Guidelines

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.

Available Guidelines

Acute Pancreatitis
Technical Review
Barrett's Esophagus
Technical Review
Colonoscopy Surveillance After Cancer Resection
Clinical Decision Support Tool
Capnography for Moderate Sedation
Colonoscopy Surveillance After Screening and Polypectomy
Clinical Decision Support Tool
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance for Early Detection
Clinical Decision Support Tool
Colorectal Neoplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diagnosis and Management
Technical Review
Constipation
Technical Review | Clinical Decision Support Tool
Guidelines for the Identification, Assessment and Initial Medical Treatment in Crohn’s Disease
Clinical Decision Support Tool
CT Colonography Standards
Endoscopic Sedation
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Technical Review
Guidelines on Genetic Evaluation and Management of Lynch Syndrome: A Consensus Statement by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer
Hepatitis C Screening and Evaluation
Clinical Decision Support Tool
Inflammatory Crohn’s Disease: Thiopurines, Methotrexate and Anti-TNF-α Biologic Drugs for Induction and Maintenance of Remission
Technical Review | Clinical Decision Support Tool

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Guideline on Pharmacological Management
Technical Review

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Optimizing Adequacy of Bowel Cleansing for Colonoscopy: Recommendations From the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer

Upcoming Guidelines

Topic Expected Publication Date
Prevention and Treatment of Hepatitis B Reactivation During Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy January 2015
Diagnosis and Management of Asymptomatic Neoplastic Pancreatic Cysts March 2015
Role of Upper-GI Biopsy to Evaluate Dyspepsia in the Absence of Mucosal Lesions Fall 2015
Management of Patients with Suspected Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Fall 2015
Management of Acute Diverticulitis Fall 2015
Medical Management of Microscopic Colitis Fall 2015
Appropriate Use of Serologic Testing in Acute Liver Disease Spring 2016
Post-Bariatric Surgery Evaluation and Management Spring 2016

Clinical practice guidelines are developed under the aegis of the AGA Institute Clinical Guideline Committee and provide preferred approaches to specific medical problems or issues. 

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 clinical practice guideline with the evidence used to formulate a particular recommendation and the strength and character of that evidence.

 

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Selected Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology articles are available.