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:
Hürthle Cell Tumors: Using Molecular Techniques to Define a Novel Classification System
Educational Objective: To identify Hürthle cell tumors and their significance with molecular techniques.
A Prospective Study of Intraoperative Lymphatic Mapping for Head and Neck Cutaneous Melanoma
Educational Objective: To determine the usefulness of intraoperative lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck melanoma.
Pulmonary Atelectasis After Reconstruction With a Rectus Abdominis Free Tissue Transfer
Educational Objective: To determine the incidence and significance of postoperative atelectasis after rectus abdominus free flaps.
Underexpression ofp27/Kipin Thyroid Papillary Microcarcinomas With Gross Metastatic Disease
Educational Objective: To define the ability of various molecular markers to predict metastases in thyroid carcinoma.
Clinical Care Pathway for Head and Neck Cancer: A Valuable Tool for Decreasing Resource Utilization
Educational Objective: To evaluate resource utilization after the implementation of a clinical care pathway for head and neck cancer.
Value of Frozen Section Examinations in Determining the Extent of Thyroid Surgery in Patients With Indeterminate Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology
Educational Objective: To learn the usefulness of intraoperative frozen section in patients undergoing thyroidectomy and ambiguous preoperative fine-needle aspiration.
Head and Neck Cancer Incidence Trends in Young Americans, 1973-1997, With a Special Analysis for Tongue Cancer
Educational Objective: To investigate the change in incidence of head and neck cancer in young individuals over time.
Persistent Parathyroid Hormone Elevation Following Curative Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Educational Objective: To determine the clinical significance of persistent parathyroid hormone elevation following parathyroidectomy.
Nasopharyngectomy for Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Cancer: A 2- to 17-Year Follow-up
Educational Objective: To review the long-term outcome of nasopharyngectomy for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Cutaneous Head and Neck Melanomas
Educational Objective: To report the results of sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck melanoma.
Recurrence Rates After Selective Neck Dissection in the N0 Irradiated Neck
Educational Objective: To define the patterns of subclinical metastases in irradiated N0 necks with recurrent or persistent primary disease.
Superior Laryngeal Nerve Identification and Preservation in Thyroidectomy
Educational Objective: To describe the anatomical variations of the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve.
Paraglottic Space in Supracricoid Laryngectomy
Educational Objective: To confirm the safety of supracricoid partial laryngectomy for cancers not extending into the paraglottic space.
Effect of Blood Transfusion in an Experimental Sarcoma Model
Educational Objective: To study the effect of allogeneic, syngeneic, and autologous blood transfusion on the growth rate of a murine experimental sarcoma.
Predictive Factors for Diagnosis of Advanced-Stage Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
Educational Objective: To identify predictive factors associated with the diagnosis of advanced-stage head and neck cancer.
The Thoracoacromial/Cephalic Vascular System for Microvascular Anastomoses in the Vessel-Depleted Neck
Educational Objective: To describe the use of the thoracoacromial/cephalic system in free flap reconstruction of complex head and neck defects.
Changing Patterns of Failure of Head and Neck Cancer
Educational Objective: To determine if there has been a significant change in the pattern of recurrent head cancer over time.
Microvascular Reconstruction After Previous Neck Dissection
Educational Objective: To learn results of free flap reconstruction after previous neck dissection.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(3):332-334. doi:10.1001/archotol.128.3.332