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Gut 63:i-ii doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2013-306458
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British society of gastroenterology guidelines on the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s oesophagus

Gut is very pleased to publish the first set of BSG guidelines prepared along the rigorous protocol of the National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence (NICE). This landmark document by Fitzgerald and her colleagues from the British Society of Gastroenterology provides a practical and evidence-based resource for the management of patients with Barrett's oesophagus and related early neoplasia. It is aimed at gastroenterologists, physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as members of multidisciplinary teams (surgeons, radiologists, pathologists), who take decisions on the management of such patients. The population covered by these guidelines includes: patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or other risk factors for Barrett's (obesity, family history for Barrett's and oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC)); every patient with incident or prevalent Barrett's oesophagus regardless of their age, sex or comorbidities; patients with early OAC and patients with intestinal metaplasia at the gastro-oesophageal junction with no endoscopic evidence of Barrett's oesophagus. This valuable document will become the reference point for clinicians and researchers in this field and is essential reading for all. See …

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