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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224317/comparison-study-of-judged-clinical-skills-competence-from-standard-setting-ratings-generated-under-different-administration-conditions
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William L Roberts, John Boulet, Jeanne Sandella
When the safety of the public is at stake, it is particularly relevant for licensing and credentialing exam agencies to use defensible standard setting methods to categorize candidates into competence categories (e.g., pass/fail). The aim of this study was to gather evidence to support change to the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation standard setting design and administrative process. Twenty-two video recordings of candidates assessed for clinical competence were randomly selected from the 2014-2015 Humanistic domain test score distribution ranging from the highest to lowest quintile of performance...
February 21, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215390/osteopathic-management-of-chronic-constipation-in-women-patients-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Aurélie Belvaux, Michel Bouchoucha, Robert Benamouzig
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Constipation is a common problem in western countries. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for the treatment of constipated women with functional constipation (FC) or defeation disorders (DD). METHODS: Twenty-one constipated females referred to a tertiary center were recruited. A course of OMT, weekly for four weeks, was given. Clinical questionnaire, Bristol stool form scale and patients' subjective perception of constipation, bloating and abdominal pain, were recorded...
February 15, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192872/premedical-anatomy-experience-and-student-performance-in-medical-gross-anatomy
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Peter Kondrashov, Dalton J McDaniel, Rebecca M Jordan
INTRODUCTION: Gross anatomy is considered one of the most important basic science courses in medical education, yet few medical schools require its completion prior to matriculation. The effect of taking anatomy courses before entering medical school on performance in medical gross anatomy has been previously studied with inconsistent results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of premedical anatomy coursework on performance in medical gross anatomy, overall medical school grade point average (GPA), and Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level 1 (COMLEX 1) score was evaluated in 456 first-year osteopathic medical students along with a survey on its perceived benefits on success in medical gross anatomy course...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187005/the-state-of-disability-awareness-in-american-medical-schools
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Erica Seidel, Scott Crowe
This study was designed to: (1) determine how many American medical schools include disability awareness in their curriculum, (2) explore the format of disability awareness programs in existence, and (3) understand why some schools do not include disability awareness in their curriculum. An online survey was sent to deans of medical education (or equivalent positions) at accredited allopathic and osteopathic American medical schools (N = 167) in 2015. Seventy-five schools (45%) completed surveys. Fifty-two percent (39/75) reported having a disability awareness program...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179718/examining-health-care-students-attitudes-toward-e-professionalism
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Jacob P Gettig, Sandhya Noronha, John Graneto, Lillian Obucina, Kelli J Christensen, Nancy F Fjortoft
Objective. To compare pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, and physician assistant (PA) students' perceptions of e-professionalism. Methods. A 20-item questionnaire was developed and administered to four cohorts of health care professions students early in their first professional year. The questionnaire contained 16 scenarios in which a hypothetical health care student or professional shared information or content electronically and students were asked to indicate how much they agreed that the scenario represented professional behavior...
December 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167171/professional-ballet-dancers-experience-of-injury-and-osteopathic-treatment-in-the-uk-a-qualitative-study
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Tobias Pollard-Smith, Oliver P Thomson
OBJECTIVES: Professional dancers suffer significant musculoskeletal injuries during the course of their careers. Treatment-seeking behaviour is important in all patient populations, yet is rarely investigated amongst professional dancers. This qualitative study aimed to form a better understanding of how dancers decide to seek treatment, and in particular to explore their experiences of receiving osteopathic care for their injuries. METHODS: A qualitative study design using grounded theory was used as a methodological framework for data collection and analysis...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167164/experiences-of-intervertebral-motion-palpation-in-osteopathic-practice-a-qualitative-interview-study-among-swedish-osteopaths
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Niklas S Sposato, Kristofer Bjerså
BACKGROUND: Assessment in manual therapy includes quantitative and qualitative procedures, and intervertebral motion palpation (IMP) is one of the core assessment methods in osteopathic practice. The aim of this study was to explore osteopathic practitioners' experiences of clinical decision-making and IMP as a diagnostic tool for planning and evaluation of osteopathic interventions. METHOD: The study was conducted with semi-structured interviews that included eight informants...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163654/epistemic-cultures-in-complementary-medicine-knowledge-making-in-university-departments-of-osteopathy-and-chinese-medicine
#8
Caragh Brosnan
There is increasing pressure on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to follow the evidence-based approach promoted in allied health and medicine, in which the randomised control trial represents the evidence gold standard. However, many CAM advocates see these methods as undermining the holism of CAM practice. This paper explores how such tensions are managed in CAM university departments - settings in which particular forms of knowledge and evidence are given 'official' imprimatur by CAM educators and researchers...
