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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

Has the Affordable Care Act Improved Patients’ Health?

Researchers examined evidence from more than 40 studies to determine what impact insurance coverage has on health and mortality, if any.

Patient Reported Outcomes Predict Patient Satisfaction Up to 5 Years After Cervical Spine Surgery

Correlation of patient satisfaction and surgical outcomes years after anterior cervical surgery. Gregory D. Schroeder, MD remarks about key findings.

Major Cost Drivers for Spine Surgery Identified

Researchers have identified the most important cost drivers in spinal surgery as well as considerable variability in both the management and costs of spinal surgery.

First Case of Spontaneous Spinal Cord Herniation Resolution Reported

The first case of spontaneous resolution of spinal cord herniation was reported in the September issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery. Resolution occurred during an approximately 1-year period.

Two-level Corpectomy and Three-level Discectomy Show Similar Outcomes for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Dr. Mummaneni and colleagues studied all patients who underwent 2-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion or 3-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy between 2006 and 2012.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Spinal Tumors Shows Low Complication Rate

No perioperative or postoperative complications were found among 9 consecutive patients who underwent robotic-assisted surgery for treatment of metastatic and primary spine tumors, according to study in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.

Implications of the Aging Population on Spine Surgery

With the global population undergoing an upward shift in its age structure, clinicians are required to manage a growing number of spinal disorders specific to the elderly.

Combined Robotic Navigation System for Screw Placement Shows Efficacy in Spinal Surgery

Malpositioning of screws in posterior lumbar spinal fusion can lead to neurologic and visceral injury, as well as biomechanical compromise. ISASS19 presentation reviews the efficacy of a novel robotic navigation system in a retrospective case series.

What Are the “Critical Elements” of Spine Surgeries?

Results of a consensus survey of spine surgeons “may be hard to digest,” stated lead author, Joseph Laratta, MD. Radiographic localization, decompression, instrumentation, and fusion were defined as critical elements for common spine procedures evaluated in a consensus survey of spine surgeons. Peer commentary by Lali Sekhon, MD.

Reprocessing of Pedicle Screws and Exposure in Sterile-Field Leads to Infection in Spinal Surgery

Coauthors discuss new research that avoiding reprocessing altogether and shielding pedicle screws intraoperatively with an impermeable guard can prevent or reduce the degree of contamination and resulting SSIs.

Pretreatment May Unlock the Regenerative Potential of Neural Stem Cells in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

Pretreatment with the bacterial enzyme Chondroitinase ABC (ChABC) improves the regenerative outcome of neural stem cells in the chronically injured spinal cord.

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?

Is Chiropractic Care Safe and Effective for Older Adults?

The updated recommendations include data from recently published randomized-controlled trials that provide additional support for the safety of spinal manipulative therapy in older adults.

Research Uncovers Mechanism of the BMP-2 Related Complications and Previously Unknown Source of Pluripotent Stem Cells

This study investigated how to make spine surgeries involving use of BMP-2 safer, so that potential nerve-related complications of BMP-2 can be avoided.

Surgery for Adult Spinal Deformity Improves Gait Patterns, but Limitations Remain

Surgical correction of adult spinal deformity was linked to improvements in gait patterns, but patients still show...

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