Letter to the editor.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2020 Jul 01;120(7):434-435 Authors: Cherrier M, Terman G, Shen D, Shireman L, Saxon A, Simpson T PMID: 32598456 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Preoperative Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Improves Postoperative Pain and Reduces Opioid Consumption After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Comparative Study.
Conclusion: Standardized preoperative OMTh was found to be effective in reducing pain in the first month after TKA for osteoarthritis and significantly reduced opioid consumption during the first postoperative week. PMID: 32598457 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Novel Dual-Fluorescent Mitophagy Reporter Reveals a Reduced Mitophagy Flux in Type 1 Diabetic Mouse Heart.
CONCLUSIONS: Mitophagy was impaired in the heart of diabetic mice, suggesting that restoring or accelerating mitophagy flux may be a useful strategy to reduce cardiac injury caused by diabetes. PMID: 32598458 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effect of Opioid Prescribing Education for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents in a Safety-Net Hospital.
Authors: Evans C, McCullough D, Best K, Yorkgitis BK Abstract Context: The number of deaths due to opioid overdose has steadily increased in the United States since the early 2000s. The US opioid epidemic calls for an urgent need to evaluate physician prescribing habits. Objective: To educate obstetrics and gynecology residents about opioid abuse, the quantity typically prescribed postoperatively, and strategies to decrease adverse outcomes. Methods: Obstetrics and gynecology residents at an urban safety-net hospital were given a preintervention evaluation to understand their opioid prescribing patterns and...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Evaluating Financial Conflicts of Interest Among Contributors to Clinical Practice Guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Conclusion: A small number of companies provide the majority of contributions; however, there is no evidence to suggest bias toward manufactures within ACOG practice bulletins. Future investigations into pharmaceutical manufacturer payments, specifically for consulting fees, may be warranted. (Clinical Trial Registry UMIN-CTR, UMIN000029165). PMID: 32598460 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Sister Mary Joseph Nodule in a Patient With Advanced Prostate Cancer.
Authors: Chahin M, Kogler W, Stack A, Lyons B Abstract Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among US men. Metastasis typically occurs in the bone, lymph nodes, liver, and thorax. This case highlights a patient who was suspected of having prostate cancer several years before presenting to the emergency department with back pain and an umbilical hernia of increasing size. Gross examination revealed fixed masses on the abdominal wall that appeared malignant on computed tomographic imaging. The umbilical mass was a Sister Mary Joseph nodule (SMJN), which is sometimes found in patients with ad...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Psychosocial Management of Dysmenorrhea.
Authors: Matsushita S, Wong B, Kanumalla R, Goldstein L Abstract Dysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation, is a common cause of acute pelvic pain that affects approximately two-thirds of women who are postmenarchal in the United States. Dysmenorrhea pain is frequently severe enough to disrupt daily activities and often accompanied by other symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness. Primary dysmenorrhea is likely due to an excess of prostaglandins and is traditionally treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and hormonal therapy. Secondary dysmenorrhea can have multiple origins and ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome.
Authors: Mersch M, Martingano D PMID: 32598463 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Straight Back Syndrome.
Authors: Perez-Downes JC, Leon A, Reddy P PMID: 32598464 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Practice Locations of Michigan Ophthalmologists as a Model to Compare Practice Patterns of DO and MD Surgical Subspecialists.
Authors: Ahmed H, Price MJ, Robbins W, Braich PS Abstract Context: While existing data demonstrate that osteopathic physicians (ie, DOs) in primary care are more likely than allopathic physicians (ie, MDs) to practice in rural areas, no data exist on practice patterns of DO surgical subspecialists, such as ophthalmologists. Michigan has a relatively high number of DOs and, formerly, the most osteopathic ophthalmology residency programs in the United States. Analyzing the distribution of ophthalmologists in Michigan may reveal patterns and predict trends about the geographic distribution of DO surgical subspecialist...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - June 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Physician Mortality in the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920.
