Use of osteopathic manipulative treatment for low back pain patients with and without pain medication history.
Conclusion: Both groups showed significant decreases in overall pain, and this similar effect in each group may indicate a lack of need for medications when OMT is used. Additional research on efficacy of OMT in this patient population is needed with larger, multicenter, randomized trials. PMID: 33512387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Characterizing the use of osteopathic manipulative medicine in the obstetric population by trimester and indications for use.
Conclusion: These results suggest that more education is needed about OMM use in the obstetric population, particularly during early trimesters and the intrapartum period, as well as for visceral and lymphatic complaints of pregnancy. PMID: 33512388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Impact of an osteopathic presence in a large categorical pediatric residency training program.
Conclusion: ORT residents make a significant impact on their colleagues' perceptions and knowledge of OMT. This study suggests that further efforts to highlight the clinical applications of OMT in pediatric patients would be welcomed by residents. PMID: 33512389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Pilot study assessing the effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on length of stay in neonates after therapeutic hypothermia.
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that OMT performed on term neonates treated with TH may decrease the amount of time needed to acquire the necessary skills for oral feeding. Although this result was not statistically significant, it may be clinically significant. A larger prospective clinical trial may have the power needed to detect a statistically significant reduction in LOS and number of days to full oral feeds in this patient population. PMID: 33512390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) use among osteopathic physicians in the United States.
Conclusion: Our data suggest that OMT use among osteopathic physicians in the US continues to decline. Barriers to its use appear to be related to the difficulty that most physicians have with successfully integrating OMT into the country's insurance-based system of healthcare delivery. Follow-up investigations on this subject in subsequent years will be imperative in the ongoing effort to monitor and preserve the distinctiveness of the osteopathic profession. PMID: 33512391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Adherence to the RIGHT statement in Society of Interventional Radiology guidelines.
Conclusion: The quality of reporting in interventional radiology guidelines is lacking in several key areas, including whether patient preferences were considered, whether costs and resources were considered, the strength of the recommendations, and the certainty of the body of evidence. Poor adherence to the RIGHT statement checklist in these guidelines reveals many areas for improvement in guideline reporting. PMID: 33512392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

First-time sports-related concussion recovery revisited: management changes and impact on recovery.
Authors: Neidecker JM, Gealt DB, Lambert K, Luksch JR, Weaver MD Abstract Context: Concussion is among the most common injuries in athletes. Over the past 10 years, concussion knowledge has expanded, and guidelines for management have changed. Recent changes include recommendations against strict mental and physical rest after sustaining a concussion, a better recognition of preexisting conditions predisposing protracted concussion recovery, and the addition of preliminary patient counseling and education about the expected course of concussion recovery. Objective: To assess the impact of changes in concussion ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics and lifestyle behaviors among individuals with arthritis: an analysis of 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data.
Conclusion: Patients with arthritis were more likely to be women, White, current smokers, and physically inactive, and to have poor mental health, lower education levels, and difficulty paying for healthcare and medications than those without arthritis. Further efforts should be made to address these findings through resource allocation in the care of patients with arthritis. Practitioners should also seek increased understanding of the psychological, social, and economic impacts of physical activity and smoking in patients with arthritis. PMID: 33512394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Ameri...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Transforming a clerkship with telemedicine.
Authors: Bhatia RK, Cooley D, Collins PB, Caudle J, Coren J Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic had an overwhelming impact on both clinical practices and learning environments. On March 17th, 2020, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation issued a statement recommending a "pause" in medical student participation in-person at clinical sites. In response, the Family Medicine Department at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine recognized the need to evolve the traditional curriculum and quickly transit...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Robotic microsurgical spermatic cord denervation for chronic orchialgia: a case series.
Conclusion: Utilization of robotic-assisted surgery offers more urologists the ability to use familiar techniques to treat chronic orchialgia when conservative measures are unsuccessful. PMID: 33512396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine: a refreshed and refocused publication for our profession.
Authors: Zafonte RD PMID: 33512397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 30, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

An analysis of research quality underlying IDSA clinical practice guidelines: a cross-sectional study.
Conclusions: The proportion of high-quality research underlying guideline recommendations is remarkably low, indicating that moderate and low quality evidence is still influencing infectious disease guidelines despite IDSA standards. Moreover, the quality of research has not significantly changed over time. IDSA CPGs are a formidable source of information for clinicians, but an increased number of quality studies should be utilized to further guide CPG development. PMID: 33449070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Communication Skills of Grandview/Southview Medical Center General Surgery Residents.
Conclusions: Attending surgeons evaluate residents in multiple areas from a doctor's perspective, but there is a potential lack of correlation between that evaluation and a patient's experience, which is paramount in osteopathic medicine. Patient responses to the CAT questionnaire can be used by program directors to identify deficiencies in milestone/competency achievement and facilitate improvement both individually and programmatically for residents according to ACGME standards. PMID: 33227127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

