Monographs

You may download copies of the monographs listed below by clicking on the links.

An Evidence-Based Systematic Review on Medical Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (2011)
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 2011This clinical monograph, based on a comprehensive meta-analysis, offers new graded recommendations on medical management of IBD by distinguished expert Task Force lead by Nicholas J. Talley, M.D., Ph.D., FACG with contributions from a talented group of IBD experts.

An Evidence-based Systematic Review on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2009)
In order to critically evaluate the rapidly expanding research about IBS and to assess the evidence of efficacy of new IBS drugs and treatments, an ACG IBS Task Force lead by Nicholas J. Talley, M.D, Ph.D., FACG, in 2008 performed a comprehensive meta-analysis of the evidence on therapies for IBS.  The group updated its 2002 evidence-based position statement on IBS therapies.  This Systematic Review on the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome was published in January 2009 as a supplement to The American Journal of Gastroenterology.  These peer-reviewed recommendations were adopted by the College and offer clinicians new graded recommendations on testing and treatment.

Pregnancy in Gastrointestinal Disorders (Updated 2007)
A guide for clinicians faced with one of many diagnostic dilemmas which may arise as complications of pregnancy or when gastrointestinal diseases occur during pregnancy.  Developed under the auspices of the ACG Women in  Gastroenterology Committee thanks to the vision of the late Rhadhika Srinivasan, M.D., MACG, Past Chair, and thanks to the many significant contributions of Sunanda V. Kane, M.D., FACG and Carol A. Burke, M.D., FACG.

ACG members may request a free copy of the monograph listed below by clicking on the link which will take you to the ACG Store.

IBD & Osteoporosis: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management (2001)
An expert Task Force lead by Charles N. Bernstein, M.D., FACG and Seymour Katz, M.D., MACG developed a clinical review addressing challenges of diagnosis and treatment of IBD patients with osteoporosis which offers the clinician a balanced and practical approach to the IBD patient inquiring about risks of osteoporosis and susceptibility to fracture.