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AOA ophthalmology and otolaryngology program closures as a model to highlight challenges of maintaining GME in high need areas

Harris Ahmed, DO, MPH; Kim Vo, MS; and Wayne Robbins, DO
The authors sought to determine the challenges faced by former AOA-accredited surgical subspecialty programs during the transition to ACGME accreditation, particularly otolaryngology and ophthalmology programs in underresourced settings.

Advances in the therapeutic approach of pudendal neuralgia: a systematic review

Sébastien Murer, PhD; Guillaume Polidori, PhD; Fabien Beaumont, PhD; Fabien Bogard, MD; Élisa Polidori, DO; and Marion Kinne, DO
Although pudendal neuralgia (PN) has received growing interest over the last few years, diagnosis remains difficult, and many different therapeutic approaches can be considered. This review article aims to provide an overview of the possible treatments of PN and investigate their efficacies.
Public Health and Primary Care

Bursting the bubble: hereditary spherocytosis masking poor glycemic control

Ashley Gordon, DO; Deep Pachu, MD; and Matthew J. Hadfield, DO
The authors present a case of a patient who was found to have hereditary spherocytosis (HS) after developing nephrotic range proteinuria. The patient had diabetes that was previously thought to be well controlled, but his HS was masking his poor glycemic control. This case highlights the importance of understanding the limitations of the hemoglobin A1c in managing patients with diabetes.

2021 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association congratulate John C. Licciardone, DO, and Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, recipients of the George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award for their article, “Osteopathic Medical Care With and Without Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pain Registry–Based Study.” Read the full article here.

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine launches inaugural issues

Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM) – known for 119 years as the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association – published its inaugural issue in January 2021. Learn how the osteopathic medical profession’s journal of record has been refreshed and refocused by reading the introductory Editorial from Dr. Ross Zafonte, JOM’s Editor in Chief; a Q&A with Melissa Schmidt, JOM’s Director; and an announcement from AOA President Dr. Thomas Ely and CEO Dr. Kevin Klauer.

Clinical Image

Epiglottic squamous cell carcinoma

A 56-year-old woman with history of epiglottic squamous cell cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, requiring 4 L O2 supplementation, asthma, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dysphagia, and tobacco abuse presented for laparoscopic jejunostomy tube placement to supplement nutritional intake during radiation therapy. Less than one month prior to presentation, she underwent awake intubation utilizing video laryngoscopy with a full view of the glottis. A computed tomography scan of the neck demonstrated a 3.1 × 1.8 cm epiglottic mass and nasolaryngoscopy revealed a mass on the epiglottis to the mid-laryngeal surface without obstruction of the glottis. Read more