2020 AOA Research Abstracts and Poster Competition.
Authors: PMID: 33227128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

[PREPRINT] "Somebody Who Does Something Other Than Osteopathy".
[PREPRINT] "Somebody Who Does Something Other Than Osteopathy". J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2020 Nov 16;: Authors: Sajjadi NB, Shepard S PMID: 33185658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Toward Resilience: Medical Students' Perception of Social Support.
Authors: Casapulla S, Rodriguez J, Nandyal S, Chavan B Abstract CONTEXT: There is strong evidence that social support-particularly perceived social support-functions as a protective factor for health. Few studies have investigated how medical students perceive the types of social support they experience. OBJECTIVE: To determine how osteopathic medical students perceive social support, understand the factors that influence their perceptions, and explore how group participation in a cocurricular, academic program could affect student perceptions. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study of 983 medical students ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Undergraduate Knowledge of Osteopathic Medicine: What Premedical Students Know About Osteopathic Medicine and Its Effect on Burnout.
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that among premedical students, knowledge of osteopathic medicine may be incomplete and may be impeding medical school applications. Furthermore, respondents who reported interest in osteopathic medical schools and learned of this option through their own research seemed to experience greater burnout. Based on these findings, increased outreach and education have the potential to not only better inform students of the osteopathic profession, but also to reduce burnout. PMID: 33136141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Characteristics and Management of Pregnant Patients From a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic.
Conclusions: This data, which documents the most frequent presenting complaints of pregnant patients in an NMM/OMM clinic, may be used by clinicians to better understand the role of OMM as an obstetric adjunctive treatment approach and to identify conditions to investigate in future outcome studies. PMID: 33136162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Remdesivir for the Treatment of Severe COVID-19: A Community Hospital's Experience.
Conclusion: Remdesivir may show clinical efficacy for the treatment of severe COVID-19 in a community setting. Although this was a small-scale study with limited patients, it represents a point of reference for the use of remdesivir at other community hospitals. PMID: 33136164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Comparison of State Medical Licensing Board Disclosures Regarding Resident Performance for United States Allopathic, Osteopathic, and Foreign Medical Graduates.
Conclusion: Although VOT requirements for FMGs and USMDs were mostly the same within states, performance metric question sets varied greatly from state to state and within states for osteopathic vs allopathic licensing boards. Implementation of a standardized VOT form for all applicants that includes academic performance metrics may help ensure that medical licensure is granted to all physicians who demonstrate academic competency during training, regardless of their degree. PMID: 33136165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

A Critical Opportunity for DOs to Live Our Philosophy.
Authors: Cain R PMID: 33119729 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Readmission Risk Factors and Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Conclusion: Anemia, peripheral vascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, and valvular heart disease are not only postulated mechanisms of HFpEF, but also important risk factors for readmission. These study findings affirm the need for continued research of the pathophysiology and associated comorbidities of the HFpEF population to improve quality of life and lower healthcare costs. PMID: 33125031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Individuals With Vertigo and Somatic Dysfunction: A Randomized, Controlled, Comparative Feasibility Study.
Conclusion: A combination of OMT and VRT significantly reduced vertigo and improved balance 3 months after treatment (P
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Communication Skills of Grandview/Southview Medical Center General Surgery Residents.
Conclusions: Attending surgeons evaluate residents in multiple areas from a doctor's perspective, but there is a potential lack of correlation between that evaluation and a patient's experience, which is paramount in osteopathic medicine. Patient responses to the CAT questionnaire can be used by program directors to identify deficiencies in milestone/competency achievement and facilitate improvement both individually and programmatically for residents according to ACGME standards. PMID: 33125035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Retained Colon in the Subcutaneous Fat After Colostomy Reversal.
Authors: Arndts MK PMID: 33104774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Gonococcal Arthritis.
Authors: Mills K, Jadav P PMID: 33104775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Management of Recurrent Mastitis.
We present the case of a 34-year-old woman with 6 pregnancies and 3 children (gravida 6, parity 3) who had 5 cases of mastitis within 6 months treated with multiple courses of antibiotics. The patient underwent with osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to the affected breast over 2 sessions and was taught how to perform self-myofascial release. Techniques are shown in an accompanying Supplemental Video. As of this report, the patient had been symptom free for 1 year. Future research, including a clinical trial of OMT, is required to determine whether osteopathic physicians can effectively manage recurrent lactational m...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Approach to the Treatment of a Patient With Idiopathic Iliohypogastric Neuralgia.
Authors: Fuller DB Abstract Iliohypogastric neuralgia is an uncommon etiology of lower abdominal pain caused by entrapment of the iliohypogastric nerve. Conventional management consists of medications, injections, and surgery; previous literature has not explored the use of osteopathic manipulative medicine for management of iliohypogastric neuralgia. Here, the author discusses the case of a 72-year-old woman who presented with 2 years of right lower abdominal pain, having failed multiple treatments, including exploratory laparoscopy and appendectomy. Following management of the patient's somatic dysfunctions with ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