May 3, 2016: Health Sociology Review: the Journal of the Health Section of the Australian Sociological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150122/use-of-non-conventional-medicine-two-years-after-cancer-diagnosis-in-france-evidence-from-the-vican-survey
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Aline Sarradon-Eck, Anne-Déborah Bouhnik, Dominique Rey, Marc-Karim Bendiane, Laetitia Huiart, Patrick Peretti-Watel
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the use of non-conventional medicine (NCM) in a representative sample of French patients 2 years after cancer diagnosis. METHODS: The study was based on data obtained in the VICAN survey (2012) on a representative sample of 4349 patients 2 years after cancer diagnosis. Self-reported data were collected at telephone interviews with patients. The questionnaire addressed the various types of non-conventional treatments used at the time of the survey...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144166/osteopathic-treatment-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-with-left-brachialgia-a-case-report
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Bruno Bordoni, Fabiola Marelli, Bruno Morabito, Beatrice Sacconi
This study deals with an osteopathic approach used for a patient with left-ventricular assist device (L-VAD) affected by left brachialgia. Clinical examination revealed the presence of thoracic outlet syndrome and pectoralis minor syndrome, with compression of the left proximal ulnar nerve, related to the surgical sternotomy performed. The osteopathic techniques used can be classified as indirect and direct, addressed to the pectoralis minor and the first left rib, respectively. To our knowledge, this is the first text in literature with an osteopathic treatment in a patient with L-VAD...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134961/somatic-dysfunction-in-the-diagnosis-of-uncommon-ectopic-pregnancies-surgical-correlation-and-comparison-with-related-pathologic-findings
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Daniel Martingano, Hannah Canepa, Setareh Fararooy, Dmitriy Rybitskiy, Sam Shahem, Francis X Martingano, George Aglialoro
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancies occur when the implantation of a fertilized ovum occurs outside the endometrial cavity. Such pregnancies occur in approximately 1.5% to 2.0% of all pregnancies and cause 6% of maternal deaths. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate osteopathic structural examination (OSE) findings in patients with ectopic pregnancies of uncommon locations and to establish the utility of these findings in the diagnosis of these ectopic pregnancies. METHODS: In this prospective case series, a focused OSE was performed on each patient with an ectopic pregnancy at her initial presentation after the patient history but before other diagnostic or laboratory tests were performed and surgical treatment was initiated...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134955/ruptured-primary-omental-pregnancy-mimicking-adnexal-implantation
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Daniel Martingano, Anton Bogdanov, Dmitriy Rybitskiy, Francis X Martingano, Sam Shahem
Ectopic pregnancies occur when the implantation of a fertilized ovum occurs outside of the endometrial cavity. The majority of ectopic pregnancies encountered in clinical practice are located within the fallopian tube. Abdominal pregnancies represent 1% of all ectopic pregnancies. Primary omental pregnancy, in which the extrauterine site of implantation is the greater omentum, is the least common form of abdominal pregnancy. The rarity of an ectopic pregnancy in the omentum and the absence of clinical symptoms often delays diagnosis and proper identification before rupture...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134953/comparison-of-basic-science-knowledge-between-do-and-md-students
#13
Glenn E Davis, Gregory G Gayer
CONTEXT: With the coming single accreditation system for graduate medical education, medical educators may wonder whether knowledge in basic sciences is equivalent for osteopathic and allopathic medical students. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether medical students' basic science knowledge is the same among osteopathic and allopathic medical students. METHODS: A dataset of the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA student records from the classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015 and the national cohort of National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (NBME-CBSE) parameters for MD students were used...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134952/pectus-excavatum-a-review-of-diagnosis-and-current-treatment-options
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Irfaan Abid, MennatAllah M Ewais, Joseph Marranca, Dawn E Jaroszewski
Osteopathic medicine places a special emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, and understanding how chest wall structure may influence function is critical. Pectus excavatum is a common congenital chest wall defect in which the sternum is depressed posteriorly. Patients may present with complaints of chest wall discomfort, exercise intolerance, and tachycardia. The medical implications, diagnosis, and treatment options for patients with pectus excavatum are reviewed.
