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Archives CME
April 2002

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

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(4):465-466. doi:10.1001/archotol.128.4.465

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:

The Otolaryngological Manifestations of Mitochondrial Disease and the Risk of Neurodegeneration With Infection

Educational Objective: To report head and neck and hearing manifestations of mitochondrial disease.

Is Corticosteroid Therapy Effective for Sudden-Onset Sensorineural Hearing Loss at Lower Frequencies?

Educational Objective: To assess the efficacy of steroids for sudden-onset sensorineural hearing loss at low frequency.

Auditory and Facial Nerve Function Following Surgery for Cerebellopontine Angle Meningiomas

Educational Objective: To report postoperative hearing and facial nerve function after removal of cerebellopontine angle meningioma.

Natriuretic Peptide Receptors in the Human Endolymphatic Sac

Educational Objective: To examine human endolymphatic sac tissue for natriuretic peptides.

Concomitant Chemoradiotherapy in Pyriform Sinus Carcinoma

Educational Objective: To test the effectiveness of concurrent chemoradiotherapy in patients with pyriform sinus carcinoma.

Assessment of the Morbidity and Complications of Total Thyroidectomy

Educational Objective: To assess the incidence and predictive factors for complications after total thyroidectomy.

Prognostic Value of CD44 Variant 6 in Laryngeal Epidermoid Carcinomas

Educational Objective: To determine the prognostic significance of CD44 variant exon 6 in laryngeal carcinoma.

Topical Mitomycin as an Adjunct to Choanal Atresia Repair

Educational Objective: To evaluate the use of mitomycin as an adjunct in choanal atresia repair.

The Role of Mitomycin in the Prevention and Treatment of Scar Formation in the Pediatric Aerodigestive Tract: Friend or Foe?

Educational Objective: To determine the role of mitomycin in the treatment of scar in the upper aerodigestive tract.

Orbitofacial Masses in Children: An Endoscopic Approach

Educational Objective: To learn an endoscopic approach for pediatric orbitofacial masses.

Clinical Assessment of Retronasal Olfactory Function

Educational Objective: To develop a test to evaluate orthonasal vs retronasal olfactory function.

Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty for the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Myths and Facts

Educational Objective: To assess long-term results of laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Usefulness of Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty With Genioglossus and Hyoid Advancement in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Educational Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty plus mandibular osteotomy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.