Clinical practice guidelines for surveillance colonoscopy

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The guideline recommendations were approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) on 7 December 2018 under section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. expand arrow

In approving the guideline recommendations, NHMRC considers that they meet the NHMRC standard for clinical practice guidelines. This approval is valid for a period of five years.

NHMRC is satisfied that the guideline recommendations are systematically derived, based on the identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence, and developed for health professionals practising in an Australian health care setting.

This publication reflects the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Australian Government.



download icon PDF download: Surveillance colonoscopy guidelines – short-form guidelines (recommendations only)

Please also see the following files:

This is a wiki-based guideline. A PDF version of the recommendations in the guideline (short-form guideline), has been made available for download using the link above.

Foreword

Introduction

Summary of recommendations

Plain language summary

Advances in colonoscopy, CT colonography and other methods

Colonoscopic surveillance after polypectomy

The role of surveillance colonoscopy after curative resection for colorectal cancer

Colonoscopic surveillance and management of dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Anxiety and colonoscopy: approaches to minimise anxiety and its adverse effects

Socioeconomic factors

Appendices

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