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Nikki Kean
Healthcare Journalist
Kean Communications
Upper Montclair, NJ

About Nikki Kean

Nikki is the owner of Kean Communications, a multimedia company that specializes in digesting and reporting on pertinent healthcare issues. Prior to starting Kean Communications, Nikki was the Managing Editor for Practical Pain Management (2010-2017), a sister website of SpineUniverse, where she worked closely with the Editorial Board and authors to craft practical, informative articles for physicians who treat pain.

While working on PPM, Nikki developed two books on Opioid Prescribing and Monitoring to address a lack of training and education on the safe use of opioids, including proper assessment, monitoring, and treatment of substance use disorders.

For most of her career, Nikki has worked as a healthcare journalist—starting as an Associate Editor and working up to Editor in Chief for a number of physician-directed newspapers in the fields of anesthesiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, and pharmacy. Nikki has also worked for a Continuing Medical Education company, where she oversaw the development of programs in psychiatry, pain management, diabetes, and oncology. She also helped develop the curriculum for an annual psychiatry conference.

Nikki resides in New Jersey with her husband.

Articles Written by Nikki Kean

How to Give Advice on Management of Low Back Pain

How do clinical trials that test advice for acute low back pain compare with practice guidelines in terms of content, method of delivery, and treatment regimens?

Low-molecular Weight Heparin New Warning Labels

Clinicians should carefully consider the timing of spinal catheter placement and removal in patients taking anticoagulant drugs.

Financial Disclosures

SpineUniverse, a Vertical Health, LLC website, is committed to ensuring that the medical information it presents is accurate, balanced, objective, and trustworthy. 

To help achieve this goal, SpineUniverse requires all authors, editors, and reviewers to disclose any financial relationships or affiliations they have with companies whose products or services may be mentioned in the content they author, edit, or review.

The intent of this policy is to identify any perceived, potential, or real conflicts of interest so that readers can make their own judgments about the value of information being presented.

Author's Statement

I, the undersigned, declare that neither I nor members of my immediate family have a financial interests or affiliation with commercial companies whose products and / or services may be mentioned in the materials I have authored, edited or reviewed for presentation on Vertical Health, LLC’s websites.
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