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A comparative study of the effectiveness of an osteopathic primary care sports medicine led intervention on performance in men’s collegiate lacrosse players

Naresh C. Rao, DO, FAOASM; Hallie Zwibel, DO; Jenny Berezanskaya, DO; Paul Pena, DO; and Min-Kyung Jung, PhD
In this study, the authors attempt to determine whether a comprehensive osteopathic primary care sports medicine approach can improve performance and health outcomes in collegiate athletes.

Effect of osteopathic manipulation on gait asymmetry

Cherice N. Hill, PhD; M’Lindsey Romero, DO; Mark Rogers, DO; Robin M. Queen, PhD; and Per Gunnar Brolinson, DO
Osteopathic manipulation treatments (OMTs) targeting identified somatic dysfunctions can correct structural asymmetries and malalignment, restoring the ability for proper compensation of stresses throughout the body. Little is currently known about the ability for OMTs to reduce gait asymmetries, thereby reducing the risk of injury, accelerated disease progression, and suboptimal recovery. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate whether osteopathic screening and treatment could alter movement and loading asymmetry during treadmill walking.
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Tracheobronchial cast

Emilie Offerman, DO; Samantha Mahon, MD; and Bradley Michael Golden, DO

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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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