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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.
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.
Anatomy-based approach to the thyroid examination
In this article, the authors discuss a modified anatomy-based neck and thyroid examination that allows for a more comprehensive evaluation.
Effects of face masks on oxygen saturation at graded exercise intensities
Mask wearing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other viral infections may raise concerns on the effects of face masks on breathing and cardiopulmonary health. In this study, the authors assess the parameters related to heart and lung physiology between healthy male and female adults exposed to wearing face masks (or not) under conditions of rest and graded exercise.
J Osteopath Med; 123(3): 167-176
Disparities in seasonal influenza vaccine uptake and language preference among Hispanic US adults: an analysis of the 2017–2020 BRFSS
The purpose of this study was to compare seasonal influenza vaccine uptake rates between Spanish-and English-preferring Hispanic US adults from 2017 to 2020.
J Osteopath Med; 123(1): 49-54
Conquering diabetes therapeutic inertia: practical tips for primary care
Despite well-established management guidelines, only about half of the patients with diabetes achieve glycemic targets, only one in five patients achieve metabolic control, and both patients and physicians find themselves stuck in a rut called therapeutic inertia (TI). The authors present several practical strategies that can be tailored to different practice settings and facilitate reducing TI.
J Osteopath Med; 123(2): 113-120
Casirivimab/imdevimab treatment for outpatient COVID-19 during a SARS-CoV-2 B1.617.2 (Delta) surge at a community hospital
The authors sought to determine if there was a difference in patient-centered outcomes between those who were vaccinated and unvaccinated after the administration of casirivimab/imdevimab for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 during the time when the Delta strain was most prevalent.
J Osteopath Med; 122(12): 635-640
Thoracic outlet syndrome: a review for the primary care provider
This article summarizes what is currently published about thoracic outlet syndrome, its etiologies, common objective findings, and nonsurgical treatment options.
J Osteopath Med; 122(11): 587-599
A narrative review of nine commercial point of care influenza tests: an overview of methods, benefits, and drawbacks to rapid influenza diagnostic testing
Rapid diagnosis of influenza infections has been shown to reduce improper or delayed treatment and to increase access to diagnostic measures in public health, primary care, and hospital-based settings. In this paper, the authors compare the sensitivity, specificity, and time to diagnosis for nine highly utilized commercial rapid influenza diagnostic tests.
J Osteopath Med; 123(1): 39-47
The effect of long-term opioid use on back-specific disability and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain
This study aims to evaluate the effects of long-term opioid therapy on measures of back-specific disability and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain.
J Osteopath Med; 122(9): 469-479