Authors: Watson A, Watson T, Ching L Abstract The influenza outbreak that occurred during 1918-1920 was a defining moment in the history of the world and osteopathic medicine. Despite the tremendous loss of human life, osteopathic physicians also observed greater success in the treatment of patients with the disease, in contrast with their allopathic counterparts. Osteopathic physicians also succumbed to the deadly influenza effects while treating patients. A list of osteopathic physicians who died of influenza or related complications during the pandemic, obtained from osteopathic journals from that time, is provi...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - June 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Official Call: 2020 Annual Business Meeting of the American Osteopathic Association.
Authors: Burns RR, Morrison RL, Broder DL PMID: 32497188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - June 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Influence of Research on Osteopathic Medical Student Residency Match Success.
Authors: Lowery JW, Hum JM, Obeime I, Zahl S, Parr CP, Larsen B, King T, Kisby G PMID: 32451535 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

How Trainees Finance Their Medical Education: Implications of Higher Education Act Reform.
Authors: Scheckel CJ, Richards JR, Newman JR, Fangman BD, Poole KG Abstract Context: The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is among several repayment programs currently available for recipients of federal student loans. Medical education debt has continued to expand at a rapid pace in the decade since PSLF was created. Proposed changes to the Higher Education Act would substantially transform how future medical trainees finance and repay medical education debt. Objective: To better understand relationships between debt and personal stress, as well as between repayment- and forgiveness-program use, ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Choosing Primary Care: Factors Influencing Graduating Osteopathic Medical Students.
Authors: Stefani KM, Richards JR, Newman J, Poole KG, Scott SC, Scheckel CJ Abstract Context: Access to primary care (PC) improves health outcomes and decreases health care costs. The shortage of PC physicians and shifting physician workforce makes this an ongoing concern. Osteopathic medical schools are making strides to fill this void. Considering the critical need for PC physicians in the United States, this study aims to identify factors related to choosing a PC specialty. Objective: To understand possible motivations of osteopathic medical students pursuing a career in PC specialties by examining the role ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Empathy in Medicine Self and Other in Medical Education: Initial Emotional Intelligence Trend Analysis Widens the Lens Around Empathy and Burnout.
Authors: Singer-Chang G, Dong F, Seffinger M, Nevins N, Blumer J, Musharbash H, Helf S Abstract Context: Integral to emotional intelligence (EI), empathy is frequently studied in medical students. While important, given the implications for patient safety and physician well-being, traits such as self-regard may also affect physician efficacy. Emotional intelligence offers a holistic framework from which to study empathy, allowing it to be explored with coexisting traits and offering opportunities to identify related risk factors. Objective: To identify trends in osteopathic medical student EI to help mitigate b...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Implied Evidence of the Functional Role of the Rectus Capitis Posterior Muscles.
Authors: Hallgren RC, Rowan JJ Abstract Context: Osteopathic physicians often target the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPm) and rectus capitis posterior major (RCPM) muscles when using muscle energy or soft tissue cervical techniques to treat patients with head and neck pain. The RCPm and RCPM muscles are located deep within the posterior occipitoatlantal and atlantoaxial interspaces, respectively. Objective: To characterize the functional role of RCPm and RCPM muscles by comparing electromyographic (EMG) activation patterns of these muscles with EMG activation patterns of specific flexor and extensor muscle...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

The Role of Sphenobasilar Synchondrosis in Disease and Health.
Conclusion: The study landscape of this review highlights the scarcity of, poor reporting on, and unclear methodologic quality of research on SBS strain patterns in disease and health. It is still unclear whether and to what extent specific SBS strain patterns occur in impaired health states compared with healthy controls. Future studies should seek to improve study methods and reporting and minimize the risk of bias. PMID: 32451540 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Partnering With Patients to Reduce Firearm-Related Death and Injury.
