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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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Diagnosis and Management of Fecal Incontinence

Definition Satish S.C. Rao, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P. (London) Department of Neurogastroenterology & Motility, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa Fecal incontinence is defined as either the involuntary passage or the inability to control the discharge of fecal matter through the anus. Clinically there are three subtypes (a) passive incontinence—the involuntary discharge […]

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Role of Esophageal Stents in Benign and Malignant Disease

Preamble Prateek Sharma, MD1, Richard Kozarek, MD2 and the Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, USA; 2Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA. These recommendations provide an evidence-based approach to the […]

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Esophageal Reflux Testing

Abstract Ikuo Hirano, M.D.,1 Joel E. Richter, M.D.,2 and the Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology* 1Division of Gastroenterology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; and 2Department of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *The members of the Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology are […]

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Management of Dyspepsia

Abstract Nicholas J. Talley, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.G.,1 Nimish Vakil, M.D., F.A.C.G.,2 and the Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology 1Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; and 2University of Wisconsin Medical School and Marquette University College of Health Sciences, Milwaukee, […]

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Management of Crohn’s Disease in Adults

Abstract Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD1-4, Stephen B. Hanauer, MD1–4, William J. Sandborn, MD1–3 and The Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology 1Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; 2Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA; 3Department of […]

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Abstract Douglas K. Rex, MD, FACG1, David A. Johnson,  MD, FACG1, Joseph C. Anderson, MD1, Phillip S. Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc (Epi), FACG1, Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG1 and John M. Inadomi, MD, FACG1 1Indiana University Medical Center, Gastroenterology, IU Hospital, Indianapolis, USA. This document is the first update of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations since 2000. The CRC screening tests are now grouped into cancer prevention tests […]

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Screening and Surveillance of the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer And Adenomatous Polyps

Abstract Bernard Levin, MD; David A. Lieberman, MD; Beth McFarland, MD; Robert A. Smith, PhD; Durado Brooks,MD, MPH; Kimberly S. Andrews; Chiranjeev Dash,MD, MPH; Francis M. Giardiello, MD; Seth Glick, MD; Theodore R. Levin, MD; Perry Pickhardt, MD; Douglas K. Rex, MD; Alan Thorson, MD; Sidney J.Winawer, MD; for the American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer […]

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Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infections

Abstract Christina M. Surawicz, MD1, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD2, David G. Binion, MD3, Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH4, Scott R. Curry, MD5, Peter H. Gilligan, PhD6, Lynne V. McFarland, PhD7,8, Mark Mellow, MD9 and Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD10 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA; 2Albert Einstein […]

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