Practical Reviews in Neurology

Stay current on the latest advances in Neurology with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading medical journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading medical journals in Neurology.

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Our expert medical faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading medical journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant medical research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Neurology and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Neurology journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

Chief Medical Editor Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, a Chicago-based internist, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

Coordinating Editor

James Warne Schmidley, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute
  • Adjunct Professor Virginia Tech-Carilion Research Institute
  • Roanoke, VA

Editorial Advisory Board

Laura S. Boylan, MD

  • Adjunct Professor of Neurology
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • New York City, NY

Craig M. Garver, MD

  • Retired
  • Wenatchee Valley Medical Center
  • Department of Neurology
  • Wenatchee, WA

Douglas J. Lanska, MD, MS, MSPH

  • Honorary Fellow, Department of Neurology
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Professor of Philosophy and History of Medicine
  • I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
  • Moscow, Russia

Richard Leigh, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Investigator
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Bethesda, MD

J. Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Marshall University
  • Department of Neurology
  • Huntington, WV

Neil Masangkay, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Little Rock, AR


Walter Steven Metzer, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Little Rock, AR

Karl E. Misulis, MD, PhD

  • Clinical Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Informatics
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Jackson, TN

Jackson Pickett, MD

  • Retired from Medical University of South Carolina
  • Austin, TX

John Schwankhaus, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Central Arkansas Veterans Health System
  • Department of Neurology, CAVHS
  • Little Rock, AR

Brian Silver, MD

  • Vice Chair and Professor of Neurology
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center / UMass Medical School
  • Department of Neurology
  • Worcester, MA

Amy Katherine Sullivan, MD, PhD

  • Private Practice Physician
  • Pensacola, FL

Marc Winkelman, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Annual Reviews of Neuroscience
  • Archives of Neurology
  • Brain
  • British Medical Journal
  • Cephalalgia
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
  • Epilepsia
  • Headache
  • International Journal of Stroke
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Child Neurology
  • Journal of Clinical Investigation
  • Journal of Neurological Science
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
  • Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology
  • Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
  • The Lancet
  • Lancet Neurology
  • Medicine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Muscle & Nerve
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuron
  • Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Stroke

Statement of Need

As is commendable by the ACCME criteria, CME is integrated into the process for improving professional practice with educational strategies implemented to remove, overcome or address barriers to physician change. Physicians are unable to consistently integrate new information. Practical Reviews selects and translates peer-reviewed literature for practical use, therefore diminishing the barrier of time.

Intended Audience

Neurologists and others interested in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Summarize the most current literature as it pertains to strategies and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the human central and peripheral nervous systems and skeletal muscle
  • Identify controversies, advantages, and disadvantages of diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Identify the most clinically important information and perspectives presented


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed Practical Reviews in Neurology and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive CME program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

Credit Designation Per Issue for Practical Reviews

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is also eligible for 4.0 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

Credit Designation Per Review

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This material is also eligible for 0.25 credit hours in Category 2-B of the Continuing Medical Education Program of the American Osteopathic Association, provided it is completed in its entirety.

Estimated time to complete each review: 15 minutes

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Oakstone Publishing, LLC has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosures will be made in the course handouts.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.