Journal Best Paper Award

Journal Best Paper Awardee 2024 – Åsa Frändemark

Åsa Frändemark, the first author of the winning article Work productivity and activity impairment in disorders of gut-brain interaction: Data from the Rome Foundation Global Epidemiology Study is a fellow at the Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden and has a PhD in Internal Medicine at the University of Gothenburg. 

The awarded study analysed nearly 17,000 individuals worldwide and found that those with disorders of gut-brain interaction experience higher absenteeism and reduced work productivity. Factors such as multiple gut-brain disorders, psychological distress, fatigue, and somatic symptom severity contribute to this impairment. The jury recognised the study’s importance due to its extensive scope and socioeconomic implications, highlighting the impact of gut-brain disorders on work productivity. 

Åsa Frändemark

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Best papers of previous years

2023 - Robert Hüneburg 
Department of Internal Medicine I, National Center for Hereditary Tumor Syndromes, University Hospital Bonn, Germany. 
First author of the winning article: Real-time use of artificial intelligence (CADEYE) in colorectal cancer surveillance of patients with Lynch syndrome-A randomized controlled pilot trial (CADLY) 

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2021 - Nicolas Richard
Gastroenterology- Rouen University Hospital, France.
First author of the winning article: The effectiveness of rotating versus single course antibiotics for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

2020 - Andrew Wisniewski
Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne of the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
First author of the winning article: Increased incidence of systemic serious viral infections in patients with inflammatory bowel disease associates with active disease and use of thiopurines

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2018 - Joaquín Cubiella
Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Ourense, Spain.
First author of the winning article: Correlation between adenoma detection rate in colonoscopy- and fecal immunochemical testing-based colorectal cancer screening programs

2017 - Clive H. Wilder-Smith
Department of Preventive, Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry Bern University, Switzerland.
First author of the winning article: Gastro-oesophageal reflux is common in oligosymptomatic patients with dental erosion: A pH-impedance and endoscopic study
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2016 - Tara Raftery
National Children's Research Centre, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
First author of the winning article: Effects of vitamin D supplementation on intestinal permeability, cathelicidin and disease markers in Crohn’s disease: Results from a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study

2015 - Asbjørn Christophersen
Centre for Immune Regulation, University of Oslo, Norway.
First author of the the winning article: Tetramer-visualized gluten-specific CD4+ T cells in blood as a potential diagnostic marker for coeliac disease without oral gluten challenge

This prize awards the best UEG Journal article

With this award we recognise the first named author of the best original scientific research, published in UEG Journal in the past year. 

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First named authors of submitted articles to UEG Journal.

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