NASS Insider

May 02, 2023

Check Out These New TSJ Articles In Press

The Spine Journal is a NASS benefit that covers a broad range of topics related to spine health. As a NASS member, you undoubtedly understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest research in the field, which is why we're excited to share some of the latest articles that are currently in press on The Spine Journal online.

First on the list is a study titled "Varenicline Mitigates the Increased Risk of Pseudoarthrosis Associated with Nicotine." The authors of this study compared fusion rates and fusion mass characteristics between three treatment groups that received nicotine, varenicline, or a combination of nicotine and varenicline, to assess if varenicline can mitigate non-union in smokers after lumbar fusion.

Another notable article in press is "Genotype-by-environment interactions in chronic back pain," which aimed to estimate the extent to which genetic effects on chronic back pain are modified by known demographic and clinical risk factors.

Lastly, "Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at increased risk for adverse events following lumbar discectomy" is a retrospective study that looked at 36,479 patients and compared post-lumbar discectomy adverse events for the general population and RA patients, further stratifying for medications taken by RA patients.

By staying up-to-date with the latest research, you can provide your patients with the best possible care. You can access the latest in press articles, the current issue, and more from The Spine Journal online using your NASS credentials.