The Spine Journal and the North American Spine Society (NASS) announced 3 winners of the 2019 Outstanding Paper Awards at the society’s 34th Annual Meeting.
These awards, which include a $10,000 prize for the authors, recognize excellence in unpublished research in spine care. The manuscripts were presented at the Annual Meeting and will be published in The Spine Journal.
Outstanding Paper in Basic Science
Inflammaging Determines Health and Disease in Lumbar Discs: Evidence from Differing Proteomic Signatures of Healthy, Aging and Degenerating Discs
Authors: S. Rajasekaran, PhD; Chitraa Tangavel, PhD; Sri Vijay Anand, K S MS; Dilip Chand Raja, S MS;Sharon Miracle Nayagam, MSc; Monica Steffi Matchado; M. Raveendran, PhD; Ajoy Prasad Shetty, MS; Rishi Mugesh Kanna, MS; K. Dharmalingam, PhD
Outstanding Paper in Surgical Science
Laboratory Markers as Useful Prognostic Measures for Survival in Patients with Spinal Metastases
Authors: Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD; Marco L. Ferrone, MD; Peter G. Passias, MD; Justin A. Blucher, MS; Lauren B. Barton, BS; John H. Shin, MD; Mitchel B. Harris, MD; Joseph H. Schwab, MD, MS
Outstanding Paper in Value in Spine Care
Are Current DGR-based Bundled Payment Models for Lumbar Fusions Risk-Adjusting Adequately? An Analysis of Medicare Beneficiaries
Authors: Azeem Tariq Malik, MBBS; Frank M. Phillips, MD; Elizabeth Yu, MD; Safdar N. Khan, MD