educational Objective: To understand the relationship between restless legs syndrome and Parkinson disease.

Gradient Echo Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Prediction of Hemorrhagic vs Ischemic Stroke: A Need for the Consideration of the Extent of Leukoariosis

Educational Objective: To examine gradient echo magnetic resonance imaging in predicting ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Reduced Aquaporin 4 Expression in the Muscle Plasma Membrane of Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Educational Objective: To learn about aquaporin 4 molecules in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The Neurological Masquerade of Intravascular Lymphomatosis

Educational Objective: To recognize the features of intravascular lymphomatosis.

Diffusion-Weighted and Gradient Echo Magnetic Resonance Findings of Hemichorea-Hemiballismus Associated With Diabetic Hyperglycemia: A Hyperviscosity Syndrome?

Educational Objective: To learn about diffusion-weighted and gradient echo findings in hemichorea-hemiballismus with hyperglycemia.

Endovascular Closure of a Patent Foramen Ovale in the Fat Embolism Syndrome: Changes in the Embolic Patterns as Detected by Transcranial Doppler

Educational Objective: To report percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale in patients with posttraumatic fat embolism syndrome.

Atypical Brainstem Encephalitis Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 2

Educational Objective: To describe the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with encephalitis associated with herpes simplex virus 2.

Familial Diffuse Lewy Body Disease, Eye Movement Abnormalities, and Distribution of Pathology

Educational Objective: To read about the clinical and pathological findings in 2 siblings with familial diffuse Lewy body disease.

Recurrent Stroke as a Manifestation of Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System in a Patient Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Educational Objective: To evaluate recurrent stroke in human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Unequal Crossing-over in UniquePABP2Mutations in Japanese Patients

Educational Objective: To understand the neurogenetics of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy.

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.