In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in spine surgery. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
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Former NFL players have more Alzheimer’s protein markers than non-athletes

April 10, 2019
Living former NFL players with at least one concussion or traumatic brain injury had higher levels of the protein marker tau, commonly associated…
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Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…
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Ankylosing spondylitis increases risk for venous thromboembolism

March 18, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis demonstrate an increased risk for venous thromboembolism, particularly in the first year after diagnosis…
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Number of opioids prescribed falls as long-term prescriptions rise

March 15, 2019
Over a period of 12 years, the number of opioids prescribed per person decreased, whereas the prescribing rate for long-term prescriptions increased…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Dual opioid prescriptions from VA, Medicare linked to higher risk for overdose death

March 11, 2019
Receiving opioid prescriptions from both the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D was independently associated with two to three…
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Low-value procedures often harm patients

February 26, 2019
Use of low-value procedures was associated with more hospital-acquired complications, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine
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Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings