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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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ALVARADO B, Jaime et al. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Adult Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2015, vol.30, suppl.1, pp.43-56. ISSN 0120-9957.

Objective: To design a clinical practice guideline to reduce unwarranted variation in the diagnosis and treatment of patients over 18 years old with irritable bowel syndrome in Colombia through targeted diagnosis and a treatment guidelines established. Materials and Methods: This guide was developed by a multidisciplinary team with the support of the Colombian Association of Gastroenterology, Cochrane STI Group and Clinical Research Institute of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Relevant clinical questions were developed and the search for national and international guidelines in databases was performed. Existing guidelines were evaluated quality and applicability. No guideline met the criteria for adaptation, so the group decided to develop the guideline de novo. Systematic literature searches were conducted by the Cochrane Group. The tables of evidence and recommendations were made based on the GRADE methodology. Results: An evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in patients over 18 years old was developed for the Colombian context. Conclusions: the clinical criteria and warning signs, diagnostic tests and therapeutic approaches were established in accordance with the predominant symptom in patients with irritable bowel syndrome in Colombia

Keywords : Irritable bowel syndrome; diagnosis; therapy; clinical practice guideline.

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