New Format Provides Summaries of AGA Clinical Guidelines

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 General News
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LAKE MARY, Fla., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Guideline Central and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

are partnering to create and disseminate user-friendly versions of the AGA Institute clinical guidelines.

The AGA guidelines are evidence-based recommendations derived from systematic reviews of available medical literature that help guide clinical

decision-making. Learn more at As the quantity of available guidelines continues to increase, many clinicians have trouble finding time to keep up with the latest recommendations and best practices. Guideline Central and AGA are working together to solve this growing problem.

Beginning in March 2017, Guideline Central will release "pocket guideline" versions for many of AGA's clinical practice guidelines. The pocket guidelines are quick-reference summaries that synthesize AGA's full text recommendations into a brief, algorithmic format. The goal of the collaboration is to save time for clinicians, while making guideline implementation easier and more efficient.

The first pocket guidelines are now available, and cover topics such as irritable bowel syndrome, liver failure, IBD, constipation, pancreatic cysts, diverticulitis and more. Additional titles will be released as AGA publishes new guidelines and focused updates throughout the year. These resources will be available in a number of formats, including print, online and mobile (iOS and Android).

"The use of evidence-based guidelines is important to helping ensure patients receive high-quality care," said Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, MD, AGAF, chair, AGA Institute Clinical Guidelines Committee. "We hope that these pocket guidelines better enable health-care professionals to quickly reference the most up-to-date evidence to better manage their patients."

The digital formats will be freely available to AGA members, while non-members can purchase print and digital copies online at Bulk orders and digital licenses will also be offered for institutions and other organizations.

For information on ordering, or for biotech companies interested in partnering on the distribution of the AGA guidelines, contact Jade Winfrey at

About the AGA Institute:  The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.

About Guideline Central:  Guideline Central provides clinicians with decision-support tools that are current, practical and easily accessible. They partner with AGA and other medical associations to pocket guidelines that clinicians rely on for credible guidance.


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