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Sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education

To obtain CME credits, complete the test below, following these guidelines:

1. Read each article carefully.

2. Choose the most appropriate response to each of the following questions and record these on the registration form. Unanswered questions are considered incorrect.

3. Send the completed registration form and your payment (check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express) to the Center for Continuing Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

4. After your test has been graded, you will receive a receipt, a copy of the correct answers, and a credit statement certifying completion from the UNMC. Questions about the test should be addressed to UNMC Center for Continuing Education (402-559-4152).

Credit: The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

1. With which of these statements regarding a larynx contact ulcer would Thompson (Pathology Clinic) disagree?

a. It is a benign lesion.

b. Its diagnosis is usually based solely on histologic findings.

c. It is most common in men.

d. It most often involves the posterior vocal fold.

2. According to a source cited by Song and Shemen, the incidence of permanent recurrent laryngeal nerve injury in thyroid and parathyroid reoperations has been reported to range from:

a. 1 to 10%

b. 2 to 12%

c. 3 to 15%

d. 4 to 20%

3. With which of the following statements regarding injury to the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve during thyroid surgery is false, based on the article by Song and Shemen?

a. It can alter voice quality.

b. It can cause increased aspiration.

c. It occurs at a rate ranging from 5 to 28% of cases.

d. Its treatment is not difficult.

4. According to sources cited by Goudy and Flynn, the malignancy rate of palpable thyroid nodules is:

a. <5%

b. >5%

c. >7%

d. >9%

5. Goudy and Flynn's study data indicate that fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid can only be performed reliably by a pathologist.

True or False

6. Ozbek et al would most likely disagree with which of the following statements?

a. Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) seldom occurs in young, immunocompetent children.

b. PTAs form in the area between the palatine tonsil and its capsule.

c. Patients who undergo needle aspiration for PTA can be treated on an outpatient basis.

d. Patients hospitalized for the treatment of PTA have better outcomes than those treated as outpatients.

7. Amyloidosis should be the first cause considered in a patient with macroglossia, according to Doria Xavier et al.

True or False

8. Which of the following statements regarding systemic amyloidosis is true, based on the article by Doria Xavier et al?

a. It occurs in conjunction with tuberculosis and other chronic diseases.

b. It is associated with an excellent survival rate.

c. It can only be differentiated from the localized form by rectal biopsy.

d. Ten percent of cases are associated with multiple myeloma.
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Title Annotation:Continuing Medical Education
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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