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: Selective Inner Hair Cell Loss in Premature Infants and Cochlea Pathological Patterns From Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Autopsies Educational Objective: To investigate abnormalities of the inner ear in infants failing auditory brainstem response screening in a neonatal intensive care unit. High-Resolution Imaging of the Middle Ear With Optical Coherence Tomography: A Feasibility Study Educational Objective: To describe the use of optical coherence topography in imaging of the middle ear. Significance of Airborne Transmission of Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus aureusin an Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Unit Educational Objective: To investigate the existence of airborne methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an otolaryngology hospital unit. Streptococcus milleri:An Organism for Head and Neck Infections and Abscess Educational Objective: To describe the role of Streptococcus milleri in head and neck infection. Chronic Bacterial Rhinosinusitis: Description of a Mouse Model Educational Objective: To develop a murine model for chronic bacterial rhinosinusitis. Titanium Mesh Repair of the Severely Comminuted Frontal Sinus Fracture Educational Objective: To describe the use of titanium mesh in repair of severely comminuted frontal sinus fractures. Quality-of-Life Outcomes in the Evaluation of Head and Neck Cancer Treatments Educational Objective: To review the published literature to evaluate quality-of-life instruments in patients treated for head and neck cancer. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator Expression and Proliferation Stimulation in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma In Vitro and In Situ Educational Objective: To examine the effect of plasminogen activator in squamous cell carcinoma in vitro and in tissue specimens. High Tumor Grade in Salivary Gland Mucoepidermoid Carcinomas and Loss of Expression of Transforming Growth Factor β Receptor Type II Educational Objective: To correlate mucoepidermoid carcinoma grade with expression of transforming growth factor. The Transglabellar/Subcranial Approach to the Anterior Skull Base: A Review of 72 Cases Educational Objective: To analyze the usefulness of the transglabellar/subcranial approach to the anterior skull base. Endoscopic Laser Cricopharyngeal Myotomy to Salvage Tracheoesophageal Voice After Total Laryngectomy Educational Objective: To describe endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy in the postlaryngectomy patient with cricopharyngeal muscle spasm. Unilateral vs Bilateral Supraglottoplasty for Severe Laryngomalacia in Children Educational Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of unilateral vs bilateral supraglottoplasty in children with laryngomalacia. Aerodynamic Findings in Esophageal Voice Educational Objective: To define the aerodynamic characteristics of esophageal voice. Should Formal Ophthalmologic Evaluation Be a Preoperative Requirement Prior to Blepharoplasty? Educational Objective: To review the usefulness of ophthalmologic examination in evaluating patients for blepharoplasty.
Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Jun 1, 2001