Authors: Ozuna L, Champion C, Yorkgitis BK Abstract In the United States, nearly 40,000 deaths per year are firearm related. Among these fatalities are approximately 1300 children. In addition, there are more than 20,000 unintentional firearm injuries per year. Osteopathic physicians have a unique opportunity to affect this public health concern through patient education. Several evidenced-based recommendations can be incorporated at the bedside to reduce firearm injuries and deaths, including gun education, safe storage, and proper disposal. PMID: 32451541 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Integrating Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Injections in the Diagnosis and Management of a Hip Labral Tear.
Authors: Snyder LL, Knox SC, Smutny CJ Abstract Hip pain in adults is a common complaint. Secondary processes can often mask underlying conditions, prolonging the course to diagnosis and definitive treatment. In this case, a 74-year-old man presented to an outpatient clinic after 6 weeks of right hip pain that began upon initiation of a rehabilitation program following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Various imaging and treatment modalities (including radiography, osteopathic manipulative treatment, injection of the greater trochanteric bursa, L2-3 paravertebral block, magnetic resonance imaging, and intra-ar...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Graves Orbitopathy.
Authors: Natali S, Shogan P PMID: 32451543 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

How Trainees Finance Their Medical Education: Implications of Higher Education Act Reform.
Authors: PMID: 32451544 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Low Back Pain.
Authors: Ponna V, Talsma J, Pierce-Talsma S PMID: 32451545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Lumbar Diagnosis and Pressure Difference Variance.
Conclusion: We observed that using equal pressures in both hands while palpating a lumbar segment correlates to more accurate somatic dysfunction diagnoses. PMID: 32451546 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Buying Time: Using OMM to Potentially Reduce the Demand for Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With COVID-19.
Authors: Stenta ME Abstract The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) pandemic is causing an increased need for mechanical ventilation for a significant percentage of people who present to the hospital for treatment. This increase in demand could surpass the supply of ventilators and lead to an increase in mortality due to a lack of ventilator vacancies. There is significant evidence that osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) can alleviate pulmonary symptoms and aid in quicker recoveries from various respiratory ailments. OMM has the potential to play a significant role in helping reduce a p...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - May 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Transitions in Undergraduate Medical Education.
Authors: Baker J, Wright A PMID: 32337563 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Practice Patterns of Third-Year and Fourth-Year Osteopathic Medical Students: An Educational Research Project.
Authors: Snider KT, Couch R, Bhatia S Abstract Context: Colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) are required to provide hands-on osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) training during clerkship years, but this can be challenging given that students are in a variety of clinical sites and often train with allopathic physicians. Objective: To identify student OMM practice patterns documented on required OMM practice logs detailing 10 OMM treatments each semester as part of a 3-semester third- and fourth-year clerkship curriculum and to determine whether these practice patterns varied by supervisor type (osteopath...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Does the Halo Effect for Level 1 Trauma Centers Apply to High-Acuity Nonsurgical Admissions?
Conclusion: Level 1 trauma center designation was not associated with improved mortality for high-acuity, nonsurgical medical conditions in this study. PMID: 32337565 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Weekly Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to Improve Measures of Sympathetic Tone in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study.
Conclusion: Improvements in sympathetic tone after OMT suggest that weekly manipulation of Chapman points and viscerosomatic reflexes can be a useful adjunctive therapeutic option for women with PCOS. (ClinicalTrials.gov No. NCT03383484). PMID: 32337566 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effect of Abdominal Lymphatic Pump Treatment on Disease Activity in a Rat Model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Conclusion: While DSS+LPT reduced IBD compared with DSS+sham, the decrease was not statistically significant. Considering the growing use of adjunctive treatment for the management of IBD, it is important to identify the effect of osteopathic manipulative medicine on IBD progression. PMID: 32337567 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Antithrombotic Therapy for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Acute Coronary Syndrome or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Authors: Tseng AS, Shamoun FE, Marks LA, Agrwal N Abstract 1. What is the clinical question? What combination antithrombotic therapy is recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation with acute coronary syndrome or patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention? 2. What does the evidence say? Double therapy (DT) with clopidogrel and direct oral anticoagulants (specifically, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) is noninferior to warfarin-based therapies for most patients. Double therapy is noninferior to triple therapy (TT) and has less bleeding complications. 3. What is the take-home message for physic...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Rhinitis: The Osteopathic Modular Approach.
