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The use of vena cava filters (VCF) is a common procedure utilized in the prevention of pulmonary embolism, yet VCFs have some significant and known complications, such as strut penetration and migration. This case describes a 66-year-old woman who was found to have a filter migration and the techniques that were utilized to remove this filter.
J Osteopath Med; 122(12): 605-608
Propionibacterium acnes: an uncommon cause of lung abscess in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated with bullous emphysema
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.
J Osteopath Med; 122(10): 493-497
Financial conflicts of interest during meetings of the cardiovascular and renal drugs advisory committee
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.
J Osteopath Med; 122(9): 445-451
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.
J Osteopath Med; 121(12): 869-873
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.
J Osteopath Med; 121(11): 835-842
J Osteopath Med; 107(5): 191-196
Spin in the abstracts of systematic reviews and metaanalyses focused on percutaneous coronary intervention
“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
J Osteopath Med; 108(12): 694-698
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