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July 2000

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

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(7):916. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.7.916

Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgeryissue 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 in Other Countries

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 4 weeks of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive 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

The Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgeryprovides timely information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck. Given the diversity of structure and function based in this anatomic region, the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgerypublishes clinical and basic research from an array of disciplines. 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 Surgeryshould 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:

Gastropharyngeal and Gastroesophageal RefluxArticle

Educational Objective:To learn the role of reflux in globus and hoarseness.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Contributing to Chronic Sinus Disease in Children: A Prospective AnalysisArticle

Educational Objective:To learn the role of reflux in sinus disease.

Postoperative Tonsillectomy Pain in Pediatric PatientsArticle

Educational Objective:To determine whether different techniques of tonsillectomy alter postoperative analgesic needs.

Comparison of Power-Assisted vs Curette AdenoidectomyArticle

Educational Objective:To compare traditional and power-assisted adenoidectomy.

Age-Related Changes in Muscle Fiber Regeneration in the Human Thyroarytenoid MuscleArticle

Educational Objective:To learn the capacity of thyroarytenoid muscle fibers for regeneration.

New Perspectives About Human Laryngeal MuscleArticle

Educational Objective:To understand the significance and distribution of myosin isoforms in laryngeal muscles.

Are Hybrid Fibers a Common Motif of Canine Laryngeal Muscles?Article

Educational Objective:To understand the distribution of myosin isoforms within single laryngeal muscle fibers.

Single-Fiber Myosin Heavy-Chain Isoform Composition of Rodent Laryngeal Muscle: Modulation by Thyroid HormoneArticle

Educational Objective:To learn the effect of thyroid hormone on laryngeal muscle myosin composition.

Development of the Vestibular Disorders Activities of Daily Living ScaleArticle

Educational Objective:To develop an objective scale to evaluate handicap and functional limitation in vestibular patients.

Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects in Oral Cavity and OropharynxArticle

Educational Objective:To learn the application of free flaps to head and neck reconstruction.