Scope of our work

Cochrane Gut aims to use evidence from randomised controlled trials to answer practical questions on the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases the gastrointestinal system. This includes disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas and bowel.

Subject tree

The Gut group is broadly responsible for reviews pertaining to the following parts of the body.

  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • Duodenum
  • Pancreas (excluding Diabetes Mellitus related disorders)
  • Bowel

The group has a large portfolio of reviews related to inflammatory bowel disease, both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The group also considers reviews pertaining to functional bowel diseases of the gut, as well as reviews that cover both adults and children.