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Telehealth in opioid use disorder treatment: policy considerations for expanding access to care

The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 was intended to address the online diversion of controlled substances. However, it inadvertently limited access to care for patients seeking medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). During the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary flexibility in telemedicine prescriptions for MOUD were implemented. Now, with the conclusion of the … Read More

JOM Staff

04.11.24

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Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on children with plagiocephaly in the context of current pediatric practice: a retrospective chart review study

Deformational plagiocephaly (DP) is on the rise in pediatric patients. The current standard of care recommended for management is repositioning with possible addition of cranial orthoses. However, strong data are lacking to support these recommendations. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is another treatment option for DP that is also lacking evidential support.

JOM Staff

04.09.24

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Augmentation of immune response to vaccinations through osteopathic manipulative treatment: a study of procedure

Anecdotal evidence suggested that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) may have imparted survivability to patients in osteopathic hospitals during the 1918 influenza pandemic. In addition, previous OMT research publications throughout the past century have shown evidence of increased lymphatic movement, resulting in improved immunologic function qualitatively and quantitatively.

JOM Staff

04.07.24

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Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment and Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation (BEMER) therapy on generalized musculoskeletal neck pain in adults

General neck pain is a prevalent complaint made by patients to their physicians and is often of a suspected musculoskeletal origin. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a form of manual therapy utilized by osteopathic physicians and some allopathic physicians to treat a broad variety of musculoskeletal ailments, including neck pain. Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation (BEMER) is … Read More

JOM Staff

04.05.24

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The impact of emergency medicine residents on clinical productivity

Faculty productivity is of interest for hospital and university administrators as pressure is placed on them by government and private payors. Further, the effect of trainees on clinical productivity is of personal interest to physicians because their performance evaluations and earning potential are often tied to their productivity. Several groups have utilized creative methodology to study … Read More

JOM Staff

04.03.24

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A superficial dissection approach to the sphenopalatine (pterygopalatine) ganglion to emphasize osteopathic clinical relevance

The sphenopalatine (pterygopalatine) ganglion (SPG) is the most superficial ganglia to manipulate from the oral cavity. It has parasympathetic and sensory fibers directly affecting the paranasal sinuses as well as the palatine, nasal, pharyngeal, and lacrimal glands. The SPG can be manipulated intraorally by students and physicians utilizing osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to relieve congestion … Read More

JOM Staff

04.01.24

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April 2024 issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine now available

In the April issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including the utilization of telehealth for opioid use disorder treatment, an investigation into the individual and combined effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment and Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation therapy on neck pain, the influence of … Read More

JOM Staff

03.26.24

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Green nail syndrome in a teenager

A 14-year-old female presented to the office in July 2023 with asymptomatic green nail discoloration, which was first noticed after removing acrylic nails worn for one month. Given the classic appearance and history of extended acrylic nail wearing, a diagnosis of green nail syndrome (GNS) was made. Treatment was initiated with topical gentamicin 0.3 % solution … Read More

JOM Staff

03.19.24

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Challenges to address prior to considering performing musculoskeletal point-of-care ultrasound

To the Editor, I commend the efforts of McGillicuddy and Haus on their publication entitled, “Rotator cuff injuries: improving identification with bedside ultrasound.” They highlight the role of musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound (US) and especially point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) as a valuable and accurate tool in the evaluation of rotator cuff pathology.

JOM Staff

03.17.24