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An Update on AGA Guidelines

April 16, 2010

One of AGA Institute’s strategic goals is to provide members with resources, tools and skills to enhance practice and provide quality patient care. A major initiative to achieve this goal is the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The AGA develops guidelines through an evidence-based, multi-specialty and multi-stakeholder process. In addition, the AGA participates collaboratively with other societies to develop guidelines for topics of importance to gastroenterologists. The Clinical Practice and Quality Management Committee has oversight of the AGA guideline development process.

Below is an update of guidelines currently in development.

To be published in February 2010:

  • Diagnosis and Management of Colorectal Neoplasia in IBD.

In development for 2010:

  • Management of IBD.
  • Treatment of Constipation (revision).
  • Management of Barrett's Esophagus.
  • Obesity Guideline: Management of Post-Bariatric Surgery Complications.

Collaborative efforts:

  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (in collaboration with AASLD and ACG).
  • Gastric Access Procedures Guideline (in collaboration with the Society for Interventional Radiology).

Training standards:

  • CT Colonography (update).
  • Sedation for Endoscopic Procedures (in collaboration with ACG and ASGE).

View a complete list of AGA guidelines and medical position statements, and learn more about the AGA’s guideline development process.

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