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 Risk Factors Predictive of Distant Failure After Targeted Chemoradiation for Advanced Head and Neck Cancer
Educational Objective: To identify which patients being treated for advanced head and neck cancer are at most risk for developing distant metastases.
Combination Nonviral Interleukin 2 and Interleukin 12 Gene Therapy for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Educational Objective: To determine the feasibility and efficacy of combination murine interleukin 2 and interleukin 12 for therapy of squamous cell carcinoma in a murine model.
Endoscopic Access to the Infratemporal Fossa and Skull Base: A Cadaveric Study
Educational Objective: To demonstrate that the lateral skull base can be visualized and manipulated by endoscopic techniques.
Superior Canal Dehiscence: Mechanisms of Pressure Sensitivity in a Chinchilla Model
Educational Objective: To study the mechanisms of pressure sensitivity of the labyrinth in superior canal dehiscence syndrome.
Recent-Onset Bell Palsy Complicated by Diabetes: Comparison of Steroid and Lipoprostaglandin E1 Therapy
Educational Objective: To compare the results of Bell palsy treated with steroids vs lipo-PGE1 therapy.
Alar Setback Technique: A Controlled Method of Nasal Tip Deprojection
Educational Objective: To understand the effect of alar cartilage modifications on nasal tip projection.
Efficacy and Quality-of-Life Impact of Adult Tonsillectomy
Educational Objective: The determine the quality-of-life impact and overall efficacy of adult tonsillectomy for chronic tonsillitis.
Pure Sesame Oil vs Isotonic Sodium Chloride Solution as Treatment for Dry Nasal Mucosa
Educational Objective: To evaluate whether there is any difference when nasal mucosal dryness was treated with pure sesame oil vs saline.
Thymopharyngeal Duct Cyst: An Unusual Variant of Cervical Thymic Anomalies
Educational Objective: To learn the embryology of thymopharyngeal duct cysts.
A Study of Anthropometric Measures Before and After External Septoplasty in Children: A Preliminary Study
Educational Objective: To test the hypothesis that surgery on the growing nasal septum does not adversely affect nasal and midfacial growth.
Effects of Functional Septoplasty on the Facial Growth of Ferrets
Educational Objective: To determine the effects of functional septoplasty on the facial growth of ferrets.
Handheld Metal Detector Confirmation of Radiopaque Foreign Bodies in the Esophagus
Educational Objective: To determine the utility of handheld metal detectors in confirming the position of radiopaque foreign bodies in the esophagus.
Surgical Management of Choanal Atresia: Improved Outcome Using Mitomycin
Educational Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of mitomycin in preventing restenosis after choanal atresia repair.
High β-Galactosidase and Ganglioside GM1 Levels in the Human Parotid Gland
Educational Objective: To learn the role of ganglioside GM1 and lysosomal β-galactosidase (GM1ase) in normal human parotid glands.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(11):1403-1405. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.11.1403