About this course

  • Released: 9/16/2014
  • Expires: 9/16/2017

 

FUNCTIONAL PATTERN OF BRAIN FDG-PET IN AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • List brain regions which are hypermetabolic by FDG-PET in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) relative to normal controls
  • Discuss differences and similarities in FDG-PET functional patterns between patients with spinal and bulbar forms of ALS
  • State the sensitivity and specificity of FDG-PET in separating patients with ALS from normal controls

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Medical Knowledge

 

THE PLEIOTROPIC MOVEMENT DISORDERS PHENOTYPE OF ADULT ATAXIA-TELANGIECTASIA

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Discuss what movement disorders are most frequently seen in patients with adult ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T)
  • Compare clinical features found in adult patients with A-T to those found in typical patients with A-T
  • Compare laboratory findings in adult patients with A-T to those in typical patients with A-T

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

  • Medical Knowledge

 

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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