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DI Referral Guidelines - Gastrointestinal system

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Guideline

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Canadian Association of Radiologists

Need a quick reference guide to the investigations and imaging you could consider in patients with possible gastrointestinal (GI) related symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty in swallowing, and GI bleeds?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for symptoms suspected to be related to the gastrointestinal system.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Gastroenterology

Colorectal Cancer Recommendation Table

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Clinical Tool

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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Do you know the recommendations around screening asymptomatic adults for colorectal cancer?

 

The Canadian Task Force outlines their recommendations around colorectal cancer screening for asymptomatic adults who are not considered as high risk. Read the recommendations for guidance around colorectal cancer screening that is based on the best available evidence.

Tags: Cancer Screening, Gastroenterology

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Looking for a resource around screening for colorectal cancer (CRC)?

 

The Canadian Task Force summarizes their recommendations around CRC in this document. Consider this reference when discussing screening options for colorectal cancer with your patients.

Tags: Cancer Screening, Gastroenterology

Managing Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in Older Adults Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking to assess appropriate use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in older adults, minimizing the risks of adverse events?

 

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference to support your discussion of PPI use with patients who are 65 years of age and older. Topics include polypharmacy-related adverse reactions, potential advantages, and disadvantages. Refer to this document when assessing long term PPI use in your older patient population.

Tags: Gastroenterology

Bye, Bye PPI Toolkit

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Clinical Tool

Source:

Choosing Wisely Canada

Looking for a resource that can help you with reassessing and deprescribing proton pump inhibitors (PPI)?

 

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) created this tool to include strategies primary care clinicians can use to reassess, deprescribe, and manage PPIs. Access the toolkit to provide you with the information you need to reassess patients on long term PPIs.

Tags: Gastroenterology

#289 Keeping it Simple for Emergency Room Dyspepsia

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

How effective is a pink lady (lidocaine and antacid) when treating dyspepsia?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides a summary of the evidence on pink lady efficacy when treating dyspepsia in the emergency room. Refer to this article when deciding on whether to use a pink lady.

Tags: Gastroenterology

#313 Gastrointestinal bleeding - Does tranexamic acid halt it or not?

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PEER Tools for Practice

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PEER Tools for Practice

Considering tranexamic acid to treat patients with gastrointestinal bleeds?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice presents evidence that tranexamic acid does not reduce mortality, transfusions, surgical interventions or intensive care for individuals with gastrointestinal bleeds.

Tags: Gastroenterology

#321 “Not Milk?”: Avoiding lactose-containing products during acute pediatric diarrhea

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PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Do lactose-containing formulas/diets worsen acute pediatric diarrhea?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides the latest evidence for whether lactose-containing formulas/diets worsen pediatric diarrhea. Refer to this article when considering how to treat your patients <2 years of age with diarrhea, who are being formula-fed.

Tags: Gastroenterology, Pediatrics