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The effect of long-term opioid use on back-specific disability and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain

Matthew J. Schultz, BS, ATC; and John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, FACPM
This study aims to evaluate the effects of long-term opioid therapy on measures of back-specific disability and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain.
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Promoting cultural competency and osteopathic medicine awareness among premedical students through a summer premedical rural enrichment program

Samuel Kadavakollu, PhD, MSc; Krista S. Lund, DO; Varsha Swamy, OMS II; William D. Kim, OMS II; Ronald A. Llenado, OMS II; Taylor F. Nunes, OMS II; Mahboob Qureshi, MD, PhD; John W. Graneto, DO, MEd; and Boris B. Boyanovsky, MD, PhD
The goal of this study is to determine whether a summer premedical rural enrichment program held at an osteopathic medical school located in a medically underserved area will foster greater prioritization of cultural competency in medicine, enhance interest in practicing in rural or underserved areas, and increase familiarity with osteopathic medicine.
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Samuel G. Cook, DO; and Alan J. Bartholomew, DO

Proposed Amendments to the AOA Constitution

View the proposed amendments to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Constitution that were presented for First Reading at the July 2021 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates and will be presented for action at the 2022 Annual Meeting and amendments to the AOA Constitution that will be presented for First Reading at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, which will occur on July 15–17, 2022.

Proposed Amendments to the AOA Bylaws

View the proposed amendments to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bylaws that will be presented for action at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, which will occur July 15-17, 2022.

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Intraoperative appearance of gonadal vein embolization coil

A 49-year-old woman with May-Thurner syndrome and a history of post left common iliac stent placement presented in March 2020 with ongoing pelvic pain. She was diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome and gonadal vein insufficiency. She underwent left gonadal vein embolization with Nester coils (Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN) under fluoroscopic guidance. Read more