Category: Covid19

28 May 2022

Curated GI articles May 27th, 2022: GI tech like Netflix | GIs leaving clinical practice | United Digestive expands | App as good as expert GI

Curated GI articles May 27th, 2022:
GI tech like Netflix | GIs leaving clinical practice | United Digestive expands | App as good as expert GI
Use of AI in Gastroenterology Can Move Beyond “Cool Tools” to Improve Practice Efficiency (AJMC)
As AI technology continues to advance, speakers at DDW 2022 discussed how these tools can be put into practice to improve efficiency, reduce physician burnout, and reap cost savings.
How GI tech is becoming more like Netflix (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Bill Snyder, CEO of Vivante Health, a digital health company, speaks on the hyper-personalization of GI tech and the emerging technologies in gastroenterology.
New Research Finds Computer-Assisted Colonoscopy Identifies More Precancerous Polyps Compared to Traditional Colonoscopy (NYU Langone Health)
The overall rate of detection of adenoma, or cancerous and precancerous polyps increased by 27 percent in average-risk patients.
United Digestive Expands GI Therapeutic Center of Excellence Model to Coastal Georgia Region by Partnering with Dr. Daniel K. Mullady (PR Newswire)
Dr. Mullady will merge his practice with UD’s existing member group, the Center for Digestive & Liver Health (CDLH) in Savannah, Ga.
GIs Moving to Industry Cite a Desire to Reach More Patients (GI & Endoscopy News)
The reasons gastroenterologists leave clinical practice for industry vary, but there appears to be a common thread: they potentially can help far more patients than they could ever treat in person.
Innovative app found to be as good as gastroenterologists at characterizing stool samples (News Medical)
An innovative mobile phone application was found to be as good as expert gastroenterologists at characterizing stool specimens, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai.
An inside look at DDW® 2022 (AGA)
From May 21- 24, more than 3,000 oral and abstract presentations showcasing the latest updates and research were shared at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022 in San Diego.
Is It Time to Broaden Use of Multigene Panel Testing in Patients With Colorectal Cancer? (Medscape)
The article highlights if multigene panel testing can be used more broadly to identify both more precise treatments and cancers earlier in patients and their family members.
Thorne Relaunches Gut Health Test with Microbiome Wipe (Non Wovens)
Wipe makes stool sample collection convenient and simple, while providing users with analyses and personalized results with increased efficacy.
CRC Screening: Blood Test Accuracy Compared to Colonoscopy (Medscape)
The first prospective study to evaluate the accuracy of a blood test for people being screened for CRC revealed a high sensitivity and specificity.
Vibrating Pill Counters Constipation (Medscape)
A swallowable, vibrating capsule improved symptoms among patients with chronic idiopathic constipation in a phase 3 multicenter, randomized, controlled trial.
University Gastroenterology Partners With Virgo Surgical Video Solutions to Reimagine IBD Clinical Trial Recruitment (PharmiWeb)
Virgo leverages AI and endoscopic video data to more easily identify patients who meet the complex inclusion and exclusion criteria set forth by pharmaceutical companies.
Metaverse: Where Are the Medical Ethics? (Medscape)
“Concepts of issues like confidentiality and privacy are going to have to be rethought” says Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Walmart’s latest healthcare moves: 8 things for ASCs to know (Becker’s Healthcare)
Walmart is making moves to boost its healthcare presence. Becker’s Healthcare enlists eight updates for ASC leaders to know.
Disease Surveillance With Every Flush: Introducing the Smart Toilet (GI & Endoscopy News)
The smart toilet prototype is equipped with sensors that can classify stool samples according to the Bristol Stool Form Scale and detect blood in stool.
Serving Patients through GI Psychology (Regent University)
Madison Simons, Psy.D. highlights her experience with GI Psychology, the area that explores the “intersection of psychology and gastroenterology.”
Physician mistreatment emerges as crisis that can ripple through U.S. health care (Science Daily)
In a recent survey of more than 6,500 physicians, nearly 30% of respondents reported experiencing discrimination and mistreatment from patients or patients’ family members or visitors.
DDW22: SonarMD Data Shows Hidden Impact of Mental Health on IBD Costs, Company Expands Access to Support Services (Business Wire)
SonarMD’s platform pinpoints patients in need of mental health support better than claims data alone.
Dr. Fola May Describes Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment at DDW 2022 (AJMC)
The accumulation of screening and treatment disparities are contributing to colorectal cancer incidence and mortality disparities, said Folasade (Fola) May, MD, Ph.D.
GERD Roundtable: Applying Guidelines to Clinical Practice (GI & Endoscopy News)
In the GERD Roundtable series, a panel of GERD specialists explore some aspects of the ACG guidelines and discuss how they will be implemented in practice.

