CNS names winners of Neurosurgery's 2019 Top Paper


The Congress of Neurological Surgeons unveiled the winners of the 3rd Annual Paper of the Year awards, for papers published in Neurosurgery, reports Newswise.

Four insights:

1. Published in the February 2019 issue of Neurosurgery, the Top Paper of the Year was titled "Symptomatic Adjacent Level Disease Requiring Surgery: Analysis of 10-Year Results from a Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Trial Comparing Cervical Disc Arthroplasty to Anterior Cervical Fusion."

2. The paper found that less patients with Medtronic’s Bryan Cervical Disc required surgery for symptomatic adjacent level degeneration compared to patients with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, but it did not achieve statistical significance.

3. Authors of the paper include George Ghobrial, MD, William Lavell, MD, Jeffrey Florman, MD, Daniel Riew, MD, and Allan Lebi, MD, PhD.

4. Neurosurgery Publications Editor-in-Chief Nelson Oyesiku, MDm PhD, Neurosurgery Peripheral Nerve Section Editor Rajiv Midha, MD, and Neurosurgery Spine Section Editor John O'Toole, MD, were responsible for reviewing and choosing the Paper of the Year.

"We are incredibly lucky to have the brightest minds in neurosurgery submit their original papers to Neurosurgery," said Dr. Oyekisu. "It was difficult to narrow the field to the awardees, however we are confident the selected papers each constitute a significant contribution to our field."

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