Journal Best Paper Award

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. 


Target group

First named authors of submitted articles to UEG Journal.

Journal Best Paper Awardee 2019 Liat Gutin

Journal Best Paper Awardee 2021 – Nicolas Richard

The current Journal Best Paper Awardee is Nicolas Richard, the first author of the winning article: The effectiveness of rotating versus single course antibiotics for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Nicolas Richard is a resident in the Department of Gastroenterology at Rouen University Hospital and is also doing his MS in Biology at the University of Rouen, France. 

His paper showed that the treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth rotating antibiotics was more effective than treatment using a single course of antibiotics. A single course regimen led to increased remission rates and improved quality of life and in particular symptoms of bloating. The UEG Journal Editors chose this paper because it addresses an important question in a condition with limited guidelines and evidence-based strategies. The results from this paper have the potential to change clinical practice in the near future.

Journal Best Paper - Nichols Richard

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Best papers of previous years

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

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