An Evaluation of Reporting Guidelines and Clinical Trial Registry Requirements Among Addiction Medicine Journals.
Conclusions: Among top addiction medicine journals, required adherence to reporting guidelines and clinical trial registry policies remains substandard. A step toward fulfilling the National Institute on Drug Abuses' call for improvement in transparency and reproducibility within addiction research should include all journals adopting a strict reporting guideline and clinical trial registry adherence policy. PMID: 33075122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Motivating High School Students from Rural Areas to Attend College and Pursue Careers as Osteopathic Physicians.
Conclusion: Rural high school pipeline programs could be a tool to motivate high school students to attend college and ultimately to develop physicians who are interested to practice in medically underserved areas. PMID: 33048133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Dysphagia Lusoria.
Authors: Andersen K, Hoff R, Silas D PMID: 33048162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

QTc Interval Prolongation Associated With Inpatient Azithromycin Therapy for Pneumonia.
Conclusion: QTc interval increases were observed during inpatient azithromycin therapy for pneumonia, but were not found to be associated with cardiac dysrhythmias during hospitalization. PMID: 33044496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Associations Between Social Support and Diabetes-Related Distress in People With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that a higher level of perceived social support experienced was associated with lower diabetes-related distress among patients with type 2 diabetes. Osteopathic physicians have a central role in providing comprehensive, patient-centered, holistic care, and the attention to social support in chronic disease management can help remove barriers in providing optimal care. PMID: 33033833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

The Battle Between Politics and Science Is Costing Us a Timely Victory Over the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Authors: Hahn MB Abstract Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the author discusses what he views as a persistent tension between the nature and aims of politics vs science. He outlines a call to action for osteopathic physicians to stand with science, advocate for best practices, undertake dialogue with local and state health authorities, and act as role models for colleagues and patients alike. PMID: 33030505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Serum Zinc Concentrations of Adults in an Outpatient Clinic and Risk Factors Associated With Zinc Deficiency.
Authors: Gau JT, Ebersbacher C, Kao TC Abstract Context: Subclinical features of zinc deficiency can be challenging to recognize. The prevalence of zinc deficiency based on blood zinc concentration in an adult outpatient clinic setting has not been well-studied. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of low serum zinc concentrations among community-dwelling adults, and to characterize clinical features and risk factors associated with zinc deficiency. Methods: This retrospective pilot prevalence study took place from 2014 to 2017 at an outpatient clinic in southeast Ohio. Patients aged 50 years or older with...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Ultrasonography to Assess the Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Lumbar Spine Asymmetry.
Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate that US is a feasible method of evaluating the efficacy of OMT. These results show good intra- and interobserver reliability of US acquisition and landmark measurement. Our study suggests that US assessment correlated closely with palpatory diagnosis. Our results also suggest that OMT can significantly improve lumbar rotational asymmetry, but did not improve side-bending asymmetry. PMID: 33021624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Somatic Dysfunctions of Hip and Pelvis Overlooked in a Case of Vulvodynia.
Authors: Giovanis A, Zeszutek S Abstract Vulvodynia is chronic perineal pain in women. Repercussions of this disorder can have a negative effect on women's health and lifestyle. The origin is often multifactorial, including pelvic and lower extremity somatic dysfunctions. If left untreated, these somatic dysfunctions can directly alter ligamentous tension on the pelvic floor and surrounding regions, resulting in perineal pain. Management of vulvodynia must be individualized due to the multifactorial etiology and complicated structure and function of the pelvic floor muscles. The authors present a case of vulvodynia...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Mobitz Type II Atrioventricular Heart Block after Candlenut Ingestion.
Authors: Koons AL, Laubach LT, Katz KD, Beauchamp GA Abstract The candlenut is a highly accessible seed marketed as a natural weight-loss supplement. However, there is little known about the exact mechanism of action for weight loss nor for the many adverse symptoms it causes, such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, cardiac dysrhythmias, and even death. In this case report, the authors present a 44-year-old woman who developed a second-degree, Mobitz type II atrioventricular block after consumption of a candlenut supplement. She presented to the emergency department with syncope and her cardiac rhythm indicated a second...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease Heralding Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
This report highlights the critical importance of histological examination of the lymph nodes. Additionally, it reminds physicians to consider the ways in which CR can potentially contribute to the diagnostic process. PMID: 33017462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - October 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Recognizing Postoperative Nutritional Complications of Bariatric Surgery in the Primary Care Patient: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Chamberlain C, Terry R, Shtayyeh T, Martinez C Abstract Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for patients with morbid obesity. However, as safe and common as bariatric procedures have become, multiple complications can still result. These complications vary depending on the type of procedure performed (malabsorptive or restrictive) and are often nutritional derangements from the altered malabsorptive surface of the gastrointestinal tract and decreased capacity of the stomach. Deficiencies in vitamin D after malabsorptive procedures such as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass can result in subsequent hypoca...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Septic Pulmonary Emboli With Feeding Vessel Sign.
Authors: Kemnic T, Prasad R PMID: 32967008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Sister Mary Joseph Nodule.
Authors: Desai P, Yamani N PMID: 32967011 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Evaluation of "Spin" in the Abstracts of Randomized Controlled Trial Reports in Cardiology.
Conclusions: Spin was present in our sample of cardiology RCTs. Spin may influence clinical decision making by creating false impressions of the true validity of a drug or intervention. PMID: 32961554 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

