Neurology Volume 82, Number 9, March 4, 2014
About this course
- Released: 3/4/2014
- Expires: 3/4/2017
RANDOMIZED EVALUATION OF CAROTID OCCLUSION AND NEUROCOGNITION (RECON) TRIAL: MAIN RESULTS
Upon completion of the article by Marshall et al, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize that cognitive impairment in carotid artery disease might be due in part to cerebrovascular hemodynamic failure
- Summarize the findings from the parent study, the Carotid Occlusion Surgery Study (COSS)
- Discuss the findings from this study that assess whether there is any benefit on cognitive function after extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass in patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion and increased oxygen extraction fraction (OEF), as compared with best medical therapy alone
The article by Marshall et al covers the following core competency:
- Medical Knowledge
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND OUTCOME OF BRAIN ABSCESS: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS
Upon completion of the article by Brouwer et al, the participant should be able to:
- Define brain abscess
- Recognize that it has not previously been clear as to whether advancements in diagnosis and treatment have led to improved outcome of patients with brain abscess
- Discuss the results of this systematic review and meta-analysis in regard to the clinical characteristics, causative organisms, and outcome of brain abscesses
- Discuss the change in brain abscess case fatality and outcome over the past six decades
The article by Brouwer et al covers the following core competency:
- Medical Knowledge
Refer to listing above the references in each article
THIS PAGE IS REQUIRED READING BEFORE BEGINNING ALL ACCME-ACCREDITED COURSES
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.
This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.
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.
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.
This CME program receives no commercial support.