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Archives CME
August 2001

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

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(8):1011-1012. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.8.1011

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:

Localization of the Gene for Familial Laryngeal Abductor Paralysis to Chromosome 6q16

Educational Objective: To report gene locus causing familial laryngeal abductor paralysis.

MYO1Fas a Candidate Gene for Nonsyndromic Deafness,DFNB15

Educational Objective: To evaluate MYO1F as a candidate gene for nonsyndromic deafness, DFNB15.

Connexin 26 Gene Mutations in Congenitally Deaf Children

Educational Objective: To appreciate the difficulty of genetic counseling in congenitally deaf children.

Different Distribution of HLA Class II Alleles According to Response to Corticosteroid Therapy in Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Educational Objective: To investigate the association of HLA class II and response to therapy in sudden hearing loss.

Safety of Pediatric Bedside Tracheostomy in the ICU

Educational Objective: To evaluate the safety of bedside tracheostomy in pediatric patients.

Effects of the Clarion Electrode Positioning System on Auditory Thresholds and Comfortable Loudness Levels in Pediatric Patients With Cochlear Implants

Educational Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of the electrode positioning system in the Clarion cochlear implant.

Measurement of Comfort Levels by Means of Electrical Stapedial Reflex in Children

Educational Objective: To learn the usefulness of electrical stapedial reflex in determining the comfort level in pediatric cochlear implants.

Younger Patients Have a Higher Rate of Recovery of Taste Function After Middle Ear Surgery

Educational Objective: To investigate patients' symptoms and functional recovery of taste after surgery using electrogustometry.

Sentinel Node Localization in Oral Cavity and Oropharynx Squamous Cell Cancer

Educational Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of sentinel node localization techniques in patients with head and neck SCC.

Prediction of Aspiration in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Untreated Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

Educational Objective: To determine the prevalence of aspiration in patients newly diagnosed as having untreated head and neck cancer.

Microvascular Transplantation and Replantation of the Rabbit Submandibular Gland

Educational Objective: To explore the feasibility of submandibular gland transplantation and reimplantation.

Heterotopic Neuroglial Tissue Causing Airway Obstruction in the Newborn

Educational Objective: To describe a diagnostic experience in treatment management of children with heterotopic pharyngeal neuroglial tissue.