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C-reactive protein levels associated with COVID-19 outcomes in the United States

Jacob Lentner, OMS III; Taylor Adams, OMS IV; Valene Knutson, OMS III; Sarah Zeien, OMS IV; Hassan Abbas, OMS III; Ryan Moosavi, OMS III; Chris Manuel, OMS III; Thomas Wallace, MD; Adam Harmon, MD; Richard Waters, MD; Samuel Ledford, MD; Rajakrishnan Vijayakrishnan, MD; Nikhil Jagan, MD; Nezar Falluji, MD; Michael DelCore, MD; Curt Bay, PhD; and Sunny Jhamnani, MD
COVID-19 caused a worldwide pandemic and there are still many uncertainties about the disease. C-reactive protein (CRP) levels could be utilized as a prognosticator for disease severity in COVID-19 patients. This study aims to determine whether CRP levels are correlated with COVID-19 patient outcomes and length of stay.
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Functional evaluation of the diaphragm with a noninvasive test

Bruno Bordoni, DO, PhD; and Allan R. Escher, DO
Cardiac surgery with median sternotomy causes iatrogenic damage to the function of the diaphragm muscle that is both temporary and permanent. Myocardial infarction itself causes diaphragmatic genetic alterations, which lead the muscle to nonphysiological adaptation. This article reviews the neurophysiological relationships of the diaphragm muscle and the symptoms of diaphragmatic contractile dysfunction, and the authors discuss a scientific basis for the use of a new noninstrumental diaphragmatic test in the hope of stimulating research.
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Measuring Thoracic Excursion: Reliability of the Cloth Tape Measure Technique

Susan E. Bockenhauer, DO; Haifan Chen, DO; Kell N. Julliard, MA, MFA; and Jeremy Weedon, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 107(5): 191-196

Spin in the abstracts of systematic reviews and metaanalyses focused on percutaneous coronary intervention

Wesley Tanner Cole, BS; Peter Wittl, BS; Wade Arthur, BS; Ryan Ottwell, BS; Benjamin Greiner, DO, MPH; Gershon Koshy, DO; Justin Chronister, DO; Micah Hartwell, PhD; Jonathan Staheli, BS; Drew N. Wright, MLS; Meghan Sealey, MS; Lan Zhu, PhD; and Matt Vassar, PhD
“Spin” is a form of bias that involves highlighting study results in a way that presents the conclusions about benefit or efficacy beyond the scope of the data. Spin in the abstract of published studies has the potential to affect patient care, making investigations about its presence and prevalence important for readers. The authors evaluate the most severe types of spin in the abstracts of systematic reviews and metaanalyses focused on percutaneous coronary intervention.
J Osteopath Med; 121(9): 723-731

Self-Reported Cardiac Risks and Interest in Risk Modification Among Volunteer Firefighters: A Survey-Based Study

Patrick Scanlon, PA-C, DO, and Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH
J Osteopath Med; 108(12): 694-698

Pulmonary Embolism Mimicking Anteroseptal Acute Myocardial Infarction

Gregory T. Wilson, DO, and Frederick A. Schaller, DO
J Osteopath Med; 108(7): 344-349

Current Concepts in Diastolic Heart Failure

Sunil Dhar, MD; Deepak Koul, MD; and Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, DO
J Osteopath Med; 108(4): 203-209

Phantom Arrhythmia: Is It a Clinical Myth?

Kathryn G. Kolonic, MPH, OMS IV; Lindley G. Avina, MD; Angela Shoho, MD; and Anjum Ismail, MD
J Osteopath Med; 109(2): 98-100

Letter to the Editor Regarding “Self-Reported Cardiac Risks and Interest in Risk Modification Among Volunteer Firefighters”

James L. Fleming, DO, MPH
J Osteopath Med; 109(3): 123-123

Improving Exercise Tolerance and Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Mark H. Belfer, DO, and Jane Z. Reardon, MSN, APRN, CS
J Osteopath Med; 109(5): 268-278