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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Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

February 8, 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…
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Physicians more likely to make return to work recommendations with EHR-integrated tool

February 6, 2019
Primary care physicians that had access to return to work guidelines in an electronic record-integrated tool were more likely to make such…
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‘Simple, inexpensive’ intervention improves patient punctuality

February 6, 2019
Adjusting the patient scheduling process improved patient punctuality as well as patient and provider satisfaction, according to findings recently…
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IBD uncommon in PsA, psoriasis, AS following secukinumab treatment

February 6, 2019
Inflammatory bowel disease events, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are uncommon in patients with psoriatic arthritis…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Ice hockey experts discuss ways to reduce concussions

February 3, 2019
Experts in ice hockey met to develop actions to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a special communication published in Current Sports
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TXA linked with decreased blood loss rate after adolescent scoliosis surgery

January 24, 2019
The use of tranexamic acid compared with placebo in patients who underwent surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis significantly decreased blood…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
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CDC: Opioid prescriptions 87% more likely in rural areas

January 17, 2019
Residents of the most rural locations in the United States were nearly 90% more likely to receive an opioid prescription than residents of large…
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Ankylosing spondylitis significantly reduces health-related quality of life

January 16, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis experience significantly reduced health-related quality of life, defined by the Medical Outcome Survey Short…