More Hot headlines in GI
US surgeon general: Confronting burnout ‘must be a top national priority’ (Healio)

Iterative Scopes announces positive data in Skout AI colonoscopy algorithm clinical trial (TMG Pulse)

Micro-Tech Endoscopy Partners with Wision A.I. to Distribute its AI-assisted Polyp Detection Software in the U.S. (Valdosta Daily Times)

ASGE debate pits EMR against ESD in ‘quest for ideal endoscopic resection’ (Healio)

Fujifilm Provides Education Advancement Opportunities for Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists (Globe Newswire)

Black patients ‘not caught up’ to whites in early-onset CRC survival over 20-year period (Healio)

Risk for Advanced Colorectal Neoplasia in Young Adults Tied to Age, Tobacco, and More (Gastroenterology Advisor)

Two COVID-19 vaccine doses ‘highly effective’ in immune-mediated inflammatory disease (Healio)

Blood Biomarker Predicts Complicated Crohn’s Disease Years before Diagnosis (Clinical Lab Manager)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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21 May 2022

Curated GI articles May 20th, 2022: GI compensation report 2022 | Colonoscopy after stool-test | Women leaders in GI

Curated GI articles May 20th, 2022:
GI compensation report 2022 | Colonoscopy after stool-test | Women leaders in GI
Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2022: Incomes Gain, Pay Gaps Remain  (Medscape)
Gastroenterologists’ average income rose since the last report released by Medscape, when COVID-19 took a greater toll on medical practices’ finances overall.
Best states for gastroenterologists to live, work in 2022 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Zippia examined each state and ranked them using gastroenterologists’ median salary, as well as each state’s cost of living location quotient.
Younger People More Likely to Undergo Colonoscopy After Guideline Change (MedPage Today)
After the screening age for colonoscopy was lowered in CRC guidelines, younger people were more likely to undergo the procedure, researchers found.
Performing colonoscopies after positive stool test could lower CRC death rate: study (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Performing a colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test can improve patient outcomes, according to a study published in the journal Gut.
Podcast: Dr. Jonathan Ng, Iterative Scopes (AWS Health Innovation)
Dr. Jonathan Ng discusses healthcare entrepreneurship, how skepticism can be an asset for a founder, and why raising large amounts of money is often a double-edged sword.
GI & Non-GIs Misaligned on Refractory GERD Management (Physician’s Weekly)
Clinicians, particularly, non-GI physicians, face several challenges in treating patients with refractory reflux-like symptoms or refractory GERD.
Obesity in GI Care: Diet options (AGA)
Drs. Andres Acosta and Octavia Pickett-Blakely are joined by Dr. Colleen Tewksbury to discuss dietary approaches, importance of an individualized approach for obesity management.
Dr Latha Alaparthi Previews DDW 2022 With Conversation on Women Leadership in GI (AJMC)
Latha Alaparthi, MD, talks about lessons she has learned from being a woman in a medical leadership position and what she hopes to teach others at the Women in GI Luncheon at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022.
New Survey Connects Poor Oral Health to Severe IBD (GI & Endoscopy News)
Periodontitis appears to mark a worsening in the gut in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study presented at the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The article enlists 10 physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology.
