Editors of international peer-reviewed journal Spine
have announced a new weekly blog - The Spinal Column - on the journal's website. Weekly posts will focus on how new research affects clinical care for patients with spinal disorders. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams&Wilkins
, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
'The Spinal Column' seeks to provide a destination for discussion of important new studies affecting the diagnosis and treatment of spinal deformity and dysfunction - with a special focus on how new scientific findings translate into interventions that will benefit patients.
'The Spinal Column' is online now at www.spinejournal/blog/SpinalColumn
. In each weekly post, one of the Spine editors will present and discuss a new high-impact research paper, highlighting the clinical relevance of the research discussed. In invited commentaries, study authors will provide their viewpoint on the issues raised.
In a unique interactive feature, readers are invited to comment on the new research and how they think it will affect their practice. Readers are also encouraged to post questions for Spine
authors and editors.
'The Spinal Column' was launched this past summer. In its first few months, posts have covered topics ranging from counseling for patients with spinal trauma, to evidence-based medicine for worker's compensation patients, to options for bone grafting. In the months ahead, the blog will provide a new venue for discussion of the 'Evidence-Based Recommendations for Spine Surgery', published biannually in Spine
. Access to the blog and the articles under discussion is free of charge to all visitors to the Spine
is an international, peer-reviewed, bi-weekly periodical that considers for publication original articles in the field of spine. It is the leading subspecialty journal for the treatment of spinal disorders. Only original papers are considered for publication with the understanding that they are contributed solely to Spine
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