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Open Access Research Article

Speech-Language Pathology Management for Adults with COVID-19 in the Acute Hospital Setting: What Do We Know?

Received: 29 April 2022;  Published: 11 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203036


The purpose of this study was to collate and summarize the content covered in published literature describing speech-language pathology management of adult patients with COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting as of February 2022. This review serves as an updated review of the initial recommendations [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Living Well with Illness: Evaluation of a Transdiagnostic Compassion-Focused Therapy Group for Long-Term Health Conditions

Received: 31 May 2022;  Published: 10 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203035


This study presents a mixed methods evaluation of a transdiagnostic Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) group intervention, for adults with long-term health conditions (LTHCs). It aims to assess whether group completion was associated with improved outcomes in mood, overall well-being and t [...]

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Open Access Review

The Beneficial and Adverse Effects of Phytoestrogens

Received: 19 May 2022;  Published: 08 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203034


The most well-known phytoestrogens (flavonoids, isoflavonoids, lignans, coumestans, stilbenes, and prenylflavonoids) are isoflavonoids, which are important active ingredients in medicinal and food plants. They are highly abundant in the Fabaceae family. More than 1,000 types of isoflavon [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Assessing the Ability of Reiki Practitioners to Detect Human Energy Fields

Received: 05 May 2022;  Published: 04 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203033


Reiki is a form of energy healing that has gained popularity in the United States, but there remains skepticism about its scientific validity. This study examines the ability of Reiki practitioners (RP) to detect human energy fields (HEF). Volunteer RP were asked to identify the location of a human [...]

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Open Access Editorial

How Do Long Term Oral Pain Killers Enhance Pain and Promote Chronic Pain?

Received: 01 August 2022;  Published: 04 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203032


Oral pain medicines are routinely used to treat pain and chronic pain. Recent evidence shows that many of these medicines actually increase chronic pain when used over several weeks. Patients should be encouraged to find alternative pain treatments and avoid oral medicines for pain.

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Open Access Review

Clinical Practice Guidelines About Screening for Disruptive Behavior Problems at Well-Child Visits: A Rapid Review of the Literature on the Accuracy of Parents’ Behavioral Concerns

Received: 08 March 2022;  Published: 03 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203031


The current recommendations of the Canadian Paediatric Society about monitoring children’s disruptive behaviors at well-child visits call for screening if behavioral concerns are being raised by parents. But do parents’ concerns about their child’s behavior constitute a reliable means for primary ca [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Patient’s Acting on their Own Care: Medical Hypnosis for Perioperative Management in The Awake Craniotomy. Technical Report and Clinical Cases.

Received: 09 May 2022;  Published: 28 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203030


The patient as the custodian of their own care is a concept that has been evolving for several years and can help the patient to a better and quicker recovery. Medical Hypnosis (MH) assist the practitioner to reduce the patient’s pain and disorders and help the patient to understand, accept, and man [...]

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Open Access Concept Paper

Induction into Browning’s Strategy: Suggestions for Family Therapy

Received: 11 April 2022;  Published: 25 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203029


The authors attempted to operationalize the clinical work of strategic theorist and expert family therapist, Scott Browning. Strategic therapy takes the position that a client is stuck, not necessarily sick. This focus encourages the clinician to create alternative perspectives such that a client le [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Associations between Prenatal Factors and Self-Reported Emotional Availability at 3- and 6-Months Postpartum

Received: 07 March 2022;  Published: 20 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203028


Positive perceptions of pregnancy are associated with better postpartum outcomes, including stronger relationship with baby. Although better self-reported emotional availability (EA-SR) is associated with greater attachment security with infants, research has not yet explored the relationship betwee [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Experiences of Patients With Hashimoto Thyroiditis Through the Lens of Compassion

Received: 09 January 2022;  Published: 12 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203027


Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is an autoimmune disease affecting mainly middle-aged women. Hormonal replacement is the most common therapy; however, it tackles only the functionality of the thyroid and not the autoimmunity components. Thus, patients experience persistent somatic and psychological sympt [...]

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