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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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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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Delayed discovery: the COVID-19 pandemic’s influence on osteoarthritis clinical trials

Nicholas B. Sajjadi, DO; Jon Michael Anderson, DO; Griffin K. Hughes, BA, BS; Christena E. Abraham, BS; Jamal Malik, BS; Micah Hartwell, PhD; and Matt Vassar, PhD
This study aims to explore the reasons for termination of clinical trials investigating osteoarthritis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
J Osteopath Med; 124(1): 5-11

COVID-19 scent dog research highlights and synthesis during the pandemic of December 2019−April 2023

Tommy Dickey, MS, MA, PhD; and Heather Junqueira, CVT
The authors examined the safety, effectiveness, and practicality of utilizing trained scent dogs in clinical and public situations for COVID-19 screening. Specifically, results of 29 trained scent dog screening peer-reviewed studies were compared with results of real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and rapid antigen (RAG) COVID-19 testing methods.
J Osteopath Med; 123(11): 509-521

Optimal hand surgery fellowship interview format

Lauren E. Dittman, MD; Nicholas F. Munaretto, MD; and Peter C. Rhee, DO, MS
The purpose of this study was to examine hand surgery fellowship applicants’ perspectives regarding in-person and virtual interviews.
J Osteopath Med; 123(10): 467-473

The effect of perceived weight status and BMI perception on food attitudes and food relationships

Sahil K. Patel, BS; Ryan Gericke, BA; Jaime Dougherty, BS; and Adarsh Gupta, DO
The aim of this study is to further delineate the relationship between actual BMI and perceived body weight, and how it affects various variables such as overall and mental health, food relationships, and lifestyle habits.
J Osteopath Med; 123(9): 415-426

Assessing patient experience of the tenets of osteopathic medicine

Glenn E. Davis, MS; Walter Carl Hartwig, PhD; Richard B. Riemer, DO; Chandra Char, PhD; Adam McTighe, PsyD, MBA; and David Kremelberg, PhD
The objectives of this study were to assess patient experience of the tenets of osteopathic medicine, physician empathy, satisfaction with the visit, and to compare the results for patients who saw DOs with those who saw MD physicians.
J Osteopath Med; 123(8): 371-378

Glucocorticoid use in rheumatoid arthritis patients and the onset of pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Kawther N. Elsouri, BS, MS; Vania Arboleda, BS; Lynn Basbous, BS; Samantha Heiser, BS, MS; Dylon P. Collins, BS; Philip Ragusa, BS; Courney Baxter, BS; Dominick Cabrera, BS, MS; Tanisha Akhand, BS; Evan Stermer, BS, MS; Kiran Sharma, BS; Charmaine Seguro, BS, MS; Patrick Hardigan, PhD; Marc Kesselman, DO; and Michelle Demory Beckler, PhD
The goal of this study was to systematically review and statistically analyze pooled data documenting pneumonia as an adverse event in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients on disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) as a monotherapy vs RA patients on DMARDs and glucocorticoids as combination therapy.
J Osteopath Med; 123(4): 179-186

The presence of person-centered language in orthopedic-related amputation research: a cross-sectional analysis

Arjun K. Reddy, BA; Grayson R. Norris, BS; Rob Nayfa, BS; Nicholas B. Sajjadi, BS; Jake X. Checketts, DO; Jared T. Scott, DO; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
Amputations are routine in orthopedics, specifically during trauma and when patients have recurrent surgical site infections. When undergoing amputations, patients must combat the psychosocial factors associated with the loss of an extremity, including stigmatization. This study analyzes the presence of person-centered language within amputation-related orthopedic publications in the top orthopedic journals.
J Osteopath Med; 123(5): 235-242

Understanding and preference toward DOs and OMT before and after an osteopathic principles and practice fellow lecture series

Lindsay Ellson, MS; Nicole Wong, MS; Jessica Harper, BS; Gage Williamson, DO; Isain Zapata, PhD; Kristin Putnam, DO; and Joel Roberts, MD
The main objective of our study was to investigate the preferences of Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) students at an osteopathic institution regarding osteopathic medicine and to investigate whether an active intervention can change their preferences and understanding.
J Osteopath Med; 123(3): 135-141