Category: Covid19

01 Oct 2022

Curated GI articles September 30th, 2022: 5 leaders on the future of GI | Microbiome co raises $1.85M | 5 numbers to keep a watch with projected GI salary shortage

Curated GI articles September 30th, 2022:
5 leaders on the future of GI | Microbiome co raises $1.85M | 5 numbers to keep a watch with projected GI salary shortage
How Private Equity Helps Gastroenterology + Physical Therapy Practices (Fifth Third Bank)
For practices that do become PE partners, there may be numerous benefits, though transactions are structured not to interfere in the clinical arena.
The future of gastroenterology: 5 leaders’ insights (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
From new technologies to physician autonomy, here are five leaders’ perspectives on where the GI industry is headed.
Good for the gut (health): Gusto Global raises $1.85M (WRAL TechWire)
Gusto Global, which focuses on the microbiome and has developed a breakthrough therapy for treating Crohn’s disease, has raised nearly $2 million in new funding.
GI psychology a ‘rewarding partnership’ for both patients, providers (Healio)
The piece highlights the benefits of providing brain-gut psychotherapies as integrated care for patients with chronic digestive conditions and discusses the progress and challenges we face in implementing this approach.
Clinical Practice Update: How to manage short bowel syndrome (SBS) (AGA)
Experts call for maintaining compensatory hyperphagia rather than excessive dietary restrictions for patients with SBS.
Why Private Practice Will Always Survive: 7 Doctors Who Left Employment Tell Why (Medscape)
Seven physicians talked to Medscape about why they chose private practice.
5 numbers GI leaders should watch (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
From a projected gastroenterologist shortage to a salary reduction, here are five numbers gastroenterology leaders should keep an eye on.
Top 20 hospitals by gastroenterology procedure volume (Definitive Healthcare)
The article highlights a list of 20 hospitals ranked by volume of outpatient gastroenterology procedures as compiled by Definitive Healthcare.
FDA clears Medtronic’s powder-to-gel bloodstopping spray for upper GI bleeds (Fierce Biotech)
The Nexpowder system includes a hand-held spray controller that connects to a catheter. Once the bright blue powder is sprayed onto a bleeding site, it reacts with the blood to form a gel.
Could Your Patients Benefit? New Trials in Noncolorectal GI Cancer (Medscape)
Several new studies in noncolorectal GI cancers have launched in recent months. Find out if one of your patients benefit from participating.
Capsule delivery of Fecal Microbiota Transplant has similar effectiveness to transplant by colonoscopy (EurekAlert)
While highly effective overall, the research team says patient selection is a key factor to optimizing FMT success.
RUSH to Partner With Medtronic to Create Innovation Hub (Newswise)
The hub is designed to bring together the brightest minds from industry and academic medicine to lead research and develop technology and treatments for patients with complex digestive diseases.
CorEvitas® IBD Registry Launches Precision Medicine Program to Expand Treatment Insights & Advance Care (PR Newswire)
This pivotal initiative will pave the way for the next wave of IBD therapeutics and diagnostics.
69% of physicians want a single-payer system (Becker’s ASC Review)
Sixty-nine percent of physicians would like some form of a single-payer system, according to Medscape’s 2022 “Physicians Rate Healthcare Access Report.”
A Look at the Treatment Landscape for Gastroparesis (ReachMD)
Dr. Peter Buch is joined by Dr. Mandu Grover, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, to take a look at current treatment options.
Hidden Contributors to IBD (GI & Endoscopy News)
The article focuses on hidden contributors to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, with studies highlighting factors such as allergens and a biomarker that may allow the prediction of severe Crohn’s disease years before it develops.
Orally ingestible robotic drug delivery device overcomes barriers of the gastrointestinal environment (News-Medical)
RoboCap, an orally ingestible robotic drug delivery device that overcomes many of the challenges of the gastrointestinal environment to deliver its payload.
Biomerica’s EZ Detect™ Colon Disease and Aware® Breast Self Exam Test Now Available on Amazon (Globe Newswire)
EZ Detect™ is a simple 2-minute, at-home test which detects an early warning sign of colorectal cancer.

More Hot headlines in GI

2023 Gastroenterology Reimbursement and Coding Update Course (ASGE)

Study: Physician-led hospitals earn nearly 7 times higher patient experience rating (Fierce Healthcare)

Combination extends OS in metastatic colorectal cancer (Healio)

Fujifilm receives regulatory approval for its latest generation Endoscopic Ultrasound endoscope (PR Newswire)

Pandemic-related CRC screening delays affect older adults most (MDedge)

Anticipate More Adenomas After FIT-Positive Colonoscopies (Medpage Today)

Electrical stimulation alleviates abdominal pain, symptoms in IBS with constipation (Healio)

Motus GI Named a Sole Source Supplier with U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (Globe Newswire)

Utah doctors use new AI technology to fight cancer (KUTV)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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24 Sep 2022

Curated GI articles September 23rd, 2022: AI co Iterative Scopes receives FDA clearance | Cologuard co awards $525K in grants for CRC screening

