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Archives CME
June 2002

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

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128(6):726-728. doi:10.1001/archotol.128.6.726
CME Hiatus

CME from JAMA/Archives Journals will be temporarily suspended. Beginning in early 2003, we will offer a new online CME program. We apologize for the interruption in CME and hope that you will enjoy the improved online features that will be available in early 2003.

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 by July 15 in order to be processed. 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:

Randomized Controlled Trials for Evaluating Surgical Questions

Educational Objective: To review some of the obstacles inherent in randomized controlled trials and options to minimize them.

Characteristics of Olfactory Disorders in Relation to Major Causes of Olfactory Loss

Educational Objective: To investigate the consequences of olfactory loss.

Long-term Follow-up of Surgically Treated Phantosmia

Educational Objective: To determine whether transnasal excision of olfactory epithelium is a safe and effective therapy for phantosmia.

Long-term Results of Olfaction Rehabilitation Using the Nasal Airflow–Inducing ("Polite Yawning") Maneuver After Total Laryngectomy

Educational Objective: To study long-term results of the nasal airflow–inducing maneuver in olfaction rehabilitation for individuals after total laryngectomy.

Pediatric Head and Neck Malignancies: US Incidence and Trends Over 2 Decades

Educational Objective: To determine if there is a trend of increased malignancies of the head and neck in children.

Suppurative Complications of Acute Otitis Media in the Era of Antibiotic Resistance

Educational Objective: To review the experience with the suppurative complications of acute otitis media with increasing antibiotic resistance.

Major and Minor Temporal Bone Abnormalities in Children With and Without Congenital Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Educational Objective: To determine the extent of correlation between sensorineural hearing loss and variations from normal temporal bone anatomy detected with high-resolution computed tomography.

Tonsillectomy by Means of Plasma-Mediated Ablation: Prospective, Randomized, Blinded Comparison With Monopolar Electrosurgery

Educational Objective: To compare plasma-mediated ablation with monopolar electrosurgery for pediatric tonsillectomy.

Steroid Inhaler Laryngitis: Dysphonia Caused by Inhaled Fluticasone Therapy

Educational Objective: To describe a new entity—steroid inhaler laryngitis.

The Role of Woodstoves in the Etiology of Nasal Polyposis

Educational Objective: To determine the role of environmental pollutants on the etiology of nasal polyposis, particularly with regard to woodstoves.

Success and Predictability of Provox Prosthesis Voice Rehabilitation

Educational Objective: To determine the success rate of primary tracheal-esophageal puncture after total laryngectomy.

Fiberoptic Examination of the Pharyngoesophageal Segment in Tracheoesophageal Speakers

Educational Objective: To describe the use of flexible fiberoptic endoscopy to examine the upper esophagus in tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis speakers.

Estimating DNA Repair by Sequential Evaluation of Head and Neck Tumor Radiation Sensitivity Using the Comet Assay

Educational Objective: To assess the usefulness of the comet assay of DNA damage to predict response to radiation in patients with head and neck cancer.

Positron Emission Tomography in the Evaluation of Synchronous Lung Lesions in Patients With Untreated Head and Neck Cancer

Educational Objective: To evaluate the ability of positron emission tomography to detect synchronous lung lesions in patients with head and neck cancer with negative chest x-ray findings.

Enhancement of Cytarabine Sensitivity in Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cell Line Transfected With Deoxycytidine Kinase

Educational Objective: To determine if the vector-mediated transduction of deoxycytidine kinase results in sensitization of tongue squamous cell carcinoma cell lines to the cytotoxic effects of cytarabine.