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Table 1 Participating medical centres

From: Rationale and design of the INNOVATE Trial: an international cooperative study on surgical versus conservative treatment for odontoid fractures in the elderly

  Centre Department Local investigator(s) Medical ethics committee
Austria Universitäres Lehrkrankenhaus Feldkirch, Feldkirch Traumasurgery Osti Not applicable*
Belgium University Hospital Leuven, Leuven Neurosurgery Depreitere Commissie Medische Ethiek U.Z. K.U. Leuven
Italy Catholic University Rome, Rome Neurosurgery Visocchi Not applicable*
The Netherlands Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden (coordinating centre) Neurosurgery Vleggeert-Lankamp Commissie Medische Ethiek LUMC
  Medical Centre Haaglanden, The Hague Neurosurgery Arts Commissie Medische Ethiek LUMC
  University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen Neurosurgery Bartels Commissie Medische Ethiek LUMC
  University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen Neurosurgery Coppes Commissie Medische Ethiek LUMC
  VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam Neurosurgery Noske Commissie Medische Ethiek LUMC
  Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam Neurosurgery Bouma Commissie Medische Ethiek LUMC
  University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics Slooff, Öner Commissie Medische Ethiek LUMC
Spain Spine Unit of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona Orthopaedics Pellisé Comité Ético de Investigación Clínica del Hopital Universitario de Vall d’Hebron
  1. *In these countries, no medical ethical approval is required for observational studies.