Curated GI articles September 23rd, 2022:
AI co Iterative Scopes receives FDA clearance | Cologuard co awards $525K in grants for CRC screening
Employed vs. self-employed GI salaries in 15 largest US cities (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
New York City has the largest gap in pay between employed and self-employed GIs who have been practicing for 15 to 21 years, according to Medscape’s 2022 Salary Explorer.
Dr. Kosinski: “The GI space is more vulnerable today than it was before” (NextServices)
In this episode of The Scope Forward Show, Praveen Suthrum interviews Dr. Lawrence Kosinski on the risk of “colonoscopy factories”, private equity in gastroenterology, the threat of digital GI companies, and more.
Iterative Scopes Receives FDA Clearance for AI-Assisted Polyp Detection Device SKOUT™ (Business Wire)
SKOUT’s advanced computer vision capabilities enable physicians to detect pre-cancerous lesions in the colon with more accuracy.
Will the healthcare labor shortage fuel more consolidation? (Healthcare Dive)
J. P. Morgan’s head of healthcare corporate client banking lays out trends to consider as private equity firms snap up physician groups.
Exact Sciences awards $525K in grants to improve CRC screening (Lab Pulse)
Exact Sciences has awarded $525,000 in grants to eight federally qualified health centers focused on improving colorectal cancer screening rates in vulnerable populations.
Passive income for the astute gastroenterologist (MDedge)
Dr. Alli-Akintade, a gastroenterologist with Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento (Calif.) Medical Center weighs the benefits and the myths associated with passive income.
Medicare 8.5% payment cut could lead to reductions in services for patients (Medical Economics)
Reducing charity care, new Medicare patients, staff, and locations all are among the effects projected if Congress does not act on 2023 reimbursement levels, according to a new study by the MGMA.
Quiet Quitting: Are Physicians Dying Inside Bit by Bit? (Medscape)
In the past few months, “quiet quitting” has garnered increasing traction across social media platforms. The article highlights why quiet quitting is gaining prominence now.
5 Common GI Nutrition Myths (GI & Endoscopy News)
Noting that GIs don’t get much formal training in nutrition, Dr. Newberry stresses the need to talk about these topics that are so important to patients’ health.
‘Not a Dangerous Device’: EndoBarrier Helps Weight Loss (Medscape)
The beneficial effects of the duodenal jejunal bypass liner (EndoBarrier, GI Dynamics) may outweigh the risks for some patients with type 2 diabetes, new data suggest.
UCSF Develops First of Its Kind Robotic Surgery Trial in Partnership with FDA (UCSF)
UCSF Health is recruiting patients for the only FDA-approved study of the use of single port robotic technology for colorectal surgery in the United States.
New Crohn’s disease score improves monitoring among adults and kids (MHealth Lab)
A new bowel scoring tool to evaluate Crohn’s disease is reliable, easy to use, and ready for clinicians to put into practice, according to study.
Oral Capsule or Colonic Fecal Transplant for C. Diff: Is One Superior? (Medpage Today)
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) delivered via oral capsule or colonic delivery demonstrated similar safety and effectiveness for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in a prospective study.
Fujifilm Upgrades ASGE’s Institute for Training and Technology with State-of-the-Art Endoscopic Imaging Solutions (Globe Newswire)
The IT&T features new Fujifilm endoscopes spanning gastroscopes, colonoscopes, duodenoscopes, therapeutic gastroscopes, endoscopic ultrasound endoscopes, and dual-channel endoscopes.
Researcher recommends tailoring colorectal cancer screening for 45-to-49-year-olds (Medical Xpress)
Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Thomas Imperiale, M.D., issues a clarion call for individuals, clinicians and health care systems to encourage average-risk members of this age group to consider non-invasive screening alternatives.
AI Tool May Improve Prediction of Colorectal Cancer Recurrence (Medscape)
The tool is a deep-learning segmentation algorithm developed using 6468 digitized CRC images. It quantifies 15 features from a CRC image and uses them to improve prediction of recurrence.
How Gastro Health’s Women in GI Network is Challenging a Traditionally Male-Dominated Environment (PR Web)
Gastro Health has begun to take major strides to ensure that support for women in the workplace is top of mind by continuously seeking out opportunities to empower its female physicians.
5 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The list compiled by Becker’s healthcare highlights five physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology.

More Hot headlines in GI

Vessel and tissue recognition during third-space endoscopy using a deep learning algorithm (BMJ)

Working across industries to encourage colorectal cancer screening (AGA)

FDA approves Konvomep for benign gastric ulcers, risk reduction for upper GI bleeding (Healio)

Food sensitivity tests are all the rage. But do they really work? (Advisory Board)

GIMOTI Receives Nomination for 2022 Healio Industry Breakthrough Award (Globe Newswire)

Rainbows in Gastro, ASGE promote LGBTQ+ education, awareness in upcoming webinar (Healio)

Top Picks From DDW for GI APPs (GI & Endoscopy News)

AI-assisted colonoscopy improves cancer prevention with increased cost, patient burden (Healio)

‘Alarming’ CRC Screening Preferences Among Younger Patients Should Be Wake-up Call for Us (Medscape)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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22 Sep 2022

Dr. Kosinski: “GI is more vulnerable today than it was before” (SF interview)

Dr. Kosinski:
“GI is more vulnerable today than it was before” (SF interview)
Dr. Larry Kosinski needs no introduction. As a leader, he’s known for innovating, for breaking away from the norm and be a guiding light for the industry.  After a successful private practice career, he helped his group transition to a PE platform to work on SonarMD, a venture-funded company he founded. Now, he’s onto a surprising new startup, a stool-smelling e-nose called Voconomics (patent filed).
In this freewheeling interview, we chat about everything that GI doctors must pay attention to. The risks of running non-diversified “colonoscopy factories” (as he calls them). The shift to digital that would catch most of the industry by surprise. How doctors can find the time from their busy lives to innovate by mastering the basics. And finally his take on private equity.
This is such an important interview. It could quite easily alter the trajectory of many GI careers. It’s time to wake up to the vulnerability that private practice GI is in. Dr. Kosinski’s message is quite clear. Listen closely.
◘  Update on SonarMD
◘  Different initiatives Dr. Kosinski is involved with
◘  Is the average gastroenterologist aware of the impact of digital disruption in gastroenterology?
◘  Are GI practices still “colonoscopy factories?”
◘  A threat to GI
◘  “Right now, I don’t see the GI practices engaging with the digital health world”
◘  Are GI practices more vulnerable or less vulnerable to changes in the last couple of years?
◘  “The market will find the lowest cost way of providing services”
◘  Would disruption in GI appear to be all of a sudden?
◘  Thoughts on vulnerabilities within digital health trends (RNA test for cancer screening, AI, etc)
◘  “Patients will tell you that their IBD flare was associated with the change in the smell of their stool”
◘  Dr. Kosinski talks about his new e-nose startup: Vocnomics
◘  Dr. Kosinski’s advice to younger GI doctors on how to innovate
◘  “Master what you are trained to do, keep a focus, make sure you don’t overextend yourself and open up thinking time for yourself”
◘  “You have to understand your limitations, and not suffer from FOMO”
◘  “Master your revenue stream, so you can build new ones”
◘  “You can’t have a full time practice and be a full time CEO. One of the two is going to suffer”
◘  Thoughts on how private equity has played out in GI
◘  On second bites in GI
◘  “If these (private equity funded platforms) entities are going to succeed, their clinical infrastructure has to be as vertically constructed as their billing infrastructure is”
◘  Will private equity investments in GI continue?
◘  Venture Capital (VC) entering GI
◘  Dr. Kosinski’s advice to practices making a decision on PE
◘  “Don’t take a short-term payment and give up a long-term future”
◘  How to break away from a mindset that’s limited to the existing norm?

