Kategorie: Allgemein

Kennen Sie schon Prof. Dr. Len Vase?

[English version below] KENNEN SIE SCHON PROF DR LENE VASE? Prof Dr Lene Vase ist Professorin für Psychologie an der Universität Aarhus in Dänemark. Sie ist eine der weltweit führenden Placebo-Forscher:innen. Ihre Schwerpunkte sind die Schmerzmodulation im zentralen Nervensystem und die Evidenz von Schmerztherapie. Zu ihren Forschungen hat sie zahlreiche Publikationen veröffentlicht. „Indem ich mich […]

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ORI – Study of Interest

A cohort study currently in press at the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine by Abbey et al. assessed the effect of a multimodal and psychologically-informed pain self-management course that was delivered by osteopaths and combined manual treatment (informed by the biopsychosocial model) with psychological and mindfulness-informed interventions (focused on pain acceptance) for patients with persistent […]

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ORI – Study of Interest

Recently, an interesting single-blinded, sham-controlled randomized clinical trial was published in JAMA Internal Medicine by Nguyen et al. (2021). Therein, patients with nonspecific subacute or chronic low back pain (LBP) were treated with either standard osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) or sham OMT (light touch applied according to standardized protocol) to compare the efficacy for reducing […]

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ORI – Study of Interest

This month, Hanley et al. (2021) published a pilot randomized controlled trial in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine to assess the effect of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI), applied in the waiting room, on subsequent osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) outcomes. Before receiving OMT, thirty-nine pain patients (51.3% cancer patients) listened to an eight-minute audio recording that comprised either […]

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ORI – Study of Interest

An interesting editorial by Thomson et al. (in Press) was recently published by the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. In that, an international osteopathic research community addresses vaccine hesitancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors outline that osteopaths, as health care providers, should inform the decision-making process of their patients regarding COVID-19 vaccination. While the […]

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ORI – Study of Interest

In 2021, Fulvio Dal Farra and colleagues published a systematic review and meta-analysis in Complementary Therapies in Medicine on the effectiveness of osteopathic interventions for chronic non-specific low back pain (NS-CLBP). The paper aims to complement earlier research on OMT and low back pain (Licciardone et al., 2005; Franke et al., 2014). In that, 10 […]

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ORI – Study of Interest

With the beginning of 2021, the Osteopathie Schule Deutschland (OSD) and the Osteopathic Research Institute (ORI) will continue to publish the ORI – Study of Interest newsletter. In that, we present an article of interest to the osteopathic profession each month. The osteopathic community is still invited to participate by submitting published and in press […]

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ORI – Study of interest

In 2017, Francesco Cerritelli and colleagues published a study in Frontiers of Neuroscience investigating the effect of touch on brain functional connectivity in relation to the operator’s attention. In this randomized-controlled single-blinded study, 40 healthy participants were randomly assigned into two groups, which both received static touch and were evaluated using fMRI. However, in one […]

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ORI – Study of interest

Back in 2014, Andrée Aubin and colleagues published an article entitled: “The seven-step palpation method: A proposal to improve palpation skills” in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. Therein, the importance of palpation in osteopathic practice (requiring a reasonable combination of knowledge, skills, and attitude) is discussed alongside the challenges it holds for teaching (due […]

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ORI – Study of interest

A comprehensive multi-center randomized single blind parallel group clinical trial was published in PLOS One in 2015 by Francesco Cerritelli and colleagues. The authors investigated the effect of osteopathy on clinical outcomes in hospitalized preterm infants (gestational age between 29 and 37 weeks). A total of 695 newborns received either osteopathic manipulative treatment (n=352) or […]

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