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Calciphylaxis

A 28-year-old male on intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) for 1 year due to eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis presented with 2 weeks of thigh wounds. Serum studies showed calcium 11.3 mg/dL, albumin 3.8 g/dL, parathyroid hormone (PTH) 340 pg/mL, phosphorous 5.7 mg/dL, and 25-hydroxy vitamin D 31.5 ng/mL. An examination showed a well-demarcated, indurated, violaceous right thigh ulcer (Figure 1). A biopsy showed ulcerated … Read More

JOM Staff

05.13.24

JOM

Associations of social determinants of health and childhood obesity: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2021 National Survey of Children’s Health

Childhood obesity is a growing health problem in the United States, with those affected having an increased likelihood of developing chronic diseases at a younger age. Social determinants of health (SDOH) are known to influence overall health. Families who are of low socioeconomic status (SES) have also been shown to be more likely to experience … Read More

JOM Staff

05.11.24

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The effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on pain and disability in patients with chronic low back pain: a single-blinded randomized controlled trial

The evidence for the efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the management of low back pain (LBP) is considered weak by systematic reviews, because it is generally based on low-quality studies. Consequently, there is a need for more randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a low risk of bias.

JOM Staff

05.09.24

JOM

The association of folate deficiency with clinical and radiological severity of knee osteoarthritis

Folate deficiency is often observed in patients with inflammatory diseases, raising questions about its role in knee osteoarthritis (OA) progression.

The DO Staff

05.07.24

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Diversity in osteopathic medical school admissions and the COMPASS program: an update

In the United States, the 40 colleges of osteopathic medicine and 157 schools of allopathic medicine face challenges in recruiting candidates who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM), and gaps in racial disparity appear to be widening. In this commentary, the authors provide an analysis of the data collected from 8 years of conducting a URiM … Read More

JOM Staff

05.05.24

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Perception of opioids among medical students: unveiling the complexities and implications

From 2000 to 2019, drug overdoses, combined intentional and unintentional, were the number one cause of death for Americans under 50 years old, with the number of overdoses increasing every year. Between 2012 and 2018, approximately 85 % of all opioid users obtained their opioids through prescriptions from healthcare providers, predominantly physicians. Increased education about … Read More

JOM Staff

05.03.24

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Research integrity and academic medicine: the pressure to publish and research misconduct

This narrative review article explores research integrity and the implications of scholarly work in medical education. The paper describes how the current landscape of medical education emphasizes research and scholarly activity for medical students, resident physicians, and faculty physician educators. There is a gap in the existing literature that fully explores research integrity, the challenges … Read More

JOM Staff

05.01.24

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May 2024 issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine now available

In the May issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including the effects of OMT on pain and disability in patients with chronic low back pain, the pressure to publish and research misconduct in academic medicine, diversity in osteopathic medical school admissions and … Read More

JOM Staff

04.29.24

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Traumatic tattooing: case description and a comprehensive review of the therapeutic management

A 61-year-old man presented to our dermatology clinic for a routine full-body skin examination in August 2022. On physical inspection, the patient was noted to have an asymptomatic superficial diffuse dark blue to black cutaneous deposition on the stomach and right arm (Figures 1, 2, and 3). The patient stated that this injury occurred following a mine explosion … Read More

JOM Staff

04.13.24