Artificial intelligence model can predict whether Crohn disease will recur after surgery (EurekAlert)
The AI tool also revealed previously unrecognized differences in adipose cells and significant differences in the extent of mast cell infiltration in the subserosa.
Delivering Patient-Centered Care Means Decluttering the Digital Health Landscape (HIT Consultant)
Simon C. Mathews, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Pager discusses the digital ecosystem, and how an integrated digital approach will put the patient back at the center of care.
Results of P-CAB Trial Bring Possibility Of a New Therapeutic for NERD (GI & Endoscopy News)
The double-blind study looked at the effects of daily dosages on symptoms, and whether the drug could provide on-demand release at three different doses.
Is The End Of Private Practice Nigh? (Forbes)
Nearly three in four doctors now work for a hospital, health system, or corporate entity, according to new data from Avalere.
Before you go: Planning tips for DDW® 2022 (AGA)
DDW is about to begin. AGA offers some useful tips and tricks before the meeting starts.
Could Intestinal Ultrasound Be the ‘Fifth Vital Sign’ for IBD Care? (GI & Endoscopy News)
Gastroenterologists at Mount Sinai Hospital have made IUS findings “the fifth vital sign” for inflammatory bowel disease patient care, particularly to monitor disease.
A systematic review of methods to estimate colorectal cancer incidence using population-based cancer registries (BMC)
The review uses CRC as an exemplar to summarize and describe variation in commonly employed incidence measures and evaluate the quality of reporting incidence methods.
Q&A: Exploring the National GI APP Landscape (GI & Endoscopy News)
In this issue, Sarah Enslin, PA-C, interviewed gastroenterology providers from various practice settings and backgrounds to get a sense of the national GI-APP landscape.
Health insurance lobby calls for more oversight of private equity deals (Crain’s Chicago Business)
Increasing transparency into such deals and how they affect quality is a step toward improving the system, a trade group says.
Fujifilm Provides Education Advancement Opportunities for Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists (Globe Newswire)
Company to host physician-led educational sessions on new innovations for the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases and conditions.

More Hot headlines in GI
Bacteria with recording function capture gut health status (ETHZ)

Iterative Scopes to Present Three Abstracts on Artificial Intelligence Applications for GI Endoscopy at DDW 2022 (Business Wire)

Sosei Heptares and Kallyope Enter Collaboration to Identify and Validate Novel Gastrointestinal GPCR Targets for Drug Discovery (Kallyope)

A GI Doc’s Help Can Be Crucial for Pregnant Women With IBD (Medscape)

Medscape Education to Host Nine Gastroenterology Symposia at Digestive Disease Week (PR Newswire)

180 Unusual Hepatitis Cases in U.S. Kids; New NAFLD Recs; Celiac’s Cardiac Benefits? (MedPage Today)

Should Disappearing Colorectal Liver Metastases Be Resected? (GI & Endoscopy News)

VIDEO: ‘It is extremely important’ to understand risk for malignancies in IBD, expert says (Healio)

Obesity Linked to Increased Risk for Crohn’s Disease (Consumer Health Day)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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14 May 2022

Curated GI articles May 13th, 2022: GI revenue hits 2 year high | Smart toilets | Closing gender gap in GI

