Neurology: Volume 93, Number 15, October 8, 2019 Exam #1 - Intrathecal IgM production is a strong risk factor for early conversion to multiple sclerosis
About this course
- Released: 10/8/2019
- Expires: 10/8/2022
INTRATHECAL IGM PRODUCTION IS A STRONG RISK FACTOR FOR EARLY CONVERSION TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Upon completion of the article by Pfuhl et al, the participant should be able to:
- State the proportion of patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) or early relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who were found to have intrathecal IgM synthesis in this study
- Describe the relationship between age of first clinical symptoms of CIS and/or RRMS and the presence of intrathecal IgM synthesis seen in this study
- Discuss how the presence of intrathecal IgM synthesis affected the likelihood of a patient with an initial diagnosis of CIS would convert to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis over time in this study
CORE COMPETENCIES:The article by Pfuhl et al covers the following core competency:
- Medical Knowledge
AUTHOR DISCLOSURES:Refer to listing above the references in each article.
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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.
This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.
AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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. Adam Kelly, MD, has served as a guest editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.
This CME program receives no commercial support.