Volvo Corporation Awards

Volvo awards 2002

BASIC SCIENCE

Classification of age-related changes in lumbar intervertebral discs
N Boos, S Weissbach, H Rohrbach, C Weiler, K Spratt, A Nerlich
Zurich, Switzerland, Munich ,Germany, Iowa City, USA

CLINICAL SCIENCE

Ranndomized radiostereometric study comparing osteogenic protein-1 (BMP-7) and autograft bone in human noninstrumented posterolateral lumbar fusions
R Johnsson, B Stromqvist, P Aspenberg
Lund, Sweden

Use of rhBMp-2 to achieve posterolateral spine fusion in humans: A prospective and randomized clinical pilot trial
S Boden, J Kang, H Sandhu, J Heller
Atlanta, USA

BIOMECHANICS

The impact of mental processing and pacing on spine loading
K Davis, W Marras, C Heaney, T Walters, P Gupta
Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago, USA

Volvo Awards 2001

BASIC SCIENCE

The effect of nutrient supply on viability of cells from the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc
H Horner, J Urban
Oxford, UK

CLINICAL SCIENCE

Lumbar fusion for chronic low back pain. A multicenter randomized controlled trial from the Swedish Spine Study Group
P Fritzell, O Hagg, P Wessberg, A Nordwall, and the Swedish Lumbar Spine Study Group Falum and Goteborg, Sweden

Effect of a media campaign on back pain beliefs and its potential influence on management of low back pain in general practice
R Buchbinder, D Jolley, M Wyatt
Melbourne, Australia

Volvo Corporation Awards 2000

BASIC SCIENCE

Exogenous TNF( mimics nucleus pulposus-induced neuropathology: Molecular, histologic, and behavioural comparisons in rats
T Igarashi, S Kikuchi, V Shubayev, R Myers
Fukushima, Japan, San Diego, CA, USA

CLINICAL SCIENCE

Lumbar high intensity zone and discography in subjects without low back complaints
E Carragee, S Paragioudakis, S khurana
Stanford, CA, USA

BIOMECHANICAL

Monitoring in vivo implant loads with a telemeterized internal spinal fixation device
A Rohlman, F Graichen, U Weber, G Bergmann
Berlin, Germany

Volvo Corporation Awards 1999

BASIC SCIENCE

Increased proteoglycan synthesis by gene therapy: An in-vivo study of adenovirus-mediated transfer of the human TGF-Beta 1 encoding gene to the rabbit intervertebral disc
K Nishida, J Kang, L Gilbertson, SH Moon, JK Suh, R Robbins, C Evans
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

CLINICAL SCIENCE

A randomized clinical trial of three active treatments for chronic low back pain
A Mannion, M Muentener, S Taimela, J Dvorak
Zurich, Switzerland, Vantaa, Finland

BIOMECHANICAL

Biomechanics of increased exposure to lumbar injury due to cyclic loading
M Solomonow, B Zhou, R Baratta, Y Lu, M Harris
New Orleans, LA, USA

Volvo Corporation Awards 1998

BASIC SCIENCE

Intragenic polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor gene associated with intervertebral disc degeneration.
T. Videman, J. Leppavuori, J. Kaprio, M. Battie, L. Gibbons, L. Peltonen, M. Koskenvuo
Edmonton, Canada, Jyvaskyla, Helsinki and Turku, Finland, Seattle, USA

Lumbar spine fusion by local gene therapy with a cDNA encoding a novel osteoinductive protein (LMP-1).
S. Boden, L. Titus, G Hair, Y. Liu, M. Viggeswarapu, M. Nanes, C. Baranowski
Atlanta, USA

CLINICAL SCIENCE

Psychosocial job factors, physical workload, and incidence of work-related spinal injuries. A 5 year prospective study of urban transit operators.
N. Krause, S. Syme, D. Ragland, J. Fisher
San Francisco, USA

BIOMECHANICAL

Compression-induced degeneration of the intervertebral disc: An in vivo mouse model and finite element study.
J. Lotz, O. Colliou, J. Chin, N. Duncan, E. Liebenberg
San Francisco, USA, Calgary, Canada

Volvo Corporation Awards 1997

BASIC SCIENCE

Immunohistological markers for age-related changes of human lumbar intervertebral discs.
A.G. Nerlich, N. Boos, E.D. Schleicher
Munich, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland, Tubingen, Germany

CLINICAL SCIENCE

Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis with spinal stenosis. A prospective, randomized study comparing decompressive laminectomy and arthrodesis with and without spinal instrumentation.
J.S. Fischrund, M. McKay, H.N. Herkowitz, R. Brower, D.M. Montgomery, L.T. Kurz
Royal Oak, MI, Akron, OH, USA

The effect of pedicle screw instrumentation on functional outcome and fusion rates in posterolateral lumbar spinal fusion. A prospective randomized clinical study in 130 patients with a 2 year follow up.
K. Thomsen, F.B. Christensen, S.P. Eiskjaer, E.D. Hansen, S. Fruensgaard, C.E. Bunger
Aarhus, Denmark

BIOMECHANICAL

Kinematic behavior of the porcine lumbar spine – A chronic lesion model.
A.M. Kaigle, S.H. Holm, T.H. Hansson
Goteborg, Sweden