Lymphatic pump treatment as an adjunct to antibiotics for pneumonia in a rat model.
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that 3 applications of LPT induces an additional protective mechanism when combined with levofoxacin and support its use as an adjunctive therapy for the management of pneumonia; however, the mechanism responsible for this protection is unclear. PMID: 25938525 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Canadian DOs: International Expansion of Osteopathic Medical Education North of the Border.
CONCLUSION: Most respondents planned to complete ACGME training, to return to Canada to practice medicine, and to practice in a non-primary care specialty. As a growing population that will play a large role in the expansion and reception of the profession internationally, Canadian osteopathic medical students and US-trained Canadian DOs merit further examination. PMID: 25938526 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Research dissemination: guiding the novice researcher on the publication path.
Authors: Collins KA, Brannan GD, Dogbey GY Abstract Dissemination is an important part of translational research. When the results of high-quality studies reach a wide audience of peers, they provide an evidence base that can guide practice and improve patient care and safety. From proposal to publication, the authors provide the novice researcher with advice on ethics, tips on selecting a journal, a summary of manuscript requirements, and a brief outline of the submission process and outcomes. By demystifying these processes and outlining some of the basic requirements, the authors hope to encourage novice researc...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis from metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma: case report.
Authors: Khachekian A, Shargh S, Arabian S Abstract Pulmonary lymphangitic carcinomatosis (PLC) is the diffuse infltration of lymphatic systems by adenocarcinomas. Because of its vague clinical symptoms and absence of malignant features, confrmatory diagnosis requires transbronchial or open-lung biopsy. Tumor spread is postulated to occur by means of retrograde lymphatic permeation with tumor growth along the lymphatic channels and involvement of vascular endothelial growth factor-C in a signaling pathway. The authors describe the case of a 45-year-old woman whose presentation with cough and dyspnea led to diagnosi...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum in a Pediatric Patient After a 1600-m Run: Case Report and Literature Review.
Authors: Booms ZC, Barbee GA Abstract Pneumomediastinum occurs as a result of traumatic or iatrogenic causes or in patients with preexisting lung conditions such as interstitial lung disease, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Spontaneous pneumomedi-astinum (SPM), however, is rarely seen in clinical practice. The authors report the case of a 14-year-old boy who presented to the emergency department with chest discomfort and shortness of breath after a 1600-m run as part of a physical education class. The patient was found to have SPM, was admitted to the pediatric service for monitoring and pain con...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Saddle pulmonary embolus.
Authors: Shum D, Gore NM PMID: 25938533 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Pneumococcal vaccination-promoting health.
Authors: Bratzler DW PMID: 26000903 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Call to action on pneumococcal disease: review of vaccination evidence and outcomes of webcast programs.
Authors: Grogg SE, Schultz J Abstract In 2015, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued updated recommendations for the use of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) to immunize adults aged 19 to 64 years with risk factors and all adults aged 65 years or older. Despite these recommendations, rates of vaccination among adults remain low. Federal and state initiatives have been launched to encourage health care providers to incorporate vaccination screening and recommendations in practice. Several resources are available to improve va...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Health issues among military populations: are we providing health care or health and care?
Authors: Adams CE PMID: 26024324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effectiveness of OMT for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Authors: Sucher BM PMID: 26024325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Response.
Authors: Burnham T, Higgins D, Burnham R, Heath D PMID: 26024326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Proposed Amendments to the AOA Constitution.
Authors: PMID: 26024328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Perceptions of physicians in civilian medical practice on veterans' issues related to health care.
CONCLUSION: The data indicated an overall moderate level of familiarity among civilian physicians with veterans' issues. The results did not reveal an overall high level of comfort with any issues included in the survey. More research is needed to determine reasons behind the findings and methods to improve civilian physician comfort with various veterans' issues. PMID: 26024329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Relationships between polypharmacy and the sleep cycle among active-duty service members.
CONCLUSION: An increasing number of medications did not influence total sleep time but negatively affected the sleep cycle. PMID: 26024330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Screening for at-risk drinking behavior in trauma patients.