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17 Sep 2022

Curated GI articles September 16th, 2022: Waud Capital announces successful exit of GI Alliance, nation’s largest GI practice management company

Curated GI articles September 16th, 2022:
Waud Capital announces successful exit of GI Alliance, nation’s largest GI practice management company
Waud Capital Announces Successful Exit of GI Alliance Following Close of its Apollo-led Recapitalization (PR Newswire)
Waud Capital Partners announced it has completed its sale of a controlling ownership stake in GI Alliance, the nation’s largest gastroenterology practice management company.
Q&A –Transforming Gastroenterology (RamaOnHealthcare)
RamaOnHealthcare talks to Praveen Suthrum (President, NextServices) and Dr. Spencer Dorn (Vice Chair and Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina) regarding profound changes happening within Gastroenterology.
Physician Practice Costs Grew 20% After Private Equity Acquisition (RevCycleIntelligence)
Private equity acquisitions may help practices improve technology and operations, but firms tend to have short-term financial goals.
Behavioral Therapy for IBD Has Multiple Benefits (GI & Endoscopy News)
Cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness substantially reduce work and activity impairments in patients with Crohn’s disease by reducing pain and fatigue.
Cost of 5 GI procedures at ASCs vs. HOPDs (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Costs of procedures vary between ASCs and HOPDs, with GI procedures for those with original Medicare and no supplement being cheaper at ASCs.
AMA Study: Physicians Increasingly Adopting Digital Health Tools (Healthcare Innovation)
Over the past three years, practicing physicians have moved to adopt more digital health tools in their practice, according to the results of a study released by the AMA.
The Gut-Brain Axis: What it is, associated problems and new therapies (Talking Biotech)
CEO Nancy Thornberry from Kallyope describes her company’s novel approaches to studying signaling in the gut-brain axis to resolve health issues stemming from dysfunction in the “second brain”.
8 Tips for Stopping Gastrointestinal Bleeding (GI & Endoscopy News)
Gastrointestinal bleeding causes more hospitalizations than any other GI-related disorder, but there are strategies endoscopists can use to reduce the chances of periprocedural and post-endoscopy bleeding.
Employed Docs Find Steady Income, Better Work-Life Balance: Survey (Medscape)
Medscape’s 2022 Employed Physicians Report surveyed more than 1,350 US physicians employed by healthcare organizations, hospitals, and large group practices to find out what they love about their jobs and what they don’t.
“Fecal Calprotectin for the small intestine” Alex Menys, PhD and Aline Charbaty, MD on Motilent and using MRI to guide management in small bowel Crohn’s (GI Startup Podcast)
Alex Menys (CEO, Motilent) and Aline Charabaty, MD discuss the utility of MRI-derived motility analysis in IBD, approaching disruptive MedTech as a physician, MRI vs. Ultrasound for small bowel IBD, and more.
83bar and Virgo Team up to Launch new Constellation™ Platform for Patient Recruitment (PR Newswire)
The first-of-its-kind patient recruitment platform integrates Virgo’s ability to analyze endoscopy videos to identify patients using an industry-recognized artificial intelligence algorithm.
Physician burnout higher in 2021 than 2020, study shows (Healthcare Dive)
Multiple studies have shown the crisis is exacerbating the issues as physicians and nurses have had to face increased risk of harassment and violence on the job as well as staffing shortages.
Celebrity Actors Film Their Colonoscopies to Bring Awareness (WebMD)
Gastroenterologists are applauding the actors for using their status to show how colonoscopy can be both easy and lifesaving. There is a large amount of data showing that similar campaigns can improve colon cancer screening rates.
Takeda Launches CDPATH™, a Personalized Prognostic Tool, Advancing Innovation for Patients with Crohn’s Disease (Bloomberg) 
The CDpath tool uses a blood test to predict someone’s potential risk for developing serious Crohn’s disease-related complications within the next three years.
Data Support Adjusting ADR Targets For Patients With Positive FIT Results (GI & Endoscopy News)
A 10% improvement in ADR translated to a 50% reduction in the risk for interval post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer (PCCRC) in FIT-positive patients.
Top 25 hospitals for gastroenterology in 2023 (Newsweek)
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has been named the top hospital in the world for gastroenterology in 2023, according to the report from Newsweek.
SAGES Extends Partnership with Theator on Additional Video-Based Assessments (PR Newswire)
Theator’s Surgical Intelligence Platform is the only technology harnessing advanced AI and computer vision technologies to automatically capture and analyze previously untapped surgical video data.
Victory for GI patients: Prior authorization reform passes House floor (AGA)
The new legislation will reform prior authorization and streamline the process in Medicare Advantage plans.

