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

Osteopathic Approach to Treatment of Carpal Dysfunction: the Carpal Mobilization Technique.
Authors: Mehner TR, Lewis DD PMID: 32877924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal Conditions in Patients With Diabetes: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Shafer D, Gooing J, Lee V, Seffinger M Abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a multisystem disease that affects millions of people worldwide. The vascular and cardiac effects of DM have been well-studied, but little is known about the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in patients with DM. This review provides an in-depth analysis of a cross-sectional study investigating the presence of several common MSK disorders in patients with DM. This review also analyzes current literature to update health care professionals about the MSK conditions associated with DM. PMID: 32877927 [PubMed - as suppli...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Recurrent Condylomata Acuminata in a Transplant Patient.
Authors: Delara R, Chen L, Young-Fadok T, Wasson M PMID: 32870246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - September 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Medical Licensing Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Conclusion: To improve physician wellbeing, corrective action must be taken to create ADA-compliant language in medical licensing so physicians can seek treatment for mental health conditions without discrimination by licensing boards. Osteopathic physicians should be aware that there is a discrepancy in state licensure compliance compared with allopathic requirements in some states. PMID: 32845959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for a Recognizable Pattern of Somatic Dysfunction Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
Conclusion: Postoperative pain following laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be related to right-sided thoracic and rib dysfunctions. This is important for early diagnosis of surgical patients with somatic dysfunction and initiation of appropriate OMT to decrease morbidity related to pain, functional status, and quality of life. PMID: 32845971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the Management of Chronic Pain and Its Comorbid Depression.
Conclusions: MBSR classes were found to benefit participants with chronic pain and depression in this setting, fostering significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood, and functional capacity. PMID: 32854117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

DERMS DO 5: A Proposed Curriculum for Dermatologic Training in 5 Osteopathic Competencies.
Authors: Giesey R, Kamel J, Delost G, Lloyd J Abstract Dermatology programs seeking osteopathic recognition under the new single graduate medical education (GME) accreditation system are required to demonstrate osteopathic competencies within their teaching curriculum. Although the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has put forth guidelines to obtain osteopathic recognition, ambiguity lingers regarding specialty-specific content that would fulfill these requirements. To date, there are no set curriculum guidelines addressing osteopathic principles within the field of dermatology. In this article, ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Opioid-induced Sickle Cell Crisis with Multiple, Life-threatening Complications.
Authors: Haggerty AG, Koons A, Beauchamp G, Cook MD, Cannon RD, Katz KD Abstract The risk of opioid use disorder among patients with sickle cell disease who are treated with chronic opioids remains unclear, but the complications associated with opioid use and overdose can be accentuated in those with sickle cell disease. In this case report, we describe a 13-year-old girl with sickle cell disease who presented to the emergency department after a morphine overdose causing renal infarction, acute kidney injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. PMID: 32857136 [...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the Management of Chronic Pain and Its Comorbid Depression.
Conclusions: MBSR classes were found to benefit participants with chronic pain and depression in this setting, fostering significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood, and functional capacity. PMID: 32789483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Concussion, Development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and Emerging Diagnostics: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Berry JAD, Elia C, Sweiss R, Lawandy S, Bowen I, Zampella B, Saini H, Brazdzionis J, Miulli D Abstract Pathophysiological mechanisms and cascades take place after a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that can cause long-term sequelae, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy in patients with multiple concurrent TBIs. As diagnostic imaging has become more advanced, microanatomical changes present after mTBI may now be more readily visible. In this narrative review, the authors discuss emerging diagnostics and findings in mTBI through advanced imaging, electroencephalograms, neurophysiologic processes, Q2 ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction in a Patient with Left Bundle Branch Block and Negative Sgarbossa Criteria.
We describe the case of an 84-year-old man experiencing acute cardiopulmonary symptoms who was negative for modified Sgarbossa criteria, but later had a confirmed diagnosis of MI on transfer to a cardiac center. This case illustrates the necessity of good clinical judgment and a high index of suspicion for atypical presentation alongside any diagnostic algorithm. PMID: 32750705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Medicine and the Osteoporosis Management Gap.
Authors: Lowery JW, Baker J, Gebhardt GP, Gorbis S, Hoehn A, Hum JM, Nelligan L, Sefcik D, Wacker B, Wagner A, Williams D, Wright A PMID: 32750706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Clinical Efficacy of Mesenteric Lift to Relieve Constipation in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients.
Conclusion: The application of mesenteric lift to intubated patients with severe TBI in the intensive care unit significantly increased patients' ability to resume normal bowel function and expel waste. PMID: 32750717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography to Assess Tissue Mechanical Properties in Somatic Dysfunction: A Feasibility Study.
Conclusions: The results of this study show that ultrasound SWE can objectively assess muscle tissue stiffness for diagnosis of somatic dysfunctions and for muscle tissue stiffness changes after OMT. PMID: 32761168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Trichoepithelioma.
Authors: Skorin L, Bauer SA PMID: 32761197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Opioid Use in the Postpartum Period: Are We Prescribing Too Much?
