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New pouchitis guideline open for public comment 

Get a first look at this upcoming guideline and share your comments by Sept. 4. 
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A new guideline is coming! The AGA Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Pouchitis and Inflammatory Pouch Disorders will be published in early 2024.

With pouchitis affecting 48% of patients within the first two years following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, having comprehensive guidance for this complication is important. AGA’s panel of experts offered nine conditional recommendations for the management of both intermittent and recurrent pouchitis.

As part of our guideline development process, we invite you to review this new guideline and share feedback during the public comment period. 

Submit your comments by Sept. 4, 2023.

Guideline documents for review

About the public comment period

AGA develops clinical practice guidelines using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology, which provides a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations, and uses the best practices outlined by the Institute of Medicine.

The public comment period is an integral part of AGA’s guideline development process. It allows AGA members and key stakeholders to review and comment on upcoming guidelines and their accompanying technical reviews.

Once an AGA guideline panel releases the drafts for public comment, identified stakeholders are alerted and submit their comments through an online survey. After the period ends, the guideline panel reviews and responds to the comments within two weeks. Revisions to the draft documents are at the discretion of the panel, but all comments will be considered and responses internally documented.

To see previously published guidelines, visit AGA’s clinical guidance library.

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