This article provides an up-to-date literature review about the management of rhinitis using the 5 models of osteopathic medicine: biomechanical, respiratory-circulatory, metabolic, neurologic, and behavioral. PMID: 32337569 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Psychogenic Adipsia Presenting as Recurrent Functional Vomiting and Hypernatremia.
Authors: Desai PM, Mbachi C, Mathew M, Attar B, Mba B Abstract Hypernatremia is caused by a disproportionate balance of inadequate free water relative to sodium level. Frequent causes of hypernatremia include renal or gastrointestinal fluid loss, hypothalamic injury, and endocrine abnormalities. The authors describe a rare case of hypernatremia that manifested secondary to psychogenic adipsia in a 46-year-old woman presenting with intractable vomiting. Her presenting symptoms and laboratory abnormalities resolved after treatment was initiated for major depression. This case highlights the need for a holistic approa...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans.
Authors: Natali S, Borelli C, Shogan P PMID: 32337571 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Regular Mindful Yoga Practice as a Method to Improve Androgen Levels in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Authors: Patel V, Menezes H, Menezes C, Bouwer S, Bostick-Smith CA, Speelman DL Abstract Background: Holistic approaches are needed to complement existing therapies for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common disorder affecting the health of reproductive-aged females. Objective: To determine whether thrice-weekly mindful yoga practice improves endocrine, cardiometabolic, or psychological parameters in women with PCOS. Methods: Thirty-one women with PCOS between the ages of 23 and 42 years and living in Erie County, Pennsylvania, were recruited for this randomized, controlled study arm, which was part of ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Helping Students Navigate the Single Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System.
Authors: Díaz SR, Baker SD, Medio FJ PMID: 32227145 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

More Information on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Consultations for Hospitalized Patients.
Authors: Fuller DB PMID: 32227146 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Interprofessional Education on Medication Adherence: Peer-to-Peer Teaching of Osteopathic Medical Students.
Authors: Chan E, Doroudgar S, Huang J, Ip EJ Abstract Context: Medication nonadherence is an important barrier to achieving optimal clinical outcomes. Currently, there are limited data on methods used to train medical students about medication adherence. Objective: To evaluate the knowledge, confidence, and attitudes of first-year osteopathic medical students before and after a 30-minute peer-to-peer medication adherence education program led by a third-year pharmacy student. Methods: All first-year medical students from Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine were invited to participate...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Academic Advising Using Theoretical Approaches for Medical Students Who Are Struggling in Preclinical Years.
This article summarizes key learning theories and their application to commonly found problems among first- and second-year medical students. The authors review current advising processes based on widely used theories in medical education and cite examples from their practices about how these theories can be used in effective academic advising. They also discuss the importance of using a holistic approach while helping students overcome academic barriers during their time in medical school. PMID: 32227148 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Assessment of the Research Interests and Perceptions of First-Year Medical Students at 4 Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
Conclusion: First-year osteopathic medical students are interested in research, view research experience as valuable, and consider research experience as beneficial to future career development. This study's findings highlight opportunities for increasing student participation in research through incentives or removal of perceived barriers. PMID: 32227149 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Relationship of Clinical Skills Performance in Medical School With COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation.
Conclusion: High-stakes OSCEs aligned with the level 2-PE blueprint are effective predictors of performance and are an important way to support student readiness for the Level 2-PE. Other assessments, such as subject-based COMATs and COMSAE Phase 2, add value to school-based assessments over workplace-based assessments. PMID: 32227150 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Empathy in MedicineCultivating an Empathetic Professional Identity in Osteopathic Medical Students Through Service Learning: A Qualitative Analysis of Reflective Essays.
