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The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, November 2008, Vol. 108, 670. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2008.108.11.670
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, November 2008, Vol. 108, 670. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2008.108.11.670
The JAOA deeply regrets several errors that appeared in the following September article: 

Noll DR, Degenhardt BF, Fossum C, Hensel K. Clinical and research protocol for osteopathic manipulative treatment of elderly patients with pneumonia. J Am Osteopath Assoc. September 2008;108(9):508-516.

 
The changes detailed below were made to the full text (http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/content/full/108/9/508) and Adobe Portable Document Format (http://www.jaoa.org/cgi/reprint/108/9/508) versions of this article online. 
  • Page 508—In the third paragraph of the article, the following statement was added mistakenly without the authors' knowledge: “The Osteopathic Research Center, located at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Forth [sic] Worth, provided administrative and fiscal oversight of MOPSE, which was supported by numerous osteopathic medical foundations.” The appropriate financial disclosure statement appeared with the authors' biographical information on the same page.
  • Page 513—In the description of soft tissue technique in Figure 2, the phrase “Apply soft tissue massage across thoracic paraspinal muscles” was inaccurate. Although the term “massage” may be better understood by the general public, “kneading” is the more accurate osteopathic term. Therefore, the term “kneading” should have appeared in parenthesis after the term “massage.”
  • Page 514—In the description of the rib raising technique for the Multicenter Osteopathic Pneumonia Study in the Elderly protocol, a portion of the technique was improperly described as follows: “With his or her fingers flexed, the operator applies traction to the rib angle. While traction is maintained and using the subject's arm as a fulcrum with the wrist kept straight, the subject's rib angle is raised (moved anteriorly).” Instead, the technique should have been described as follows: “With his or her fingers flexed, the operator applies lateral traction to the rib angle. While traction is maintained, the operator's wrists remain straight as his or her hands move toward the anterior side of the patient's body, raising the subject's rib angle. The operator's arm is used as a lever and the side of the bed as a fulcrum to produce smooth, steady raising and lowering of the rib cage.” ♦