GRAMMER Award - Price winners so far

GRAMMER Award 2018 Barcelona

Zhi Shan, Kelly R. Wade, Meredith L. Schollum, Peter A. Robertson, Ashvin Thambyah, Neil D. Broom

A more realistic disc herniation model incorporating compression, flexion and facet-constrained shear: a mechanical and microstructural analysis. Part I: Low rate loading and Part II: High rate or ‚surprise‘ loading Eur Spine J (2017) 26: 2616-2628 and Eur Spine J (2017) 26: 2629-2641


GRAMMER Award 2017 Dublin

Cory J. Laws, Britta Berg-Johansen, Alan R. Hargens, Jeffrey C. Lotz: The effect of simulated microgravity on lumbar spine biomechanics: an in vitro study. Eur Spine J (2016) 25:2889–2897


GRAMMER Award 2016 Berlin

Volkan Emre Arpinar, Scott D. Rand, Andrew P. Klein, Dennis J. Maiman, L. Tugan Muftuler: Changes in perfusion and diffusion in the endplate regions of degenerating intervertebral discs: a DCE-MRI study, Eur Spine J (2015) 24:2458–2467


GRAMMER Award 2015 Copenhagen

Y. Zhou, C. Wang, L. Xu, Y. Gan, X. Song, X. Zhu, L. Ding, Y. Yu, J. Chen, Q. Liang: The potential role of heat shock proteins in acute spinal cord injury. Eur Spine J (2014) 23:1480-1490


GRAMMER Award 2014 Lyon

Fendri K, Patten SA, Kaufman GN, Zaouter C, Parent S, Grimard G, Edery P, Moldovan F: Microarray expression profiling identifies genes with altered expression in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Eur Spine J (2013) 22: 1300-1311


GRAMMER Award 2013 Liverpool

Uchida K, Nakajima H, Watanabe S, Yayama T, Guerrero AR, Inukai T, Hirai T, Sugita D, Johnson WE and Baba H: Apoptosis of neurons and oligodendrocytes in the spinal cord of spinal hyperostotic mouse(twy/twy): possible pathomechanism of human cervical compressive myelopathy.Eur Spine J (2012) 21: 490-497


GRAMMER Award 2012 Amsterdam

Wade KR, Robertson PA, Broom ND:A fresh look at the nucleus-endplate region: new evidence for significant structural integration. Eur Spine J (2011) 20: 1225-1232


GRAMMER Award 2011 Milano

Rohlmann A, Hinz B, Blüthner R, Graichen F, Bergmann G:Loads on a spinal implant measured in vivo during whole-body vibration. Eur Spine J (2010) 19: 1129-1135


GRAMMER Award 2010 Vienna

Sharp CA, Roberts S, Evans H, Brown SJ:Disc cell clusters in pathological human intervertebral discs are associated with increased stress protein immunostaining. Eur Spine J (2009) 18: 1587-1594


GRAMMER Award 2009 Warsaw

Haschtmann D, Stoyanov JV, Gédet P, Ferguson SJ:Vertebral endplate trauma induces disc cell apoptosis and promotes organ degeneration in vitro. Eur Spine J (2008) 17: 289-299


GRAMMER Award 2008 Geneva

Koda M, Kamada T, Hashimoto M, Murakami M, Shirasawa H, Sakao S, Ino H, Yoshinaga K, Koshizuka S, Moriya H, Yamazaki M:Adenovirus vector-mediated ex vivo gene transfer of brain-derived neurotrophic factor to bone marrow stromal cells promotes axonal regeneration after transplantation in completely transected adult rat spinal cord. Eur Spine J (2007) 16: 2206-2214


GRAMMER Award 2007 Brussels

Hackenberg L, Hierholzer E, Bullmann V, Liljenqvist U, Götze C:Rasterstereographic analysis of axial back surface rotation in standing versus forward bending posture in idiopathic scoliosis. Eur Spine J (2006) 15: 1144–1149


GRAMMER Award 2006 Istanbul

Craig A. Ranson, Angus F. Burnett, Robert Kerslake, Mark E. Batt, Peter B. O’Sullivan:An investigation into the use of MR imaging to determine the functional cross sectional area of lumbar paraspinal muscles.Eur Spine J (2006) 15: 764–773


GRAMMER Award 2005 Barcelona

S.R.S. Bibby, J.P.G. Urban:Effect of nutrient deprivation on the viability of intervertebral disc cells.Eur Spine J (2004) 13: 695-701


GRAMMER Award 2004 Porto

Xuenong Zou, Haisheng Li, Niels Egund, Martin Lind, Cody Bunger:Inhibition of spinal fusion by use of a tissue ingrowth inhibitor.Eur Spine J (2004) 13: 157-63


GRAMMER Award 2003 Prague Winner 1 of 2 (equivalent)

Shen B, Melrose J, Ghosh P, Taylor F.:Induction of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -3 activity in ovine nucleus pulposus cells grown in three-dimensional agarose gel culture by interleukin-1beta: a potential pathway of disc degeneration.Eur Spine J (2003) 12: 66-75


Grammer Award 2003 Prague Winner 2 of 2 (equivalent)

Pfeiffer M, Boudriot U, Pfeiffer D, Ishaque N, Goetz W, Wilke A.:Intradiscal application of hyaluronic acid in the non-human primate lumbar spine: radiological results.Eur Spine J (2003) 12: 76-83


GRAMMER Award 2002 Nantes

König A, Vitzthum HE.:Functional MRI of the spine: different patterns of positions of the forward flexed lumbar spine in healthy subjects. Eur Spine J (2001) 10: 437-42


GRAMMER Award 2001 Gothenburg

Balague F, Nordin M, Sheikhzadeh A, Echegoyen AC, Skovron ML, Bech H, Chassot D, Helson M.:Recovery of impaired muscle function in severe sciatica. Eur Spine J (2001) 10: 242-9


GRAMMER Award 2000 Antwerp

Gries NC, Berlemann U, Moore RJ, Vernon-Roberts B.:Early histologic changes in lower lumbar discs and facet joints and their correlation.
Eur Spine J (2000) 9: 23-9