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Obstetrics/Gynecology

The impact of prepregnancy body mass index on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes

A. Dhanya Mackeen, MPH, MD; Victoria E. Boyd, DO; Meike Schuster, DO; Amanda J. Young, MS; Celia Gray, BS; and Kajal Angras, DO
This study aims to investigate the prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) class-specific risks for pregnancy and neonatal complications based on a prepregnancy BMI class.
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Letters to the Editor

Methodological limitations of the sternal brace test study

Dhimitri A. Nikolla, DO, MS; Cameron Raich, DO; and Thomas E. Erickson, DO
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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Pelvic joint stiffness and fear of falling in patients over 75 years of age: a prospective cohort study of 100 patients

Chloe Laizeau, DO, MSc; Sebastien Jochmans, MD, MSc; and Sylvie Aufaure, MD
The main objective of this study was to assess whether there was an association between joint stiffness and fear of falling in patients over 75 years of age.
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Letters to the Editor

Response to “Osteopathic manipulative treatment for the allopathic resident elective: comments on survey selection”

Andrew H. Slattengren, DO; Mary E. Wootten, DO; Caroline S. Carlin, PhD; and Tanner J. Nissly, DO
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Medical Education

An osteopathic orientation to interprofessional education

Eric S. Martinez, BS; and David Redding, DO
The objectives of this analysis are to evaluate the ability of an interprofessional summer workshop/lecture utilizing an osteopathic focus to educate students from different healthcare colleges about the interconnectedness of the systems of the human body and how working with a team-based approach will ultimately benefit their collective patients.
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NMM/OMT

Investigating the safety and feasibility of osteopathic manipulative medicine in hospitalized children and adolescent young adults with cancer

Jennifer A. Belsky, MS, DO; and Amber M. Brown, MS, DO
In this study, the authors investigated the safety and feasibility of osteopathic manipulative treatment in a pediatric oncology inpatient setting.
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Clinical Image

Davener’s dermatosis: a unique presentation of frictional hypermelanosis

Allison Kowalski, BS; and Robert Dazé, DO, FAAD
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Medical Education

Assessing nutrition literacy and nutrition counseling proficiency following an interdisciplinary culinary medicine elective

Anna N. Kirby, PhD, RD, LD, CCMS; Joy DeBellis, DNP, RN; Katie Wolter, MD; Gary Mount, PharmD; Chih-hsuan Wang, PhD; Jonathan Bishop, BS; Jessica Barkhouse, BS; Kathryn Wirth, BEng; Nancy Nguyen, MS; Christopher Cacciatore, BS; and Kristyn Kraus, BS
The objective of this study is to determine whether implementing a culinary medicine elective among medical and nurse practitioner students will increase their nutrition literacy and proficiency in counseling patients.
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NMM/OMT

Interoceptive bodily awareness in patients seeking pain relief with osteopathic manipulative treatment: an observational cohort pilot study

Danielle K. Emmet, DO; Glenn Davis, MS; Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS; Jay H. Shubrook, DO; and Wolf Mehling, MD
The authors conducted a pilot study to measure interoceptive bodily awareness in patients seeking osteopathic manipulative treatment for pain.
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Medical Education

Common outpatient diagnoses and associated treatments logged by osteopathic medical students within a geriatric population

Hannah C. Coulson, DO; Miriam Brown, DO; Kyle Burke, DO; Emma Griffith, DO; Victoria Shadiack, DO; Harold R. Garner, PhD; and Jaime A. Foushee, PharmD
This study aimed to assess the most common diagnoses and corresponding treatments logged by osteopathic medical students within an ambulatory geriatric population.
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NMM/OMT

The effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on quality of life in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices

Jacqueline Nikakis, MBS; Ermin Tale, BS; Denis Malkov, MD; Uddampreet S. Arora, BS; Jordan Keys, DO; To Shan Li, DO; Sheldon C. Yao, DO; and Todd J. Cohen, MD
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of OMT on quality of life in in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices
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Medical Education

On-site peer mentorship’s effect on personal and professional development, stress reduction, and ease of transition into the medical education system

Savannah Whitfield, DO; Caryn Hazard, BS; Brittnee Haynes, DO; Todd Coffey, PhD; Launa Lynch, PhD; and Sarah Davis, DO
The purpose of this study was to identify sources of mentorship within the medical education system and compare the subjective growth of the inaugural and second classes of a newly established medical school in the three domains.
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Medical Education

DO seniors and IMGs have lower match probabilities than MD seniors after adjusting for specialty choice and USMLE Step 1 score

Dhimitri A. Nikolla, DO, MS; Kaitlin M. Bowers, DO; Brittany Smith, BS; Christina L. Elsayed, BS; Abigail Daniels, MS; Thomas Sandoval, BS; Kyle J. Hitchman, BS; Irtaza Asar, DO; Dillon C. Kolacz, MD; and Vishnu Mudrakola, DO
The objective of this study was to compare match probabilities between applicant types after adjusting for specialty choice and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 scores.
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NMM/OMT

Effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative applications on hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis in youth with major depressive disorder: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Ömer O. Pala, PT, MSc, PhD; Seyit Çıtaker, PT, MSc, PhD; Esra Güney, MD; Aylin Sepici, MD; Güner M. Güveli, MD; Burak Arslan, MD; and Meltem Gürü, MD
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the osteopathic sympathetic harmonization on the sympathetic nervous system and the HPA axis in youth with major depressive disorder.
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Medical Education

Where are the Black men in osteopathic medical schools?

