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Validation of cognitive and neuromuscular latencies using an iPad-based tool to quantify simple reaction times in asymptomatic subjects

Richard C. Hallgren, PhD; and John Rogers, BA
Previous studies have shown that the average number of finger-taps during a 10-second interval can be utilized to distinguish between patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and healthy controls. In this study, the authors used an iPad-based tool to quantify simple reaction times in asymptomatic subjects.
J Osteopath Med; 123(2): 59-64

At-home ECG monitoring with a real-time outpatient cardiac telemetry system during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nolberto Jaramillo, Jr., OMS II; Denis Malkov, OMS II; Jacqueline Nikakis, OMS II; Uddampreet S. Arora, OMS II; and Todd J. Cohen, MD
During the COVID-19 pandemic, essential in-person electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings became unfeasible, while patients continued to suffer from cardiac conditions. To circumvent these challenges, a cardiology clinic transitioned to a remote real-time outpatient cardiac telemetry (ROCT) service. The goal of this study is to test the hypothesis that at-home ROCT is an effective method of providing ECG monitoring to symptomatic patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
J Osteopath Med; 122(10): 503-508

Retropubic Dilation With a Foley Catheter Balloon: A Novel Technique for Penile Prosthesis Reservoir Placement

Nicole M. Szell, DO; Gregory V. McIntosh, DO; Anthony D. DiMatteo, DO; Todd Campbell, MD; and Michael K. Shaw, PhD
The authors propose a novel approach for inflatable penile prosthesis reservoir placement involving gentle dilation of the retropubic space using a Foley catheter balloon.
J Osteopath Med; 116(9): 594-598

Correction to Chikly et al 2016;116(1):12-21. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.002

Millimeters should have appeared as micrometers in several statements in "Primo Vascular System: A Unique Biological System Shifting a Medical Paradigm" by Chikly et al.
J Osteopath Med; 116(4): 201-201

Determining the Feasibility of Managing Erectile Dysfunction in Humans With Placental-Derived Stem Cells

Jason A. Levy, OMS IV, MS; Melissa Marchand, PA-C; Leanne Iorio, OMS II; Walquiria Cassini; and Michael P. Zahalsky, MD
The authors sought to determine the feasibility and effects of using placental matrix−derived mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of patients with erectile dysfunction.
J Osteopath Med; 116(1): e1-e5

Primo Vascular System: A Unique Biological System Shifting a Medical Paradigm

Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (France); Paul Roberts, DOMP; and Jörgen Quaghebeur, DO (Belgium), PhD
The current article reviews the literature on the primo vascular system (PVS) through 2013. The presence of the PVS, if confirmed by ongoing research findings, suggests possible implications that may fundamentally reshape our vision of anatomy, physiology, and medicine, consequently affecting the practice of osteopathic manipulative medicine and manual therapy.
J Osteopath Med; 116(1): 12-21

Utility of 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate in Trauma and Acute-Care Surgical Patients

William Sellers, DO; Charles Bendas, MD; Frederick Toy, MD; Brian Klock, MD; Jamie Kerestes, PharmD; Amanda Young, MS; Clint Badger, MD; Jason Jensen, MD; and Natasha Becker, MD, MPH
The authors investigate the role that 4-factor prothrombin complex concentrate may have in reversing anticoagulation in the setting of trauma and acute care surgery.
J Osteopath Med; 118(12): 789-797

Scrambler therapy for incident pain in bone metastases

Lauren E. Berninger, DO; and Thomas J. Smith, MD
The authors present the case of a 69 year old man with shoulder destruction due to bone metastases who was able to use his arm for normal activities without pain after three sessions of scrambler therapy, a noninvasive form of electrical neuromodulation that requires further study.
J Osteopath Med; 121(6): 539-542

The use of 3D printing for osteopathic medical education of rib disorders

Kevin Moriles, MS; Amanda Ramnot, BS; Michael Lai, BS; Robin J. Jacobs, PhD, MSW, MS, MPH; and Yasmin Qureshi, EdD, DPT, MHS
To determine the viability of a 3D-printed mechanically moveable rib cage in enhancing the teaching of rib osteopathic principles, the authors enrolled 237 first-year medical students in a comparative course; both sets of students received the same standardized lecture on rib dysfunction, but one set utilized a prototype 3D model rather than the traditional static model. Entrance and exit surveys assessed subjective student satisfaction and objective scores for knowledge of OMM rib dysfunction and treatment.
J Osteopath Med; 121(3): 255-263

Toward the use of medical scent detection dogs for COVID-19 screening

Tommy Dickey, PhD, MS, MA, and Heather Junqueira, CVT
Current testing for COVID-19 is typically reliant upon collection of nasal swab samples from subjects, which can be intrusive, time-consuming, and subject to high false negative as well as false positive rates. In this narrative review, the author describes 4 recent studies demonstrating a high level of sensitivity, specificity, and overall success rates for the use of trained scent detection dogs to detect volatile organic compounds associated with COVID-19; the results of those studies were comparable to or better than the current standard procedures, yielding a promising option for nonintrusive testing in large public settings.
J Osteopath Med; 1(2): 141-148