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This commentary aims to provide safe and pragmatic suggestions to lawmakers in the realm of telehealth policy, with a specific focus on opioid use disorder treatment.
The evolution of type 2 diabetes management: glycemic control and beyond with SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists
The aim of this article is to provide a broad overview of the various clinical trials and analyses that have led to current diabetes management guidelines, and ultimately, help guide primary care physicians in selecting therapies that will not only improve glycemic control and reduce the risk of microvascular complications, but also reduce the risk of macrovascular complications in their patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Evaluating attitudes among healthcare graduate students following interprofessional education on opioid use disorder
The authors aimed to determine whether attitudes could be affected by an interprofessional education (IPE) event by assessing attitudes utilizing an adapted version of the Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Perceptions Questionnaire (AAPPQ) before and after the IPE event.
This study aims to assess the effectiveness of the current disinfection protocols in osteopathic family medicine offices.
J Osteopath Med; 123(12): 585-591
This commentary highlights inequities due to the overreliance on non-specialists to conduct a colorectal cancer screenings and the ethical issues raised by nondisclosure of elevated risks.
Preventing quality improvement drift: evaluation of efforts to sustain the cost savings from implementing best practice guidelines to reduce unnecessary electrocardiograms (ECGs) during the preadmisison testing evaluation
The objectives of this study were to improve and maintain adherence to published guidelines for preoperative ECG testing at a university hospital in a physician-led, nurse practitioner–staffed preadmission testing clinic.
J Osteopath Med; 123(11): 547-554
The aims of this study were to determine how often diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is overdiagnosed in the context of other acute hyperglycemic emergencies, to describe the baseline characteristics of patients, to determine the hospital treatments for DKA, and to identify the frequency of endocrinology or diabetology consultation in the hospital setting.
J Osteopath Med; 123(10): 499-503
This study aims to assess prescribing behaviors by physicians in 2021 based on four demographics utilizing the National Electronic Health Record System (NEHRS): physician’s age, sex, specialty, and degree.
J Osteopath Med; 123(9): 451-458
Despite the availability of several vaccines against COVID-19, the absence of vaccination in patients and colleagues remains a source of stress in healthcare workers. The objective of this study is to determine whether exposure to unvaccinated patients and/or colleagues increases stress and burnout in physician preceptors.
J Osteopath Med; 123(7): 351-355
Trends of colorectal cancer screening methods: an analysis of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 2018–2020
The authors' primary objective was to evaluate trends in colorectal cancer screening methods from 2018 through 2020 by analyzing data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
J Osteopath Med; 123(6): 317-323