About this course

  • Released: 1/21/2014
  • Expires: 1/21/2017

 

HERPES ZOSTER AS A RISK FACTOR FOR STROKE AND TIA: A RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY IN THE UK

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Recognize that stroke and TIA can be complications of acute herpes zoster
  • Discuss the findings from this study regarding the risk of stroke and TIA after herpes zoster
  • Discuss some potential etiologic mechanisms and implications of the findings from this study

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Medical Knowledge

 

PRACTICAL UTILITY OF AMYLOID AND FDG-PET IN AN ACADEMIC DEMENTIA CENTER

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the article by Sanchez-Juan et al, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the use of Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) and FDG-PET in dementia research
  • Discuss the findings from this study regarding clinical diagnoses, as well as treatment changes, in relation to PiB and FDG results
  • Recognize the need for prospective studies to further assess the clinical role of amyloid imaging in the diagnosis of dementia

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Sanchez-Juan et al covers the following core competency:

  • Medical Knowledge

 

AUTHOR DISCLOSURES

Refer to listing above the references in each article.

 

THIS PAGE IS REQUIRED READING BEFORE BEGINNING ALL ACCME-ACCREDITED COURSES

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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