About this course

  • Released: 5/12/2015
  • Expires: 5/12/2018

CT WITHIN 6 HOURS OF HEADACHE ONSET TO RULE OUT SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE IN NONACADEMIC HOSPITALS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Summarize the results of previous studies that assessed the negative predictive value (NPV) of head CT performed within 6 hours of onset of headache suspicious for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in a university-affiliated tertiary care teaching hospital
  • Discuss the results of this study that assessed the NPV of head CT performed within 6 hours of onset of headache suspicious for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in a nonacademic hospitals
  • Discuss the potential implications of the results of this study with regard to clinical assessment for SAH
     

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Systems Based Practice
     

PREVALENCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF VZV IN TEMPORAL ARTERIES OF PATIENTS WITH GIANT CELL ARTERITIS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • State the clinical symptomatology and typical histopathology of giant cell arteritis (GCA)
  • Discuss the findings from this study assessing for evidence of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in temporal artery (TA) biopsies in pathologically confirmed GCA and control TAs
  • Discuss the implications of this study regarding the possibility of a causal link between VZV and GCA and potential treatment considerations
     

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Gilden 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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