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.

In the Journals

Study calls for expansion of opioid alternatives, change in role of opioids for pain management

June 22, 2018
Results of an article on prescription drug treatment for patients with low back pain in JAMA Network Open highlight opportunities for insurers and…
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Students on sports teams at higher risk for concussion

June 21, 2018
Among U.S. high school students, 15.1% reported at least one concussion in the prior year, with a higher prevalence among students who played on a…
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New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…
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Avoid overwhelming patients with preventive guidelines

June 7, 2018
The more preventive care options that middle-aged and older patients received, the less likely they were to follow such options, according to…
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Annular closure device linked with decreased reherniation, reoperation rates after lumbar microdiscectomy

May 29, 2018
Annular closure with a bone-anchored implant was associated with lower risks of symptomatic recurrence and reoperation in patients who were at high…
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NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…
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340B hospitals provide more low-profit services

May 23, 2018
Hospitals that participate in the 340B program offer more low-profit service lines than nonparticipants, according to research published in JAMA
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Improvements maintained after posterior vertebral column resection for severe spinal deformity

May 22, 2018
Results from this recently published 5-year follow-up demonstrated maintained improvements in global radiographic alignment and patient outcome…
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Improvements seen in military personnel with low back pain after usual medical care with chiropractic care

May 18, 2018
Moderate short-term improvements in low back intensity and disability were seen in active-duty military personnel treated with chiropractic care…
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Illness perception influence back pain severity, QoL in suspected spondyloarthritis

May 16, 2018
Among patients with suspected axial spondyloarthritis, the perception of their illness — rather than the use of a coping strategy —…