CONCLUSION: As a stand-alone indicator of at-risk drinking behavior in trauma patients, the AUDIT score was shown to be superior to blood alcohol level. The utility of obtaining routine blood alcohol levels in trauma patients as a screening tool for at-risk drinking should be reexamined. PMID: 26024331 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Age-related decline in chest wall mobility: a cross-sectional study among community-dwelling elderly women.
CONCLUSION: Chest wall mobility at the axillary level and respiratory function decreased with age in community-dwelling women aged 65 years or older. Further longitudinal studies are required to clarify the effects of aging on chest wall mobility and respiratory function. PMID: 26024332 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

The Doctors Hospital and Nationwide Children's Hospital Dually Accredited Pediatric Residency Program: A Potential Best Model for Pediatric Osteopathic GME Training.
Authors: Rakowsky A, Mahan J, Donthi R, Backes C Abstract With the commitment on the part of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to transition to a single graduate medical education accreditation system by 2020, a legitimate concern exists about the future of pediatric residency training that maintains an osteopathic focus. The authors describe a dually accredited pediatric residency program at one of the nation's largest children's hospitals, which may serve as a potential model of how to in...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Role of osteopathic manipulative treatment in the management of stiff person syndrome.
Authors: Rajaii RM, Cox GJ, Schneider RP Abstract Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare and disabling central nervous system disorder first described in 1956 and characterized by fluctuating rigidity and stiffness, gait impairment, and painful spasms of the axial and limb musculature. Although an underlying mechanism of impaired synaptic γ-aminobutyric acid-ergic inhibition has been proposed, the exact mechanism remains unclear. The glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody, a marker for SPS, is a strong indication of disease and has been reported in approximately 70% of patients. The current treatment of choice i...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome.
Authors: Lewis BJ, O'Brien WT PMID: 26024335 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Law #1: don't panic!
Authors: Huckabee MM PMID: 26024336 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in Women With Postpartum Low Back Pain and Disability: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION: During 8 weeks, OMTh applied 4 times led to clinically relevant positive changes in pain intensity and functional disability in women with postpartum LBP. Further studies that include prolonged follow-up periods are warranted. (German Clinical Trials Register: DRKS00006280.). PMID: 26111129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Diabetes Mellitus Coding Training for Family Practice Residents.
CONCLUSION: After a focused lecture on diabetes mellitus coding, resident coding knowledge improved. Review of medical record data did not reveal an overall change in the number of diabetic codes used after the lecture but did reveal a greater variety in the codes used. PMID: 26111130 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction.
Authors: Rogers FJ, Gundala T, Ramos JE, Serajian A Abstract Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a complex clinical condition. Initially called diastolic heart failure, it soon became clear that this condition is more than the opposite side of systolic heart failure. It is increasingly prevalent and lethal. Currently, HFpEF represents more than 50% of heart failure cases and shares a 90-day mortality and readmission rate similar to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is best considered to be a systemic disease. From a cardiovascular stan...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Improving Resident Performance Through a Simulated Rapid Response Team: A Pilot Study.
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that resident training using a team-based, interdisciplinary RRT training program may improve resident education, interdisciplinary team-based dynamics, and global RRT performance. In turn, data gathering and medical decision making may be enhanced, which may result in better patient outcomes during RRT scenarios. PMID: 26111132 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Diabetic Gastroparesis.
Authors: Van Ravenswaay VJ, Hain SJ, Grasso S, Shubrook JH Abstract As the number of diagnoses of diabetes mellitis continues to increase, so does the incidence of diabetic complications, such as gastroparesis. The current case report examines the effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on the symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus. After a prescribed regimen of OMT, the patient's Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index score improved from 13 to 8, and his hospitalization stays decreased from once every 6 to 8 weeks to once in 6 months. After 6 sessions of OMT, the pat...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Chorea, Hyperglycemia, Basal Ganglia Syndrome.
Authors: Madu E, Alam H PMID: 26111140 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

The Act of Listening: Perspective of a Hard-of-Hearing Medical Student.
