Practice parameters for the treatment of perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano (revised)

Mark H. Whiteford, John Kilkenny, Neil Hyman, W. Donald Buie, Jeffrey Cohen, Charles Orsay, Gary Dunn, W. Brian Perry, C. Neal Ellis, Jan Rakinic, Sharon Gregorcyk, Paul Shellito, Richard Nelson, Joe J. Tjandra, Graham Newstead

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Abstract

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is dedicated to assuring high-quality patient care by advancing the science, prevention, and management of disorders and diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. The Standards Committee is composed of Society members who are chosen because they have demonstrated expertise in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. This Committee was created to lead international efforts in defining quality care for conditions related to the colon, rectum, and anus. This is accompanied by developing Clinical Practice Guidelines based on the best available evidence. These guidelines are inclusive, and not prescriptive. Their purpose is to provide information on which decisions can be made, rather than dictate a specific form of treatment. These guidelines are intended for the use of all practitioners, health care workers, and patients who desire information about the management of the conditions addressed by the topics covered in these guidelines. It should be recognized that these guidelines should not be deemed inclusive of all proper methods of care or exclusive of methods of care reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment regarding the propriety of any specific procedure must be made by the physician in light of all of the circumstances presented by the individual patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1337-1342
Number of pages6
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume48
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Gastroenterology

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    Whiteford, M. H., Kilkenny, J., Hyman, N., Buie, W. D., Cohen, J., Orsay, C., Dunn, G., Perry, W. B., Ellis, C. N., Rakinic, J., Gregorcyk, S., Shellito, P., Nelson, R., Tjandra, J. J., & Newstead, G. (2005). Practice parameters for the treatment of perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano (revised). Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 48(7), 1337-1342. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10350-005-0055-3