More Hot headlines in GI

ICYMI: SF Show- Erik Duhaime, CEO of Centaur Labs: Networks of people & computers will work together (NextServices)

AI-based pathology diagnosis tool in development detects 7 types of gastric cancer (News Medical)

Sleeve gastrectomy selection soared nearly 2000% following Medicare coverage change (Healio)

Results of TINYPOLYP Trial Support Use Of Cold Forceps for Nonpedunculated Polyps
(GI & Endoscopy News)

Lupin receives US FDA approval for kit used in colonoscopy preparation (Business Standard)

AI-enhanced colonoscopy now offered at UT Health East Texas (KETK)

Microbiota transplantation as a possible therapeutic tool: deciphering how the technique is successful in different diseases (EurekAlert!)

Jonathan Ng, MBBS, Founder and CEO of Iterative Scopes, Named to PharmaVoice 100 (Business Wire)

Floris de Voogd on Intestinal Ultrasound for Tracking Response in UC (Medpage Today)

Are Parkinson’s and IBD Linked by Inflammation? (GI & Endoscopy News)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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10 Sep 2022

Curated GI articles September 9th, 2022: Future of physician compensation | Patients prefer FIT? | 6 developments in GI tech

Curated GI articles September 9th, 2022:
Future of physician compensation | Patients prefer FIT? | 6 developments in GI tech
Study raises red flags about corporatization of health care, researcher says (Science Daily)
New research reveals private equity firms that acquire physician-owned medical practices appear to be imposing measures to squeeze out more profits.
The gastroenterology workforce: 7 stats (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
There are 13,465 GIs in the U.S., according to the Merritt Hawkins physician revenue calculator. Here are six more gastroenterology workforce statistics.
SF Show- Erik Duhaime, CEO of Centaur Labs : Networks of people & computers will work together (NextServices)
In this episode of The Scope Forward Show, Praveen Suthrum interviews Erik Duhaime (CEO Of Centaur Labs). Watch the interview to get a glimpse into the future of medicine and gastroenterology.
The future of physician compensation (Advisory Board)
Amid high demand for physicians, many organizations are adjusting their compensation structures, including moving toward value-based care or offering new incentives, to better attract and retain new workers.
Patients aren’t always offered the CRC screening method they want (AGA)
While colonoscopy is the top performed screening test, most respondents prefer the annual FIT.
Podcast: Laurie Keefer, PhD GI health psychologist (The Scope with Dr. K)
Dr. Lawrence Kosinski sits down with Laurie Keefer, PhD, a GI health psychologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, inventor of the GRITT Method and co-founder of Trellus Health.
Guidelines on the Use of Endoscopy in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (Practice Update)
The guidelines utilized a modified Delphi consensus process to offer 20 recommendations on the use of endoscopy in the diagnosis, prognostication, and treatment of patients with EoE.
Precision physical activity prescriptions improve survival in colon cancer (Mirage News)
Physical activity may be associated with improved outcomes for patients undergoing postoperative treatment for colon cancer.
Walmart + UnitedHealth Group, CVS Health + Signify — the Current Flurry of Big HealthCare (Health Populi)
With two huge deals announced in the past week, the fast-morphing era of U.S. health care re-organization has accelerated even further.
Algorithm Reduces Risk for Piecemeal Resection Of Rectal Polyps (GI & Endoscopy News)
The study found that implementation of the algorithm not only yielded a variety of benefits, but also mitigated the risk for piecemeal resection of cancers.
6 developments in GI tech (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
From leadership appointments to partnerships, here are six updates from gastroenterology medtech companies.
Living in the Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Silent Epidemic (Medscape)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects one-fourth of the global population. Yet, the care of these patients is limited and awareness of NAFLD remains low in the general public.
Understanding GERD phenotypes (MDedge)
The mechanisms driving symptoms vary across patients, phenotyping patients via a step-wise diagnostic framework effectively guides personalized management in GERD.
A Revised Hippocratic Oath for the Era of Digital Health (JMIR)
In an era of rapid change in medicine, the article’s authors believe it is time to update the Oath with meaningful additions to reflect 21st-century healthcare optimally.
Novel Blood Test for Early-Stage Liver Cancer Shows Promise (Medscape)
Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at an early stage, increasing the likelihood of potentially curative therapy and improved patient prognosis.
The Role of Diet in IBS: Reviewing AGA Clinical Updates (Reach MD)
Dr. Peter Buch welcomes Dr. William Chey, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan, to talk about the latest clinical updates from the AGA.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion in gastroenterology training: a call to action (The Lancet GI & Hepatology)
Although institutions are making concerted efforts to create programmes that are reflective of the populations that they serve, equity and inclusion go beyond tracking race and ethnicity data.
Freenome kicks off study melding multiomics blood test, real-world data for cancer screening (Fierce Biotech)
Freenome has already proven its flagship liquid biopsy’s ability to detect cancer as early as possible, thanks to a homegrown platform that uses computational biology and machine learning techniques.

More Hot headlines in GI

Sleeve gaAre Parkinson’s and IBD Linked by Inflammation? (GI & Endoscopy News)

IBD patients should ‘not delay their infusion’ if stable with COVID-19 infection (Healio)

U of Mississippi awards pediatric gastroenterology honor (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Women in Medicine Summit offers in-person, virtual attendance options (Healio)

New Drug for Gastric Ulcers; Linzess for Kids’ Constipation; IBD Meds Safe in Utero (Medpage Today)

Location, Location, Location: It Matters for Gut Health Too (Medscape)

Endoscopy experts review training, assessment evidence (MDedge)

Recommendations Call for COVID-19 Vaccinations for IBD Patients (HCP Live)

LG selects 4 digital health startups for innovation accelerator (Becker’s Hospital Review)

New issue of AGA Clinician’s Companion now available (AGA)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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09 Sep 2022

Erik Duhaime, CEO of Centaur Labs: Networks of people & computers will work together (SF Show)

Erik Duhaime, CEO of Centaur Labs:
Networks of people & computers will work together (SF Show)
Data is indeed the new oil.
Consider the strangeness of the scenario. GI doctors are supplying the fuel everyday that’s going to set the old norm on fire but don’t realize it. Because they are too busy generating the data!
The wrong approach to this scenario is to fear this shift to digital and block it. You really can’t. It’s multiplying exponentially. The right approach is to figure out how to play the game or prepare for this changing scenario. Educate yourself on the future of GI and go there before the industry gets there.
Erik’s company Centaur Labs helps AI medical companies cleanup and annotate the data that GI and other specialties generate. They do so by taking a crowdsourced approach. Thousands of medical students from around the world label polyps and other medical information via a gamified app. Centaur gives that labeled data back to Medical AI companies. Those companies in turn feed that data to the AI so that the AI learns the right approach to care.
I  kept asking Erik how much time we have before AI becomes mainstream in GI. He initially said, we are early in the cycle. It’s still far out. I persisted. Finally, he said we are possibly 5 years away.
As Erik refers to a quote on AI, it’s not about the AI replacing doctors. But the future belongs to doctors who will understand the AI and replace those who don’t.
Don’t miss this one. Your future self will thank you for it.
◘  The journey of Centaur Labs
◘  “If you want an algorithm spots polyps, you need data to train the AI” (helping medical AI companies develop new technologies)
◘  “We have a large network of medical students, doctors, and other professionals who are playing a gamified competitive app”
◘  The legal aspects involved in annotating medical data
◘  How does the data labeling platform work
◘  “MD vs AI”
◘  What are Centaur’s clients doing with the annotated data?
◘  “The fact that we are getting multiple opinions on a case means we know which problems people find confusing”
◘  “Doctors who understand AI will replace those who don’t”
◘  “Most doctors will be helped by AI for certain tasks very soon”
◘  “I think a lot of GI docs are going to be using AI for colonoscopy”
◘  How can GIs, private practices monetize the data they are generating every day?
◘  What is the future of medicine from Erik’s view?

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03 Sep 2022

Curated GI articles September 2nd, 2022: Gastro Health acquires Virginia practice | Vibrating pill gets FDA nod | GI robot at hospital

Curated GI articles September 2nd, 2022:
Gastro Health acquires Virginia practice | Vibrating pill gets FDA nod | GI robot at hospital
Gastro Health Finalizes Partnership with Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates (Gastro Health)
Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates is joining with six physicians and four advanced practice providers. This will be Gastro Health’s sixth partnership within the state since late 2019.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports Bactolife with $5M capital in its fight against Gastrointestinal infections (Tech Funding News)
The company will use the funds to accelerate its technology platform’s impact to develop Binding Proteins, a novel biologic solution to reduce the risk of gut infections.
GI Outlook roundup: Leadership, diversity, staffer retention (Healio)
Topics new to 2022 include the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in practice, tips for being a great boss, succession planning and more.
Value-Based Physician Revenue Still the Exception, Not Norm: Report (Medscape)
“Value-based” contracts still generate a low percentage of revenue for physician groups, according to the latest report by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
The Next Generation GI Physicians are Ready (and they are excited about the future) (Gastro Broadcast)
Dr. Naresh Gunaratnam interviews Dr. Justin Forde about what GI fellows are focused on and what innovations they may bring to the organizations they join.
Vibrant Gastro passes vibrating constipation pill through FDA review (Fierce Biotech)
Vibrant Gastro’s vibrating capsule aims to resynchronize the biological clock via the gastrointestinal system.
What role does social media have in GI? (MDedge)
Dr. Stephen Chris Pappas and Dr. Mohammad Bilal discuss the risks and benefits of social media for the practicing gastroenterologist.
Not the Usual Suspects: Don’t Overlook NAFLD in Lean Patients (Medscape)
The article highlights why it’s important for clinicians not to overlook NAFLD in their lean patients, how to identify them, and what interventions might prove most useful in treating them.
Biomerica Plans Launch of InFoods® IBS Test; Names Robert Carlson as Chief Commercial Officer (Globe Newswire)
Biomerica has received significant interest from Gastroenterology physicians who would like to order the InFoods IBS test for their patients immediately.
Brigham and Women’s adds gastrointestinal robot (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital is adding EndoQuest’s surgical robot capable of providing minimally-invasive gastrointestinal surgery using trans-oral or trans-anal methods.
Earlier CRC screening with colonoscopy, FIT cost-effective ‘irrespective of BMI’ (Healio)
Regardless of patient sex or BMI, initiating CRC screening with colonoscopy at age 45 years or with fecal immunochemical testing at age 40 years was cost-effective, according to new research.
High-quality Studies of Artificial Intelligence in Colonoscopy Illuminate a Next Important Step (AGA)
This issue of Gastroenterology focuses on the relevance of adenoma per colonoscopy (APC) as a novel endpoint in AI-related research.
Newest Digital Health Programs Address Digestive Disease Management (Healthcare IT Today)
There are smartphone apps for tracking everything, but gut health has largely been left in the digital dust. Bill Snyder (CEO of Vivante Health) highlights how that’s changing.
Exclude or Expose? The Paradox of Conceptually Opposite Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Medscape)
The review addresses the paradox of conceptually opposite exclusion diets and exposure-based CBT for IBS.
Ergonomics in Endoscopy (ASGE)
In this podcast, Amandeep Shergill, MD, MS and Jonathan Buscaglia MD, FASGE discuss ergonomics in endoscopy.
COVID patients with GI symptoms experience worse in-hospital complications (AGA)
Older age, higher comorbidity scores and use of PPI and H2RA are associated with poor outcomes in these patients.
Takeda ends microbiome alliance with Finch Therapeutics after pipeline review (Medcity News)
The agreement termination means that two preclinical microbiome therapy candidates for inflammatory bowel disease will now return to Finch Therapeutics.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The list compiled by Becker’s Healthcare highlights 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology.

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Sleeve gastrectomy beneficial, but with greater risk for self-harm, substance use disorder (Healio)

Reassuring Data on NSAIDs in IBD Flares (Medscape)

Indica Labs, iCAIRD partner on AI for colon cancer (Lab Pulse)

ESD Linked to Improved Outcomes for Large Colorectal Epithelial Neoplasms (GI Advisor)

Shrujal Baxi, MD, MPH, Joins Iterative Scopes As Chief Medical Officer (Business Wire)

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Identifying High-Risk Patients (GI & Endoscopy News)

Mixed Results on Trainees Involvement With Colonoscopies (HCP Live)

Liver transplantation ‘remains the standard of care’ for HCC patients, regardless of age (Healio)

AGA to host women’s regional workshops across the U.S. this fall (AGA)

California Bill: Docs Spreading Misinformation Is ‘Unprofessional Conduct’ (Medscape)

Congressman’s Wife Died After Taking Herbal Remedy Marketed for Diabetes and Weight Loss (KHN)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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27 Aug 2022

Curated GI articles August 26th, 2022: GI remains solid investment option | Blood test for 50 cancers | Pros/cons of large GI groups

Curated GI articles August 26th, 2022:
GI remains solid investment option | Blood test for 50 cancers | Pros/cons of large GI groups
The benefits, drawbacks of gastroenterologists joining large groups: 1 CEO’s perspective
(Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Jerry Tillinger, CEO of U.S. Digestive Health in Exton, Pa., spoke with Becker’s to discuss what larger organizations have to offer gastroenterologists.
Medicare Reimbursement – Is the Process Rigged Against Physicians? (ACG)
ACG Legislative & Public Policy Council Chair Dr. Louis Wilson discusses Medicare cuts & possible changes to the Medicare Economic Index, affecting pts & GI practices.
Your biggest questions about private equity investment in physician practices, answered (Advisory Board)
As PE becomes an even more compelling capital partner for practices, the Advisory Board team answers some of the biggest unanswered questions about this investment trend.
Medical Malpractice and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Medscape)
The review explores trends in malpractice facing gastroenterologists and offers strategies to deliver high-quality and safe patient care.
Gastroenterology remains ‘solid, steady’ investment option (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterology and urology remain steady investment opportunities in 2022, according to an Aug. 14 article in JDSupra from the law firm Bass, Berry & Sims.
New guidance: NAFLD management for lean patients (AGA)
Experts share 15 pieces of best practice advice for managing NAFLD in lean individuals, who are at increased risk of cardiovascular, liver and all-cause mortality.
VIDEO: Recognize generational differences to foster connection, retention in GI practice (Healio)
Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE, discusses how to attract and retain the next generation of gastroenterologists as the specialty faces ongoing physician shortages.
Comparison of Colonoscopy, Fecal Immunochemical Test, and Risk-adapted Approach in a CRC Screening Trial (CGH Journal)
Directing people to either stool tests or colonoscopies based on their risk factors offers a viable alternative to screening for colorectal cancer, researchers say.
Mayo Clinic study shows AI may improve prediction of colorectal cancer recurrence (EurekAlert)
In a multinational study led by a Mayo Clinic research team using artificial intelligence (AI), investigators developed an algorithm to improve the prediction of colorectal cancer recurrence.
Barrett’s Neoplasia Often Missed (GI & Endoscopy News)
“Just like colon lesions can be missed after colonoscopy, Barrett’s neoplasia can be missed after upper endoscopy. We know that these cancers and neoplasias are being missed at the index endoscopy,” Prateek Sharma, MD said.
Geneoscopy Completes Pivotal Colorectal Cancer Trial Enrollment with Diverse Participant Population (PR Newswire)
Geneoscopy Inc announced completed enrollment of the CRC-PREVENT pivotal trial for its noninvasive, at-home diagnostic screening test.
Phage combination therapy can precisely target IBD-related gut bacteria without harming helpful microbes (Microbiome Times)
For the first time, scientists have designed a phage combination therapy that can precisely target and suppress gut bacteria associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Assessing Gastroparesis & Functional Dyspepsia: Should We Use Gastric Emptying Tests? (Reach MD)
Gastric emptying tests may be used for assessing patients with symptoms, but is it time to discard these tests? Find out with Dr. Peter Buch as he speaks with Dr. Reena Chokshi, Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
Discovering ERCP with Peter B. Cotton, MD (Gut Talk)
In this podcast episode, Peter B. Cotton, MD, professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses the development and invention of the ERCP procedure, the innovation of digestive disease centers and more.
Blood Test for Cancer Available, but Is It Ready for Prime Time? (Medscape)
The Galleri blood test can detect up to 50 different cancers from a single blood draw, but there is concern among clinicians that widespread clinical use of the test may be premature.
Doctors pioneer non-invasive ‘string test’ for sedation-free upper gastrointestinal monitoring 
(Medical Xpress)
Children’s Hospital Colorado has announced a new, care-changing test designed by its physicians to monitor inflammation of the GI tract by painlessly collecting samples while the patient remains awake and alert.
San Diego Startup Turns To Custom Probiotics To Solve Health Issues (Forbes)
Gut health is the key to healing a lot of diseases, says Sunny Jain, founder of Sun Genomics, a San Diego-based health startup that makes customized probiotics for customers.
Digbi Health and Novo Nordisk pilot testing Genetic and Gut Microbiome-based Digital Solutions for Prevention of Obesity and Related Cardiometabolic Conditions (PR Newswire)
Digbi Health, leader in gut microbiome and genetic-based connected care solutions is enrolled in Novo Nordisk’s Global Prevention Accelerator Program.

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ICYMI- Scope Forward Show: Greg O’Grady, CEO Of Alimetry: “As Clinicians, Some Of Our Skills May Become Relatively Obsolete” (NextServices)

Amazon Care is shutting down at the end of 2022. Here’s why (Fierce Healthcare)

Physician Real Estate Capital Advisors announces $15.2 million sale of gastroenterology and endoscopy property in Naperville (RE Journals)

23 gastrointestinal drugs facing shortages (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Patients With IBD More Likely to Have IBS-Type Symptoms (HCP Live)

Study Finds Lean NAFLD Patients Have Higher Risk for CVD (GI & Endoscopy News)

FDA Warns on Potential for Monkeypox Spread via Fecal Transplant (Medpage Today)

Signaling pathway ‘key needle within the haystack’ driving Barrett’s, esophageal cancer (Healio)

Targeted intervention to achieve waste reduction in gastrointestinal endoscopy (BMJ)

Gastroenterologist joins Nebraska’s General Surgery Associates (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Addressing Barriers That Make Black Americans More Vulnerable to Colorectal Cancer (Everyday Health)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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20 Aug 2022

Curated GI articles August 19th, 2022: GI Alliance valued at $2.2 bln in Apollo-backed deal

Curated GI articles August 19th, 2022:
GI Alliance valued at $2.2 bln in Apollo-backed deal
Industry Payments Among GI Docs Fell After Open Payments: Study (Medscape)
Industry payments to U.S. gastroenterologists and hepatologists increased from 2014 to 2016 before beginning to steadily decrease after 2016, according to new research.
GI Alliance valued at $2.2 bln in Apollo-backed deal (Reuters)
Apollo Global Management Inc (APO.N) said on Friday it had invested $785 million in GI Alliance, as part of a deal that values the gastroenterology-care platform at $2.2 billion.
30 stats on the gastroenterology industry (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The gastroenterology industry is constantly evolving — here’s where it stands today through the lenses of salary, ASC case mix, procedure costs and other statistics.
VIDEO: Consolidation ‘not just about getting bigger — it’s about getting better’ (Healio)
In a Healio exclusive, Jim Leavitt, MD, FASGE, director of clinical quality and outcomes at Gastro Health in Miami, discusses the trends, benefits and risks of consolidation in GI practice.
Should You Sell Your Practice to a Private Equity Firm? (Medscape)
While the potential profit may seem alluring, physicians have mixed feelings as to whether this will be a boon or a disappointment.
How to Implement the 3-Phase FODMAP Diet Into Gastroenterological Practice (JNM)
This review aims to discuss ways to optimally use the FODMAP diet in practice in a wide range of cultures, directed at gastroenterologists from a dietitian’s perspective.
Erica Barnell, Ph.D. and Aasma Shaukat, MD on Geneoscopy, RNA-based stool testing, and CRC screening (GI StartUp Podcast)
A discussion with Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH and Erica Barnell, PhD on RNA-based stool testing, how Geneoscopy is thinking about patient recruitment for trials, the future of CRC screening, and more.
Strengths and weaknesses of an AI polyp detection program (AGA)
A high-detecting endoscopist tests and assesses the first FDA-approved CADe program.
‘Every one of us should be thinking about succession planning,’ GI expert says (Healio)
“Succession planning is simply a strategy or process for identifying and developing future leaders,” Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE, a gastroenterologist at Rockford Gastroenterology Associates.
Risk-Adapted Screening for CRC Comparable to Established Strategies (Medpage Today)
A personalized risk-adapted screening approach that prioritizes colonoscopy for those at high risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) was effective and affordable, a randomized trial has shown.
EndoQuest Robotics Endoluminal Surgical (ELS) System Wins 2022 Surgical Robotic Challenge (PR Newswire)
ENDOQUEST Robotics, enables therapeutic endoscopists and surgeons scar-free and less invasive surgical procedures.
Gastroenterology Consultants PA (GCPA) data breach class action settlement (Top Class Actions)
Houston-based Gastroenterology Consultants PA has agreed to settle consumer claims that the practice failed to protect consumers from a data breach last year.
Pancreatic cancer screening in new-onset diabetes appears cost effective (MDedge)
A risk-tailored early-detection strategy for pancreatic cancer that targets patients with new-onset diabetes could be cost effective, according to a recent study.
AI Appears Destined to Be Standard In Barrett’s Esophagus Surveillance (GI & Endoscopy News)
Compared with expert endoscopists, AI was found to be more than twice as accurate and sensitive in a data pool that evaluated the use of different AI strategies and methodologies.
Will Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Changes Drive Value-Based Care? (RevCycle Intelligence)
The proposed changes in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar year (CY) 2023 may offer incentives for provider groups to consider alternative payment models.
Evoke Pharma and EVERSANA Expand Patient Access to GIMOTI® With New Telehealth Solution (Evoke Pharma)
Patients with symptoms of Diabetic Gastroparesis now have direct-to-patient treatment support powered by UpScriptHealth.
An endoscopy is worth more than a thousand labs (AJG)
The August Issue features a new ACG Clinical Guideline on Gastroparesis, the need of ending disparities in liver transplantation. Know why an endoscopy is worth a thousand labs and more.
Targeted therapeutics and novel signaling pathways in non-alcohol-associated fatty liver/steatohepatitis (NAFL/NASH) (Nature)
The review discusses recent developments in prospective therapeutic targets, as well as pharmacological candidates in pre/clinical trials, with a focus on diabetes, hepatic lipid metabolism, inflammation, and fibrosis.

