About this course

  • Released: 3/17/2015
  • Expires: 3/17/2018


ION CHANNELS IN NOCICEPTORS: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Recognize that ion channels are responsible for the basic properties of nociceptors
  • Discuss the basic processes underlying nociceptor function and sensitization
  • Discuss clinical syndromes associated with dysfunction of nociceptors
     

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Medical Knowledge

     

MRI CHARACTERISTICS OF NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDER: AN INTERNATIONAL UPDATE


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Recognize that brain MRI abnormalities in patients seropositive for anti–aquaporin-4 antibody are common, and some may be relatively unique in localization and configuration
  • Discuss the importance of early recognition of a neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), since early initiation of effective immunosuppressive therapy is the key to preventing attack-related disability in NMOSD
  • Describe the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord MRI findings of NMOSD as described in this report
     

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Kim 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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