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Analysis of the effects of isotretinoin on the premature epiphyseal closure in pediatric populations: a literature review
Oral isotretinoin, a systemic retinoid and a vitamin A derivative, has been widely utilized to treat acne in both adult and pediatric populations. It is important to raise awareness of the potential side effects of isotretinoin to enable informed treatment decisions before beginning an isotretinoin regimen. This article aims to describe that isotretinoin, given at various doses and durations, has been associated with growth plate abnormalities, which can lead to premature epiphyseal closure.
Healthcare delivery was dramatically affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many outpatient visits were cancelled or forgone for fear of exposure to the virus, allowing telemedicine to take on a much larger role in healthcare. The delivery of manual therapies, such as osteopathic manipulative treatment, via telehealth posed a unique challenge as these are typically provided in-person by a trained osteopathic physician. This study provides a description of one osteopathic pediatrician’s experience in delivering osteopathic interventions to pediatric patients via telehealth.
Confirmatory Factor Analysis in Osteopathic Medicine: Fascial and Spinal Motion Restrictions as Correlates of Muscle Spasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy
J Osteopath Med; 107(6): 226-232
J Osteopath Med; 108(10): 545-552
Effectiveness of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field and Myofascial Release Versus Acupuncture as Complementary Treatment for Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study
J Osteopath Med; 108(10): 559-570
J Osteopath Med; 108(9): 518-524
The authors compared same day spirometry results in 58 patients aged 7-18 years with asthma who were treated with either rib raising and suboccipital release in addition to standard asthma care, or standard asthma care alone.
J Osteopath Med; 121(6): 589-596
J Osteopath Med; 109(1): 5-12
J Osteopath Med; 109(2): 87-91
Characteristics of Pediatric Patients Seen in Medical School–Based Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinics
J Osteopath Med; 110(7): 376-380