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:
The Otolaryngology Research Paradox
Educational Objective: To investigate attitudes of professionals toward research in otolaryngology.
The Impact of Airbags and Seat Belts on the Incidence and Severity of Maxillofacial Injuries in Automobile Accidents in New York State
Educational Objective: To evaluate the effect of automobile airbags on the severity of maxillofacial trauma.
Randomized Trial of Amplification Strategies
Educational Objective: To compare the effectiveness of assistive listening devices and hearing aids with no amplification.
Role of Central Preprogramming in Dynamic Visual Acuity With Vestibular Loss
Educational Objective: To determine the contribution of central preprogramming of eye movements to visual acuity during head movements in patients with vestibular hypofunction.
Selective Cricothyroid Muscle Reinnervation by Muscle-Nerve-Muscle Neurotization
Educational Objective: To determine if selective reinnervation of the cricothyroid muscle can be achieved with muscle-nerve-muscle neurotization.
Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation of the Hypoglossal Nerve in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Educational Objective: To determine the effectiveness of hypoglossal stimulation during sleep for sleep apnea.
Hyoid Movement During Swallowing in Older Patients With Dysphagia
Educational Objective: To describe the movement of the hyoid in elderly dysphagic patients.
How Do the Cervical Plexus and the Spinal Accessory Nerve Contribute to the Innervation of the Trapezius Muscle? As Seen From Within Using Sihler's Stain
Educational Objective: To determine how the spinal accessory nerve and trapezius branches of the cervical plexus innervate the trapezius muscle.
Frameless Optical Computer-Aided Tracking of a Microscope for Otorhinology and Skull Base Surgery
Educational Objective: To test the feasibility and accuracy of a digitally controlled operating microscope integrated to a frameless optical computer.
Fibrous Dysplasia Involving the Skull Base and Temporal Bone
Educational Objective: To describe the evaluation and treatment of fibrous dysplasia of the temporal bone and skull base.
Age Dependence of Cellular Properties of Human Septal Cartilage: Implications for Tissue Engineering
Educational Objective: To evaluate the effect of age on the suitability of human nasal cartilage as a source for chondrocytes.
Correlation of Expression of Cyclooxygenase-2, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, and Peroxisome Proliferator–Activated Receptor δ With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Educational Objective: To identify the role of cyclooxygenase in progression of head and neck cancer.
Topical Mitomycin Application After Laryngotracheal Reconstruction: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Educational Objective: To determine if mitomycin inhibits development of granulation tissue during laryngotracheal reconstruction.
Ropivacaine With or Without Clonidine Improves Pediatric Tonsillectomy Pain
Educational Objective: To determine if preemptive analgesia reduces pain and hastens recovery after tonsillectomy.
Posttonsillectomy Hemorrhage: What Is It and What Should Be Recorded?
Educational Objective: To report the experience in posttonsillectomy bleeding at one institution and define criteria for significant bleeding.
Injection of Local Anesthetic in Tonsillectomy
Educational Objective: To learn if local anesthetic injected in the tonsillar fossa during tonsillectomy reduces postoperative pain.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(10):1289-1291. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.10.1289