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Gastrointestinal System

Guidelines (in HTML) Printable Documents (PDF)
Abnormal Liver Chemistry - Evaluation and Interpretation (2011) Full Guideline (PDF 1.4M)
Colorectal Screening for Cancer Prevention in Asymptomatic Patients (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 321K)
Appendix A: Factors Influencing Colorectal Cancer Risk (PDF 113K)
Summary (PDF 199K)
Dyspepsia with or without Helicobacter pylori infection - Clinical Approach in Adults (2010) Full Guideline (PDF 322K)
Appendix A - Prescription Medication Table for Oral Acid Suppression (PDF 115K)
Follow-up of Colorectal Polyps or Cancer (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 224K)
Summary (PDF 194K)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Clinical Approach in Adults (2009) Full Guideline (PDF 352K)
Appendix A - Prescription Medication Table for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (PDF 189K)
Hepatitis - Viral Hepatitis Testing (2012) Full Guideline (PDF 363K)
Infectious Diarrhea - Guideline for Ordering Stool Specimens (2009) Full Guideline (PDF 230K)
Summary (PDF 229K)
Algorithm for the Investigation of Infectious Diarrhea (PDF 143K)

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