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 Surgeryand 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 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 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.
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.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgeryprovides 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 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.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Measuring Quality of Life in Children With Obstructive Sleep DisordersArticle
Educational Objective:To identify a quality of life questionnaire for assessing results of adenotonsillectomy.
Masses of the Salivary Gland Region in ChildrenArticle
Educational Objective:To learn the relative frequency of benign and malignant salivary gland masses in children.
Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus aureusOtorrhea After Tympanostomy Tube Placement: An Emerging ConcernArticle
Educational Objective:To determine the appropriate management of methicillin-resistant staphylococcal otorrhea with myringotomy tubes.
Internal Support of Tissue-Engineered CartilageArticle
Educational Objective:To describe the effectiveness of combining synthetic scaffolding covered by fibroblasts for auricular reconstruction.
Vestibular Neuropathy Accompanying Auditory and Peripheral NeuropathiesArticle
Educational Objective:To determine the incidence of vestibular disorders in patients with auditory and peripheral neuropathology.
Diagnosis and Staging of Head and Neck Cancer: A Comparison of Modern Imaging ModalitiesArticle
Educational Objective:To compare the usefulness of various imaging modalities and panendoscopy in staging head and neck cancer.
The Fibula Osteocutaneous Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction: A Critical Evaluation of Donor Site MorbidityArticle
Educational Objective:To identify risk factors for donor site morbidity after fibula osteocutaneous flap reconstruction.
Salvage Surgery After Failure of Nonsurgical Therapy for Carcinoma of the Larynx and HypopharynxArticle
Educational Objective:To learn the usefulness of salvage surgery in carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx.
Accuracy of Computed Tomography in Determining the Presence or Absence of Metastatic Retropharyngeal AdenopathyArticle
Educational Objective:To assess the sensitivity and specificity of radiological evaluation of retropharyngeal nodes by computed tomography.
Validity of Ultrasonography in Diagnosis of Acute Maxillary SinusitisArticle
Educational Objective:To learn the application of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of acute maxillary sinusitis.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck SurgeryReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(12):1510. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.12.1510