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General

Research integrity and academic medicine: the pressure to publish and research misconduct

Molly Kearney, MSc; Maren Downing, MEng; and Elizabeth A. Gignac, DO
In this review, the authors explore existing guidelines for authorship, common types of research misconduct, the implications of scholarly work for medical learners and faculty, consequences of research misconduct, and possible solutions to promote integrity in academic medicine.
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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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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

The association of folate deficiency with clinical and radiological severity of knee osteoarthritis

Majid Abedi, MD; Hasan Mollashahi Javan, MD; Asal Khosravi, MD; Reza Rohani, MD; and Ghasem Mohammadsharifi, MD
This study aimed to assess the association of folate deficiency with the clinical and radiological severity of knee osteoarthritis.
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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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Medical Education

A superficial dissection approach to the sphenopalatine (pterygopalatine) ganglion to emphasize osteopathic clinical relevance

Olivia C. Matz, MSA; Laura J. Rudberg-Post, BA; Hannah C. Gustafson, MSA, MSBS; and Donald G. Matz, PhD
In this Clinical Practice article, the authors discuss that cadaveric dissection with a superficial to deep approach to the sphenopalatine (pterygopalatine) ganglion has the ability to allow medical students and physicians to better understand the three-dimensional location and osteopathic clinical relevance of this ganglion.
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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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Medical Education

Perception of opioids among medical students: unveiling the complexities and implications

Samuel Borgemenke, BS; Nicholas Durstock, BS; Lori DeShetler, PhD; Coral Matus, MD, FAAFP; and Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD
This study aims to explore the beliefs, experiences, and perceived impact of opioids among medical students at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.
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Clinical Image

Calciphylaxis

Nicholas Salupo, DO; Michelle Norris, CNP; and Jonathan J. Taliercio, DO, FASN
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Medical Education

Diversity in osteopathic medical school admissions and the COMPASS program: an update

Nadege Dady, EdD; Steven Toplan, MS; Jeffrey Gardere, PhD; Robin Moore, DO; Lorreen Agandi, MS; Ulcha Fergie Ulysse, MS; Aida Aminpour, BA; McKensie Gelvin, BS; Jemima Akinsanya, DO; and Kenneth Steier, DO, MBA, MPH, MHA, MGH
In this Commentary, the authors provide an analysis of the data collected from 8 years of conducting URiM candidate recruitment and organizing welcoming social events.
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Clinical Image

Traumatic tattooing: case description and a comprehensive review of the therapeutic management

Austin B. Ambur, DO; Mahroo Khalid, MD; Leila Khan, BS; and Rajiv Nathoo, MD
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NMM/OMT

The effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on pain and disability in patients with chronic low back pain: a single-blinded randomized controlled trial

John M. Popovich, PT, DPT, PhD; Jacek Cholewicki, PhD; N. Peter Reeves, PhD; Lisa A. DeStefano, DO; Jacob J. Rowan, DO; Timothy J. Francisco, DO; Lawrence L. Prokop, DO; Mathew A. Zatkin, DO; Angela S. Lee, MPH; Alla Sikorskii, PhD; Pramod K. Pathak, PhD; Jongeun Choi, PhD; Clark J. Radcliffe, PhD; and Ahmed Ramadan, PhD
The purpose of this study is to further investigate the findings of existing studies on the efficacy of OMT in reducing pain and disability for chronic low back pain with a randomized controlled trial.
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Medical Education

The impact of emergency medicine residents on clinical productivity

Michael Pallaci, DO; Nick Jouriles, MD; Amanda dos Santos, MD; Jordan Miller, DO; M. David Gothard, MS; and David C. Seaberg, MD
The objective of this study is to measure the influence of emergency medicine residents on the clinical productivity of attending emergency physicians.
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Pediatrics

Associations of social determinants of health and childhood obesity: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2021 National Survey of Children’s Health

Kelsi Batioja, BS; Covenant Elenwo, MPH; Amy Hendrix-Dicken, MA; Lamiaa Ali, MD; Marianna S. Wetherill, PhD; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
The authors' primary objective was to utilize the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) 2021 data to determine the current associations between childhood obesity and SDOH. Secondarily, we estimated the prevalence of select SDOH among children with obesity.
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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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Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain

Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment and Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation (BEMER) therapy on generalized musculoskeletal neck pain in adults

Genevieve M. Palmer, BS; Nicholas Dominick, DO, PharmD; Melissa Kane, DO, MBS; Sawyer Bawek, DO; Blake Burch, DO, PharmD; Taylor Sanders, MS; Davong Phrathep, MS; Nicole Myers, DO, MS; and Santiago Lorenzo, PhD, MS, MS
The objectives of this study are to investigate the individual and combined effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment and Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Regulation (BEMER) therapy on neck pain in adults.
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NMM/OMT

Augmentation of immune response to vaccinations through osteopathic manipulative treatment: a study of procedure

Jesus Sanchez, Jr., DO, MSPHE, MA; Eric S. Martinez, BS; Brian Loveless, DO; Julieanne P. Sees, DO, MBA; Joseph Zammuto, DO; Hendrik Szurmant, PhD; Sebastien Fuchs, MD, PhD; Paula Crone, DO; and Robert Hostoffer, DO, LhD, MBA, MSMEd
This article describes a proposed protocol to evaluate the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on antibody generation in the peripheral circulation in response to a vaccine and its possible use in the augmentation of various vaccines.
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Pediatrics

Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on children with plagiocephaly in the context of current pediatric practice: a retrospective chart review study

Hollis H. King, PhD, DO; Julie Mai, DO; Mary Anne Morelli Haskell, DO; Kimberly Wolf, DO; and Megan Sweeney, MPH
This retrospective chart review investigated the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment at restoring a more symmetrical cranial bone configuration in children with deformational plagiocephaly.
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Public Health and Primary Care

Telehealth in opioid use disorder treatment: policy considerations for expanding access to care

Auguste Niyibizi, DO, MBA; Arman Haveric, BA; and Giselle Irio, DO
This commentary aims to provide safe and pragmatic suggestions to lawmakers in the realm of telehealth policy, with a specific focus on opioid use disorder treatment.
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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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