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.
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 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:
Autosomal Dominant Inherited Hearing Impairment Caused by a Missense Mutation inCOL11A2(DFNA13)
Educational Objective: To learn the phenotype characteristics of a large kindred of DFNA13 mutations.
The Sensitivity of Auditory Brainstem Response Testing for the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas
Educational Objective: Determine the usefulness of auditory brainstem testing in screening for acoustic neuromas.
Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting With Antiemetics in Patients Undergoing Middle Ear Surgery: Comparison of a Small Dose of Propofol With Droperidol or Metoclopramide
Educational Objective: To learn the usefulness of small doses of propofol in the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting after middle ear surgery.
Validation of an Outcomes Instrument for Tonsil and Adenoid Disease
Educational Objective: To test the validity of a new tonsil and adenoid health status instrument for the assessment of multiple aspects of upper airway disease.
Causes of Tonsillar Disease and Frequency of Tonsillectomy Operations
Educational Objective: To learn factors influencing the decision to have adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy.
The Application of the Potassium-Titanyl-Phosphate (KTP) Laser in the Management of Subglottic Hemangioma
Educational Objective: To explore the usefulness of the potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser in the treatment of subglottic hemangioma.
Dysphonia and Dysphagia Following the Anterior Approach to the Cervical Spine
Educational Objective: To determine the incidence of dysphonia and dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery.
Multivariate Analysis of Risk Factors for Neck Metastases in Surgically Treated Parotid Carcinomas
Educational Objective: To identify risk factors increasing the risk of metastases in malignant parotid tumors.
Thyroidectomy for Selected Patients With Thyrotoxicosis
Educational Objective: To learn the role of thyroidectomy in the management of thyrotoxicosis.
Endoscopic Browlift Is the Preferred Approach for Rejuvenation of the Upper Third of the Face
Educational Objective: To learn the indications and techniques of endoscopic browlift.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(1):94. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.1.94