Evidence-Based Reviews

2014 American College of Gastroenterology Monograph on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

The ACG Expert Task Force on the Management of Functional Bowel Disorders conducted an independent, systematic review of evidence about the management of IBS and CIC to update earlier reviews from 2009 and 2005 as a supplement to the August 2014 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The College’s new recommendations include updated information and expert assessments of traditional therapies for IBS and CIC, as well as a range of new treatment approaches. This analysis features new information for clinicians to consider when making recommendations about diet, probiotics, antibiotics and antidepressants for IBS and the use of fiber, laxatives, and recently developed drugs—prucalopride, lubiprostone and linaclotide for managing constipation. This review also summarizes information about the effectiveness of other therapies—alosetron, lubiprostone and linaclotide— in treatment of IBS. Access the monograph.

2011 Systematic Review on Management of IBD

The College and the ACG Institute published a new evidence-based systematic review on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease as a supplement to The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) for April 2011, a special issue entirely dedicated to the modern management of IBD. This clinical monograph, based on a comprehensive meta-analysis, offers new graded recommendations on medical management of IBD by a distinguished expert Task Force.