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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137632/descriptive-study-of-interprofessional-collaboration-between-physicians-and-osteopaths-for-the-pediatric-population-in-quebec-canada
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Chantal Morin, Johanne Desrosiers, Isabelle Gaboury
BACKGROUND: Osteopathy is an increasingly popular healthcare approach that uses a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to address pain and somatic dysfunction. In Quebec, Canada, osteopathy is the complementary medicine most often recommended by family physicians. However, factors fostering the development of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) between physicians and osteopaths are unknown. This study aimed to describe the current situation in terms of IPC among practitioners working with pediatric patients...
November 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084323/measuring-multidimensional-empathy-theoretical-and-practical-considerations-for-osteopathic-medical-researchers
#2
Alison Jane Martingano, Daniel Martingano
Osteopathic physicians are increasingly recognizing the importance of empathy for improving patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. This review advocates for a multidimensional perspective of empathy, encompassing both affective and cognitive empathy, and highlights situational and dispositional factors relevant to the curtailment of empathy. A review of the utility of self-report, behavioral, and physiological measures that researchers may use to quantify empathy in further research is also provided. The authors encourage members of the osteopathic medical profession to embrace a fuller understanding of empathy...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049674/collaboration-between-acgme-and-aoa-programs-to-enhance-success-in-the-single-accreditation-system-a-process-paper
#3
Amanda K H Weidner, Judith Pauwels, Marcia McGuire, Ardis Davis
Beginning in 2020, all residency programs will be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Programs accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) that do not achieve ACGME pre-accreditation status by 2020 will be forced to close, resulting in loss of graduate medical education slots and affecting the physician workforce locally and nationally. Current ACGME programs are in a position to help consult, support, and learn from local AOA-only programs as they work toward meeting ACGME accreditation requirements, but to date there have been only limited collaborations...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973179/assessment-of-nutrition-knowledge-and-attitudes-in-preclinical-osteopathic-medical-students
#4
Emily J Hargrove, Darlene E Berryman, Jennifer M Yoder, Elizabeth A Beverly
Background: Nutrition is often overlooked in everyday health care despite the definitive connection between diet and health. Many practicing physicians and medical students feel unqualified to discuss specific dietary recommendations with patients, which may be attributed to inadequate nutrition education during medical school. Objective: To assess the nutrition knowledge of osteopathic medical students and their attitudes regarding the importance of nutrition counseling in their future role as practicing physicians...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961617/physician-assistant-applicant-pool-the-first-50-years
#5
M Jane McDaniel, Ted J Ruback
The physician assistant (PA) profession's first attempt to characterize the applicant pool for PA education began with publication of the first Annual Report on Physician Assistant Educational Programs in the United States in 1985. The methodology used in the report was limited, however, in identifying the number of unique applicants to PA programs. Collecting accurate and reliable data on the profession's applicant pool was the primary motivator leading to initiation of the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) in 2001...
October 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846128/what-osteopathic-physicians-do
#6
John R Gimpel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846124/self-efficacy-of-osteopathic-medical-students-in-a-rural-urban-underserved-pathway-program
#7
Sharon L Casapulla
Context: Self-efficacy has been shown to play a role in medical students' choice of practice location. More physicians are needed in rural and urban underserved communities. Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has a co-curricular training program in rural and urban underserved practice to address this shortage. Objective: To assess whether participation in the co-curricular program in rural and urban underserved practice affects self-efficacy related to rural and underserved urban practice...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846121/pennsylvania-otolaryngologists-as-a-model-for-the-implications-of-practice-location-of-osteopathic-vs-allopathic-surgical-subspecialists
#8
Shane Griffith, Anton Power, Mark Strand
Background: Evidenced-based models should be used to predict future implications of the single accreditation system for graduate medical education. Compared with other states, Pennsylvania has a relatively high number of osteopathic physicians (ie, DOs) and may be used as a model for a health care system with an increased DO presence. Objective: To compare the geographic distribution of otolaryngologist DOs with otolaryngologist allopathic physicians (ie, MDs) in Pennsylvania and identify differences in community size (urban, urbanized, and rural) in which these physicians practice...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834843/step-up-not-on-the-step-2-clinical-skills-exam-directors-of-clinical-skills-courses-docs-oppose-ending-step-2-cs
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David J Ecker, Felise B Milan, Todd Cassese, Jeanne M Farnan, Wendy S Madigosky, F Stanford Massie, Paul Mendez, Sharon Obadia, Robin K Ovitsh, Ronald Silvestri, Toshiko Uchida, Michelle Daniel
Recently, a student-initiated movement to end the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Skills and the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level 2-Performance Evaluation has gained momentum. These are the only national licensing examinations designed to assess clinical skills competence in the stepwise process through which physicians gain licensure and certification. Therefore, the movement to end these examinations and the ensuing debate merit careful consideration...
