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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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JULIAO BANOS, Fabián et al. Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of adult patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2015, vol.30, suppl.1, pp.75-88. ISSN 0120-9957.

Objective: To provide an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the diagnostic and treatment of ulcerative colitis for patients, caregivers, administrative, and government bodies at all levels of care in Colombia. 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 for quality and applicability. One of the guidelines met the criteria for adaptation, so the group decided to update the search and develop de novo the additional questions. Systematic literature searches were conducted. The tables of evidence and recommendations were made based on the GRADE methodology. Results: An evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of ulcerative colitis was developed for the Colombian context. Conclusions: The opportune management of ulcerative colitis would have an impact of the disease in Colombia

Keywords : Ulcerative colitis; clinical practice guideline.

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