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119789/integration-of-osteopathic-manual-treatments-in-management-of-cervical-dystonia-with-tremor-a-case-series
#15
Miriam Halimi, Adena Leder, Jayme D Mancini
BACKGROUND: Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmodic torticollis, is a chronic disorder in which patients exhibit involuntary repetitive contractions of neck muscles resulting in abnormal postures or movements. Occasionally, there is also a dystonic head tremor. The underlying mechanisms for cervical dystonia and dystonic tremor are not clear, and treatments are limited. CASE REPORT: In the present cases, two females with head tremor starting in adolescence developed worsening symptoms of cervical dystonia with dystonic tremor in their 60s...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116009/teaching-the-emergency-department-patient-experience-needs-assessment-from-the-cord-em-task-force
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Kory S London, Jeffrey Druck, Matthew Silver, Douglas Finefrock
INTRODUCTION: Since the creation of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient satisfaction (PS) scores, patient experience (PE) has become a metric that can profoundly affect the fiscal balance of hospital systems, reputation of entire departments and welfare of individual physicians. While government and hospital mandates demonstrate the prominence of PE as a quality measure, no such mandate exists for its education. The objective of this study was to determine the education and evaluation landscape for PE in categorical emergency medicine (EM) residencies...
January 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109570/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-improves-heart-surgery-outcomes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vittorio Racca, Bruno Bordoni, Paolo Castiglioni, Maddalena Modica, Maurizio Ferratini
BACKGROUND: Controlling sternal pain after heart surgery is important to reduce the risk of postoperative complications, but pain is often undertreated because of contraindications and side effects of analgesic drugs. Recently, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was demonstrated to reduce pain in different clinical contexts, suggesting its potential utility after cardiac surgery. The aim of this open-label, controlled study is to assess whether OMT contributes to sternal pain relief and improves postoperative outcomes...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104901/reliability-of-a-viva-assessment-of-clinical-reasoning-in-an-australian-pre-professional-osteopathy-program-assessed-using-generalizability-theory
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Brett Vaughan, Paul Orrock, Sandra Grace
Clinical reasoning is situation-dependent and case-specific; therefore, assessments incorporating different patient presentations are warranted. The present study aimed to determine the reliability of a multi-station case-based viva assessment of clinical reasoning in an Australian pre-registration osteopathy program using generalizability theory. Students (from years 4 and 5) and examiners were recruited from the osteopathy program at Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia. The study took place on a single day in the student teaching clinic...
2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102153/manual-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-scoliosis-analysis-of-current-knowledge
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Dariusz Czaprowski
BACKGROUND: Apart from the recommended specific physiotherapy, the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) also incorporates non-specific manual therapy (NMT). The aim of this paper is to assess the efficacy of NMT (manual therapy, chiropractic, osteopathy) used in the treatment of children and adolescents with IS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study analysed systematic reviews (Analysis 1) and other recent scientific publications (Analysis 2). Analysis 1 encompassed papers on the use of NMT in patients with IS...
October 28, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091407/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-drug-induced-liver-injury
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Li-Xia Yang, Cheng-Yuan Liu, Lun-Li Zhang, Ling-Ling Lai, Ming Fang, Chong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Drug is an important cause of liver injury and accounts for up to 40% of instances of fulminant hepatic failure. Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is increasing while the diagnosis becomes more difficult. Though many drugs may cause DILI, Chinese herbal medicines have recently emerged as a major cause due to their extensive use in China. We aimed to provide drug safety information to patients and health carers by analyzing the clinical and pathological characteristics of the DILI and the associated drug types...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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