Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 338

Issue: January 17, 2017

Learning Objectives

Glucocorticoid-associated worsening in reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will be more familiar with factors associated with clinical outcomes in patients with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS).

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
  • Medical Knowledge


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. Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology; receives research support from the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association National Clinical Research Program, American Academy of Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Health Resources Services Administration and the NIH; has a provisional patent application titled: “Method, system and computer readable medium for improving treatment times for rapid evaluation of acute stroke via mobile telemedicine;” and gave legal expert review. Dr. Aneesh Singhal has served on the scientific advisory boards of Biogen and DSMB; has served on the editorial board of Medical Gas Research; has received publishing royalties for the book Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndromes; has been a consultant to Biogen; has acted as an event adjudicator for the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Trial Group; has received research support from Boehringer Ingelheim, NIH-NINDS, the American Academy of Neurology, UpToDate, and Medlink; and has served as a medicolegal expert witness for individual cases concerning stroke. Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology; and has received research support for consulting activities with UCB, CSL Behring, Walgreens and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Strowd serves on the editorial team for the Neurology Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Straub has served on the scientific advisory boards for Pfizer, Italfarmaco, Audentes Therapeutics, Bristol-Myer Squibb, Summit Therapeutics, Tivorsan, and the Nationwide Children's Hospital; has received travel funding and speaker honoraria from Sanofi Genzyme; has served on the editorial boards of Neuromuscular Disorders, The Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, and PLoS Currents Muscular Dystrophy; has been a consultant for Sanofi Genzyme; and has received research support from Sanofi Genzyme, BioMarin, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Sarepta Therapeutics, Ultragenyx, the European Commission, the UK Medical Research Council, Newcastle University, the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the Association Fracaise Contre les Myopathies, the LGMD2I Research Fund, the Wellcome Trust, the Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust, Muscular Dystrophy UK, and Action Medical Research.

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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