Curated GI articles May 13th, 2022:
GI revenue hits 2 year high | Smart toilets | Closing gender gap in GI
Smart toilets: Next tool against diseases (Including COVID) (Medscape)
Bowel movements contain a veritable treasure trove of biomarkers that can uncover a wide array of conditions.
Treating GI conditions by addressing the enteric nervous system in the gut with Dr. Sameer Berry Oshi Health (Empowered Patient Radio)
Dr. Sameer Berry, CMO of Oshi Health shines light on the challenges patients face and the lack of effective treatments available from doctors for GI-related symptoms.
Where AI stands in gastroenterology today (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The buzz about artificial intelligence in gastroenterology has yet to settle. Here’s a pulse check on where AI stands in the GI industry today.
Largest clinical study validating a blood-based CRC screening test completes enrollment  (Freenome)
PREEMPT CRC is Freenome’s registrational study to validate its test for the early detection of cancer.
Management of gastroparesis in 2022 (MDedge)
This article reviews gastroparesis syndromes with an emphasis on newer approaches evolving in clinical practice.
New CPUs: Diet for IBS treatment and personalized GERD management (AGA)
AGA has released two new Clinical Practice Updates (CPUs) providing best practice advice covering the role of diet in irritable bowel syndrome.
Closing the gender gap: building a successful career and leadership in research as a female gastroenterologist (The Lancet)
The article takes a look at how female gastroenterologists can effectively build a successful career in research and overcome barriers.
Market forces driving more private equity to ASCs (Becker’s ASC)
Private equity investment in surgery centers is increasing to capitalize on the evolving dynamics which continue to push procedures to ASCs.
Gastroenterologist revenue hits 2-year high: 3 notes (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Median gastroenterologist revenue hit a two-year high on March 1, according to Kaufman Hall’s Physician Flash Report.
Q&A: ASGE president highlights live endoscopy sessions at DDW 2022 (Healio)
In a Healio interview, Douglas K. Rex, MD, president of ASGE and distinguished professor emeritus of medicine at Indiana University, details upcoming ASGE sessions.
Cold Forceps on Par With Cold Snare Polypectomy for Tiny Polyps (Medscape)
For nonpedunculated polyps measuring 3 mm or less, cold forceps polypectomy is non-inferior to cold snare polypectomy.
Barriers to an Ergonomic Endo Suite (GI & Endoscopy News)
Increased awareness of the risk for endoscopy-related injuries, and designing ergonomically healthier scopes are needed to reduce injuries seen in endoscopists.
HD Video Endoscopic System Cleared by FDA (GI & Endoscopy News)
SonoScape announced that the FDA granted a 510(k) clearance for the company’s HD-550 video endoscopy system to assist gastrointestinal diagnosis.
Whitepaper: How Curebase helped a GI therapeutic study increase enrollment and achieve FDA clearance during COVID (Curebase)
Discover how Curebase and metaMe Health successfully completed an IBS digital therapeutic treatment study at the peak of global COVID-19 transmission.
Trial shows FODMAP diet superior to spasmolytic therapy for IBS symptoms (Hospital Healthcare Europe)
A FODMAP diet, when compared directly with spasmolytic therapy, provided a significantly greater improvement in IBS patients’ symptoms.
Provident Healthcare Partners advises Gastroenterology Consultants in its partnership with GI Alliance (PR Newswire)
Gastroenterology Consultants is a leading provider of digestive health services to the Houston, Texas market, offering comprehensive services.
What the future of healthcare could look like (Psychology Today)
The article takes a look at disruptive collaboration, the healthcare utility model, and more.
Fostering GI–Surgeon Relationships To Improve Patient Care (GI & Endoscopy News)
The doctor–surgeon relationship can be tense, Dr. Estrada shares some ways which can be used to handle various issues smoothly.

More Hot headlines in GI
SARS-CoV-2 Stays in GI Tract Long After It Clears the Lungs (Medscape)

COVID-19’s Effects On CRC Screening And GI Practices (GI & Endoscopy News)

Takeda spinout Phathom clinches FDA twin nods for GI infection combos—plus timely capital infusion (Fierce Pharma)

GI Research Foundation honors David T. Rubin, MD, with the prestigious Joseph B. Kirsner Award (Daily Herald)

Check-Cap Announces Initiation of the U.S. Pivotal Trial (PR Newswire)

ASGE at DDW AI in GI Workshop (ASGE)

