About this course

  • Released: 08/26/2013
  • Expires: 08/27/2016

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the article by Thakur et al, the participant should be able to:
• Recognize the challenges of managing and prognosticating among the diverse causes of critically ill patients with encephalitis
• Discuss the findings from this study regarding which factors and complications were predictive of outcome in acute encephalitis
• Recognize the need for future prospective studies to determine whether aggressive management of these complications in patients with encephalitis improves outcome

Core Competencies:

The article by Thakur et al covers the following core competency:
• Medical Knowledge


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the article by Mawet et al, the participant should be able to:
• Recognize that there is an association between reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) and cervical artery dissection (CeAD) in some patients
• Discuss the findings from this observational study regarding the frequency of the association between RCVS and CeAD
• Discuss potential mechanisms that might underlie the association of RCVS and CeAD

Core Competencies:

The article by Mawet 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, has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American College of Physicians; Paul Schulz, MD, has received personal compensation for activities with Pfizer.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This CME program receives no commercial support.

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