Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for inflammatory bowel disease

Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Taku Kobayashi, Fumiaki Ueno, Toshiyuki Matsui, Fumihito Hirai, Nagamu Inoue, Jun Kato, Kenji Kobayashi, Kiyonori Kobayashi, Kazutaka Koganei, Reiko Kunisaki, Satoshi Motoya, Masakazu Nagahori, Hiroshi Nakase, Fumio Omata, Masayuki Saruta, Toshiaki Watanabe, Toshiaki Tanaka, Takanori Kanai, Yoshinori NoguchiKen ichi Takahashi, Kenji Watanabe, Toshifumi Hibi, Yasuo Suzuki, Mamoru Watanabe, Kentaro Sugano, Tooru Shimosegawa

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Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disorder involving mainly the intestinal tract, but possibly other gastrointestinal and extraintestinal organs. Although etiology is still uncertain, recent knowledge in pathogenesis has accumulated, and novel diagnostic and therapeutic modalities have become available for clinical use. Therefore, the previous guidelines were urged to be updated. In 2016, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology revised the previous versions of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) in Japanese. A total of 59 clinical questions for 9 categories (1. clinical features of IBD; 2. diagnosis; 3. general consideration in treatment; 4. therapeutic interventions for IBD; 5. treatment of UC; 6. treatment of CD; 7. extraintestinal complications; 8. cancer surveillance; 9. IBD in special situation) were selected, and a literature search was performed for the clinical questions with use of the MEDLINE, Cochrane, and Igaku Chuo Zasshi databases. The guidelines were developed with the basic concept of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system. Recommendations were made using Delphi rounds. This English version was produced and edited based on the existing updated guidelines in Japanese.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-353
Number of pages49
JournalJournal of gastroenterology
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Consensus
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Evidence
  • Guidelines
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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