An evidenced based evaluation on the outcome of osteopathic manipulative treatment on postoperative coronary artery bypass and sternotomy patients
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The recent COVID-19 pandemic caused a widespread strain on healthcare systems around the world, including the United States. With limited resources, such as healthcare staff and available beds in intensive care units (ICU), consideration must be placed on effective solutions. The goal of our study is to find evidence supporting the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on ICU length of stay for post-operative patients that have undergone coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery via sternotomy. We believe our findings will increase awareness of application of the beneficial effects of OMT in critical care patients.