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Os trigonum identified after trauma to heel

A 47-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department in November 2021 with right foot pain and difficulty walking. The patient had undergone trauma to the right ankle after a cut tree trunk snapped back and hit his posterior heel. He presented the next day after developing mild pain in the right lateral midfoot and pain … Read More

JOM Staff

05.15.22

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Cost of medical student virtual conference registration in ophthalmology and urology during the COVID-19 pandemic

We read with interest “Analyzing the Cost of Medical Student Virtual Conference Registration by Specialty During the COVID-19 Pandemic” [1] by Veyg and Gurevich, and commend them for their research analyzing the cost of medical student virtual conference registration by specialty during the COVID-19 pandemic. In their study, they found that “research intensive” specialties tend … Read More

JOM Staff

05.13.22

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Primary care providers’ experiences treating low back pain

Our original work addresses the biological sex impact on low back pain (LBP) management and prognosis in primary care settings. To our knowledge, our study is the first in the United States to evaluate the differences in clinicians’ approaches to LBP in the ambulatory setting specifically based on patient gender. Our findings suggest that there … Read More

JOM Staff

05.11.22

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Upgrade rate of percutaneously diagnosed pure flat epithelial atypia: systematic review and meta-analysis of 1,924 lesions

Management remains controversial due to the risk of upgrade for malignancy from flat epithelial atypia (FEA). Data about the frequency and malignancy upgrade rates are scant. Namely, observational follow-up is advised by many studies in cases of pure FEA on core biopsy and in the absence of an additional surgical excision. For cases of pure … Read More

JOM Staff

05.09.22

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Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment vs. osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine on Parkinsonian gait

Sixty thousand people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) each year, making it the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. PD results in a variety of gait disturbances, including muscular rigidity and decreased range of motion (ROM), that increase the fall risk of those afflicted. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) emphasizes the central role of the musculoskeletal … Read More

JOM Staff

05.07.22

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Osteopathic approach to sacroiliac joint pain in pregnant patients

This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of the management of sacroiliac (SI) joint pain in pregnant patients. Although SI joint pain is highly prevalent among pregnant patients, the unique anatomy of the joint is rarely discussed in a clinical setting. This paper provides comprehensive review of the epidemiology, anatomy, alarm findings, standard treatment, … Read More

JOM Staff

05.05.22

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Parental leave in medical school: supporting students as parents

The overlap between medical school, residency, and childbearing potential increases the likelihood a woman will pursue parenthood within her, or her partner’s, medical training. Parental leave benefits mothers, fathers, and infants. Adequate parental leave promotes physical recovery, mental health, infant bonding, improved breastfeeding, appropriate childhood immunization, and familial engagement. Despite the risks and benefits, the … Read More

JOM Staff

05.03.22

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Assessing the United States’ most frequently asked questions about osteopathic medicine, osteopathic education, and osteopathic manipulative treatment

Osteopathic medicine in the United States continues to produce a substantial number of physicians and medical educators. However, recently popularized misconceptions about osteopathic medical practice, education, and manual therapy suggest an unsettling prevalence of inaccurate beliefs held by the public. The public often searches the internet to find out information about osteopathic medicine, but the … Read More

JOM Staff

05.01.22

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May 2022 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 a review of parental leave policies for osteopathic medical students, the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) versus osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine on Parkinsonian gait, an assessment of the most frequently asked … Read More

JOM Staff

04.29.22