Authors: Prentice D, Berry A, Stewart L, Wilkins H, Ural S, Deiter R Abstract Context: The first exposure to opioids for many women of reproductive age follows childbirth. Current data show a significant correlation between the number of days supplied and continued use/abuse of opioids. The number of women with opioid dependency in pregnancy is steadily increasing, and opioid use is directly linked to an increase in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, there are no clear opioid-prescribing guidelines for the postpartum period. Objective: To compare the number of opioid pills prescribed with t...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Orthotics to Improve Pain in a Patient With Multiple Internal Fixations and Multilevel Thoracic Fusion.
Authors: Lipton JA, Kokoski JE, Lipton AT Abstract The authors present the case of a 24-year-old man who sustained multiple injuries during a hard landing following a parachute jump. These injuries included a right sacral fracture, bilateral femoral fractures, a separated pubic symphysis, and compression fractures of the fifth and sixth thoracic vertebrae. He was treated with a right sacroiliac joint fixation, pubic symphysis fixation, open reduction internal fixation of his bilateral femurs, and fusion of the third through seventh thoracic vertebrae. The patient experienced back pain, bilateral hip pain, and bilat...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Cranial Strain Patterns Associated With Concussions.
Authors: Schwartzberg L, Aslanyan L, Angelo N, Mancini J, Kooyman PS, Abu-Sbaih R, Zwibel H, Yao SC Abstract Context: Concussions can cause cognitive impairment, somatic symptoms, and behavioral changes. Symptoms may vary in severity, depending on the degree of traumatic force. Due to the biomechanical nature of this trauma, cranial somatic dysfunctions may commonly be seen in patients with concussion. Objective: To determine whether patients were more likely to have nonphysiologic cranial somatic dysfunctions than physiologic cranial somatic dysfunctions after sustaining a concussion. Methods: College athl...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine vs Concussion Education in Treating Student Athletes With Acute Concussion Symptoms.
Conclusion: When used in the acute setting, OMM significantly decreased concussion symptom number and severity compared with concussion education. This study demonstrates that integration of OMM using a physical examination-guided, individualized approach is safe and effective in the management of new-onset symptoms of uncomplicated concussions. (Clinicaltrials.gov No. NCT02750566). PMID: 32766808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Rib Somatic Dysfunction Among General Surgical Patients.
Conclusions: Rib somatic dysfunction may contribute to patient referral to a GS service, and OMT performed by general surgeons may help provide optimal surgical care. PMID: 32766809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Portable Ultrasonography to Assess Adult Hepatosteatosis in Rural Ecuador.
Authors: Joutovsky B, Ortiz A, Bentley C, Gao J Abstract Context: Hepatosteatosis (HS) is prevalent worldwide and can be measured via ultrasonographic (US) hepatic-renal (H/R) echo-intensity ratio. Objective: To examine the incidence of HS in rural communities of the Ecuadorian Chimborazo region and to validate portable US as an effective method of disease screening in rural settings. Methods: Sagittal right liver/kidney B-mode US was performed in individuals from 4 villages using a portable US scanner equipped with a 3.5-MHz curvilinear probe. National Institutes of Health ImageJ software was used to compu...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Time-Restricted Feeding and Potential for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Lustig E, Shubrook JH, Pfotenhauer KM Abstract Intermittent fasting (IF) is an increasingly popular strategy for weight loss and improved metabolic health. IF regimes involve deliberate implementation of fasting windows ranging from 12 to 72 hours. During these fasting windows, individuals reduce their caloric intake by 75% to 100%. Such strategies show promise and are increasingly socially popular, but many effects are not completely understood. Specifically, the effects of time-restricted feeding (TRF), a specific form of IF in which participants undergo daily fasting periods lasting about 16 hours, is a...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Considerations for the Pregnant Patient with COVID-19.
Authors: Gray KM, Murphy L, Buckner B Abstract In any given year, approximately 130 million babies are born worldwide. Previous research has shown that pregnant women may be more severely affected and vulnerable to contracting emerging infections, making them a particularly high-risk population. Therefore, special considerations should be given to treatment methods for pregnant women with COVID-19. In this narrative review, the authors evaluate scholarly journal articles and electronic databases to determine what is known about the pathophysiology of COVID-19 in pregnancy and the associated mortality rate. Osteopat...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Primary familial brain calcification.
Authors: Parasram M, Levi Chazen J, Sarva H PMID: 32776145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Sleep Quality in Student Athletes After Concussion: A Pilot Study.
Conclusion: The beneficial relationship trend between OMT and sleep quality in patients with a concussion was not statistically significant. Owing to the limitations of this study, further research with a larger population and sham control participants is warranted. (clinicaltrials.gov No. NCT02750566). PMID: 32780797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effect of Hydration on Doppler Velocity of Renal Arteries.
Conclusion: Our results suggest that Doppler sonography is able to demonstrate changes in kidney hemodynamics within 1 hour after hydration. The normal kidney reflects proportional increases in PSV and EDV at the main renal artery and interlobar arteries, while maintaining vascular resistance. Doppler flow velocities of renal arteries can be considered as noninvasive quantitative markers for evaluating the response of kidney hemodynamics to hydration. PMID: 32780836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Inhaled Rib Somatic Dysfunction.
Authors: Koch J, Tsui C, Talsma J, Pierce-Talsma S PMID: 32722750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - July 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research