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:
Surgery and Functional Outcomes in Deaf Children Receiving Cochlear Implants Before Age 2 Years
Educational Objective: To learn the surgical complications and functional outcome of cochlear implantation before age 2 years.
Cytokine Gene Polymorphism in Recurrent Acute Otitis Media
Educational Objective: To determine the role of cytokine gene polymorphism in recurrent otitis media.
Vibration-Induced Shift of the Subjective Visual Horizontal: A Sign of Unilateral Vestibular Deficit
Educational Objective: To determine if vibration of the sternocleidomastoid muscle or mastoid process could identify unilateral vestibular weakness.
Maxillary Removal and Reinsertion in Pediatric Patients
Educational Objective: To examine outcomes after maxillary removal and replacement in pediatric patients.
Anesthetic Techniques for Pharyngeal Flap Surgery: Effects on Postoperative Complications
Educational Objective: To compare isoflurane and propofol as the anesthetic in pharyngeal flap surgery.
Micrometastatic Tumor Detection in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: A Preliminary Report
Educational Objective: To apply a new immunocytochemistry assay to peripheral blood samples for micrometastatic squamous cell carcinoma.
Development and Validation of the Neck Dissection Impairment Index: A Quality-of-Life Measure
Educational Objective: To validate a quality-of-life assessment instrument for neck dissection.
Tracheoesophageal Speech in a Developing World Community
Educational Objective: To determine tracheoesophageal speech results in a developing world community.
Does Laryngectomy Improve Swallowing After Chemoradiotherapy? A Case Study
Educational Objective: To identify changes in swallowing after laryngectomy done for functional reasons.
Results of Salvage Treatment of the Neck in Patients With Oral Cancer
Educational Objective: To evaluate the prognostic importance of neck recurrence and results of salvage treatment in oral carcinoma.
Salvage Surgery for Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Educational Objective: To determine the role of salvage surgery in recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck SurgeryReader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(1):95-96. doi:10.1001/archotol.128.1.95