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Public Health and Primary Care

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

Zachary P. Morehouse, DO, MS; Nathan Chance, MS; Gabriella L. Ryan, MS; Caleb M. Proctor, MS; and Rodney J. Nash, PhD
Rapid diagnosis of influenza infections has been shown to reduce improper or delayed treatment and to increase access to diagnostic measures in public health, primary care, and hospital-based settings. In this paper, the authors compare the sensitivity, specificity, and time to diagnosis for nine highly utilized commercial rapid influenza diagnostic tests.
Pediatrics

Asthma medications in schools: a cross-sectional analysis of the Asthma Call-back Survey 2017-2018

Rachel Wilkins, BS; Sadie Schiffmacher, BS; Ashton Gatewood, MPH; Lauren Conway, DO; Ben Greiner, DO; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
In this study the authors analyze the prevalence of schoolchildren having access to asthma medications and written asthma action plans in schools. A secondary objective was to see if there were differences between urban and rural populations.
Innovations

At-home ECG monitoring with a real-time outpatient cardiac telemetry system during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nolberto Jaramillo, Jr., OMS II; Denis Malkov, OMS II; Jacqueline Nikakis, OMS II; Uddampreet S. Arora, OMS II; and Todd J. Cohen, MD
During the COVID-19 pandemic, essential in-person electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings became unfeasible, while patients continued to suffer from cardiac conditions. To circumvent these challenges, a cardiology clinic transitioned to a remote real-time outpatient cardiac telemetry (ROCT) service. The goal of this study is to test the hypothesis that at-home ROCT is an effective method of providing ECG monitoring to symptomatic patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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