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The AGA Institute has employed a new clinical practice guideline development process, utilizing the GRADE system (Grades of Recommendation Assessment, Development and Evaluation). Read the process by which AGA Institute clinical practice guidelines are developed.
Medical Position Statements are developed under the aegis of the AGA Institute Clinical Practice and Quality Management Committee and provide preferred approaches to specific medical problems or issues.
All downloads available on this site are in PDF format.
MPS = Medical Position Statement
TR = Technical Review
|Acute Pancreatitis||MPS | TR||May 2007|
|Barrett's Esophagus||MPS | TR||Mar. 2011|
|Capnography for Moderate Sedation||MPS | TR||Feb. 2012|
|Colonoscopy Surveillance After Screening and Polypectomy||MPS | TR||Sept. 2012|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance for Early Detection||MPS | TR||Mar. 2008|
|Colorectal Neoplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diagnosis and Management||MPS | TR||Feb. 2010|
|Constipation||MPS | TR||Jan. 2013|
|CT Colonography Standards||MPS | TR||Sept. 2007|
|Endoscopic Sedation||MPS | TR||Aug. 2007|
|Endoscopy, Technology Assessment||MPS | TR||Mar. 2008|
|Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)||MPS | TR||Oct. 2008|
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
|MPS | TR||June 2012|
|Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding, (revised)||MPS | TR||Nov. 2007|
All Medical Position Statements and Technical Reviews released prior to 2003 were reviewed and reapproved by the Clinical Practice & Quality Committee on Sept. 19, 2008. Many of the position statements are in the process of being updated. View the archive.
Medical Position Statements are derived from the data available at the time of their creation and may need to be modified as new information is generated.
Unless otherwise stated, these statements are intended for adult patients.
The strength of the evidence upon which the statements are based is noted, with prospective, randomized, controlled trials being the strongest. When adequate data are absent, expert consensus may be used and will be identified as such.
These documents are not to be construed as standards of care. All decisions regarding the care of a patient should be made by the physician in consideration of all aspects of the patient's specific medical circumstances.
A comprehensive background paper, the Technical Review, provides the user of the Medical Position Statement with the evidence used to formulate a particular recommendation and the strength and character of that evidence.
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