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Investigating the safety and feasibility of osteopathic medicine in the pediatric oncology outpatient setting

Jennifer A. Belsky, DO, MS; Joseph R. Stanek, MS; and Melissa J. Rose, DO
Pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy experience unwanted therapy-induced side effects, commonly constipation and pain that diminish quality of life. To date, few studies have investigated the safety and feasibility of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in pediatric oncology. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the safety and feasibility of OMT in pediatric oncology outpatient clinics.
J Osteopath Med; 122(8):

Development of Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) residency curriculum guidelines to meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones

Elizabeth S. Balyakina, DO, MS, MPH; Malinda M. Hansen, DO, MS, CAQSM; and David Mason, DO, MBA
The primary purpose of this study was to develop a proposed structure and content for an ONMM residency curriculum that is based on (1) the alignment of residency curriculum with ACGME milestones in one ACGME-accredited ONMM residency program, and (2) the perceived needs of residents and faculty for an ONMM residency curriculum.
J Osteopath Med; 122(4): 175-185

Lymphatic osteopathic manipulative treatment reduces duration of deltoid soreness after Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Sylvia Marshall, OMS III; Sara Winter, PA-C, MS; and John D. Capobianco, DO, FAAO
Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 is one of the three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19. Its most common side effect, injection site pain, occurs because of locally recruited inflammatory mediators and is mitigated by the lymphatic system. Side effects may discourage individuals from receiving vaccines; therefore, reducing the duration of injection site pain can promote vaccination compliance. Osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT) can directly affect the physiology underlying muscle soreness; however, there is currently no literature that supports the use of OMT in this scenario. In this case report, an otherwise healthy male presented with acute left deltoid soreness after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Three hours after being treated with lymphatic OMT, the severity of the pain was significantly reduced and was alleviated 8 hours after onset in comparison to the median duration of 24–48 hours.
J Osteopath Med; 122(3): 153-157

Osteopathic Evaluation and Manipulative Treatment in Reducing the Morbidity of Otitis Media: A Pilot Study

Brian F. Degenhardt, DO, and Michael L. Kuchera, DO
J Osteopath Med; 106(6): 327-334

Utilizing the Four Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine as an intersectional framework for approaching sexual orientation and gender identity disclosure as a provider

Timothy L. Counce, Jr, OMS III; Amy Ko, OMS III; Anthony D. Martinez, OMS III; Jenna M. Rivera, OMS III; Carol Browne, DO; and Linda Solis, PhD
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and other (LGBTQI+) community continues to experience health inequity and unmet needs. This article examines the application of the Four Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine during a patient’s self-disclosure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity to the provider, also known as coming out.
J Osteopath Med; 121(12): 875-881

Knowledge of osteopathic manipulative medicine and osteopathic physicians in a New York South Asian community

Jasmine Lee, OMS III; Chun Maung, OMS III; Jenzel Espares, OMS III; Justin Chen, OMS III; Frenda Yip, OMS III; Willis Lin, OMS II; Lauren Zhao, MS, OMS II; and To Shan Li, DO
Research regarding patient awareness of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) can help identify barriers and factors limiting patient knowledge. Levels of knowledge about OMM and osteopathic physicians have been studied in New York’s Chinese and Korean populations, but have not previously been investigated in the South Asian population. In this study, the authors assess the knowledge of OMM and osteopathic physicians within a South Asian community of New York.
J Osteopath Med; 121(10): 779-786

Osteopathic considerations for breastfeeding women

Eileen M. Conaway, DO, IBCLC; and Arlene E. O’Donnell, DO
Extensive benefits of breastfeeding have been identified and although many women initiate breastfeeding, discontinuation is common when problems arise. In this article, the authors review the pertinent anatomy of the breast with osteopathic considerations to help osteopathic physicians identify myofascial, vascular, lymphatic, or innervation somatic dysfunctions to support the breastfeeding mothers’ long term breastfeeding goals, optimize breastmilk supply, and potentially prevent or treat problems that could interfere with lactation.
J Osteopath Med; 121(10): 805-811

Short-Term Hematologic and Hemodynamic Effects of Osteopathic Lymphatic Techniques: A Pilot Crossover Trial

William Evan Rivers, DO; Kevin D. Treffer, DO; Alan G. Glaros, PhD; and Charlott L. Williams, RN, CCRC
J Osteopath Med; 108(11): 646-651

Supporting and Promoting Osteopathic Medicine Through Community-Based Family Practice Preceptorships: A Survey-Based Study

Margaret I. Aguwa, DO, MPH; Carol L. Monson, DO, MS; Dan Koop Liechty, PhD; Letitia V. Fowler, MA; and Michelle M. Kost
J Osteopath Med; 108(10): 606-614

Clinical and Research Protocol for Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of Elderly Patients With Pneumonia

Donald R. Noll, DO; Brian F. Degenhardt, DO; Christian Fossum, DO (Norway); and Kendi Hensel, DO
J Osteopath Med; 108(9): 508-516