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American Gastroenterological Association Institute Technical Review on the Management of Acute Diverticulitis. Lisa L. Strate, Anne F. Peery,  Ignacio Neumann.  Gastroenterology  Published Online: October 07, 2015

Diverticulosis is a condition in which sac-like protrusions develop in the wall of the colon. The prevalence of diverticulosis increases with age; less than 20% of people younger than 40 years of age are noted to have diverticulosis on colonoscopy, compared with more than 60% of people older than 70 years of age.

 UK guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patients. Dhiraj Tripathi,  Adrian J Stanley,  Peter C Hayes,  David Patch,  Charles Millson,  Homoyon Mehrzad,  Andrew Austin,  James W Ferguson,  Simon P Olliff,  Mark Hudson,  John M Christie. Gut 2015 ; 64:1680-1704 

 

These updated guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage have been commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) under the auspices of the liver section of the BSG.

 

Indications for liver transplant and AASLD guidelines. Thapar M, Bonkovsky HL. Hepatology. 2015 Jan;61(1):408.

 

Evaluation for liver transplantation in adults: 2013 practice guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Society of Transplantation.

American gastroenterological association technical review on the diagnosis and management of asymptomatic neoplastic pancreatic cysts. Scheiman JM, Hwang JH, Moayyedi P. Gastroenterology. 2015 Apr;148(4):824-848.e22.

 

Pancreatic cysts are being identified with increasing frequency as a result of the escalating use of cross-sectional imaging, typically for unrelated reasons. The incidence of pancreatic cysts in the US population is estimated to be between 3% and 15%, with increasing prevalence with age.

ACG clinical guideline: the diagnosis and management of focal liver lesions.Marrero JA, Ahn J, Rajender Reddy K; Americal College of Gastroenterology. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Sep;109(9):1328-47

Focal liver lesions (FLL) have been a common reason for consultation faced by gastroenterologists and hepatologists. The increasing and widespread use of imaging studies has led to an increase in detection of incidental FLL.

 

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Medical Management of Non-Hospitalized Ulcerative Colitis: The Toronto Consensus. Bressler B, Marshall JK, Bernstein CN, Bitton A, Jones J, Leontiadis GI, Panaccione R, Steinhart AH, Tse F, Feagan B; Toronto Ulcerative Colitis Consensus Group. Gastroenterology. 2015 Mar 3. pii: S0016-5085(15)00303-0.

 

BACKGROUND & AIMS: The medical management of ulcerative colitis (UC) has improved through the development of new therapies and novel approaches that optimize existing drugs. Previous Canadian consensus guidelines addressed the management of severe UC in the hospitalized patient. We now present consensus guidelines for the treatment of ambulatory patients with mild-to-severe active UC.

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