About this course

  • Released: 5/27/2014
  • Expires: 5/27/2017

 

PERIPHERAL HYPOXIA IN RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME (WILLIS-EKBOM DISEASE)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Recognize that the cause of restless legs syndrome is still debated
  • Recognize that microvasculature problems have been proposed as a mechanism of RLS
  • Discuss the findings from this study assessing for peripheral hypoxia in RLS

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Salminenet al covers the following core competency:

  • Medical Knowledge

 

RECONCILING THE CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES ON BELL PALSY FROM THE AAO-HNSF AND THE AAN

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Recognize that both the AAO-HNSF and the AAN have published guidelines on Bell palsy
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between these two sets of guidelines
  • Discuss the differences between the two organizations’ guideline development process and possibilities for improvement

CORE COMPETENCIES:

The article by Schwartzet al covers the following core competency:

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Systems Based Practice

 

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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