The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) was founded in 1941 with a vision to advance patient care and digestive health via promotion and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. They have recently created a free app called the ASGE Clinical Practice Guidelines for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Android / Apple) for clinicians and researchers in the field to access publications on the ASGE clinical guidelines on gastrointestinal health.
The app breaks down the information into several categories: newly published, privileging and credentialing, preparation for endoscopy, upper GI, lower GI, biliary and pancreatic endoscopy, adverse events, establishment of gastrointestinal endoscopy areas, quality in endoscopy, and miscellaneous.
Each section is organized by title of the article with a few keywords for each article. All papers are fully accessible and quick links to each subsection of the paper are provided. There is also a search functionality to help users navigate through each paper as they wish. Some of the references are linked directly to the abstract of the referenced paper within the app, and quick links from the journal are also sometimes available (e.g., journal volumes, contact information, etc). There is a link to access ASGE on the Web, and a link to DrawMD app, called drawMD Gastroenterology (also free but only in the Apple store), which allows clinicians to highlight and communicate gastroenterology conditions pictorially.
We’ve highlight the DrawMD series before on iMedicalApps and it’s nice to see that ASGE actually helped with the content curation of the Gastroenterology app.
Overall, the app is a good resource for clinicians and researchers in the field of gastroenterology who want to refer to the key publications on ASGE guidelines on the go.