Pregnant, Lactating Women Underrepresented in IBD Clinical Trials (Gastroenterology Advisor)

AGAF applications now open (MDedge)

DOJ complaint flags HCV drug denials for people with addiction (MDedge)

Alan Oliver named COO for Gastro Health (Florida Hospital News)

FDA Approves Voquezna Triple, Dual PAKs for H. pylori Treatment (IDSE)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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09 May 2022

Curated GI articles May 6th, 2022: First CRC screening blood test-launched by Guardant Health

Curated GI articles May 6th, 2022:
First CRC screening blood test-launched by Guardant Health
GI Alliance Partners with Digestive Health Specialists (PR Newswire)
Digestive Health Specialists (DHS) is the leading GI provider in the greater Kansas City metro area, and the largest independent practice in Missouri.
Guardant Health Announces Shield™ Blood Test Available in US to Detect Early Signs of CRC in Average-Risk Adults (Guardant Health)
The test demonstrated sensitivity of 91% in colorectal cancer and 20% in advanced adenoma detection with specificity of 92% in validation studies.
AI could become a GI industry standard for detectionMedtronic exec (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Austin Chiang, MD, CMO of gastrointestinal at Medtronic, spoke with Becker’s to discuss how AI could be the next cost-effective industry standard for detection.
GI Alliance Expands Houston Market with Gastroenterology Consultants (Benzinga)
Gastroenterology Consultants consists of nine physicians and six advanced practice providers who provide GI care in six locations.
USPSTF: The Jury Is Out on Aspirin for CRC Prevention (Medscape)
The USPSTF has backtracked on low-dose aspirin, stating in new guidance that the evidence is too murky to make a recommendation either for or against it.
The AGA Research Foundation awards $2.56 million in research funding (AGA)
Meet the 61 recipients selected to receive research funding through the annual AGA Research Foundation Awards Program.
Peter Mountney, PhD – On Odin vision, Artificial intelligence in GI and more! (GI Startup Podcast)
Peter Mountney, CEO of Odin Vision speaks about Odin vision, details the future of AI in GI, and how Odin Vision differentiates itself from other AI companies in the GI field.
Exact Sciences Announces First Quarter 2022 Results (PR Newswire)
“The Exact Sciences team delivered outstanding results to start 2022, testing a record number of people with Cologuard® and Oncotype DX®,” said Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO.
Illinois Gastroenterology Group Facing Class Action in Wake of October 2021 Data Breach (Class Action)
The group waited more than five months, until late April 2022, to notify victims, the lawsuit relays.
Data Security Must Be Prioritized In The Healthcare Industry (Forbes)
In order to safeguard our healthcare data systems, data security must immediately become a strategic agenda item for healthcare executives.
FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Precision-GI for Tumor Biopsies (Targeted Oncology)
The FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to Precision-GI™ Endoscopic Ultrasound Biopsy Product, a tool that assists with performing a tumor biopsy.
Why May 2022 is Pivotal to U.S. Healthcare: Four Reasons (Paul Keckley)
May begins in what is likely the most consequential for healthcare in years due to the cumulative impact of the factors mentioned in the article.
Sharma’s Endoscopy Insights: Colorectal Polyps, EMR & Polypectomy (GI & Endoscopy News)
This issue of “Endoscopy Insights,” focuses on endoscopic mucosal resection, colorectal polyps, and the safety of polypectomy.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The article enlists 10 gastroenterologists compiled by Becker’s Healthcare.
ACG’s New Barrett’s Esophagus Guidelines Have Practice-Changing Implications (Medscape)
The article offers impactful, potentially game-changing implications of the recommendations which are currently used and might need to do going forward.
Can coordinated care help patients with high-risk IBD? (MHealth Lab)
A team looks at how a more intentional approach to care can benefit individuals with the gastroenterological condition.
Diagnostic GI endoscopy linked to subsequent cardiovascular, respiratory events (Healio)
Diagnostic gastrointestinal endoscopy was associated with an excess of unexpected events requiring primary care consultation or emergency hospitalization.
Random Biopsies Could Help Detect Dysplasia in IBD Patients (HCP Live)
A team has investigated the rate and clinicopathologic features of dysplastic lesions found in total colectomy or proctocolectomy specimens undetected during a previous colonoscopy.

