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Osteopathic manipulative treatment use among family medicine residents in a teaching clinic

Garrett Caldwell, DO; Leezanne Zeng, DO; Jennifer Kaufman, DO; and Joel Bates, DO
The objective of this study is to quantify how often osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was performed by residents in an osteopathically recognized family medicine training clinic and to identify the perceived barriers to performing OMT.
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Multisite assessment of emergency medicine resident knowledge of evidence-based medicine as measured by the Fresno Test of Evidence-Based Medicine

James Katsilometes, MPH; Michael Galuska, MD; Chadd K. Kraus, DO; Howard W. Levitin, MD; Scott Leuchten, DO; Jane Daugherty-Luck, DO; Julie Lata, DO; Grace Brannan, PhD; Anthony Santarelli, PhD; John Ashurst, DO; and for the FOEM Research Network
To date, there is very little evidence describing how residents in emergency medicine understand and incorporate evidence-based medicine (EBM) into practice. The aim of this study was to determine EBM theoretical and quantitative knowledge in emergency medicine residents in community hospital-based training programs.
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Reactivation of minimal change disease after Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19

Sindhu Marampudi, DO; Rafail Beshai, DO; and Gopika Banker, DO
The authors present the case of a 54-year-old woman with a medical history of hypertension who experienced reactivation of minimal change disease (MCD) after receiving the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19.

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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Tracheobronchial cast

In June 2021, a 65-year-old male presented for respiratory distress, altered mental status, and tracheostomy bleeding. Emergency medical services reported the tracheostomy was placed approximately 11 days prior for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Patient was bagged through his tracheostomy and was not responding to verbal stimuli. Read more