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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

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.
J Osteopath Med; 122(9): 453-459

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.
J Osteopath Med; 122(7): 339-345

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.
J Osteopath Med; 122(8): 393-399