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:
Pediatric Cochlear Implantation: The Parents' Perspective
Educational Objective: To determine if parental expectations are consistent with outcomes of pediatric cochlear implants.
Correlation of Findings at Direct Laryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children: A Prospective Study
Educational Objective: To correlate laryngoscopic and bronchoscopic findings with the presence of gastroesophageal reflux.
Etiology and Management of Pediatric Hemoptysis
Educational Objective: To review the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients with hemoptysis.
Tramadol vs Diclofenac for Posttonsillectomy Analgesia
Educational Objective: To compare the efficacy of 2 different oral analgesics for postoperative tonsillectomy pain.
Impact on Quality of Life of Botulinum Toxin Treatments for Spasmodic Dysphonia and Oromandibular Dystonia
Educational Objective: To determine the quality-of-life impact of botulinum toxin treatment for dystonias of the head and neck.
Long-term Therapy for Spasmodic Dysphonia: Acoustic and Aerodynamic Outcomes
Educational Objective: To evaluate the long-term effects on voice perturbations in patients with adductor spasmodic dysphonia after long-term botulinum toxin treatments.
Secondary Otalgia in an Adult Population
Educational Objective: To identify the association of secondary otalgia with general head and neck pain syndromes.
Accuracy of Imaging in Occult Primary Tumors of the Head and Neck
Educational Objective: To determine the accuracy of thallium 201 single-photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of occult primary tumors of the head and neck.
Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty for Snoring: Medium- to Long-term Subjective and Objective Analysis
Educational Objective: To determine the long-term results of laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty for snoring.
Laser Resurfacing of Silicone-Injected Skin: The "Silicone Flash" Revisited
Educational Objective: To determine the safety or lack of safety of laser resurfacing of skin after liquid silicone injections.
Growth and Development of Homograft Tracheal Transplants in the Piglet Model
Educational Objective: To determine growth characteristics of homograft tracheal transplants.
Papillary Cancer of the Thyroid in Low-Risk Patients: The Perspective of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Educational Objective: To discuss the pros and cons of surgical management of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(4):470. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.4.470