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EUROSPINE Full Paper Award 2015

Age and pro-inflammatory gene polymorphisms influence adjacent segment disc degeneration more than fusion does in patients treated for chronic low back pain

Ahmad Omair * , 1 , Anne F Mannion 2, Marit Holden 3, Gunnar Leivseth 4, Jeremy Fairbank 5, Olle Hägg 6, Peter Fritzell 7, Jens I Brox 8

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway.
2 Department of Research and Development, Spine Center Division, Schulthess Klinik, Zürich, Switzerland.
3 Norwegian Computing Centre, Blindern, Oslo, Norway.
4 Institute of Clinical Medicine, Neuromuscular Disorders Research Group, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.
5 Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
6 Spine Center Göteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
7 Neuro-ortopedic center, Länssjukhuset Ryhov, Jönköping, Sweden.
8 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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in the name of the Committee:
EUROSPINE 2015 Award Committee
Michael Ogon, Vienna, Austria (chair-institutional)
Robert Gunzburg, Antwerp, Belgium (institutional)
Ronald Bartels, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Constantin Schizas, Lausanne, Switzerland
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