Practice Guidelines

The College publishes guidelines on gastrointestinal diseases in The American Journal of Gastroenterology that have been developed and reviewed under the auspices of the ACG Practice Parameters Committee.

Diagnosis and Management of Achalasia (December 1999)
Diagnosis, Surveillance and Therapy of Barrett’s Esophagus (March 2008)
Colorectal Cancer Screening (March 2009)
Diagnosis, Treatment and Surveillance for Patients with Colorectal Polyps (November 2000)
Management of Crohn’s Disease in Adults (February 2009)
Diagnosis and Management of C. difficile-Associated Diarrhea and Colitis (May 1997)
Acute Infectious Diarrhea in Adults (November 1997)
Diagnosis and Management of Diverticular Disease of the Colon in Adults (November 1999)
Management of Dyspepsia (October 2005)
Esophageal Cancer (January 1999)
Diagnosis and Treatment of Esophageal Diseases Associated with HIV Infection (November 1996)
Esophageal Reflux Testing (March 2007)
Role of Esophageal Stents in Benign and Malignant Diseases (February 2010)
Diagnosis and Management of Fecal Incontinence (August 2004)
Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (January 2005)
Management of the Adult Patient with Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding (August 1998)
Management of Helicobacter pylori Infection (August 2007)
Hepatic Encephalopathy (July 2001)
Liver Disease in the Pregnant Patient (July 1999)
Prevention of NSAID-Related Ulcer Complications (March 2009)
Acute Pancreatitis (October 2006)
Management of Primary Schlerosing Cholangitis (March 2002)
Ulcerative Colitis in Adults (March 2010)

Guidelines Produced in Association with other Organizations

Alcoholic Liver Disease (January 2010)
Prevention and Management of Gastroesophageal Varices and Variceal Hemorrhage in Cirrhosis (September 2007)
Screening and Surveillance of the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer And Adenomatous Polyps (March 2008)
Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Hepatitis C: An Update (April 2009)