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Archives CME
May 2002

Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(5):608-610. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg.-ISSN-0886-4470-128-5-ocz0502

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.

Who May Participate?

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.

Earning Credit and CME Evaluation Form

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.

Statement of Educational Purpose

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.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

Impact of Adenotonsillectomy on Quality of Life in Children With Obstructive Sleep Disorders

Educational Objective: To determine the impact of adenotonsillectomy on quality of life in children with obstructive disorders before and after surgery.

Multivariate Analyses to Assess Treatment Effectiveness in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

Educational Objective: To assess the relative benefit of combined radiotherapy and surgery over single-modality treatment for advanced-stage squamous cell carcinoma.

Predictors of Perioperative Complications in Head and Neck Patients

Educational Objective: To identify risk factors associated with perioperative complications in medically compromised patients undergoing major otolaryngology procedures.

Markers for Nodal Metastasis in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

Educational Objective: To identify markers relevant as predictors of lymph node metastases in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Parotidectomy in the Treatment of Aggressive Cutaneous Malignancies

Educational Objective: To review the need for parotidectomy in the treatment of aggressive skin cancer.

Combined Intraoral and Lateral Temporal Approach for Palatal Malignancies With Temporalis Muscle Reconstruction

Educational Objective: To evaluate the use of combined lateral temporal fossa and intraoral approach to resect pallet carcinomas.

Treatment of Patients With Spinal Metastases From Head and Neck Neoplasms

Educational Objective: To investigate the role of surgical management of patients with spinal metastases.

The Effect of Noise Exposure in the Presence of Canal Fenestration on the Amplitude of Short-Latency Vestibular Evoked Potentials

Educational Objective: To investigate the effect of noise exposure on vestibular evoked potentials following fenestration of the lateral semicircular canal.

Three-dimensional Imaging of the Inner Ear by Volume-Rendered Reconstructions of Magnetic Resonance Data

Educational Objective: To evaluate 3-dimensional inner ear visualization by volume rendering of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging data.

Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Dizziness With Psychiatric Symptoms

Educational Objective: To investigate the efficacy and tolerability of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants for patients with dizziness and major or minor psychiatric symptoms.

The Impact of Atopy on Neutrophil Activity in Middle Ear Effusion From Children and Adults With Chronic Otitis Media

Educational Objective: To identify the relation of neutrophil activity to allergy as reflected by the presence of myeloperoxidase in ears with chronic otitis media with effusion among patients whose atopic status was characterized by objective testing.

Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome and Airway Reconstruction: An Evolving Paradigm

Educational Objective: To provide a working definition for congenital high airway obstruction syndrome.

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Voice Problems Among Telemarketers

Educational Objective: To determine the prevalence of voice problems among telemarketers.

The Effect of Growth Factors on the Proliferation and Differentiation of Human Nasal Gland Cells

Educational Objective: To investigate the effects of various epidermal growth factors on proliferation and differentiation of cultured human nasal glands in vitro.

Bacteriology of Acute and Chronic Frontal Sinusitis

Educational Objective: To investigate the microbiology of acute and chronic frontal sinusitis.

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