Blended Learning Educational Format for Third-Year Pediatrics Clinical Rotation.
CONCLUSION: Results of this study support the use of blended learning in a clinical training environment. As more medical educators use blended learning, it is important to investigate the best balance between learning with technology and learning in a face-to-face setting. Online activities may enhance but should never fully replace face-to-face learning with real patients. PMID: 28346604 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Does Including Public Health Students on Interprofessional Teams Increase Attainment of Interprofessional Practice Competencies?
Authors: Duffy PA, Ronnebaum JA, Stumbo TA, Smith KN, Reimer RA Abstract CONTEXT: Interprofessional education (IPE) creates dynamic experiential learning that can address social determinants of health that influence health outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of including public health students on IPE teams on the interprofessional practice domain constructs (values/ethics, roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams and teamwork). METHODS: This single-case, mixed-methods study was performed using a grounded theory approach. Students from 8 graduate health sciences programs par...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Redesign of the COMLEX-USA Series.
This article summarizes the evidence-based design processes that served as the foundation for blueprint development and the evidence supporting its validity. An overview is provided of the blueprint's 2 dimensions: Competency Domains and Clinical Presentations. The authors focus on the evidence that supports interpretation of test scores for the primary and intended purpose of COMLEX-USA, which is osteopathic physician licensure. Important secondary uses and the educational and catalytic effect of assessments are also described. This article concludes with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners' plans to ensur...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Appendix 1: Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education, 2017.
Authors: Martinez B, Biszewski M PMID: 28346607 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Appendix 2: American Osteopathic Association Specialty Board Certification.
Authors: Wieting JM, Weaver JL, Kramer JA, Morales-Egizi L PMID: 28346608 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Massive Incarcerated Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia.
Authors: Pham JT, Spinale RC PMID: 28346609 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Can the Humanities Humanize Health Care?
Authors: Baltonado J, Cymet T PMID: 28346610 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

in-Training: Stories From Tomorrow's Physicians.
Authors: Cymet T, Baltonado J PMID: 28346611 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Inner Strength: Osteopathic Medical Students Reflect on Resiliency.
Authors: Nichols KJ PMID: 28346612 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

History of Osteopathic Medicine: Still Relevant?
Authors: Orenstein R PMID: 28241324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Opening the Doors of Medicine to Women.
Authors: Quinn TA PMID: 28241325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Predictors of Sunburn Risk Among Florida Residents.
Authors: Arutyunyan S, Alfonso SV, Hernandez N, Favreau T, Fernández MI Abstract CONTEXT: The incidence of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States, is increasing. Sunburn is a major modifiable risk factor for skin cancer, and its prevalence among the US population is high. OBJECTIVES: To identify predictors of having had a red or painful sunburn in the past 12 months among people living in Florida. METHODS: Florida residents were recruited from public places and online. They were asked to complete an anonymous cross-sectional survey that assessed demographic information, derm...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Dermascope Use by Osteopathic Primary Care Physicians.
CONCLUSION: Dermascope use could help primary care DOs improve their diagnostic accuracy for skin cancer and reduce unnecessary referrals to specialists. Efforts to disseminate knowledge about the benefits of using a dermascope to primary care DOs are needed. PMID: 28241327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Use of the Spencer Technique on Collegiate Baseball Players: Effect on Physical Performance and Self-Report Measures.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study support the use of the Spencer technique in counteracting the potentially negative effects of repeated throwing on internal rotation. However, a single administration did not affect functional ability in this study. Future studies of longer duration and including differing levels of play, injury status, and playing position will be needed to further evaluate the full potential of the Spencer technique in athletes who engage in repeated overhead arm movements. PMID: 28241328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Medical Student Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment During School Break.
CONCLUSION: More than half of surveyed students showed an interest in practicing OMT when it was not required of them. These findings may imply the need for curriculum changes at osteopathic medical schools to ensure student competency with using OMT techniques that take less time and can be done in a variety of settings and with discussing OMT with practice partners. PMID: 28241329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

