Newswise — The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is pleased to announce the publication of a new ACG Clinical Guideline on Disorders of Hepatic and Mesenteric Circulation, which was published online today in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Disorders of the mesenteric, portal, and hepatic veins and mesenteric and hepatic arteries have important clinical consequences and may lead to acute liver failure, chronic liver disease, noncirrhotic portal hypertension, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. These common disorders play an important role as precipitating factors for the development and progression of complications in patients with existing chronic liver diseases.

The guidelines offer evidence-based recommendations on the following clinical challenges:

  • bleeding and thrombotic risk in cirrhosis,
  • portal and mesenteric vein thrombosis in patients with and without cirrhosis,
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome,
  • mesenteric artery aneurysms, and
  • hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).

ACG media staff can facilitate interviews with the guideline authors, who are recognized below.

Read the Guideline

Authors: Douglas A. Simonetto, MD; Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS, FACG; Guadalup Garcia-Tsao, MD, FACG; Stephen H. Caldwell, MD; Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, MBA, FACG; and Patrick S. Kamath, MD.

About The American Journal of Gastroenterology Published monthly since 1934, The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG) is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Gastroenterology. The goal of the Journal is to publish scientific papers relevant to the practice of clinical gastroenterology. It features original research, review articles and consensus papers related to new drugs and therapeutic modalities. The AJG Editorial Board encourages submission of original manuscripts, review articles and letters to the editor from members and non-members. AJG is published by Wolters Kluwer.

About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 14,000 individuals from 85 countries. The ACG will be the preeminent champion for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders by facilitating the highest quality, compassionate and evidence-based patient care. Follow ACG on Twitter @AmCollegeGastro.