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:
Physician Specialty Is Associated With Differences in the Evaluation and Management of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis
Educational Objective: To determine whether the radiographic evaluation and management of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis differs according to medical specialty.
Postendoscopic Zenker Esophagodiverticulostomy Leaks Associated With a Specific Stapler Cartridge
Educational Objective: To determine the cause of postoperative leaks after endoscopic staple-assisted esophagodiveritulostomy for Zenker diverticulum.
Endoscopic Stapling Technique for the Treatment of Zenker Diverticulum vs Standard Open-Neck Technique: A Direct Comparison and Charge Analysis
Educational Objective: To analyze the outcome of open vs endoscopic stapling in Zenker diverticulum.
Preincisional Bupivicaine in Posttonsillectomy Pain Relief: A Randomized Prospective Study
Educational Objective: To determine the effect of preincisional bupivicaine infiltration on postoperative pain following tonsillectomy.
Otoacoustic Emissions for Monitoring Aminoglycoside-Induced Ototoxicity in Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Educational Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of otoacoustic emissions in early identification of gentamicin ototoxicity in children with cystic fibrosis.
Computer-Assisted Voice Analysis: Establishing a Pediatric Database
Educational Objective: To characterize a normative database for the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program for pediatric patients.
Midface Reconstruction With the Fibula Free Flap
Educational Objective: To evaluate the use, indication, and outcomes of the fibula osseocutaneous free flap in reconstruction of the midface.
Analysis of Cell-Cycle Checkpoint Pathways in Head and Neck Cancer Cell Lines: Implications for Therapeutic Strategies
Educational Objective: To determine the mechanism of action of paclitaxel (Taxol) and carboplatin in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell lines.
Near-Total Laryngectomy for Laryngeal Carcinomas With Subglottic Extension
Educational Objective: To determine the long-term survival of near-total laryngectomy in patients with subglottic extension.
Swallowing Outcomes Following Laryngectomy and Pharyngolaryngectomy
Educational Objective: To determine the incidence of dysphagia after laryngectomy and pharyngolaryngectomy.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(2):202-203. doi:10.1001/archotol.128.2.202