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This study aims to assess the effectiveness of the current disinfection protocols in osteopathic family medicine offices.
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.
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.
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
Associations of intimate partner violence and maternal comorbidities: a cross-sectional analysis of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System
The authors' primary objective was to examine associations between intimate partner violence — which occurs when an intimate partner inflicts physical, sexual, and/or emotional assault with coercive control — and maternal comorbidities.
J Osteopath Med; 123(8): 405-410
Trends and forecasted rates of adverse childhood experiences among adults in the United States: an analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Given the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as reported in the literature in addition to the increasing risk factors for ACEs in the US, we hypothesized that the mean ACE score among adults in the US would show a rising trend over time. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate trends in cumulative ACEs from 1940 through 2020.
J Osteopath Med; 123(7): 357-366
In this article, the authors discuss a modified anatomy-based neck and thyroid examination that allows for a more comprehensive evaluation.
J Osteopath Med; 123(5): 269-272