Authors: Welch K PMID: 26111141 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Pheochromocytoma Diagnosis After an Abnormal Stress Test: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Authors: Treyger G, Silver SA, Sakharova AA Abstract Pheochromocytoma is a rare adrenal gland tumor that is often difficult for physicians to diagnose because of its general, nonspecific complaints. Diagnosis is particularly difficult in patients with neurofibromatosis 1, because pheochromocytoma in these patients will mimic other cardiovascular abnormalities. The authors report the case of a 60-year-old woman with an extensive history of hyperlipidemia, malignant hypertension, coronary artery disease, and neurofibromatosis 1 who was referred for an elective cardiac catheterization as a result of an abnormal stress...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

The State of Graduate Medical Education Funding and Meeting Our Nation's Health Care Needs.
Authors: Chung BM PMID: 26214820 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Accuracy of Anterior Superior Iliac Spine Symmetry Assessment by Routine Structural Examination.
CONCLUSION: Assessment of ASIS is sensitive but not specific at discrepancies of 5 mm or greater. Length of experience positively influences the percentage of correct results, and eye dominance does not significantly change this outcome. This form of assessment can be used to screen for ASIS asymmetry. PMID: 26214821 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Modeled Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments: A Review of Their in Vitro Effects on Fibroblast Tissue Preparations.
Authors: Zein-Hammoud M, Standley PR Abstract A key osteopathic tenet involves the body's ability to self-heal. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) has been evolved to improve this healing capacity. The authors' in vitro work has focused on modeling 2 common OMT modalities: myofascial release (MFR) and counterstrain. Their studies have evaluated the effects of these modalities on wound healing, cytokine secretion, and muscle repair. The key components of the host response to mechanical forces are fibroblasts, which are the main fascial cells that respond to different types of strain by secreting anti-inflammat...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Using Simulation-Based Medical Education to Meet the Competency Requirements for the Single Accreditation System.
Authors: Riley B Abstract Simulation-based medical education can provide medical training in a nonjudgmental, patient-safe, and effective environment. Although simulation has been a relatively new addition to medical education, the aeronautical, judicial, and military fields have used simulation training for hundreds of years, with positive outcomes. Simulation-based medical education can be used in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, medical schools, and simulation training centers. As the author describes in the present article, residencies currently accredited by the American Osteopathi...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Role Modeling in the First 2 Years of Medical School.
Authors: Obadia SJ Abstract Role modeling opportunities for osteopathic physician teachers during a student's first 2 years of medical school are emerging as more colleges of osteopathic medicine strive to connect basic science didactics with clinically based learning activities. Examples of positive modeling by physician teachers during the first years of medical school are illustrated by 10 vignettes that can be incorporated into faculty development programs to increase awareness of such opportunities. The physician teacher in each vignette interacts with the student demonstrating desired professional behaviors. ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Bilateral Shoulder Dislocation Presenting as a Unilateral Shoulder Dislocation: Case Report.
Authors: Auerbach B, Bitterman A, Mathew C, Healy W Abstract Shoulder dislocations are a common condition seen by orthopedic surgeons and emergency medicine physicians. Shoulder dislocations typically present unilaterally and are anterior in nature. Bilateral simultaneous posterior shoulder dislocations are typically associated with seizure or electrocution and are more common than bilateral simultaneous anterior dislocations, which occur because of trauma or fall. In a traumatic setting, a shoulder dislocation may be accompanied by a distracting injury, and a thorough examination must be conducted to avoid overloo...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Iliac Crest Herniation Secondary to Autogenous Bone Grafting Found on Osteopathic Examination.
Authors: Ou CJ, Sternfeld WC, Stausmire JM Abstract Surgical repair of difficult or nonunion fractures is frequently performed with autogenous bone grafts, most commonly from the iliac crest. Complications from this procedure may include vessel injury, nerve injury, pelvic instability, bowel herniation, and ileus. The authors report a case of iliac crest herniation in a patient presenting with a small-bowel obstruction 2 years after anterior iliac crest graft harvest for an open reduction and internal fixation repair of a right humeral shaft fracture. An emergency operation revealed that the right colon had herniat...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Little League Shoulder.
Authors: Reeder MT, Smith B PMID: 26214827 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

A Physician's Living Will-'Till Death Do Us Part.
Authors: Presswala LS PMID: 26214828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Basic Mechanisms of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Must Read.
