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Knowledge of osteopathic manipulative medicine and osteopathic physicians in a New York South Asian community

Jasmine Lee, OMS III; Chun Maung, OMS III; Jenzel Espares, OMS III; Justin Chen, OMS III; Frenda Yip, OMS III; Willis Lin, OMS II; Lauren Zhao, MS, OMS II; and To Shan Li, DO
Research regarding patient awareness of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) can help identify barriers and factors limiting patient knowledge. Levels of knowledge about OMM and osteopathic physicians have been studied in New York’s Chinese and Korean populations, but have not previously been investigated in the South Asian population. In this study, the authors assess the knowledge of OMM and osteopathic physicians within a South Asian community of New York.
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Clinically significant depressive symptoms and high diabetes distress in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Appalachian Ohio

Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD, and Francis Osowik, OMS IV
The authors assess the prevalence of diabetes distress as well as comorbid, clinically significant depressive symptoms and diabetes distress among patients in southeastern Ohio; and to assess impact of depressive symptoms and diabetes distress on A1C levels, diabetes self care behaviors, and diabetes quality of life.
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Epiglottic squamous cell carcinoma

John Carter, DO; Jessica Ball, DO, MPH; George McKean, DO; and Samir Patel, MD, DPM

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.

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Polyarticular, ulcerated tophaceous gout

Plain radiographs of this 65 year old man’s foot revealed heterotopic ossification over the first MTP joint with adjacent cutaneous ulceration. Separately, elbow debridement revealed purulent, chalky material in the olecranon bursa and adjacent acute cellulitis with focal areas of necrosis. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus mirabilis were grown from cultures obtained during the debridement, and monosodium urate crystals were visualized using polarized light microscopy. Although this patient recovered from the infection, he presented to the emergency department for recurrent gout flares and developed tophaceous deposits in his left-sided first MTP, knee, and shoulder. Read more