William Thomas Crow

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CONTEXT Low back pain (LBP) has a major economic impact in the United States, with total costs related to this condition exceeding $100 billion per year. OBJECTIVE To estimate the cost of standard care compared to standard care plus osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for acute LBP of less than 6 months' duration. METHODS A retrospective review of(More)
CONTEXT Migraine headache is highly prevalent in the United States, resulting in large healthcare expenditures. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) at an osteopathic family practice residency clinic affected the cost of treating patients with migraine headache, compared with non-OMT care at the osteopathic(More)
The purpose of this retrospective chart review was to determine if external manipulation of the cranium alters selected parameters of the cranial vault and base that can be visualized and measured on x-ray. Twelve adult patient charts were randomly selected to include patients who had received cranial vault manipulation treatment with a pre- and(More)
BACKGROUND Practitioners of manual medicine/manual therapy (MM/MT) who utilize techniques thought to have some impact upon and move the solid structures of the human head have been criticized for lack of evidence of cranial bone motion. The present study utilized magnetic resonance imagery (MRI) technology to address the question of whether or not inherent(More)
The authors undertook a case control study to determine whether hospitalized patients with pneumonia had reflex points in the anterior chest wall as described by Frank Chapman, DO, specifically those classified as relating to the lung. Sixty-nine hospitalized patients were enrolled in the study. Patients with an admitting diagnosis of pneumonia were(More)
Bell's palsy is caused by a lesion of the facial nerve and results in unilateral paralysis or paresis of the face. The condition affects approximately 23 in 100,000 persons, with onset typically occurring between the ages of 10 and 40 years. The authors report the case of a 26-year-old woman with Bell's palsy, whom they treated with osteopathic manipulative(More)
CONTEXT Osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) of somatic dysfunction is a unique approach to medical care that may be studied within a practice-based research network. OBJECTIVE To measure patient characteristics and osteopathic physician practice patterns within the Consortium for Collaborative Osteopathic Research Development-Practice-Based Research(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure changes in biomechanical dysfunction following osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) and to assess how such changes predict subsequent low back pain (LBP) outcomes. Secondary analyses were performed with data collected during the OSTEOPATHIC Trial wherein a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled, 2 × 2 factorial(More)
An aortic disease patient is typically an older male with a history of atherosclerosis and hypertension. He might have Marfanoid characteristics, a history of cocaine or methamphetamine abuse or history of syphilis. Alternatively, suspect dissection in a pregnant female with complaints consistent with possible aortic problems. During your assessment, zero(More)
Research and education programs beneficial to South Florida are part of a statewide program, with turfgrass scientists specialized in entomology, soil and water science, nematology, turfgrass breeding, plant pathology, weed science, and plant physiology. In combination with industry-generated funds, the effort depends on the support of tax revenues, which(More)