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The effects of wearing a mask on an exercise regimen

Ryan C. Gericke, BA; and Adarsh K. Gupta, DO
The goal of this study is to identify the impact of mask use on normal perceived physiology (breathing, heart rate, temperature, exertion, stamina, and quality of workout) within the exercising population.
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Editorial

Paralympic golf movement: the links between inclusion and treating the whole person to regain function

Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO, MHSA
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Cardiopulmonary Medicine

Propionibacterium acnes: an uncommon cause of lung abscess in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated with bullous emphysema

Arun Adlakha, MD, FCCP, and Neha Muppala, OMS IV
The authors present a rare case of a common skin commensal, Propionibacterium acnes, that infected the left upper lobe of the lung of a 57-year-old man.
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Public Health and Primary Care

Impact of an osteopathic peer recovery coaching model on treatment outcomes in high-risk men entering residential treatment for substance use disorders

Raymond A. Crowthers, BS; Milan Arya, MBS; Arvind Venkataraman, BS; Jamey J. Lister, PhD; Sarah E. Cooper, MSW; Michael Enich, BA; Scott Stevens, CPRS; Emily Bender, CPRS; Roynell Sanders, MSW; Kenneth Stagliano, PhD; and Richard T. Jermyn, DO
The goal of this study is to highlight the efficacy of a peer recovery program in improving health outcomes and associated national outcome measures in men with a substance use disorder and/or co-occurring mental health disorder.
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Bilateral idiopathic superior ophthalmic vein dilation

David B. Villafuerte, DO
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Letters to the Editor

Comments on “Mini-medical school programs decrease perceived barriers of pursuing medical careers among underrepresented minority high school students”

Krisdaniel Berreta, BS
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NMM/OMT

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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Medical Education

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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General

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.
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Letters to the Editor

Comments on “Reported completion of the USMLE Step 1 and match outcomes among senior osteopathic students in 2020”

John R. Boulet, PhD; John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd; Jeanne M. Sandella, DO; and Melissa D. Turner, MS
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Letters to the Editor

Response to “Comments on ‘Reported completion of the USMLE Step 1 and match outcomes among senior osteopathic students in 2020’”

Dhimitri A. Nikolla, DO; Chad V. Stratford, DO; and Kaitlin M. Bowers, DO
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Pediatrics

Spontaneous neonatal subcutaneous emphysema: analysis of neonatal management

Abraham M. Quader, OMS III; and Craig Sussman, MD
Neonatal subcutaneous emphysema is a very rare complication of endotracheal intubation or surgery; however, only a few cases of spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema were reported in a neonate. The authors present the case of a patient who presented in respiratory distress with a low SaO2, but no clinical signs of subcutaneous emphysema were seen.
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Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome

Austin B. Ambur, DO; and Timothy A. Nyckowski, DO
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Letters to the Editor

Further insight on AOA ophthalmology residency program closure data

Justin T. Bradshaw, OMS II; Steven P. Gawrys, OMS II; Westin J. Wong, OMS II; and Lawsen M. Parker, OMS II
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Letters to the Editor

Response to “Further insight on AOA ophthalmology residency program closure data”

Harris Ahmed, DO, MPH; Kim Vo, MS; and Wayne Robbins, DO
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Medical Education

UGRC 2021 recommendations on GME transition: pros and cons, opportunities and limitations

John R. Gimpel, DO, MEd; Jennifer L. Swails, MD; Jessica L. Bienstock, MD, MPH; Grant L. Lin, MD; Michelle A. Roett, MD, MPH; Juhee K. Patel, DO; and Daniel W. Giang, MD
The Coalition for Physician Accountability’s Undergraduate Medical Education-Graduate Medical Education (UME-GME) Review Committee (UGRC): Recommendations for Comprehensive Improvement of the UME-GME Transition final report includes a total of 34 recommendations and outlines opportunities to transform the current processes of learner transition from a US-based MD- or DO-granting medical school or international medical education pathway into residency training in the United States. This review provides a reflection on the recommendations from the authors, all members of the UGRC, describing the pros and cons and the opportunities and limitations, in the hopes that they might inspire readers to dig deeper into the report and contribute to meaningful improvements to the current transition.
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Public Health and Primary Care

Atraumatic spontaneous splenic rupture in a female COVID-19 patient

Michele T. Melamed, DO, MPH; and Jake L. Gigliotti, MSI
The authors present the case of a 30-year-old woman with no significant medical history presented to the emergency department in October 2020 with sudden onset of severe left upper and lower abdominal pain. The purpose of this case report is to illustrate and make other clinicians aware of unusual potential complications and clinical presentations of COVID-19.
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Recurrent bronchiolitis and stridor in an infant

Alexandra Byrne, MD; and Puneet Tung, DO
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General

Osteoporosis knowledge and health beliefs among middle-aged men and women in the Southern United States

Stacy Chelf, PhD, MS; Robert E. Davis, PhD; Martha A. Bass, PhD; M. Allison Ford, PhD; Ali D. Firouzabadi, MD, MPH; Jonathan T. Leo, PhD; and Vinayak K. Nahar, MD, PhD, MS
This study evaluates the knowledge and health beliefs surrounding osteoporosis in a population of males and females (between 35 and 50 years old) to determine sex-based differences in osteoporosis knowledge and beliefs and to assess the correlation between perceptions and health motivation.
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Cardiopulmonary Medicine

Financial conflicts of interest during meetings of the cardiovascular and renal drugs advisory committee

Blake Bertolino, BS; Nicholas Kinder, BS; Craig Cooper, BS; Harrison Gray, BS; Wade Arthur, BS; Joseph Ahlander, PhD; Alainna Simpson, BS; and Matt Vassar, PhD
The purpose is to evaluate whether public speakers with a financial conflict of interest are more likely to provide positive testimony regarding the drug in question during Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee meetings of the FDA between February 2009 and December 2019 through the use of publicly available transcripts.
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Xeroderma pigmentosum presenting in two siblings from Uganda

Austin B. Ambur, DO; and Timothy A. Nyckowski, DO
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