A Qualitative, Interview-Based Study of the Health Policy Fellowship's Osteopathic Identity.
CONCLUSION: Closer examination of the HPF helped convey the relevance of this program, and perhaps programs like it, for a minority medical profession still finding its voice within the policy climate of US health care. PMID: 28241330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Gabapentin-Induced Bullous Pemphigoid.
Authors: Flamm A, Sachdev S, Dufresne F Abstract Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune blistering dermatosis with separation of the epidermis from the dermis. This disease process is common among elderly patients and manifests with subepidermal vesicles and tense bullae. Patients with bullous pemphigoid are more likely to have also received a previous diagnosis of a neurologic disorder. Gabapentin is an antiepileptic that is used to manage neuropathic pain. The authors describe, to their knowledge, the first report of gabapentin-induced bullous pemphigoid in an elderly man with no history of rashes or reactions to ot...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in the Management of Isaacs Syndrome.
Authors: Shanahan LK, Raines SG, Coggins RL, Moore T, Carnes M, Griffin L Abstract Isaacs syndrome is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by chronic muscle stiffness, cramping, fasciculations, myokymia, and hyperhidrosis. Pathogenesis includes autoimmunity, paraneoplastic disorders, genetic predisposition, or toxin exposure. There is no known cure for Isaacs syndrome. This case report describes a patient who had been given the diagnosis of Isaacs syndrome and received osteopathic manipulative treatment to manage fascial and cranial dysfunctions and reduce nervous system hyperexcitability. Long-term decrease...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Recurrent Painful Calcium Pyrophosphate Arthropathy.
Authors: Carpenter L, Juliano N, Herb R PMID: 28241333 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Pectus Excavatum: A Review of Diagnosis and Current Treatment Options.
Authors: Abid I, Ewais MM, Marranca J, Jaroszewski DE Abstract Osteopathic medicine places a special emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, and understanding how chest wall structure may influence function is critical. Pectus excavatum is a common congenital chest wall defect in which the sternum is depressed posteriorly. Patients may present with complaints of chest wall discomfort, exercise intolerance, and tachycardia. The medical implications, diagnosis, and treatment options for patients with pectus excavatum are reviewed. PMID: 28134952 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Comparison of Basic Science Knowledge Between DO and MD Students.
Authors: Davis GE, Gayer GG Abstract CONTEXT: With the coming single accreditation system for graduate medical education, medical educators may wonder whether knowledge in basic sciences is equivalent for osteopathic and allopathic medical students. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether medical students' basic science knowledge is the same among osteopathic and allopathic medical students. METHODS: A dataset of the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA student records from the classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015 and the national cohort of National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Science Exa...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Buerger Test for Erythromelalgia Revisited.
Authors: Wright WF, Rajachandran M Abstract Leo Buerger, MD, was the first to describe dependent rubor associated with marked atherosclerosis. Historically, dependent rubor has been described as erythromelalgia (or erythromelia), and terms such as chronic rubor, reactionary rubor, induced rubor, and hyperemic response have also been used to describe this sign associated with peripheral vascular disease. This brief review will reacquaint physicians with the Buerger test, which is used to assess arterial sufficiency, as well as erythromelalgia, and the proposed mechanisms responsible for erythromelalgia. The Buerger ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Ruptured Primary Omental Pregnancy Mimicking Adnexal Implantation.
Authors: Martingano D, Bogdanov A, Rybitskiy D, Martingano FX, Shahem S Abstract Ectopic pregnancies occur when the implantation of a fertilized ovum occurs outside of the endometrial cavity. The majority of ectopic pregnancies encountered in clinical practice are located within the fallopian tube. Abdominal pregnancies represent 1% of all ectopic pregnancies. Primary omental pregnancy, in which the extrauterine site of implantation is the greater omentum, is the least common form of abdominal pregnancy. The rarity of an ectopic pregnancy in the omentum and the absence of clinical symptoms often delays diagnosis an...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Long Thoracic Nerve Injury Caused by Overhead Weight Lifting Leading to Scapular Dyskinesis and Medial Scapular Winging.
Authors: Berthold JB, Burg TM, Nussbaum RP Abstract Scapular winging represents a rare phenomenon that most commonly results from nerve damage to either the long thoracic nerve, spinal accessory nerve, or, less commonly, the dorsal scapular nerve. This injury results in an abnormal scapulohumeral interaction during kinetic motion known as scapular dyskinesis. In this case report, the patient presented with scapular dyskinesis and medial scapular winging caused by overhead weight-lifting exercises, and a long thoracic nerve injury was diagnosed. Physicians are encouraged to consider long thoracic nerve damage in a p...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis.
Authors: Saffo Z, Pulice P PMID: 28134957 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Landmark Article Transforms Traditional View of the Autonomic Nervous System.
Authors: Hoehmann CL, Cuoco JA PMID: 28134958 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

