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Medical Position Statements are developed under the aegis of the AGA Institute Clinical Practice and Quality Management Committee and provide preferred approaches to specific medical problems or issues.

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MPS = Medical Position Statement
TR = Technical Review
FDA = FDA Medwatch Alert = Hardcopy is available for purchase.

Name Available Release Purchase
Acute Pancreatitis MPS | TR | FDA May 2007
Anal Fissure MPS | TR | FDA Jan 2003
Barrett's Esophagus MPS | TR | FDA Mar 2011  
Chronic Diarrhea MPS | TR | FDA Jun 1999  
Celiac Disease MPS | TR | FDA Dec 2006  
Celiac Sprue MPS | TR | FDA May 2001
Colonoscopy Surveillance After Cancer Resection MPS | TR | FDA May 2006  
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance MPS | TR | FDA Feb 2003
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance for Early Detection MPS | TR | FDA Mar 2008  
Colorectal Neoplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diagnosis and Management MPS | TR | FDA Feb 2010  
Constipation MPS | TR | FDA Dec 2000
CT Colonography MPS | TR | FDA Jul 2006  
CT Colonography Standards MPS | TR | FDA Sep 2007  
Dyspepsia MPS | TR | FDA Nov 2005
Endoscopic Sedation MPS | TR | FDA Aug 2007
Endoscopic Therapy for GERD MPS | TR | FDA Oct 2006  
Endoscopy, Technology Assessment MPS | TR | FDA Mar 2008
Esophageal Carcinoma MPS | TR | FDA May 2005
Esophageal Manometry MPS | TR | FDA Jan 2005
Gastric Subepithelial Masses MPS | TR | FDA Jun 2006
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) MPS | TR | FDA Oct 2008  
Gastroparesis MPS | TR | FDA Nov 2004
GI Medication in Pregnancy MPS | TR | FDA Jul 2006
Hemorrhoids MPS | TR | FDA May 2004
Hepatitis C MPS | TR | FDA Jan 2006
Inflammatory Bowel Disease MPS | TR | FDA Mar 2006  
Intestinal Ischemia MPS | TR | FDA May 2000  
Irritable Bowel Syndrome MPS | TR | FDA Dec 2002
Liver Chemistry Tests MPS | TR | FDA Oct 2002
Nausea and Vomiting MPS | TR | FDA Jan 2001
Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding, (revised) MPS | TR | FDA Nov 2007
Oropharyngeal Dysphagia MPS | TR | FDA Feb 1999
Osteoporosis in Gastrointestinal Diseases MPS | TR | FDA Mar 2003
Osteoporosis in Hepatic Disorders MPS | TR | FDA Sep 2003
Perianal Crohn’s Disease MPS | TR | FDA Nov 2003
Sedation MPS | TR | FDA Mar 2004  
Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Transplantation MPS | TR | FDA Apr 2003
Stem Cell Research and Its Implications for Treating GI Cancers MPS | TR | FDA Nov 2008  


All Medical Position Statements and Technical Reviews released prior to 2003 were reviewed and reapproved by the Clinical Practice & Quality Committee on Sept. 19, 2008. Many of the position statements are in the process of being updated.

Medical Position Statements are derived from the data available at the time of their creation and may need to be modified as new information is generated.

Unless otherwise stated, these statements are intended for adult patients.

The strength of the evidence upon which the statements are based is noted, with prospective, randomized, controlled trials being the strongest. When adequate data are absent, expert consensus may be used and will be identified as such.

These documents are not to be construed as standards of care. All decisions regarding the care of a patient should be made by the physician in consideration of all aspects of the patient's specific medical circumstances.

A comprehensive background paper, the Technical Review, provides the user of the Medical Position Statement with the evidence used to formulate a particular recommendation and the strength and character of that evidence.


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