Journal Best Paper Award

Journal Best Paper Awardee 2022 – Laurent Goessens

Laurent Goessens, the first author of the winning article Safety and efficacy of combining biologics or small molecules for inflammatory bowel disease or immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: A European retrospective observational study, is a Gastroenterologist in the Centre hospitalier de Mouscron, Belgium and the Centre hospitalier de Tourcoing, France. 

The authors of the study asked a simple question: Is the combination of biologics with or without small molecules safe and effective? Using a large collaborative European multicentre study endorsed by the IBD National Study Group, they found that the combination initiated in active inflammatory bowel disease improved the clinical and endoscopic picture in more than 50% of patients. In addition, this therapeutic approach controlled the extra‐intestinal manifestations. These important data for this difficult-to-treat disease have immediate implications for patient care.

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Journal Best Paper Awardee 2022

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Best papers of previous years

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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