• 2022.1126

    IGEST is a generic tool for screening guidelines for any specialty, target population, and healthcare organization, but it is intended only as a screening tool, primarily for quickly assessing guideline quality and determining whether they can be adopted or adapted in other settings, and is not a substitute for some of the more complex guideline quality evaluation tools.

  • 2022.1031

    In July 2022, Jose F. Meneses-Echavez et al. from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health published an article in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology entitled "Evidence to decision frameworks enabled structured and explicit development of healthcare recommendations". The aim of this study was to identify and describe the processes suggested for the formulation of healthcare recommendations in healthcare guidelines available in guidance documents.

  • 2022.0527

    In response to the diverse health issues facing people worldwide in achieving high levels of health, WHO has published thousands of guidelines covering different aspects of clinical and public health. To facilitate navigation through these various guidelines, WHO has compiled a list of various guidelines related to COVID-19, public health and health policy management approved for publication by the GRC since 2008 to 2022, which are currently available in the National Library of Medicine.

  • 2022.0421

    In December 2021, Zijun Wang et al. from the Evidence-based Medicine Center, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, published an article in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology entitled "COVID-19 vaccine guidelines was numerous in quantity but many lack transparent reporting of methodological practices". The aim of the article was to describe the current status of COVID-19 vaccine guidelines published between January 1, 2020 and July 8, 2021, and to identify the problems with the guidelines in this area and to provide suggestions for future guideline development.

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  • 2023.0123
    Bowel preparation has been an integral part of the preoperative workup before colorectal surgery. It consists of a bundle of measures, that include mechanical bowel cleansing, oral or intravenous antibiotics, enemas, or a combination. The expected benefit is a decrease in the incidence of infectious complications, such as superficial surgical site infection and organ space infection. Mechanical bowel preparation may cause discomfort to the patient, loss of significant amount of fluids that may lead to dehydration, with implications on the intraoperative and perioperative management. With the advent of minimally invasive surgery and enhanced recovery programs, the clinical merit of bowel preparation has been questioned. National and international guidelines have recommended using a combination of oral antibiotics with mechanical bowel preparation. These were based upon head-to-head comparisons between options, which, however, does not allow for assessment of intervention effects within the same analysis model. Advanced meta-analytical techniques allow for comparison of multiple interventions, enhancing the precision of effect estimates, potentially resulting in higher certainty of the evidence compared to pairwise comparisons. Members of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) have prioritized bowel preparation for minimally invasive colorectal surgery in a survey of the EAES Guidelines Subcommittee (31.8% among respondents; 95% confidence interval, 25.9%-37.7%) [Outcome of the EAES poll to prioritize topics for future guidelines. Available in: Accessed October 15, 2022.]. The aim of this rapid guideline is to provide evidence-informed, state-of-the-art, trustworthy recommendations on bowel preparation prior to minimally invasive colorectal surgery, with the objective to support general and colorectal surgeons, other healthcare professionals, and patients in clinical decision making, and ultimately improve patient outcomes and experience.
  • 2023.0123
    Paraesophageal hernia is a condition presenting with fairly high prevalence, especially in advanced age. It may be asymptomatic, or present with a wide range of signs and symptoms, such as heartburn, dyspnea, anemia, and pain. The heterogeneous features of paraesophageal hernias suggest that its management should be tailored. There is a number of debated management options, that refer to surgical intervention or ‘wait and watch’ strategy, the use of mesh for augmentation of the hiatus, and the management of the stomach following hernia reduction. There are no recent guidelines on the management of paraesophageal hernias, and previous recommendations may not be pertinent in the light of new evidence [Kohn GP, Price RR, DeMeester SR, Zehetner J, Muensterer OJ, Awad Z, Mittal SK, Richardson WS, Stefanidis D, Fanelli RD; SAGES Guidelines Committee. Guidelines for the management of hiatal hernia. Surg Endosc. 2013 Dec;27(12):4409-28. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3173-3. Epub 2013 Sep 10. PMID: 24018762]. A survey of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery members indicated that this topic is prioritized by a substantial proportion of European surgeons [Outcome of the EAES poll to prioritize topics for future guidelines. Available in: Accessed July 13, 2022]. The aim of this rapid guideline is provide evidence-informed recommendations to assist clinical decision making around the management of paraesophageal hernias, with the objective to improve perioperative and long-term outcomes, including the quality of life.
  • 2023.0119
    Follow the development of assisted reproductive technology, infertility patients pregnancy rate and live birth rate greatly improved, the application of laparoscopic surgery in infertility crowd indications has certain controversy, different doctors after surgery pregnancy outcomes also has big differences, therefore, make the consensus, to standardize and promote the application of laparoscopic surgery in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, improve postoperative pregnancy outcomes.
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