August 22, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762297/the-association-of-usmle-step-1-and-step-2-ck-scores-with-residency-match-specialty-and-location
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Jacqueline L Gauer, J Brooks Jackson
BACKGROUND: For future physicians, residency programs offer necessary extended training in specific medical specialties. Medical schools benefit from an understanding of factors that lead their students to match into certain residency specialties. One such factor, often used during the residency application process, is scores on the USA Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores and students' residency specialty match, and the association between both USMLE scores and state of legal residency (Minnesota) at the time of admission with students staying in-state or leaving the state for residency program...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759093/functional-somatic-syndrome-assessment-and-management
#11
Christopher J Graver
Functional somatic syndrome (FSS) occurs in as many as 30% of patients in general medical practice, but it is infrequently a topic of formal instruction. Many physicians feel uncomfortable with medically unexplained symptoms and are unfamiliar with how to assess or manage them. Traditional medical approaches can be ineffective and can contribute to iatrogenic or adverse physiologic effects in patients. Physicians treating patients with FSS should not only consider standard medical tests, but they should also try to gain a deeper behavioral understanding of the mind-body connections that underlie the presenting symptoms...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759092/clinical-preceptors-perceptions-of-empathy-the-empathy-in-osteopathic-training-and-education-emote-study
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Glenn Elbert Davis, Walter Carl Hartwig, Adam J McTighe
Context: Physician empathy influences rapport with patients and improves outcomes, but it is not well understood as an outcome of osteopathic medical education. Objective: To determine how clerkship preceptors at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-CA (TUCOM) in Vallejo define empathy and how they compare observed empathetic behavior of TUCOM students with that of other medical students. Methods: Cross-sectional data were obtained from a survey of TUCOM clinical preceptors comparing TUCOM students with other medical students on 10 behaviors...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662559/highlights-from-the-american-diabetes-association-s-2017-standards-of-medical-care-in-diabetes-for-osteopathic-physicians
#13
Eric L Johnson, Kim Pfotenhauer, Sarah Bradley, Rita R Kalyani, Jay H Shubrook
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) updates its Standards of Medical Care (SOMC) in Diabetes annually. These ADA standards make up a comprehensive document that serves as an excellent resource for clinical care. The current article comes from the ADA's Primary Care Advisory Group. This article highlights key aspects of the SOMC that are relevant to the day-to-day practice of osteopathic primary care physicians. It is not intended to replace the full SOMC but will refer to the master document for further explanation and evidence-based support...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662556/effect-of-latitude-on-vitamin-d-levels
#14
Patrick F Leary, Ina Zamfirova, Johnathan Au, Ward H McCracken
Context: Vitamin D levels have been linked to bone health and to numerous diseases; however, an element that lacks substantial direct data and limits the evidence basis regarding whom to screen for vitamin D deficiency is the effect of latitude on vitamin D levels. Objectives: To determine whether latitude influences vitamin D levels and to investigate the influence of other factors that may affect vitamin D levels, including sex, race, skin type, and body mass index...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646809/efficacy-of-fascial-distortion-model-treatment-for-acute-nonspecific-low-back-pain-in-primary-care-a-prospective-controlled-trial
#15
Detlef Richter, Matthias Karst, Hartmut Buhck, Matthias G Fink
Context • Low-back pain (LBP) is a prevalent and potentially crippling condition for which treatment is often unsatisfactory from the perspectives of physicians, patients, and payers. The application of the fascial distortion model (FDM), an integrated concept for the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, is conceptually promising for LBP but has not been investigated systematically. Objective • The study intended to provide proof of concept to establish the noninferiority of the FDM treatment as opposed to the therapy recommended by the German National Disease Management Guideline (NDMG) for acute LBP...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611882/difference-in-r01-grant-funding-among-osteopathic-and-allopathic-emergency-physicians-over-the-last-decade
#16
Martina Antony, Jennifer Savino, John Ashurst
INTRODUCTION: Receiving an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is regarded as a major accomplishment for the physician researcher and can be used as a means of scholarly activity for core faculty in emergency medicine (EM). However, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires that a grant must be obtained for it to count towards a core faculty member's scholarly activity, while the American Osteopathic Association states that an application for a grant would qualify for scholarly activity whether it is received or not...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556863/use-of-the-fascial-distortion-model-to-evaluate-a-limp-in-a-child
#17
Sarah J James, Jasmine Hudnall
Pediatric limp is a relatively common condition in primary care and can be challenging to diagnose and manage. Common causes of painful pediatric limp include transient synovitis, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and trauma. The authors present the case of an 11-year-old girl with a painful limp and anterior ankle pain of unclear origin. Osteopathic structural examination revealed a somatic dysfunction known as continuum distortion, 1 of 6 fascial alterations identified in the fascial distortion model. Myofascial release was applied, providing rapid, complete resolution of symptoms...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556862/therapeutic-hypothermia-to-treat-a-newborn-with-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#18
Todd R Fredricks, Christopher Gibson, Francis Essien, Jeffrey S Benseler
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is caused by neonatal asphyxia and can lead to mortality or long-term neurodevelopmental morbidity in neonates. Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is one of the few effective ways to manage mitigating neurologic sequelae. The authors describe the case of a neonate who had a perinatal hypoxic insult and sustained no long-term sequelae after being treated with TH. It is important that osteopathic physicians who provide obstetric and gynecologic, perinatal, and emergency medical care are able to recognize a perinatal hypoxic event, understand the stratification of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy risk factors, and implement early TH protocols...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556861/osteopathic-medical-students-entering-family-medicine-and-attitudes-regarding-osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-preliminary-findings-of-differences-by-sex
#19
Helen H Baker, Machelle Linsenmeyer, Lance C Ridpath, Laurie J Bauer, Robert W Foster
Context: Factors distinguishing osteopathic physicians from their allopathic counterparts include the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), application of osteopathic principles and practice (OPP), and a greater likelihood of entering primary care, specifically family medicine (FM). In the United States, the percentage of entering osteopathic medical students who were female rose from 14.3% in fall 1977 to 44.3% in fall 2015. Objectives: To investigate the perspectives of female osteopathic medical students as they relate to osteopathic distinctiveness...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556860/bridging-the-gap-an-osteopathic-primary-care-centered-approach-to-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#20
Christopher Carls, Predrag Krajacic
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a deadly and incurable disease typically diagnosed in early childhood. Presently, the delay between a caregiver's initial concern and the primary care physician obtaining creatine kinase levels-the most important screening test-is more than a year. It is imperative to diagnose DMD as soon as possible because early treatment has the potential to double the patient's lifespan. In addition, because of geographic and economic disadvantages, multidisciplinary DMD treatment centers are not readily available to all patients...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
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