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:
Connexin 26 Studies in Patients With Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Educational Objective: To determine the spectrum of connexin 26 mutations and their phenotype in children with sensorineural hearing loss.
Speech Recognition Scores Related to Age and Degree of Hearing Impairment in DFNA2/KCNQ4and DFNA9/COCH
Educational Objective: To analyze the relationship between pure-tone hearing threshold and speech recognition performance in 2 types of high-frequency nonsyndromic hearing loss.
Systemic Hypotension and the Development of Acute Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Young Healthy Subjects
Educational Objective: To determine if systemic hypotension is a predictor of sensorineural hearing loss.
Assessment of Vocabulary Development in Children After Cochlear Implantation
Educational Objective: To assess the effect of age at implantation on vocabulary development in prelingually deaf children.
Auditory Dysfunction in Stickler Syndrome
Educational Objective: To describe the natural history of hearing impairment in Stickler syndrome.
Diagnostic Value of Prolonged Latencies in the Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential
Educational Objective: To describe the diagnostic usefulness of the vestibular evoked myogenic potential.
Expression of Androgen Receptor, Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor, and Transforming Growth Factor α in Salivary Duct Carcinoma
Educational Objective: To investigate whether transforming growth factor α or epidermal growth factor receptors are present in salivary duct carcinoma.
Outcomes of Botulinum Toxin Treatment for Patients With Spasmodic Dysphonia
Educational Objective: To assess the outcome of botulinum toxin treatment for spasmodic dysphonia using the Voice Handicap Index.
The Impact of a Skilled Nursing Facility on the Cost of Surgical Treatment of Major Head and Neck Tumors
Educational Objective: To assess the cost-benefit of management of patients with head and neck cancer in a skilled nursing facility.
Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Elderly Patients: A Long-term Retrospective Review of 273 Cases
Educational Objective: To evaluate the disease stage and treatment outcome for squamous cell carcinoma in an elderly population.
Efficacy of a Stepwise Protocol That Includes Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy for the Management of Chronic Sinusitis in Children and Adolescents
Educational Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of intravenous antibiotic therapy vs endoscopic sinus surgery in a pediatric population.
Tissue Eosinophilia in Chronic Sinusitis: Quantification Techniques
Educational Objective: To determine the reliability of a new method of quantifying tissue eosinophilia in sinus mucosa.
Traditional Tonsillectomy Compared With Bipolar Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation Tonsillectomy in Adults: A Pilot Study
Educational Objective: To assess the efficacy of bipolar radiofrequency thermal ablation tonsillectomy.
Radiofrequency Tissue Volume Reduction: Multilesion vs Single-Lesion Treatments for Snoring
Educational Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of single-lesion and multilesion radiofrequency tissue reduction of the soft palate in the treatment of snoring.
Immunohistological Expression of Interleukin 16 in Human Tonsils
Educational Objective: To determine if the tonsils are a significant source of interleukin 16.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(9):1146-1448. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.9.1146