About this course

  • Released: 9/1/2015
  • Expires: 9/1/2018

PEDIATRIC CAVERNOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS: A CASE SERIES AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Discuss how injury to the contents of the cavernous sinus caused by cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) can result in severe morbidity such as stroke, ophthalmoplegia, and blindness
  • Recognize that there are limited data regarding the clinical presentation, treatment, and prognosis of CST in children
  • Discuss the findings from this case series describing clinical and radiologic features, diagnostic evaluation, management, and prognosis of CST in children

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Medical Knowledge


RISK FACTORS FOR POOR VISUAL OUTCOME IN PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Define idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)
  • Recognize that the major morbidity of IIH is visual loss
  • Summarize the protocol of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT)
  • Discuss the findings from this study with regard to the risk factors for poor visual outcome in patients with IIH

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Wall 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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