About this course

  • Released: 1/13/2015
  • Expires: 1/20/2018

 

DARS-ASSOCIATED LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY CAN MIMIC A STEROID-RESPONSIVE NEUROINFLAMMATORY DISORDER

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • State the typical clinical and radiologic features of the syndrome of hypomyelination with brainstem and spinal cord abnormalities and leg spasticity (HBSL) due to mutations in DARS
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between HBSL and the syndrome of leukoencephalopathy with brainstem and spinal cord involvement and elevated lactate (LBSL)
  • Discuss the potential management of DARS-associated leukoencephalopathy

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Medical Knowledge

 

THE AMYGDALA: FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION AND INVOLVEMENT IN NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Discuss the anatomical organization of the amygdala
  • Discuss the physiology of the amygdala
  • Discuss clinical correlations of amygdala function and dysfunction

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Medical Knowledge

 

AUTHOR DISCLOSURES:

Refer to listing above the references in each article.

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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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