Using questionnaire responses from 51 department chairs, the authors characterized the perspectives of osteopathic manipulative medicine/osteopathic principles and practices (OMM/OPP) departments within colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) in the US regarding patterns of teaching and practice of HVLA treatment of the cervical spine. Read more.
The authors conducted a systematic review to identify previously-published articles that examined OMT use in patients with chronic pain conditions; in this article, they discuss outcomes from 22 studies for pain, functional status, and medication usage. Read more.
With an understanding that the need for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPG) is of utmost importance to patient care and safety, the authors classified 29 CPGs issued between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2019 by research quality according to levels reported by the CPG authors and those previously specified by the IDSA: Levels I through III, corresponding to high, moderate, and low quality of evidence, respectively. Read more.