Authors: Patterson MM PMID: 26322931 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Food Insecurity and Its Association With Central Obesity and Other Markers of Metabolic Syndrome Among Persons Aged 12 to 18 Years in the United States.
CONCLUSION: Household food insecurity was associated with an increased likelihood of being overweight and having central obesity. Limitations included the use of cross-sectional data and some self-reported data and the inability to control for all moderating variables in obesity and overall health status. PMID: 26322932 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Cystic Fibrosis: A Novel Pharmacologic Approach to Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator Modulation Therapy.
Authors: Virant-Young D, Thomas J, Woiderski S, Powers M, Carlier J, McCarty J, Kupchick T, Larder A Abstract Therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF) has progressed during the past several decades. Much of this progress is because of advances in genetic testing to precisely identify the underlying cause of CF transmembrane regulator (CFTR) dysfunction. However, with more than 1900 mutations that can produce a faulty CFTR, the management of CF can remain a challenge. Several innovative drugs recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, termed genetic modulators, target the underlying disease by modulating the CFT...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effect of Table Trainer-to-Student Ratios on Outcome in Student Assessments of Cervical Muscle Energy Techniques.
CONCLUSION: The TRR had no significant effect on written or practical assessment scores. Practical assessment scores for the 1:4 and 1:8 TTRs declined significantly between postworkshop and retention assessments. Future studies with more statistical power will be necessary to determine the effect of TTRs on student learning. The current study also found that student order in paired demonstrations may affect practical assessment scores, because the second-demonstrating student scored higher than the first; colleges of osteopathic medicine should therefore consider randomizing student order during practical assessments. ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Peer Review Process, Editorial Decisions, and Manuscript Resubmission: A Reference for Novice Researchers.
Authors: Lusher AD PMID: 26322935 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Female Adolescent With Quadricuspid Aortic Valve.
Authors: Choji CL, Selvaraj N, Prather J Abstract Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital heart defect. The authors present a case of this anomaly in a young, asymptomatic adolescent who presented to the echocardiography laboratory for further evaluation of a cardiac murmur detected on routine physical examination. Imaging revealed a quadricuspid aortic valve with aortic regurgitation. This case highlights the importance of auscultation in detecting cardiac abnormalities. PMID: 26322936 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Immature Teratoma Associated With Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis.
Authors: Malayev Y, Alberts J, Verardi MA, Mattison AR, Imlay S Abstract Gynecologic teratomas commonly present with pelvic symptoms. The authors report a case of teratoma causing acute psychosis, encephalopathy, and sudden-onset seizures in a previously healthy 33-year-old woman. After common organic causes were excluded, investigation revealed an immature teratoma containing brain tissue on her left ovary. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis was diagnosed and, with excision and medical management, her symptoms resolved and she was discharged home in stable condition. Encephalopathy is not commonly att...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Primary Melanoma of the Urinary Tract.
Authors: Hale NE, Prudnick CC, Deem SG PMID: 26322938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Does the Attire Determine the Professionalism?
Authors: Bitterman A PMID: 26322939 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact: Pernicious Myths and Inescapable Facts.
Authors: Maresh BT PMID: 26414711 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Accuracy and Adequacy of Computed Tomography-Guided Lung Biopsies: Experience From a Community Hospital.
CONCLUSION: A standardized protocol and team approach for CT-guided lung needle biopsy optimizes the ability to achieve a high accurate diagnostic yield with adequate tissue for molecular testing. PMID: 26414712 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Quantification of Motion Palpation.
CONCLUSION: The data show human passive palpatory sensitivity to be in the range of several tens of micrometers. This range is comparable to that reported for calvarial motion (10-50 μm). PMID: 26414713 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants: The Clinician's New Challenge.
Authors: Yorkgitis BK, Zhang J, Rappold JF Abstract Millions of US patients are prescribed oral anticoagulants. Traditionally, oral anticoagulation was achieved with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). In recent years, non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have emerged that provide an effective and convenient alternative to VKAs. These agents possess very different pharmacologic properties from what the medical community has grown accustom to with the VKAs. Thus, a new knowledge base is required for NOACs. One particular challenge with the NOACs is the lack of specific reversal agent, resulting in difficulties correcting t...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 18, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research