Evaluation of the quality of clinical practice guidelines for the management of esophageal or gastric variceal bleeding.

@article{Ros2014EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the quality of clinical practice guidelines for the management of esophageal or gastric variceal bleeding.},
  author={Eddy R{\'i}os and Pamela Ser{\'o}n and Fernando Lanas and Xavier Bonfill and Eamonn M. M. Quigley and Pablo Alonso-Coello},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={422-31}
}
SETTING Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) should provide healthcare practitioners with the best possible evidence. Their quality, however, is often suboptimal. An evaluation of CPGs for the treatment of esophageal or gastric variceal bleeding (VB) has not been performed to date. AIM The aim of this study was to identify and evaluate the quality of CPGs for esophageal or gastric VB. METHODS We performed a systematic search of the scientific literature published up to July 2012 to identify… CONTINUE READING