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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.
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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.
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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.
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Frontmatter, October 2022 Issue

J Osteopath Med; 122(10): i-iv

How did the dietary habits of patients with chronic medical conditions change during COVID-19?

Sahil K. Patel, BS; and Adarsh Gupta, DO
The purpose of this study was to identify differences in dietary habits, lifestyle habits, and food attitudes between those with chronic medical conditions compared to the populations without chronic medical conditions since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
J Osteopath Med; 123(1): 7-17

Frontmatter, September 2022 Issue

J Osteopath Med; 122(9): i-iv

Mask-related skin changes among healthcare workers in a community-based hospital

Brittany Valk, DO; Nedyalko N. Ivanov, DO; Amanda Nahhas, DO; Katie Corwin, DO; Katrina Hansen, DO; Jeff Globerson, DO; Annette LaCasse, DO; William Corser, PhD; and Lynn Sikorski, DO
During the COVID-19 pandemic, dermatologists noticed an increase in conditions associated with mask wearing, such as “maskne”, as well as worsening of previously diagnosed dermatologic conditions. The goal of this study was to explore various factors that impacted mask-related skin changes and how these skin changes affected quality of life.
J Osteopath Med; 122(12): 609-615

The effects of wearing a mask on an exercise regimen

Ryan C. Gericke, BA; and Adarsh K. Gupta, DO
The goal of this study is to identify the impact of mask use on normal perceived physiology (breathing, heart rate, temperature, exertion, stamina, and quality of workout) within the exercising population.
J Osteopath Med; 122(11): 545-552

Frontmatter, July 2022 Issue

J Osteopath Med; 122(7): i-iv

Reactivation of minimal change disease after Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19

Sindhu Marampudi, DO; Rafail Beshai, DO; and Gopika Banker, DO
The authors present the case of a 54-year-old woman with a medical history of hypertension who experienced reactivation of minimal change disease (MCD) after receiving the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19.
J Osteopath Med; 122(10): 499-501