Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 331

Issue: November 15, 2016

Learning Objectives

Efficacy and safety of deflazacort vs prednisone and placebo for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will become familiar with steroid treatment in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Systems-Based Practice


Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Stacey Clardy serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support forWestern Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Jeff Ratliff serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology andreceived a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Griggs serves as Correspondence Editor for Neurology; serves as an editorial board member of NeuroTherapeutics and Current Treatment Opinions in Neurology; serves on the scientific advisory board for SAB for National Hospital Queen Square, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, PTC Therapeutics, Inc., DSMB, Taro Pharm and Sarepta Pharmaceuticals; is a consultant for Marathon, PTC Therapeutics, Sarepta, Taro Pharm and Idera Pharmaceuticals; receives royalties for data of previous studies from Taro Pharm and Marathon Pharmaceuticals; receives royalties from the publication of the books: Andreoli and Carpenter’s Cecil Essentials of Medicine, Eighth Edition, Cecil Textbook of Medicine, multiple editions and Evaluation and Treatment of Myopathies; receives research support from Taro Pharma, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, Inc., Muscular Dystrophy Association, Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Disease: Implications for Therapy and the NIH. Dr. George serves on the editorial team for the Neurology Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Espay serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders; serves as an editorial board member of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and The European Neurological Journal; serves on the scientific advisory board for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Impax, Merz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pfizer Inc, Solstice Neurosciences, Eli Lilly and Company, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and USWorldMeds; is a consultant for Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd., Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cynapsus and Lundbeck, Inc; receives royalties for publications of books from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and Cambridge University Press; serves on the speakers' bureau of UCB, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society; receives research support from the CleveMed/Great Lake Neurotechnilogies, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH. Dr. Gilbert serves on the scientific advisory boards of Investigations of Neuroplasticity Mechanisms in Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; received honoraria from the Tourette Association of America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Hong Kong Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics; received funding for travel for educational talks to physicians and affected patients and families; receives royalties from the publication of the book Movement Disorders in Childhood, 2nd edition; receives research support from Ecopipam Pharmaceuticals, Neurocrine Pharmaceuticals, EryDel Pharmaceuticals, and NIH; and has provided expert testimony for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services regarding Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs.

The other participants report no disclosures.

CME Expiration

CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.


The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Credit™

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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