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:
Vibrant Semi-implantable Hearing Device With Digital Sound Processing: Effective Gain and Speech Perception
Educational Objective: To learn the indications and results of the Vibrant Soundbridge implant.
Loss of PTEN Expression as a Prognostic Marker for Tongue Cancer
Educational Objective: To determine the prognostic significance of mutations of the PTEN gene in squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.
Chemoradiation for Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck for Organ Preservation and Palliation
Educational Objective: To determine the efficacy of chemoradiation for patients with advanced head and neck carcinoma.
Bone or Cartilage Invasion by Advanced Head and Neck Cancer: Intra-arterial Supradose Cisplatin Chemotherapy and Concomitant Radiotherapy for Organ Preservation
Educational Objective: To compare the efficacy of intra-arterial chemotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer with and without bone/cartilage invasion.
Management of Extensive Cervical Nodal Metastasis in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma After Radiotherapy: A Clinicopathological Study
Education Objective: To learn the management of cervical metastases in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Sensate Radial Forearm Free Flaps in Tongue Reconstruction
Educational Objective: To describe the use of a reinnervated radial forearm free flap in tongue reconstruction.
The Mucosal Invasion Model: A Novel In Vitro Model for Evaluating the Invasive Behavior of Mucocutaneous Malignancies
Educational Objective: To describe a new in vitro model to assess mucocutaneous tumor cell invasion.
Economic Evaluation of Ventilation Tubes in Otitis Media With Effusion
Educational Objective: To determine the costs and effectiveness of treatment with ventilation tubes vs observation for otitis media with effusion.
The Safety of Conscious Sedation in Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage
Educational Objective: To demonstrate the safety of conscious sedation in draining peritonsillar abscesses.
Head and Neck Pilomatrixoma in Children
Educational Objective: To learn the current diagnosis and management of pilomatrixoma of the head and neck in children.
Congenital Foregut Duplication Cysts of the Anterior Tongue
Educational Objective: To describe foregut duplication cysts of the anterior tongue.
Evidence of Dysregulated Cytokine Production by Sinus Lavage and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Educational Objective: To evaluate production of nasal cytokines in patients with treatment-resistant chronic rhinosinusitis.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(12):1521-1522. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.12.1521