An Osteopathic Modular Approach to Asthma: A Narrative Review.
This article also includes supplemental videos showcasing OMT techniques for asthma management, which were developed by the authors based on recommendations indicated in the literature. PMID: 32961555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Acute Suppurative Thyroiditis.
Authors: Desai P, Mbachi C, Singh A PMID: 32961559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manual Treatment for Pain Severity, Functional Improvement, and Return to Work in Patients with Chronic Pain.
Conclusion: Moderate quality evidence suggests that OMTh is effective for CNCP patients. There was a significant association between visceral OMTh and reduced pain severity and disability. More robust, high-quality randomized controlled trials with larger sample sizes are required to further explore the effectiveness of the OMTh in the management of CNCP. PMID: 32946545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Status of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) Implementation at Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine in the United States and Future Considerations.
Conclusion: The results of this review indicate that most osteopathic medical schools are at the early stages of EPA implementation, with emphasis varying by program year in terms of the specific EPAs addressed. Many schools appear engaged in curricular change efforts that will support the advancement of EPA use within their institutions. Faculty development was identified as a continued critical need for a majority of institutions. PMID: 32946547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

The Role of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Chronic Disease: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Asahi MG, Briganti D, Cam E, Seffinger MA Abstract Chronic diseases and musculoskeletal conditions are responsible for a significant portion of the global disease burden and are frequently comorbid, such as with low back pain in patients who also have chronic organ disease. Low back pain is the leading cause of long-term disability and is the most common reason adults seek adjunctive treatment, including osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). OMT has been shown to be effective in relieving low back pain and improving back-specific functioning. In this narrative review, the authors summarize literature p...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

A Case of Resolved Vincristine-Induced Constipation Following Osteopathic Medicine in a Patient with Infantile Fibrosarcoma.
We report the case of an infant with histologic diagnosis of infantile fibrosarcoma who developed significant constipation because of ongoing vincristine administration. She was treated with osteopathic manipulative treatment and had significant improvement in symptoms. She was able to stop her home lactulose bowel regimen without signs or symptoms of constipation. This case demonstrates the benefit of osteopathic manipulative treatment for chemotherapy-induced constipation as an effective and simple supportive care option without added adverse events. PMID: 32926170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

A Pilot Study of Jugular Compression (Queckenstedt maneuver) for Cranial Movement Perception.
Authors: Abenavoli A, Pisa S, Maggiani A Abstract Context: Osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF) is among the most controversial topics of osteopathic practice. The mechanism by which cranial movement (CM) occurs is poorly understood, but includes speculation that intracranial pressure can generate a movement of the cranial bones. If this model is valid, an increase in intracranial pressure produced by bilateral compression of internal jugular veins, or the Queckenstedt maneuver (Q-test), should be detectable. Objective: To determine whether osteopaths can perceive a palpable change in CM when the Q-test is app...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research