Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of numerous conditions, including pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis. The JAOA's June supplement highlights the importance of pneumococcal vaccination for both elderly adults and at-risk adults aged 19 to 64 years. Tools to increase vaccination rates, such as standing order protocols, are also discussed. Read more.
Lymphatic pump treatment (LPT) enhances the flow of lymph through the lymphatic system. Hodge et al examined the effects of LPT and antibiotics on bacterial load in rats with acute pneumonia. Read more.
Residencies accredited by the American Osteopathic Association must incorporate osteopathic principles and practice into training but have differences in the emphasis of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) as a primary treatment modality. Snider et al examined between-residency differences in OMM use. Read more.