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Osteopathic Recognition Resource Library: Osteopathic Journal Club

Purpose: to provide links to journal articles that can be used for journal clubs in any specialty to support the milestones for OR.

Article for Discussion

Validation of a Functional Pyelocalyceal Renal Model for the Evaluation of Renal Calculi Passage While Riding a Roller Coaster
Marc A. Mitchell, DO; David D. Wartinger, DO, JD

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, October 2016, Vol. 116, 647-652. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.128

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Results and Discussion

Does the data in this table convince you?

What other possible reasons for this outcome could there be?

Oseteopathic Focus

Osteopathic Focus on IM concepts.

Roller Coaster loosening stones = vibration, tissue, physiological effects of vibration on stones.

What is impact on blood pressure? What if you dislodged something you didn’t want to = stroke, embolism?

Would same thing work with other stones? Why or why not?

What is it about the tissue that is different?

Are there treatments we can do that will replicate this mechanism?

Based on the results, would this machine also work?

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