Gastroenterology Practice Guidelines


Endoscopy/ERCP

A Joint Statement of a Working Group from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE); March 2004.


Outlines principles and provides practical suggestions to assist hospital credentialing committees in their task of granting privileges to perform gastrointestinal endoscopy.
SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 2001


Statement reviewed and approved by the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 1999


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Esophageal/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Approved by the Clinical Practice Committee on October 2, 2004, and by the AGA Governing Board on November 7, 2004.


Approved by the Clinical Practice Committee on May 16, 2004, and by the AGA Governing Board on September 23, 2004.


This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on treatment of patients with dysphagia caused by benign disorders of the distal espophagus. It was approved by the Clinical Practice and Practice Economics Committee on September 27, 1998, and by the AGA Governing Board on November 8, 1998.
SOURCE: GASTROENTEROLOGY 1999;117:229-233


Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, and Joel E. Richter, MD, for the American College of Gastroenterology Practice Parameter Committee
SOURCE: Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94:3406-3412


Statement reviewed and approved by the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) outlining the indications for and appropriate surgical treatment of GERD. It was prepared by SAGES Committee on Standards of Practice.
SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 2001


GASTROENTEROLOGY 1999;116:455-478


GASTROENTEROLOGY 1999;116:452-454


Kenneth R. DeVault, M.D., FACG, Donald O. Castell, M.D., FACG, and The Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology
SOURCE: Am J Gastroenterol, June 1999 94(6):1434-1442.


Large and Small Intestine/Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Approved by the Clinical Practice Committee on May 18, 2003, and by the AGA Governing Board on July 25, 2003.


This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on Celiac Sprue. It was approved by the Clinical Practice and Practice Economics Committee on September 23, 2000, and the AGA governing board on November 12, 2000.
SOURCE: GASTROENTEROLOGY 2001;120:1522-1525


This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on constipation. It was approved by the Clinical Practice and Practice Economics Committee on March 4, 2000, and by the AGA Governing Board on May 21, 2000.
SOURCE: GASTROENTEROLOGY 2000;119:1761-1766


This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Diarrhea. It was approved by the Clinical Practice and Practice Economics Committee on September 27, 1998, and by the AGA Governing Board on November 8, 1998.
SOURCE: GASTROENTEROLOGY 1999;116:1461-1464


This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on the evaluation and management of occult and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. It was approved by the Clinical Practice and Practice Economics Committee on May 16, 1999, and by the AGA governing board on July 18, 1999.
SOURCE: GASTROENTEROLOGY 2000;118:197-201


Gastroenterology 2002 123: 2105.


Gastroenterology 2003 124: 1105.


Gastroenterology 2000 118: 951-954.


Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, William Sandborn, MD, and The Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology
SOURCE: Am J Gastroenterol March 2001;96:635-643


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Gastrointestinal Oncology

Approved by the Clinical Practice Committee on August 5, 2002 and by the AGA Governing Board on November 1, 2002. These guidelines are endorsed by the American Cancer Society. GASTROENTEROLOGY 2003;124:544-560


John H. Bond, MD for the Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology
SOURCE: Am J Gastroenterol, November 2000 95(11):3053-3063.


Charles J. Lightdale, M.D., FACG
SOURCE: Am J Gastroenterol, January 1999 94(1):20-29.


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Laparoscopy

SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 2003


SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 2003


SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 2003


Statement discussing the utilization of laparoscopy in common clinical situations.
SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 2002


Statement reviewed and approved by the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 1999


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Liver Disease/Biliary Tract

from the AGA Medical Position Statement; May 24, 2002


SOURCE: Hepatology;Vol 39, 2004


SOURCE: Hepatology; June, 2003


from the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement, June 10-12, 2002


These guidelines were developed under and approved by, the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
SOURCE: Hepatology 2000;31:1005-1013


These guidelines were developed under and approved by, the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
SOURCE: Hepatology; March, 2004


These guidelines were developed under and approved by, the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
SOURCE: Liver Transplantation 2000;6:122-135


These guidelines were developed under and approved by, the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
SOURCE: Hepatology 2001;33:1321-1328.


Lok AS, McMahon BJ. Hepatology. 2007 Feb;45(2):507-539.


Developed by Andres T. Blei, Juan Córdoba, and The Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology.
SOURCE: Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96:1968-1976.


To achieve a sustained reduction in hepatitis A rates, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has published these revisions to the 1996 recommendations.
SOURCE: MMWR. October 01, 1999 / 48(RR12);1-37


The recommendations in this report provide broader guidelines for a) preventing transmission of HCV; b) identifying, counseling, and testing persons at risk for HCV infection; and c) providing appropriate medical evaluation and management of HCV-infected persons.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control, 1998


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Nutrition/Obesity

SOURCE: This statement was reviewed and approved by the Boards of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) May, 2000. It was prepared jointly by members of SAGES and ASBS.




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Pancreatic Disease

This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on the Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. It was approved by the Clincal Practice and Practice Economics Committee in March 1999 and by the AGA Governing Board in May 1999.
SOURCE: GASTROENTEROLOGY 1999;117:1463-1464


This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on the Treatment of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis. It was approved by the Clinical Practice and Practice Economics Committee on March 8, 1998, and by the AGA Governing Board on April 9, 1998.
SOURCE: GASTROENTEROLOGY 1998;115:763-764


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Ulcer Disease/H pylori

Committee on Practice Parameters of the American College of Gastroenterology
Am J Gastroenterol 93(12):2330-2338, 1998


American Gastroenterological Association, 1998


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Ultrasonography

Statement reviewed and approved by the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
SOURCE: Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, 1999


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