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While each guideline includes references to other relevant guidelines, WGO is the only organization who has adopted a global focus. Cascade-based WGO guidelines offer different options for diagnosis and treatment depending on the available resources.
A hierarchical set of diagnostic or therapeutic techniques for the same disease, ranked according to the resources available. Learn how the addition of ‘Cascades’ to guidelines increases their impact in large parts of the world in this article by Drs. Michael Fried, MD, and Justus Krabshuis.
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.
|Acute Viral Hepatitis||2003||No|
|Asymptomatic Gallstone Disease||2002||No|
|Celiac Disease (new translations)||2016||Yes|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening||2007||Yes|
|Common GI Symptoms||2013||Yes|
|Diet and the Gut (new translations)||2018||Yes|
|Digestive Tract Tuberculosis (new)||2021||Yes|
|Endoscope Disinfection (newly updated)||2019||No|
|Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (new translations)||2015||Yes|
|Helicobacter Pylori (newly updated)||2021||Yes|
|Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)||2009||Yes|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)||2015||Yes|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)||2015||Yes|
|NAFLD & NASH||2012||Yes|
|Pancreatic Cystic Lesions (NEW)||2019||No|
|Probiotics and Prebiotics||2017||No|
|Radiation Protection in the Endoscopy Suite||2009||Yes|
|Strongyloidiasis (newly updated)||2018||Yes|
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