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Frontmatter, June 2022 Issue

J Osteopath Med; 122(6): i-iv

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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Frontmatter, May 2022 Issue

J Osteopath Med; 122(5): i-iv

The association between operating margin and surgical diversity at Critical Access Hospitals

Wade Hopper, OMS III; Robert Zeller, OMS II; Rachel Burke, OMS III; and Tom Lindsey, DO
Surgical volume is correlated with increased hospital profitability, yet many Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) offer few or no inpatient surgical services. This study aims to investigate the impact of the presence of different inpatient surgical services on CAH profitability.
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The impact of COVID-19 on otolaryngology research: a cross-sectional analysis of discontinued trials

Brayden M. Rucker, BS; Nicholas B. Sajjadi, BS; Lacy S. Brame, DO; Matt Vassar, PhD; and Micah L. Hartwell, PhD
The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the capacity to conduct medical research due to recruitment difficulties, supply chain shortages, and funding deficits. The clinical practice of otolaryngology was especially impacted due to a reduction in elective procedures, such as facial plastic surgeries and vocal fold injections. The primary objective was to examine the extent of clinical trial disruption secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic in the field of otolaryngology.
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Frontmatter, April 2022 Issue

J Osteopath Med; 122(4): i-iv

Frontmatter, March 2022 Issue

J Osteopath Med; 122(3): i-iv

Assessing the United States’ most frequently asked questions about osteopathic medicine, osteopathic education, and osteopathic manipulative treatment

Nicholas B. Sajjadi, BSc; Ryan Ottwell, DO; Samuel Shepard, BSc; Natasha Bray, DO; Robin Dyer, DO; Jennifer Wilson, DO; Matt Vassar, PhD; and Micah Hartwell, PhD
The authors sought to explore frequently asked questions generated by Google to assess commonly searched questions about the osteopathic profession and to determine the level of information transparency associated with resulting sources.
J Osteopath Med; 122(5): 219-227

Improving practice patterns in patients with newly diagnosed bladder masses treated with transurethral resection

Joshua Wilson, OMS III; Daniel Drach, OMS IV; Joseph Zanghi, DO; and James Siegert, DO
Transurethral resection (TUR) is the mainstay for diagnosis, staging, and treatment of both high-grade and low-grade nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer. This study aimed to assess and improve TURBT quality by making surgeons aware of their practice patterns and setting improvement goals.
J Osteopath Med; 122(4): 169-173

Frontmatter, February 2022 Issue

J Osteopath Med; 122(2): i-iv