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:
Symptom-Directed Selective Endoscopy: Long-term Efficacy
Educational Objective: To review the results of symptom-directed selective endoscopy in head and neck cancer patients.
Clinical Experience With HLA-B7 Plasmid DNA/Lipid Complex in Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
Educational Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of alloantigen plasmid DNA therapy in patients with advanced head and neck cancer.
Molecular Marker Expression in Oral and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Educational Objective: To determine the prognostic value of several oncoproteins in head and neck cancer.
Salvage Resection After Previous Laryngeal Surgery
Educational Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of extended total laryngectomy for management of laryngeal cancer relapses.
Intraoperative Microwave Processing of Bone Margins During Resection of Head and Neck Cancer
Educational Objective: To describe a new technique for processing bone margins for intraoperative analysis.
Primary Intraosseous Carcinoma of the Jaws
Educational Objective: To report new cases and review the literature on primary intraosseous carcinoma of the jaw.
Factors Affecting the Overall Survival After Salvage Surgery in Patients With Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma at the Primary Site: Experience With 60 Cases
Educational Objective: To assess factors affecting overall survival of salvage surgery for nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Temporal Bone: A Radiographic-Pathologic Correlation
Educational Objective: To assess the utility of a staging system for squamous cell carcinoma.
High-Dose Intra-arterial Cisplatin Therapy Followed by Radiation Therapy for Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
Educational Objective: To assess the effectiveness of high-dose intra-arterial cisplatin plus radiation therapy in head and neck cancer.
Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Their Inhibitors Correlates With Invasion and Metastasis in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
Educational Objective: To study comprehensively the profile of matrix metalloproteinases in metastatic head and neck cancer.
The Influence of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring on the Surgical Management of Hyperparathyroidism
Educational Objective: To examine the role of intraoperative rapid parathyroid hormone monitoring in the management of hyperparathyroidism.
Risk Factors for Postoperative Complications in Oral Cancer and Their Prognostic Implications
Educational Objective: To identify risk factors for complications after head and neck surgery.
Intraoperative Fabrication of Palatal Prosthesis for Maxillary Resection
Educational Objective: To learn methods of intraoperative fabrication of palatal prostheses.
The Palatal Island Flap for Reconstruction of Palatal and Retromolar Trigone Defects Revisited
Educational Objective: To describe the use of the palatal island flab for primary palatal reconstruction.
Condylar Prostheses in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Educational Objective: To discuss the use of condylar prostheses following mandibular reconstruction.
Tubed Gastro-omental Free Flap for Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction
Educational Objective: To describe the use of free vascularized gastric antrum for pharyngoesophageal reconstruction.
Iliac Crest Internal Oblique Osteomusculocutaneous Free Flap Reconstruction of the Postablative Palatomaxillary Defect
Educational Objective: To describe palatomaxillary reconstruction with composite iliac crest-internal oblique osteomusculocutaneous free flaps.
The Scapular Osteofasciocutaneous Flap: A 12-Year Experience
Educational Objective: To describe the use of scapular osteocutaneous free flaps in head and neck reconstruction.
The Development and Validation of a Dysphagia-Specific Quality-of-Life Questionnaire for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: The M. D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory
Educational Objective: To describe a validated self-administered questionnaire to assess the effects of dysphagia on quality of life.
Speech Intelligibility After Glossectomy and Speech Rehabilitation
Educational Objective: To determine whether, and to what degree, speech therapy improves speech intelligibility after total, subtotal, and partial glossectomy.
Quality of Life After Great Auricular Nerve Sacrifice During Parotidectomy
Educational Objective: To assess the effect of sacrifice of the greater auricular nerve on quality of life.
After you have read any 3 (to earn 1 hour of category 1 CME credit) or all (to earn 3 hours of credit) of these articles, please complete the CME Evaluation Form.
Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(7):889–890. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.7.889