AGA Publishes Guide to Help Physicians Treat Crohn’s Disease Patients

AGA Publishes Guide to Help Physicians Treat Crohn’s Disease Patients

Crohn's disease guideThe American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) recently developed a guide to assist gastroenterologists in the diagnosis and treatment choices for Crohn's disease patients, as well as to help them support their clinical decisions, called "Identification, Assessment, and Initial Medical Treatment in Crohn's Disease Clinical Decision Support Tool." The GI's guide was recently published in the official journal of the AGA, the Gastroenterology journal.

The "Identification, Assessment, and Initial Medical Treatment in Crohn's Disease Clinical Decision Support Tool" is the result of a workgroup that reviewed literature on the disease in order to develop a practical algorithm and synthesize the most recent research findings on the assessment and treatment of Crohn's disease patients.

One of the authors of the AGA clinical decision tool, Dr. William J. Sandborn, MD, from the division of gastroenterology at the University of San Diego in La

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