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:
Analysis of the Performance Characteristics of the University of Washington Quality of Life Instrument and Its Modification (UW-QOL-R)
Educational Objective: To evaluate the reliability of a modified quality of life questionnaire.
Impact of Olfactory Impairment on Quality of Life and Disability
Educational Objective: To learn about the impact of olfactory impairment on quality of life.
Use of Rigid and Flexible Bronchoscopy Among Pediatric Otolaryngologists
Educational Objective: To evaluate changing practice patterns in pediatric endoscopy.
Gastroesophageal Reflux and Pediatric Otolaryngologic Disease: The Role of Antireflux Surgery
Educational Objective: To determine the role of antireflux surgery in reflux-related disease of the head and neck.
Low Cord Blood Pneumococcal Antibody Concentrations Predict More Episodes of Otitis Media
Educational Objective: To identify the relation between cord blood pneumococcal antibody and subsequent otitis media.
Bacterial Colonization of Endotracheal Tubes in Intubated Neonates
Educational Objective: To determine the relation between length of intubation and bacterial colonization in neonatal endotracheal tubes.
N-Chlorotaurine, a Novel Endogenous Antimicrobial Agent: Tolerability Testing in a Mouse Model
Educational Objective: To investigate an experimental antimicrobial agent in a mouse model.
Evaluation of Esterified Hyaluronic Acid as Middle Ear–Packing Material
Educational Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of esterified hyaluronic acid as a middle ear–packing material.
Facial Function in Hearing Preservation Acoustic Neuroma Surgery
Educational Objective: To determine the impact of hearing preservation surgery for acoustic neuromas on postoperativefacial nerve function.
Influence of Minor Ear Surgery on Infrared Tympanic Thermometry
Educational Objective: To determine the impact of myringotomy and tube placement on the accuracy of infrared tympanic thermometry.
Effects of Difluoromethylornithine Chemoprevention on Audiometry Thresholds and Otoacoustic Emissions
Educational Objective: To assess the effects of long-term, low dose difluoromethylornithine on hearing thresholds.
A Study of Inflammatory Mediators in the Human Tympanosclerotic Middle Ear
Educational Objective: To investigate the relation between inflammatory mediators and various stages of middle ear inflammation.
A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Paragangliomas of the Larynx
Educational Objective: To learn an algorithm for differentiating paragangliomas from neuroendocrine carcinomas of the larynx.
Laryngotracheal Reconstruction in Canines: Fixation of Autologous Costochondral Grafts Using Polylactic and Polyglycolic Acid Miniplates
Educational Objective: To determine the feasibility of laryngotracheal reconstruction with a bioabsorbable plating system.
Simulated Reflux and Laryngotracheal Reconstruction: A Rabbit Model
Educational Objective: To test the effect of gastroesophageal reflux on laryngotracheal reconstruction in animals.
Quantitative Assay of Telomerase Activity in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Other Tissues
Educational Objective: To determine if telomerase activity has clinical implications in the management of head and neck cancer.
Internet Marketing Offers an Excellent Potential for Increasing One's Practice
Educational Objective: To learn the role of Internet marketing for otolaryngology practices.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(5):606-608. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.5.606