Articles related toPediatrics

Analysis of the effects of isotretinoin on the premature epiphyseal closure in pediatric populations: a literature review

Sama Alazawi, DO; and Tami Hendriksz, DO
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.
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Osteopathic interventions via telehealth in a pediatric population: a retrospective case series

Joanna L. Kramer, DO, MPH; and Kathleen De Asis, DO, MS
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.
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Confirmatory Factor Analysis in Osteopathic Medicine: Fascial and Spinal Motion Restrictions as Correlates of Muscle Spasticity in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Melinda F. Davis, PhD; Katherine Worden, DO; Diane Clawson, DO; F. John Meaney, PhD; and Burris Duncan, MD
J Osteopath Med; 107(6): 226-232

Cause and Effect in Childhood Obesity: Solutions for a National Epidemic

J. Michael Wieting, DO, MEd
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

Burris Duncan, MD; Sharon McDonough-Means, MD; Katherine Worden, DO; Rosa Schnyer, LAc; Jennifer Andrews, MBA; and F. John Meaney, PhD
J Osteopath Med; 108(10): 559-570

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Childhood: Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Malcolm S. Schwartz, DO, and Anila Chadha, MD
J Osteopath Med; 108(9): 518-524

Effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on pulmonary function testing in children with asthma

LaQuita M. Jones, DO; Christopher Regan, DO; Kimberly Wolf, DO; Jenifer Bryant, DO; Alexander Rakowsky, MD; Melissa Pe, DO; and Dane A. Snyder, MD
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

Update on Pediatric Bone Health

Maria J. Henwood, DO, and Larry Binkovitz, MD
J Osteopath Med; 109(1): 5-12

Brachial Plexus Injuries in Neonates: An Osteopathic Approach

David C. Mason, DO, and Carman A. Ciervo, DO
J Osteopath Med; 109(2): 87-91

Characteristics of Pediatric Patients Seen in Medical School–Based Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinics

Gregg Lund, DO, MS, and Jane E. Carreiro, DO
J Osteopath Med; 110(7): 376-380