Michael N. Megafu, MPH
Despite concerted efforts, the representation of underrepresented populations in medicine, particularly Black men, remains alarmingly low. This commentary delves into the persisting challenges and potential solutions surrounding the lack of diversity of Black men in osteopathic schools.
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Clinical Image

A masquerading presentation of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Erin Berg, MS; Nadia Khan, MS; and Robert Dazé, DO, FAAD
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Public Health and Primary Care

The establishment of conscientious monopolies in rural communities

Forrest Bohler, BS; and Allison Garden, BS
The authors discuss some of the unique ramifications that are likely to occur when rural providers invoke conscientious objection in their medical practice and how this can in turn establish conscientious monopolies for the members of their communities.
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NMM/OMT

The short- and long-term effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on pain, and psychosocial factors in adults with chronic low back pain

Clarence L. Nicodemus, DO, PhD; Jessica Epstein, MS; Marianne Huebner, PhD; Barry DeCicco, MS; and Moaid Shaik
The objectives of this study were to investigate the effectiveness of neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine in treating chronic low back pain, with a focus on biopsychosocial and pain control in chronic conditions.
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Medical Education

Examining differences in trends in the orthopedic surgery match for osteopathic and allopathic medical graduates after the transition to single accreditation

Robert S. Wood, DO; and Jacqueline Krumrey, MD
This paper examines the differences in the trends in orthopedic surgery match rates for DO vs. MD applicants since the single accreditation merger transition began in 2015.
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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Limb spasticity and telemedicine consultation for reconstructive surgery: patient perspectives of surgical assessment

Abigail Bardwell, DO; Christopher S. Crowe, MD; and Peter C. Rhee, DO, MS
The objective of this study was to characterize patient perceptions of telemedicine consultation for spasticity surgery and to determine its effectiveness for indicating reconstructive procedures.
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Medical Education

A validity study of COMLEX-USA Level 3 with the new test design

Xia Mao, PhD; John R. Boulet, PhD; Jeanne M. Sandella, DO; Michael F. Oliverio, DO; and Larissa Smith, PhD
The purpose of this investigation is to provide additional evidence to support the validity of COMLEX-USA Level 3 scores and associated pass/fail decisions.
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Pediatrics

Association and disparities of food insecurity and exposure to violence: analysis of the National Survey of Children’s Health

Molly Bloom, BS; Cassie McCoy, BS; Amy D. Hendrix-Dicken, MA; Covenant Elenwo, MPH; Michael A. Baxter, DO; Sara Coffey, DO; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
The authors' primary objective was to assess the relationship between parent-reported exposure to violence and food insecurity among children utilizing data from the National Survey of Children’s Health.
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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Superficial fascia displacement in cervical flexion: differentiating myofascial pain syndrome, a cross-sectional study

Valentin C. Dones, PhD; Mark Angel B. Serra, MOH; Lyle Patrick D. Tangcuangco, MSPT; and Vergel B. Orpilla, MSPT
This study is focused on the role of superficial fascial displacement in identifying people with myofascial pain syndrome during neck bending.
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Letters to the Editor

Fostering a research culture in osteopathic medical education

Samuel Kadavakollu, PhD; Thu Dang, BS; and Sherese Richards, MD
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Medical Education

Prevalence and quality of medical Spanish education in US osteopathic medical schools: a national survey

Kally Dey, BA; Sinibaldo Romero Arocha, BS; Yoon Soo Park, PhD; and Pilar Ortega, MD, MGM
The objectives of this study are to describe the medical Spanish educational landscape at US osteopathic schools and evaluate program adherence to previously established basic standards.
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Clinical Image

Tumid lupus masquerading as rosacea

Austin B. Ambur, DO; Mahroo Khalid, MD; Aaron B. Ambur, BS; Kiana Kaya, BS; and Rajiv Nathoo, MD
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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Use of person-centered language in obesity-related publications across sports medicine journals: a systematic review of adherence to person-centered language guidelines in sports medicine

Jason Webb, BA; Kaylee Mach, BS; Trey Gooch, BS; Arjun Reddy, BS; Michael Anderson, DO; Jeremy Scott, DO; Jake Checketts, DO; Lance Walker, DO; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
The authors' primary objective was to determine if person-centered language guidelines specific to obesity have been properly followed in the top 10 sports medicine journals.
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General

Implementation and mixed-methods evaluation of “Walk with a Doc” program at Stony Brook

Ursula N. Landman, DO; Zaina Naeem, MD, MPH; Ingrid L. Chen, MD; Areeg Naeem, MS; and Raja Jaber, MD
This report presents data from the Walk with a Doc program’s first 5 months at Stony Brook to inform practice-based management decisions pertaining to the clinical utility and future adaptation of walking programs in suburban communities.
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Innovations

Medical malpractice liability in large language model artificial intelligence: legal review and policy recommendations

David O. Shumway, DO; and Hayes J. Hartman, JD
This commentary discusses areas of potential legal vulnerability for clinicians utilizing large language model artificial intelligence (AI) through review of past case law pertaining to third-party medical guidance and reviews the patchwork of current regulations relating to medical malpractice liability in AI.
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Public Health and Primary Care

Comorbidities associated with symptoms of subjective cognitive decline in individuals aged 45–64

Zach Monahan, BS; Jacob Heath, BS; Alexis Ditren Santos, BS; Alicia Ford, PhD; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
This study examined correlations between identified dementia comorbidities and subjective cognitive decline (the self-reported presence of worsening memory loss or confusion) in individuals ages 45–64 years.
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Letters to the Editor

Osteopathic manipulative treatment for the allopathic resident elective: comments on survey selection

William Kyle Copenhaver, BS
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Letters to the Editor

A call to include intersectionality on board examinations

Darian R. Dozier, BS; and José E. Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP
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