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Archives CME
April 2002

Archives of Neurology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations


Arch Neurol. 2002;59(4):655-656. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.4.655
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 below may be read for CME credit.

Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis: A Rare Disease With Diverse Manifestations

Educational Objective: To review the pathophysiologic characteristics and treatment of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis.

Chronic Idiopathic Axonal Polyneuropathy and Successful Aging of the Peripheral Nervous System in Elderly People

Educational Objective: To understand the effects of aging and disease duration on the clinical course and prognosis of chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy.

Incidence of Acute Femoral Neuropathy Following Renal Transplantation

Educational Objective: To determine the occurrence and course of femoral neuropathy following renal transplantation.

Thrombolysis in Patients With Acute Stroke Caused by Cervical Artery Dissection: Analysis of 9 Patients and Review of the Literature

Educational Objective: To learn that thrombolysis is feasible in patients with acute stroke caused by cervical artery dissection.

Occlusion Due to Carotid Artery Dissection: A More Severe Disease Than Previously Suggested

Educational Objective: To recognize the clinical features and prognosis of internal carotid artery dissection.

Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attacks With Basilar Artery Stenosis or Occlusion: Clinical Patterns and Outcome

Educational Objective: To evaluate the prognosis of basilar artery stenosis or occlusion.

Dopaminergic Function and Dopamine Transporter Binding Assessed With Positron Emission Tomography in Parkinson Disease

Educational Objective: To assess the progression of Parkinson disease with positron emission tomography.

Effect of Extrapyramidal Signs and Lewy Bodies on Survival in Patients With Alzheimer Disease

Educational Objective: To identify the importance of extrapyramidal signs in predicting prognosis and the presence of Lewy bodies in patients with Alzheimer disease.

Association Between Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Alzheimer Disease in African American Subjects

Educational Objective: To study the association between apolipoprotein E genotypes and Alzheimer disease among elderly African American subjects.

Independent Predictors of Cognitive Decline in Healthy Elderly Persons

Educational Objective: To identify parameters that predict cognitive decline among healthy elderly people.

Differences in Tau and Apolipoprotein E Polymorphism Frequencies in Sporadic Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Syndromes

Educational Objective: To learn more about the neurogenetics of frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

Significance of Planum Temporale and Planum Parietale Morphologic Features in Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Educational Objective: To assess the significance of planum temporale and planum parietale morphologic characteristics in neurofibromatosis type 1.

Trinucleotide Repeats in 202 Families With Ataxia: A Small Expanded (CAG)n Allele at the SCA17 Locus

Educational Objective: To improve knowledge of the molecular diagnosis of spinocerebellar ataxia.

Progressive Dementia and Hypersomnolence With Dream-Enacting Behavior: Oneiric Dementia

Educational Objective: To describe a new syndrome of progressive dementia with hypersomnia and oneiric behavior.

Orbital Myositis Posing as Cluster Headache

Educational Objective: To describe a patient with recurrent orbital myositis initially thought to be cluster headache.

Abnormal Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Following Corneal Transplantations

Educational Objective: To show the value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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.