Conclusions: Structured service learning experiences provide students with an opportunity to develop an empathetic professional identity in the preclinical stage of medical education. This form of volunteer service is a transformative experience that challenges students' incoming perceptions and leads to the development of both empathy and professional identity. PMID: 32227151 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Developing Neuraxial and Regional Pain Procedural Skills Through Innovative 3-Dimensional Printing Technology.
Authors: Headman ZC, Matson MC, Schneider RP, Potter JL, Loguda-Summers DL, Bhatia S, Kondrashova T Abstract Context: Various forms of simulation-based training, including training models, increase training opportunities and help assess performance of a task. However, commercial training models for lumbar puncture and epidural procedures are costly. Objective: To assess medical students' and residents' perception of 3-dimensional (3D)-printed lumbar, cervical, and pelvic models for mastering joint injection techniques and to determine the utility of ultrasonography-guided needle procedure training. Methods:...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Painful Proximally Oriented Large Heterotopic Spur Formation in an Active Adult With a Nontraumatic Amputation.
Authors: Annunziato J, Shor D, Parikh S Abstract Heterotopic ossification (HO) is excess bone growth in soft tissues, typically juxta-articular and interfascicular, with varying incidence. This excess bone growth has been well-documented in cases of traumatic amputation but less frequently observed in cases of nontraumatic amputation. Symptomatic heterotopic ossification usually includes pain during prosthetic use with management involving prosthetic adjustments for comfort. This atypical case highlights a patient with a nontraumatic amputation and a proximal-oriented large spur formation that was not painful with ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

"Soccer-Ball" Lymphocytosis.
"Soccer-Ball" Lymphocytosis. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2020 Apr 01;120(4):286 Authors: Utz JL, Bell H, Wright WF, George TI PMID: 32227154 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Assessment of the Research Interests and Perceptions of First-Year Medical Students at 4 Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
Authors: PMID: 32227155 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Success Predictors For Third-Year Osteopathic Medical Students on National Standardized Examinations: A Family Medicine Clerkship Course Study.
Authors: Glaser K, Sackett D, Pazdernik VK Abstract Context: Medical education institutions often use community-based sites and preceptors during students' third and fourth years for clinical training. However, differences in the sites, preceptors, assessment methods, and students may result in variations in clinical training, potentially affecting educational outcomes. During clerkships at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, all students are evaluated by several methods for each required clerkship course. Required assessments include the clinical preceptor's evaluation, online coursewo...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Influence of Future Prescribers' Personal and Clinical Experiences With Opioids on Plans to Treat Patients With Opioid Use Disorder.
Authors: Mort SC, Díaz SR, Miller C, Bowlby M, Henderson D, Beverly EA Abstract Context: Recreational use of opioids is a growing problem in the United States, particularly in the Midwest. Educators have called for inclusion of pain- and opioid-specific courses in health professional school curricula, yet more research is needed to address future prescribers' beliefs, experiences, and postgraduate plans related to opioids. Objective: To examine health professional students' perceived severity of the opioid crisis and opioid-related beliefs, experiences, and postgraduate plans. Methods: Using a descri...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

CATALYST: Piloting a Longitudinal Assessment and Learning Program for Board Recertification and Continuous Professional Development.
Authors: Horber DT, Flamini J, Gimpel JR, Tsai TE, Shrum K, Hudson K Abstract Context: As a proposed alternative to the traditional recertification examination, CATALYST is a longitudinal formative assessment platform created on cognitive learning principles. CATALYST was designed by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners to encourage more complex and durable practice-relevant learning and demonstration of ongoing competencies. Objective: To investigate the value of the CATALYST platform using board diplomates' subjective feedback and comparison of performance on CATALYST questions with performance...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - February 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Value of the Continuing Certification Modules and Challenging the Status Quo.
Authors: Capoocia A PMID: 32091556 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - February 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research