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:
Benchmarks for Mortality, Morbidity, and Length of Stay for Head and Neck Surgical Procedures
Educational Objective: To identify factors influencing morbidity, mortality, and length of stay after head and neck surgical procedures.
The Role of Neck Dissection After Chemoradiotherapy for Oropharyngeal Cancer With Advanced Nodal Disease
Educational Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of selective neck dissection in N2a and greater node stage in head and neck cancer.
Adenocarcinoma of the Ethmoidal Sinus Complex: Surgical Debulking and Topical Fluorouracil May Be the Optimal Treatment
Educational Objective: To compare local debulking and topical chemotherapy with craniofacial resection in the management of adenocarcinoma of the sinuses.
Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Effect of Surgical Excision and Radiation on Recurrence and Survival
Educational Objective: To evaluate the significance of depth of invasion and the use of radiation therapy in Merkel cell carcinoma.
Prognostic Value of Laryngeal Electromyography in Vocal Fold Paralysis
Educational Objective: To learn the value of electromyography in predicting recovery from acute neurogenic vocal fold paralysis.
Quantitative Videofluoroscopy: A New Evaluation Tool for Tracheoesophageal Voice Production
Educational Objective: To identify videofluoroscopy parameters that predict tracheoesophageal voice quality.
Longitudinal Follow-up of Tinnitus Complaints
Educational Objective: To evaluate the long-term outcome of patients with tinnitus after cognitive behavioral treatment.
Preventing Labyrinthitis Ossificans: The Role of Steroids
Educational Objective: To investigate a possible relationship between the use of steroids after bacterial meningitis and the development of labyrinthitis ossificans.
Close Association of HLA-B52 and HLA-B44 Antigens in Israeli Arab Adolescents With Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis
Educational Objective: To learn the incidence, clinical features, and HLA profile in Arab adolescents with recurrent aphthous stomatitis.
Corticosteroid Therapy During Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Children: Is There a Need for a Second Look?
Educational Objective: To determine whether the use of systemic steroids during endoscopic sinus surgery in children decreases postoperative scarring and edema.
Absence of Nasal Mucosal Atrophy With Fluticasone Aqueous Nasal Spray
Educational Objective: To evaluate the effects of 1 year of continuous treatment with intranasal fluticasone on the nasal mucosa.
Preoperative Sonography in Presumed Thyroglossal Duct Cysts
Educational Objective: To learn the utility of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of thyroglossal duct cysts.
Percutaneous Tracheotomy: Has Its Time Arrived?
Educational Objective: To learn the indications for percutaneous tracheotomy for intubated intensive care unit patients.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(2):229-230. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.2.229