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Kristin Della Volpe
Medical Writer
Madison, NJ

About Kristin Della Volpe

Kristin Della Volpe, LMT, is a medical writer with more than 15 years of experience in medical journalism, continuing medical education, and project management. She has written for peer-reviewed journals and newspapers specializing in a variety of fields, including diabetes, gastroenterology, hospital pharmacy, neurology, oncology, pain management, primary care, and psychiatry. The best part of her job is interviewing leading medical experts about cutting-edge clinical studies.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from The College of New Jersey.

Kristin is also a licensed massage therapist who is certified in prenatal massage and has worked in both the chiropractic and massage clinic setting. While earning her degree at the Swedish Institute–College of Health Sciences in New York, NY, she enhanced her knowledge of neurology, pathology, and anatomy, allowing for a greater understanding of chronic disease states. She lives in Madison, NJ, with her husband and two children.

Articles Written by Kristin Della Volpe

Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Outcomes at 5 to 10 Years

During ISASS19, Frank Phillips, MD, presented 5 to 10 year cervical artificial disc replacement outcomes; one of the most rigorously studied procedures to date in spine surgery.

What Is the Rate of Lumbar Fusion Following Single-Level Discectomy?

The analysis was based on data from more than 13,500 patients who underwent discectomy between January 2007 and September 2014.

Can a Poor Diet Cause Back Pain?

Can a diet high in sugar and processed fat cause back pain?

Spine Surgery Improves Physical Functioning and QOL in Mild Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy

The conundrum of improving physical function and quality of life issues in patients with mild degenerative cervical myelopathy is the focus in this large prospective cohort study.

The Pros and Cons of Open Access Publishing

What’s the future for open access publishing? Could the elimination of subscription-based models without having systems in place to ensure independently vetted, high quality content lead to serious unintended consequences for the scientific literature?

Vertebroplasty Reduces Pain Following Spine Fractures

Spine fractures are common and disabling in people with osteoporosis. Learn about what new findings suggest about a procedure called vertebroplasty.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Older Adults With Back Pain?

New research supports chiropractic care for older adults with back pain. Dr. Cheryl Hawk, DC answers your questions.

The Changing Face of Spinal Cord Injury Trials

From studies on neuroprotective approaches to novel biologics, new discoveries are anticipated to translate into breakthroughs in this field.

Measures May Prevent Common Complications of Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers highlighted early measures that may prevent acute complications of spinal cord injury.

Riluzole May Protect Against Ischemia Reperfusion Injury During Spinal Decompression Surgery

Addition of the sodium glutamate antagonist riluzole when decompression surgery is undertaken results in better long-term improvements in forelimb function in cervical spondylotic myelopathy animal models than surgery alone.

Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy Management Recommendations for Mild, Moderate or Severe DCM

Degenerative cervical myelopathy guidelines are intended to promote standardization of care for patients with DCM and eliminate the wide variation in management strategies in current practice.

Guidelines Suggest Early Decompression for Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Early surgical decompression should be considered for adult patients with traumatic central cord syndrome and acute spinal cord injury according to new guidelines.

Methylprednisolone Use in Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Methylprednisolone is a reasonable treatment option when given within 8 hours following acute spinal cord injury according to new clinical practice guidelines.

Summary of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Degenerative cervical myelopathy and traumatic spinal cord injury, treatment and management covered in new clinical practice guidelines.

The Future of Scientific Publications: The Effects of Open Access, Social Media, and Altmetrics

A panel of editors from leading spine journals convened to discuss the movement toward open access articles, new digital technologies, and if impact factor is an accurate measure for scientific journals.

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