Neurology: Volume 95, Number 1, July 7, 2020 Exam #1 - Validation of serum neurofilaments as prognostic and potential pharmacodynamic biomarkers for ALS
About this course
- Released: 7/7/2020
- Expires: 7/7/2023
VALIDATION OF SERUM NEUROFILAMENTS AS PROGNOSTIC AND POTENTIAL PHARMACODYNAMIC BIOMARKERS FOR ALS
Upon completion of the article by Benatar et al., the participant should be able to:
Identify characteristics of patients with ALS that were associated with higher serum levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) in this study
Describe the correlation of serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) neurofilament levels of various neurofilaments across different testing platforms in this study
Discuss how various neurofilaments—measured at baseline and in both serum and CSF—were associated with survival in ALS patients in this study
The article by Benatar et al. covers the following core competency:
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.