More Hot headlines in GI
Feds warn of ‘exceptionally aggressive’ ransomware threat targeting healthcare (Fierce Healthcare)

Endoscopy before age 50 years linked to reduced risk for colorectal cancer among women (Healio)

Ten Super-Creepy Medical Technologies (The Medical Futurist)

VIDEO: NASPGHAN toolbox provides quick, easy access to pediatric GI resources (Healio)

Register for the Digestive Disease Week 2022 (ASGE)

VIDEO: Genetic testing for hereditary GI cancers goes beyond individual patient care (Healio)

AGAF applications now open (MDedge)

When Fragmentation of Care May Be Better: Treating Pancreatic Cancer (GI & Endoscopy News)

3 GI center openings (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Biosimilar Education Needed for Pediatric Patients With IBD and Caregivers (AJMC)

Infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in the intestinal tract (News Medical)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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30 Apr 2022

Curated GI articles April 29th, 2022: Is PE worth it for GI | Partner culture in PE | Young GIs running away from private practice

Curated GI articles April 29th, 2022:
Is PE worth it for GI | Partner culture in PE | Young GIs running away from private practice
Is private equity worth it for gastroenterology practices? (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The number of private equity gastrointestinal groups grew by 28 percent, to 68, in 2021, according to a report.
Illinois Gastroenterology Group, PLLC Announces Data Breach (JD Supra)
Illinois Gastroenterology Group recently provided official notice of a data breach that could have broad implications for those whose information was leaked.
Iterative Scopes Announces the Acquisition of Clinical Research Strategy Group and Precision Research (Business Wire)
The deals will bring Iterative Scopes closer to site research infrastructures and strengthen its connection to the inflammatory bowel disease clinical research community.
Physician employment is changing. What does that mean for the industry? (Advisory Board)
A recent report from Physician Advocacy Institute (PAI) and Avalere Health includes an important new data point: ownership by other corporate entities.
US Multisociety Task Force on colorectal cancer releases new recommendations for hamartomatous polyposis syndrome (EurekAlert)
The 14 recommendations in this new guidance document provide genetic evaluation guidance for patients with hamartomatous polyps as well as surveillance and treatment best practices.
Consider a partner’s culture prior to a private equity transaction (Healio)
In this video, Gary W. Herschman, JD, discusses when a physician group should consider entering into a strategic transaction with a private equity group and what changes should be expected.
Early Pancreatic Cancer Detection Possible Via Stool Analysis (GI & Endoscopy News)
A new analysis found a possible role for fecal microbiota as potential biomarkers for early pancreatic cancer detection.
Artificial Intelligence for Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopy Images (GI & Endoscopy News)
A new study has concluded that deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) architecture to facilitate more reproducible endoscopic assessment of  UC is a promising technology.
The #1 thing to do for your patients with gastric intestinal metaplasia (AGA)
AGA’s evidence-based guidelines on the management of GIM suggest testing/treating H. pylori in all patients with GIM.
Young gastroenterologists are ‘running away’ from private practice, physician says (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Young GIs are increasingly choosing to work for hospitals, but according to Adam Levy, MD, they are missing out on autonomy and future financial gains.
Independence Blue Cross puts $2.5M toward CRC prevention program (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Independence Blue Cross and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance launched a cancer screening and prevention program addressing health equity.
Family Leave, Workplace Support Still Lacking in Gastroenterology (GI & Endoscopy News)
Results of a recent survey suggest there is room for improvement when it comes to protected parental leave and workplace support of physicians raising families.
The benefits of conducting clinical research in private practice (MDedge)
Getting involved in research can be a rewarding decision, which can make a significant difference in patients’ lives.
What do Colonoscopy and Cabernet Have in Common? (catching up with One GI’s Mike Dragutsky) (Gastro Broadcast)
Join Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Dragutsky as they discuss recruitment, the use of mid-level providers and what the future holds for independent GI practices.
MOWOOT II Combats Chronic Constipation (The Carer)
Developed by a team of medical professionals, MOWOOT II delivers gentle abdominal massage that speeds up intestinal transit in people with chronic constipation.
The Best Colorectal Cancer Treatment De-intensification Is Better Screening (Medscape)
Mark A. Lewis, MD, director of gastrointestinal oncology at Intermountain Healthcare talk about the best screening techniques.
Proton Pump Inhibitors: Overused or Necessary? (ReachMD)
Dr. Peter Buch is joined by Dr. Alexander Perelman to talk about the overuse of PPIs.
CMS Releases FY 2023 IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule (Holland & Knight)
CMS put forth several other proposals, including health equity-focused measures in hospital quality programs, stakeholder input related to documenting social determinants of health (SDoH) in inpatient claims data.
Introducing our latest IBD on-demand program (AGA)
Learn how to improve biologic therapy effectiveness and decision-making for your IBD patients.
Q&A: Survey reveals unmet needs in IBS symptom management, treatment (Healio)
Nicola Kayel, vice president of GI marketing at Salix, spoke with Healio about key findings from the company’s Patient Perspectives Survey.

More Hot headlines in GI
Fujifilm launches mobile training hub to tackle endoscopy challenges as clinicians warn cancers will be more difficult to treat post-COVID (PR Newswire)

Novel Weight Loss Strategy Delivers Benefits to Patients With NAFLD
(GI & Endoscopy News)

The financial burden of colonoscopies amid rising CRC cases (Becker’s ASC Review)

Familial incidence linked to risk for IBD in first-degree relatives (Healio)

AGAF applications now open (MDedge)

Schizophrenia Raises Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Medscape)

Teladoc, Microsoft, Northwell tie-up signal rise of telehealth-Big Tech-health system team-ups (Insider Intelligence)

Top in GI: Celiac disease management; nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux (Healio)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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23 Apr 2022

Curated GI articles April 22nd, 2022: Gastroenterologist pay jumps nearly 12% | Upstarts lead virtual GI | FDA clears G-EYE colonoscope

Curated GI articles April 22nd, 2022:
Gastroenterologist pay jumps nearly 12% | Upstarts lead virtual GI | FDA clears G-EYE colonoscope
Gastroenterologist pay jumps nearly 12%: 6 stats (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterology pay jumped nearly 12 percent from 2021 to 2022, according to Medscape’s “Physician Compensation Report 2022”.
Special Gastro issue: Entering the Era of Disease Modification in IBD (AGA)
Drs. Alisa L. Hart and David T. Rubin have curated this special issue of Gastroenterology with articles on disease characterization, evolving treatment goals and more.
Several factors may increase trend of private equity transactions with physician practices (Healio)
Gary W. Herschman, JD, discusses the increase in physician transactions with private equity firms and four major reasons for this trend.
Contributed: Will upstarts lead gastroenterology to a more virtual future? (Mobi Health News)
Dr. Spencer Dorn, gastroenterologist, professor, and vice-chair of medicine for care innovation at the University of North Carolina, writes on the potential for innovation to change GI care.
How to mitigate the risk of medical malpractice claims in the GI field (GI Insights)
Dr. Peter Buch is joined by Dr. Michael Weinstein, President and CEO of Capital Digestive Care to discuss the common malpractice claims and ways to mitigate those risks.
Why gastroenterologists are drawn to private practices (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Three gastroenterologists joined Becker’s to discuss what’s drawing gastroenterologists to private practice.
Sleep positional therapy effectively alleviates nocturnal reflux symptoms (Medical Dialogues)
Experiments have shown that sleep position influences the occurence of nocturnal gastric reflux, with the left lateral decubitus position being the most beneficial.
Celiac disease: FDA offers guidance on drug development (RAPS)
The US FDA issued a draft guidance to industry on developing drugs or biologics to treat celiac disease (CeD) as a complement to a gluten-free diet.
G-EYE Colonoscope Cleared by FDA (GI & Endoscopy News)
The FDA granted a 510(k) clearance to the SMART Medical Systems G-EYE Colonoscope for use in the U.S. market.
FDA grants IDE supplement for first miniaturized robotic-assisted surgery platform (Healio)
Virtual Incision Corp. announced FDA approval for its final stage clinical study of the MIRA Platform for bowel resection procedures.
New Research Explores IBD, Depression Connection (HCP Live)
