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Archives CME
August 2000

Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck SurgeryReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(8):1043-1044. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.8.1043
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgeryissue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the educational activity.

Physicians in Other Countries

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.

Statement of Educational Purpose

The Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgeryprovides timely information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck. Given the diversity of structure and function based in this anatomic region, the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgerypublishes clinical and basic research from an array of disciplines. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by the journal's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. The Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.

Readers of the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgeryshould be able to: (1) use the latest information on diagnosis and treatment of diseases commonly seen in clinical practice to maximize patient health; (2) recognize uncommon illnesses that present with common symptoms to the otolaryngologist and treat or refer as appropriate; (3) use practical tools for health promotion and disease prevention; and (4) learn the clinical indications and adverse effects of pertinent new drugs or new uses for available drugs.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Microvascular Reconstruction and Tracheotomy Are Significant Determinants of Resource Utilization in Head and Neck SurgeryArticle

Educational Objective:To identify the role of microvascular reconstruction and tracheotomy in the complexity and expense of head and neck cancer care.

The Role of Cervical Lymphadenectomy After Aggressive Concomitant ChemoradiotherapyArticle

Educational Objective:To learn the role and complications of selective neck dissection after chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Frequency of Cochlear Enhancement on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients With Autoimmune Sensorineural Hearing LossArticle

Educational Objective:To identify the role of magnetic resonance scanning in patients with autoimmune hearing loss.

Correction of Severe Caudal Deflections With a Cartilage "Plating" Rigid Fixation GraftArticle

Educational Objective:To understand a new technique for the repair of caudal septal defects.

Computer-Aided Assessment of Bony Nasal Pyramid DimensionsArticle

Educational Objective:To predict the potential role of computer-generated models in rhinoplasty design.

Allergen-Induced mRNA Expression of IL-5, but Not of IL-4 and IFN-γ, in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Is a Key Feature of Clinical Manifestation of Seasonal Allergic RhinitisArticle

Educational Objective:To understand the differing roles of interleukin (IL) 4 and IL-5 in atopic response.

In Vitro Bacterial Interference in the Nasopharynx of Otitis Media–Prone and Non–Otitis Media–Prone ChildrenArticle

Educational Objective:To learn the role of nasopharyngeal bacteria in the generation of otitis media.