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An Update on Treatment of Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: 2011

Preamble Marc G. Ghany,1 David R. Nelson,2 Doris B. Strader,3 David L. Thomas,4 and Leonard B. Seeff5 This practice guideline has been approved by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and endorsed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American College of Gastroenterology and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable. These […]

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Ulcerative Colitis in Adults

Erratum Asher Kornbluth, David B. Sachar and The Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology Am J Gastroenterol 2010;105:500; doi:10.1038 / ajg.2010.52; published online 23 February 2010 Correction to: Am J Gastroenterol 2010;105:501 – 523; doi:10.1038 / ajg.2009.727 In the Conflict of Interest section of the article, the Financial Support subsection should have […]

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Management of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Preamble Young-Mee Lee, M.D., Marshall M. Kaplan, M.D., and the Practice Guideline Committee of the ACG Division of Gastroenterology, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts Members of the Practice Guideline Committee of the ACG: Nimish Vakil, M.D., F.A.C.G., Chair; Freda L. Arlow, M.D., F.A.C.G.; William D. Carey, M.D., M.A.C.G.; Christopher […]

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Diagnosis and Management of Neoplastic Pancreatic Cysts

Abstract Asif Khalid, M.D., F.A.C.G.,1 and William Brugge, M.D., F.A.C.G.2 1VA Pittsburgh Health Care System & Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and 2GI Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts The diagnosis and management of pancreatic cystic lesions is a common problem. At least 1% of hospitalized patients at major […]

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Prevention of NSAID-Related Ulcer Complications

Abstract Frank L. Lanza, MD, FACG1,2, Francis K.L. Chan, MD, FRCP, FACG3, Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, FACG4 and the Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology 1Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA; 2Houston Institute for Clinical Research, Houston, Texas, USA; 3Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; […]

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Liver Disease in the Pregnant Patient

Preamble Caroline A. Riely, M.D., F.A.C.G. Division of Gastroenterology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee Guidelines for clinical practice are intended to suggest preferable approaches to particular medical problems as established by interpretation and collation of scientifically valid research, derived from extensive review of published literature. When data are not available that will withstand objective scrutiny, […]

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Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Hepatitis C: An Update

Errata In the practice guideline “Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Hepatitis C: An Update” (HEPATOLOGY 2009:49 (4): 1335-1374; DOI: 10.1002/hep.22759), two errors have been corrected in the online version. The Treatment Objectives and Outcomes section contained an error which has been corrected to read: “Short-term outcomes can be measured biochemically (normalization of serum ALT levels), […]

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Management of Helicobacter pylori Infection

Abstract William D. Chey, M.D., F.A.C.G., A.G.A.F., F.A.C.P.,1 Benjamin C.Y. Wong, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.G., F.A.C.P.2, and the Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology 1University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and 2Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) remains a prevalent, worldwide, chronic infection. Though […]

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Management of the Adult Patient with Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

I. Preamble Gregory Zuccaro, Jr., M.D. Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio Guidelines for clinical practice are intended to suggest preferable approaches to particular medical problems as established by interpretation and collation of scientifically valid research, derived from extensive review of published literature. When data are not available that will withstand objective scrutiny, […]

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Diagnosis and Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Corrigendum Philip O. Katz, Lauren B. Gerson and Marcelo F. Vela Am J Gastroenterol 2013; 108:308–328; doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.444 1. On page 317, in the fifth paragraph of the “Summary of the Evidence” section, it is stated that certain endoscopic therapies, including radiofrequency augmentation to the lower esophageal sphincter, were removed from the US market. However, radiofrequency therapy was returned […]

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