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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

AST-OPC1 Stem Cell Therapy May Offer New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury

An investigational treatment called AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells) may give new hope to people with a recent spinal cord injury.

9 Spine Technology and News Highlights August 2018

SpineUniverse highlights a blend of 9 news briefs covering spine industry corporate news, clinical research, 3D-printing advances and devices, and technical updates from August 2018.

Women Are More Susceptible to Traumatic Lumbar Spine Injury Than Men

Gender differences in traumatic spine injuries include a higher rate of cervical spine fractures in men and a higher rate of thoracolumbar fractures in women.

How to Improve Nursing Retention in Spine Practices

Nursing turnover rates are elevated in the United States, with estimates as high as 60% in some healthcare systems. Why nurses leave their jobs and solutions to improve nurse retention.

Physical Therapy for Cervical Radiculopathy Linked to Improved Post-surgical Outcomes

New findings suggest that physical therapy and epidural injections may have beneficial effects on post-surgical outcomes in patients with degenerative non-myelopathic cervical radiculopathy.

Findings Support Vertebral Augmentation Over Non-surgical Management of Vertebral Compression Fracture

Strong support for vertebral augmentation over non-surgical management of vertebral compression fractures was found in a recent meta-analysis of 25 prospective studies.

Outpatient Spine Surgery: What You Need to Know

Improvements in technology and surgical techniques have allowed for more spine surgeries to be performed outside of the traditional hospital setting and in outpatient spine surgery centers.

iFuse System For Sacroiliac Joint Pain Shows High Success Rate and Patient Satisfaction

The iFuse system showed a high rate of patient satisfaction and was linked to reduced need for opioid medications.

Magnetic Kyphoplasty May Optimize Drug Delivery in Spinal Compression Fractures

Magnetic kyphoplasty as a new technique to accompany mainstay spinal compression fracture management lends advancement in predictive modeling and targeted drug delivery.

Half of Patients Expect Physicians, Nurses to Protect Them Against Hospital Shootings

In an active hospital shooting situation, under what circumstances do you lock down doors and stay versus run and take patients with you?

Staff and Office Factors May Negatively Affect Online Ratings for Spine Surgeons

Should spine surgeons ask patients if there were difficulties with the office appointment or surgical scheduling, and encourage patients to take an active role in billing prior to undergoing a surgical procedure in an attempt to provide more transparency for the patient?

Yoga May Help Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain

Yoga is commonly used to help treat low back pain, but do studies show that it works?

Optimal End Level for Long-Segment Cervical Fusion to the Thoracic Spine?

Extending posterior cervical fusions for degenerative spine conditions into the thoracic spine is associated with less risk for pseudarthrosis but significantly greater blood loss, tendency toward greater operating room time and length of hospital stay.

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.

Does Inflammatory Bowel Disease Complicate Lumbar Fusion Outcomes?

Inflammatory bowel disease is becoming increasingly more common among patients undergoing lumbar fusion, according to a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of a nationwide database.

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