The WGO Guidelines Library contains practice guidelines written from a viewpoint of global applicability. WGO Guidelines are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin and Russian. WGO Guidelines go through a rigorous process of authoring, editing and peer review and are as evidence based as possible. Ultimate responsibility and editorial control lies with the WGO Guidelines Committee.
Each guideline includes references to other relevant guidelines. These are collected, summarized and re-published or linked-to by WGO for the benefit of members. In many instances, there will be more than one guideline. For example guidelines on Colorectal Cancer Screening are published by WGO, but SIGN also publishes guidelines on this topic as does the New Zealand Guidelines Group and the Canadian Medical Association.
WGO is the only organisation however, who has adopted a global focus. Cascade-based WGO guidelines offer different treatment options for diagnosis and treatment depending on the resources available.
Cascade: a hierarchical set of diagnostic or therapeutic techniques for the same disease, ranked according to the resources available.
WGO Guidelines are globally applicable by the nature of their cascades, which identify other ways of achieving the best possible outcome by taking the available resources into account. In addition, each guideline review team includes non-Western experts with direct knowledge of conditions in their regions. [ read more » ] [ « close this section ]
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Guidelines with cascades
- Acute diarrhea-UPDATED »
- Celiac Disease-UPDATED with Cascades »
- Colorectal cancer screening »
- Common GI Symptoms-NEW GUIDELINE! »
- Constipation-UPDATED with Cascades »
- Endoscope Disinfection-UPDATED »
- Esophageal Varices »
- Helicobacter Pylori in developing countries-UPDATED »
- Hepatitis B »
- Hepatitis C - NEW GUIDELINE! »
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): a global perspective »
- Inflammatory bowel disease: a global perspective »
- Irritable bowel syndrome: a global perspective »
- NAFLD-NASH-New Guideline! »
- Obesity-UPDATED »
- Radiation protection in the endoscopy suite »
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Cascade-based WGO guidelines offer different treatment options for diagnosis and treatment depending on the resources available.» See sample Cascade from the WGO Guideline on IBD » See article on WGO Cascades in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice » Give us feedback on the WGO Cascades and WGO Guidelines
Virtual Room of Gastroenterology
The WGO Virtual Room of Gastroenterology (VRG) is an information platform for gastroenterologists. The VRG offers custom made searches in PubMed to complement the WGO Global Guideline topics.» Access the Virtual Room of Gastroenterology
WGO's 'Graded Evidence' system is built to help all those interested in the practice and research of gastroenterology keep track of the literature in topics covered by WGO Guidelines.» Access the Graded Evidence
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Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology (JCG) is the official publication platform for WGO’s Global Guidelines in the English language. The WGO-JCG cooperation also covers WGO society news and WGO review articles in the JCG. Additionally, WGO is represented in the JCG editorial board.» See Table of Contents of the latest issue of JCG
We are pleased to announce that 8 of the WGO Global Guidelines have been included in the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC). » Access NGC See article about WGO Global Guidelines in Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology