About this course

  • Released: 11/18/2014
  • Expires: 11/18/2017

 

EPILEPSY-RELATED CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND MORTALITY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the article by Nevalainen et al, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize that there has not been a previous comprehensive synthesis of epilepsy-related clinical characteristics and excess mortality
  • Discuss the findings from this comprehensive synthesis of epilepsy-related clinical characteristics and excess mortality
  • State the main determinants of premature death in epilepsy as seen in this study

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Nevalainen et al covers the following core competencies:

  • Medical Knowledge, systems-based practice

 

DIETARY TREATMENT IN ADULTS WITH REFRACTORY EPILEPSY: A REVIEW

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the article by Klein et al, the participant should be able to:

  • State the proportion of epilepsy patients who are resistant to medications
  • State the main features of the ketogenic diet (KD) and the modified Atkins diet (MAD)
  • Discuss the results of studies assessing dietary treatment of adults with refractory epilepsy, as summarized in this report
  • Discuss the side effects and limitations of dietary treatment of epilepsy

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Klein et al covers the following core competency:

Medical Knowledge

 

AUTHOR DISCLOSURES:

Refer to listing above the references in each article.

 

THIS PAGE IS REQUIRED READING BEFORE BEGINNING ALL ACCME-ACCREDITED COURSES

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The American Academy of Neurology designates that participants will receive 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits if both CME courses for the issue are completed. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Academy of Neurology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MISSION STATEMENT/PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

After evaluating a specific article published in Neurology, participants in the CME activity should be able to demonstrate an increase in, or affirmation of, their knowledge of clinical medicine. Participants should be able to evaluate the appropriateness of the clinical information as it applies to the provision of patient care.

PARTICIPANTS

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

CREDITS

The American Academy of Neurology designates that participants will receive 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits if both CME courses for the issue are completed.

The American Academy of Neurology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

DISCLOSURES

Steven Lewis, MD receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and as an Associate Editor for Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology; has received royalties for the books Field Guide to the Neurologic Examination and Neurology for the Non-Neurologist; and anticipates receiving royalties for the book Neurologic Disorders due to Systemic Disease. James WM Owens Jr. MD, PhD receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This CME program receives no commercial support.

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