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:
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Does Application of Glucocorticoids Make Sense?
Educational Objective: To learn the setting in which glucocorticoids are useful in treating sudden hearing loss.
Laser Myringotomy in Different Age Groups
Educational Objective: To examine the usefulness of laser myringotomy without use of myringotomy tube in otitis media and otitis media with effusion.
Craniofacial, Temporal Bone, and Audiologic Abnormalities in the Spectrum of Hemifacial Microsomia
Educational Objective: To explore the relationship between hemifacial microsomia, temporal bone abnormalities, and hearing loss.
Narrow Internal Auditory Meatus: An Idiopathic Case Confirming the Origin and Pathway of Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Humans
Educational Objective: To learn the origin and pathway of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials.
Management of Orbital Subperiosteal Abscess in Children
Educational Objective: To learn the management of subperiosteal abscesses in children.
Cricotracheal Resection in Children
Educational Objective: To analyze the results of cricotracheal resection in the pediatric population.
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor–Enriched Collagen Tubule as a Substitute for Autologous Nerve Grafts
Educational Objective: To investigate the success of nerve regeneration in a synthetic tube vs a standard nerve graft.
Prospective Evaluation of Eyelid Function With Gold Weight Implant and Lower Eyelid Shortening for Facial Paralysis
Educational Objective: To assess which symptoms of eyelid paralysis are improved with gold weight implantation.
Incidental Parathyroidectomy During Thyroid Surgery Does Not Cause Transient Symptomatic Hypocalcemia
Educational Objective: To identify risk factors for incidental parathyroidectomy during thyroid surgery.
Dynamic Tissue Expansion of the Larynx in a Canine Model
Educational Objective: To explore the experimental use of tissue expansion in the larynx and in induced laryngotracheal stenosis.
Individual Monitoring of Aspirin Desensitization
Educational Objective: To learn the role of desensitization to aspirin in aspirin-sensitive rhinosinusitis patients.
The Challenges and Potential of Otolaryngological Telemedicine
Educational Objective: To determine the impact that telemedicine potentially has on the way otolaryngology surgery is practiced.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(3):342-343. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.3.342