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Posterior cortical atrophy

A 64-year-old man presented to the neurology clinic in June 2021 after he developed progressive visual and cognitive decline over 2 years, including errors at work, peripheral vision loss, and dependence on family members for daily activities. Examination revealed disorientation to location and time; impaired reading, memory, and calculation; and bitemporal hemianopsia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging, … Read More

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01.19.23

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Leukoderma with perifollicular sparing: a diagnostic clue of cutaneous onchocerciasis

A 52-year-old woman presented to our global health outreach clinic in Uganda in May 2018 with complaint of a pruritic rash of three years duration. She denied ocular symptoms, fevers, chills, or additional systemic symptoms. Cutaneous examination revealed diffuse depigmentation with follicular sparing on the lower right dorsal distal extremity (Figure 1). A total of two … Read More

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01.17.23

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A narrative review of nine commercial point of care influenza tests: an overview of methods, benefits, and drawbacks to rapid influenza diagnostic testing

Rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) are becoming increasingly accurate, available, and reliable as the first line of testing when suspecting influenza infections, although the global burden of influenza infections remains high. Rapid diagnosis of influenza infections has been shown to reduce improper or delayed treatment and to increase access to diagnostic measures in public health, … Read More

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01.15.23

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Disparities in seasonal influenza vaccine uptake and language preference among Hispanic US adults: an analysis of the 2017–2020 BRFSS

Influenza-related hospitalization and mortality disproportionately affects the Hispanic population in the United States. Among other medical conditions in addition to influenza, Spanish-preferring Hispanics may be more affected than those who speak English.

JOM Staff

01.13.23

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Concussion-related visual memory and reaction time impairment in college athletes improved after osteopathic manipulative medicine: a randomized clinical trial

Concussion is an acute, transient disruption in brain function due to head injury. Previous studies suggest osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) improved recovery from concussion.

JOM Staff

01.11.23

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Advancing care and research for traumatic brain injury: a roadmap

Across all segments of society in the United States, millions of adults and children experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, which may pose lifetime health and financial burdens in the billions of dollars. Efforts have been made to advance research and care with goals to improve awareness of the causes and consequences of … Read More

JOM Staff

01.09.23

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Is cadaveric dissection essential in medical education? A qualitative survey comparing pre-and post-COVID-19 anatomy courses

With the surge of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 [COVID-19]), the modality of teaching anatomy has shifted from in-person cadaveric dissection to virtual lessons for incoming first-year medical students. As a result, we aim to assess the impact that this curriculum change has on student perspectives.

JOM Staff

01.07.23

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How did the dietary habits of patients with chronic medical conditions change during COVID-19?

Previous studies have examined the changes in the dietary habits of general populations during the COVID-19 pandemic but have not focused on specific populations such as those with chronic medical conditions (CMCs). Prior to major vaccination efforts, 96.1% of deaths were attributed to patients with preexisting CMCs, thus it is important to examine how this … Read More

JOM Staff

01.05.23

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Successful buprenorphine transition while overlapping with a full opioid agonist to treat chronic pain: a case report

Buprenorphine is a partial mu opioid agonist that has been increasingly utilized to treat patients with chronic pain and opioid use disorder (OUD). The drug has proven to provide significant chronic pain relief at low doses ranging from 75 to 1800 mcg.

JOM Staff

01.03.23