One hour of continuing medical education (CME) credit is awarded for reading 3 CME-designated articles in this issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery and completing the CME Evaluation Form. There is no charge for participation.
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 Surgery issue 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 with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada may participate regardless of where they live and practice and will receive a certificate awarding 1 hour of category I CME credit for completing this activity. Physicians licensed in other countries are welcome to participate, but are not eligible for PRA.
The CME Evaluation Form, which helps us assess our educational effectiveness, must be completed and submitted by fax or mail to the address at the bottom of the form within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category I CME credit will be returned by fax or mail. The participant is responsible for maintaining a record of credit. Questions about CME credit processing should be directed to the Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
The Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery provides clinical and basic research from an array of disciplines to physicians and scientists concerned with this structurally and functionally diverse anatomical region. 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 Surgery should 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.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Mondini Dysplasia Caused by a Deletion at LocusDFN3Article
Educational Objective: To learn about a genetic defect in one family with mondini dysplasia and hearing loss.
Two Distinct Regions of Loss on Chromosome Arm 4q in Primary Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomaArticle
Educational Objective: To determine the relative importance of chromosomal deletions in head and neck cancer.
Impact of Comorbidity, Symptoms, and Patients' Characteristics on the Prognosis of Oral CarcinomasArticle
Educational Objective: To test the effect of comorbidities on survival of head and neck cancer patients.
Ultrasonography-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration for the Assessment of Cervical MetastasesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the role of fine needle aspiration in the management of head and neck cancer metastases.
Voice Quality After Radiation Therapy for Early Glottic CancerArticle
Educational Objective: To evaluate the effect of radiation therapy on voice quality.
Viral RNA in Middle Ear Mucosa and Exudates in Patients With Chronic Otitis Media With EffusionArticle
Educational Objective: To assess the incidence of viral RNA recovered from middle ear effusions.
Peripheral Nerve Regeneration in Interleukin 6–Deficient MiceArticle
Educational Objective: To note the lack of effect of interleukin-6 deficiency on nerve regeneration.
Molecular Identification of 7 Human Papillomavirus Types in Recurrent Respiratory PapillomatosisArticle
Educational Objective: To identify human papilloma virus types involved in laryngeal papillomatosis.
Radiation Effects on Osteoblasts In Vitro: A Potential Role in OsteoradionecrosisArticle
Educational Objective: To understand how radiation alters osteoblasts.
Foley Catheter Action in the Nasopharynx: A Cadaveric StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the position of an inflated Foley catheter in the nasopharynx according to the inflation volume.
Long-term Survival After UvulopalatopharyngoplastyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the long-term outcome of patients treated for snoring and sleep apnea.
Velocardiofacial Syndrome: Incidence of Immune CytopeniasArticle
Educational Objective: To determine the incidence of immune cytopenia in children with velocardiofacial syndrome.
Effectiveness of Treatment for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing LossArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the contemporary management of sudden hearing loss.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(9):1171. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.9.1171