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ICYMI- Scope Forward Show: Greg O’Grady, CEO Of Alimetry: “As Clinicians, Some Of Our Skills May Become Relatively Obsolete” (NextServices)

4th Global Gastroenterology & Artificial Intelligence Summit (ASGE)

Mayo Clinic researchers study rare genetic condition to tackle colorectal cancer (EurekAlert)

Gastric Bypass Linked to Younger Onset of Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis (GI & Endoscopy News)

Goldberg and Sussman Dissect Disparities in Gastric Cancer Mortality Rates (OncLive)

ImmunogenX and Mayo Clinic Celiac Disease Study Published in Gastroenterology (Business Wire)

New Method Detects Gut Microbes That Activate Immune Cells (Newswise)

Duodenoscopes: Throw Them Out? Or Put Them in the Wash? (GI & Endoscopy News)

Global Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease on the Rise (Gastroenterology Advisor)

Liver Disease Expert Dr. Raza Malik Joins Albany Medical Center as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Albany Med)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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13 Aug 2022

Curated GI articles August 12th, 2022: Digital GI startup launches with $10.5M | BMS bets up to $1.9 billion for IBD | A $10 million GI malpractice trial

Curated GI articles August 12th, 2022:
Digital GI startup launches with $10.5M | BMS bets up to $1.9 billion for IBD | A $10 million GI malpractice trial
Greg O’Grady, CEO Of Alimetry: “As Clinicians, Some Of Our Skills May Become Relatively Obsolete” (NextServices)
In this episode of The Scope Forward Show, Praveen Suthrum interviews Greg O’Grady. In the interview, Professor Greg O’Grady reaffirms how exponential technologies could make current clinical skills relatively obsolete.
Physicians warned of the pitfalls behind private equity promises (AMA)
PE funds can help spur innovations or provide stable funding, but investor expectations for a quick return on investment may clash with a practice’s long-term sustainability.
Digital gastrointestinal care startup Salvo Health launches with $10.5M (Mobi Health News)
The company offers a virtual clinic for people with chronic gut conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
ACG updates gastroparesis guidelines for diagnosis, treatment amid ‘ongoing innovation’ (Healio)
The American College of Gastroenterology has issued a new guideline for the diagnosis and management of gastroparesis.
BMS Bets up to $1.9 Billion on GentiBio’s Treg Platform for IBD (Biospace)
Bristol Myers Squibb is doubling down on treating the condition with a nearly $2 billion partnership with GentiBio to develop Treg therapies for patients with IBD.
Virgo and Satisfai Health Bring AI to Life in Gastroenterology (Newswire)
The exclusive partnership enables advanced AI-fueled video capture, decision support, and clinical research tools for endoscopists worldwide.
Medtronic’s Dr. Austin Chiang discusses Amazon partnership, cancer screening equity
(Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Dr. Chiang is hopeful that Medtronic, and other GI practices, will continue to embrace AI and collaborations with “unconventional partners” like Amazon web services to continue to improve the field.
GI Doc’s Malpractice Lawyer Gloats at Win, Then Puts Foot in Mouth (Medscape)
During the closing arguments in a $10 million malpractice trial, attorney Robert McKenna III told jurors the claims against his client, a gastroenterologist, were baseless and equivalent to “extortion.”
AI system diagnoses IBD more effectively than human experts: Study (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The AI tool was able to make diagnoses with 64.5 percent sensitivity, 89.5 percent specificity and 80.6 percent accuracy.
Commonwealth Diagnostics International (CDI) Named Among the Top Healthcare Technology Companies of 2022 (CDI)
CDI is an innovative GI health company providing diagnostic tests and tools to help physicians identify and diagnose common sources of digestive distress.
The U.S. Physician Shortage Is Only Going to Get Worse. Here Are Potential Solutions (TIME)
America is experiencing a physician shortage, and it’s only expected to get worse—a concerning situation that could lead to poorer health outcomes for many patients.
Gastroenterologists’ Urgency in Treating Celiac Disease Increases as the Number of Viable Pipeline Candidates Dwindles, According to Spherix Global Insights (PR Newswire)
Spherix recently surveyed 100 US gastroenterologists and conducted eight qualitative interviews to assess the current and future management of celiac disease.
Patient advocate Melodie Narain-Blackwell founder of COCCI.org (The Scope with Dr. K)
Dr. Lawrence Kosinski sits down with Melodie Narain-Blackwell, a passionate health advocate, educator, mobilizer, and the founder of Color of Crohn’s & Chronic Illness.
Higher ADR continues to show ‘strong, consistent’ link with lower interval CRC (MDedge)
Higher adenoma detection rates (ADR) during colonoscopies were associated with lower rates of interim colorectal cancer (CRC), and the relationship held true along a broad range of ADR values.
Podcast: Diagnosing Gastrointestinal Conditions with the Hydrogen Breath Test (Reach MD)
Dr. Peter Buch takes an in-depth look at breath testing with Dr. Mark Pimentel, Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Associate Professor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Crypt Dysplasia in Barrett’s Esophagus: An Update (GI & Endoscopy News)
Endoscopic surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus can help diagnose cellular changes and prevent progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Hepatologists, gastroenterologists lead NASH diagnosis yet ‘underdiagnosis’ persists (Healio)
Gastroenterologists and hepatologists were leaders in NASH diagnosis and viewed as primary coordinators of care, but the condition is still underdiagnosed and undertreated.
120 gastroenterologists to know | 2022 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The list compiled by Becker’s Healthcare highlights 120 gastroenterologists who provide critical services, expand technologies and grow their fields.

More Hot headlines in GI

ICYMI- Scope Forward Show: RNA stool test with 95% accuracy to increase colonoscopies – Dr. Haytham Gareer (NextServices)

Midcareer gastroenterologist pay in 5 most populated cities (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

ACG 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course (ACG)

United Digestive Completes ‘Project United’: Operational Excellence for Partner Practices (PR Newswire)

Ulcerative colitis: New AI may standardize endoscopic classification of activity (MDedge)

CRC Screening Pays Off for People With Obesity (Medpage Today)

Bausch Health to appeal GI drug patent decision (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Dr. Hamita Sachar Selected for ASGE GI Organization Leadership Development Program (Yale School of Medicine)

EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.® Announces TIF® Procedure Included in New AGA Clinical Practice Update and ACG Guideline (Business Wire)

Vitamin B12 And Folic Acid May Reverse Liver Inflammation And Fibrosis In Severe NAFLD: JAMA (Medical Dialogues)

NJ Hospital to Implement Colonoscopy AI Tech in Underserved Communities (Health IT Analytics)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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