New Tool to Help GIs Evaluate and Treat Crohn's Disease Developed

by Sheela Philomena on  September 15, 2014 at 10:49 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has created a new decision tool to help gastroenterologists better identify and manage their Crohn's disease patients.
 New Tool to Help GIs Evaluate and Treat Crohn's Disease Developed
New Tool to Help GIs Evaluate and Treat Crohn's Disease Developed

"As health-care systems move towards providing better quality care, it is important for gastroenterologists to have clinical support tools that will help them treat underlying disease, as well as the whole person," according to William J. Sandborn, MD, AGAF, author of the AGA clinical decision tool, from the division of gastroenterology, University of San Diego, La Jolla, CA. "This clinical support tool represents a big step forward for the treatment of Crohn's disease and was created using a rigorous review process."

To create the tool, a workgroup reviewed current literature to develop a practical algorithm to help clinicians:

Assess patients for active inflammation and the presence of complications and co-morbid conditions.
Risk stratify their patients.
Apply effective therapies based on AGA's latest guideline
Ensure that patient's underlying inflammation is sufficiently treated.

Point-of-Care Clinical Decision Support Tools The Identification, Assessment, and Initial Medical Treatment in Crohn's Disease Clinical Decision Support Tool is the most recent clinical decision tool published by the AGA. A number of other clinical decision support tools have been developed for hot topic issues in GI, such as biologics for Crohn's disease, colonoscopy surveillance and hepatitis C screening and evaluation.

Source: Eurekalert

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