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Archives CME
October 2000

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

Author Affiliations
 

DOUGLAS E.MATTOXMD

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(10):1281-1282. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.10.1281

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 CME 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.

Who May Participate?

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 1 CME credit for completing this activity. Physicians licensed in other countries are welcome to participate, but are not eligible for PRA.

Earning Credit and CME Evaluation Form

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 1 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.

Statement of Educational Purpose

Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & 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.

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

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

Upper Respiratory Morbidity in Preschool Children: A Cross-sectional StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the correlations in upper respiratory infections in preschool children.

Results of Larynx Preservation Surgery for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer Through Tracheal AutotransplantationArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the results of laryngeal reconstruction with tracheal cartilage autograft after extended partial laryngectomy.

Role of CD44 Variant Exon 6 in Invasion of Head and Neck Squamous Cell CarcinomaArticle

Educational Objective: To determine if the expression of CD44v6 predicts the malignant potential of squamous cell carcinoma.

Systemic Adoptive T-Cell Immunotherapy in Recurrent and Metastatic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: A Phase 1 StudyArticle

Educational Objective: To evaluate the use of systemic adoptive T-cell immunotherapy in squamous cell carcinoma.

Influence of Growth Factors on Tissue-Engineered Pediatric Elastic CartilageArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the influence of growth factors on tissue-engineered human elastic cartilage.

Clinical Update on 10 Children Treated With Intralesional Cidofovir Injections for Severe Recurrent Respiratory PapillomatosisArticle

Educational Objective: To assess the effectiveness of intralesional cidofovir in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.

Notch Signaling and the Emergence of Auditory Hair CellsArticle

Educational Objective: To understand how the Notch/ligand mechanism specifies hair cell phenotype.

Audiometric Configurations Following Exposure to ExplosionsArticle

Educational Objective: To determine the audiometric configuration of individuals shortly after exposure to explosions.

Endovascular Treatment of Acute and Subacute Hemorrhage in the Head and NeckArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the usefulness of endovascular management of acute hemorrhage in the head and neck.

Directed Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and HeadachesArticleArticleArticle

Educational Objective: To learn the relationship between anatomic abnormalities of the nose and headaches.

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