JAOA Peer Reviewers, 2016.
Authors: PMID: 28134959 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Use of Patient-Authored Prehistory to Improve Patient Experiences and Accommodate Federal Law.
Authors: Warner MJ, Simunich TJ, Warner MK, Dado J Abstract CONTEXT: Although federal law grants patients the right to view and amend their medical records, few studies have proposed a process for patients to coauthor their subjective history in their medical record. Allowing patients to fully disclose and document their medical history is an important step to improve the diagnostic process. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patients' office experience before and after they authored their subjective medical history for the electronic health record. METHODS: Patients were mailed a prehistory form and presurvey to be co...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Somatic Dysfunction in the Diagnosis of Uncommon Ectopic Pregnancies: Surgical Correlation and Comparison With Related Pathologic Findings.
CONCLUSION: The OSE findings demonstrated in these cases aided in the final diagnosis and thus can potentially prove helpful in cases of ovarian, tubal, and omental pregnancies to provide clues to abnormal ectopic pregnancy locations where diagnostic imaging results are insufficient or equivocal. Osteopathic structural examinations may allow osteopathic physicians to better prepare for treatment approaches, including surgery. PMID: 28134961 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries: What Not to Miss and How Best to Manage.
This article provides a review of lateral talus process fractures, os trigonum injuries, Lisfranc injuries, turf toe, navicular stress fractures, and syndesmotic injuries. PMID: 28134962 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Physiologic Response to HIPEC: Sifting Through Perturbation to Identify Markers of Complications.
CONCLUSIONS: Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy results in a hypermetabolic response that partially returns to baseline around postoperative day 3. Elevated body temperature and impaired renal function are the best predictors of major complications. PMID: 28055083 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Forward Head Posture and Activation of Rectus Capitis Posterior Muscles.
Authors: Hallgren RC, Pierce SJ, Sharma DB, Rowan JJ Abstract CONTEXT: Rectus capitis posterior (RCP) muscles have physical attachments to the pain-sensitive spinal dura. Atrophy of these muscles is associated with chronic headache in some patients. The authors suspect that the significance of atrophy in the RCP muscles has been undervalued because the functional role of these muscles is not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a statistically significant change in normalized levels of electromyographic activity in RCP muscles occurs when the head is voluntarily moved from a self-selected neutral head ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Delirium Update for Postacute Care and Long-Term Care Settings: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Forsberg MM Abstract Advances have been made in our understanding of the neuropathogenesis, recognition, and strategies for reducing the incidence of delirium in acute-care settings. However, relatively little attention has been given to delirium in elderly patients in the postacute care (PAC) and long-term care (LTC) settings. The present article reviews the most relevant current research pertaining to this population. Hospital patients with delirium are often discharged to PAC settings. Delirium that develops in the LTC setting is often more insidious and subtle in presentation. Despite incorporating sys...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Keeping Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathic in a Single Accreditation System for Graduate Medical Education.
Authors: Levine MS PMID: 28055086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Osteopathic Philosophy and Manipulation Enhancement Program: Influence on Osteopathic Medical Students' Interest in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
CONCLUSION: The OPME program improved students' interest in OMM and can be modified and implemented in any college of osteopathic medicine. PMID: 28055087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Myxedema Psychosis in a Patient With Undiagnosed Hashimoto Thyroiditis.
Authors: Mavroson MM, Patel N, Akker E Abstract Myxedema psychosis is uncommon in patients with primary hypothyroidism. Most often, this disease state can be found in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis or after total thyroidectomy. Chronic hypothyroidism can lead to an insidious onset of psychiatric symptoms in patients, such as dementia, delirium, psychosis, hallucinations, and coma. A 31-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history was brought to the psychiatric emergency department for new-onset aggression, paranoid behavior, and hallucinations for 4 days. Initial test results showed a thyroid-stimulating ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Evidence Supporting the Benefits of Manual Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Authors: Tang MY, Seffinger MA PMID: 28055089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Inconclusive Evidence of Benefits of Nonsurgical Interventions for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Authors: Tang MY, Seffinger MA PMID: 28055090 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization Therapy for Cervicogenic Headache.
Authors: Seffinger MA, Tang MY PMID: 28055091 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Manual Craniosacral Therapy May Reduce Symptoms of Migraine Headache.
Authors: King HH PMID: 28055092 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Manual Therapy Lowers Psychological Aggravations in Patients WIth Tension-Type Headache.
Authors: Tang MY, King HH PMID: 28055093 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Recognizing the Value of Manual Therapy Interventions for Head Pain.
Authors: King HH PMID: 28055094 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Esophageal Perforation Caused by Chicken Bone Ingestion.
Authors: Marple EJ, Carter XW PMID: 28055095 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Blue Sclera and Tendon Rupture.
Authors: Gavini S, Turpin S, Skorin L PMID: 28055096 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Assessment of Patient Adherence to Direct Oral Anticoagulant vs Warfarin Therapy.
CONCLUSION: Similar adherence was noted between DOACs and warfarin regardless of the frequency of serum level monitoring. PMID: 28055097 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - January 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Ten Tips for Maximizing the Effectiveness of Emergency Medicine Procedure Laboratories.
Authors: Lenchus JD PMID: 27893141 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Assessment of Hospital Staff's Knowledge of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: A Survey-Based Study.
CONCLUSION: An overall lack of knowledge exists regarding OMM among hospital staff, especially nonphysician employees, at a medical clinic. PMID: 27893142 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Association Between WIC Enrollment and Exclusive Breastfeeding at 3 Months Postpartum Among Low-Income Mothers.
Authors: Francescon J, Haile ZT, Kling D, Chertok I Abstract CONTEXT: Existing literature suggests participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in the prenatal and postnatal periods is associated with lower rates of breastfeeding among WIC-eligible mothers. However, minimal research has been published on the association between WIC enrollment and exclusive breastfeeding. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between WIC exposure and exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months postpartum. METHODS: We conducted a secondary data analysis using information on 784 lo...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Shared Medical Appointments Targeting the Triple Aim Among Patients With Overweight, Obesity, or Diabetes.
CONCLUSIONS: Potential benefits of SMAs include improved patient outcomes and satisfaction. Osteopathic and, in particular, primary care medicine could likely benefit from moving toward greater adoption of SMAs; however, more randomized controlled trials are needed to assess their effectiveness with regard to the Triple Aim. PMID: 27893144 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research

Are Low-Carbohydrate Diets Safe and Effective?
Authors: Fields H, Ruddy B, Wallace MR, Shah A, Millstine D PMID: 27893145 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - November 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research