Data on patients with IBD and depression and their unaffected siblings could shed light on the gut-brain axis influence on the pathophysiology of IBD.
Short-term anti-TNF therapy with surgical closure versus anti-TNF therapy in the treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease (The Lancet GI & Hepatology)
Guidelines on Crohn’s perianal fistulas recommend anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) treatment and suggest considering surgical closure for patients
Mechanisms of mucosal healing: treating inflammatory bowel disease without immunosuppression? (Nature Reviews)
The review looks at the diversity of molecular targets, experimental models to identify new potential pathways, and some potential therapies for IBD.
ACP Releases First-Ever Diverticulitis Guidelines (GI & Endoscopy News)
Clinicians need to exercise clinical judgment regarding the unique treatment of each patient with diverticulitis, especially given that the guidelines are conditional.
Telehealth growing pains (Politico)
The ability for patients to pay online visits to their doctors across state lines is being threatened by pre-pandemic regulations.
Fujifilm wins $405M DoD contract for endoscopic tech (Mass Device)
The contract includes the company’s 700 Series standard, slim, treatment, and zoom colonoscopes.
Why Is Gut Health Taking Over TikTok? (NY Times)
Despite what social media might have you believe, gastroenterologists are reluctant.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The article enlists 10 physicians compiled by Becker’s Healthcare who specialize in gastroenterology.
EvoEndo Poised to Transform Clinical Endoscopy Practice With The EvoEndo® Single-Use Unsedated Transnasal Endoscopy System (Business Wire)
EvoEndo has also completed $8.4M Series A financing to initiate the rollout of the EvoEndo® model LE single-use Gastroscope.
Medtronic CMO Dr. Chiang explains how social media can shine light on GI Genius, PillCam and other GI advances (Medtronic)
In this episode, Austin L. Chiang, MD, explains why he brought his sizable social media following to Medtronic, where he serves as CMO of the GI business.

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Laborie Medical Technologies Acquires GI Supply (BioSpace)

Study Supports Link Between HRT and GERD, Barrett’s (GI & Endoscopy News)

Mount Sinai Receives grant to enhance patient-centric, team-based pancreatic cancer care (EurekAlert)

Bacteria Common in IBD Patients Worsens CDI (General Surgery News)

The Regueiro Report: Optimizing Anti-TNF Treatment for IBD (GI & Endoscopy News)

Targeting the Microbiota May Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes (Medscape)

Microbiome start-up Kaleido to shut down (C&EN)

Research Finds BE Is Caused By Stomach–Intestinal Cell Hybrid (GI & Endoscopy News)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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18 Apr 2022

Curated GI articles April 15th, 2022: Obesity in GI Care: How I embraced it and why you should too

Curated GI articles April 15th, 2022:
Obesity in GI Care: How I embraced it and why you should too
Where CMS policies are hurting gastroenterologists the most (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
From declining Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to complex CPT code requirements, five specialists discuss the policies that are hitting them the hardest.
The AGA Shark Tank winner is.. (AGA)
The article highlights the AGA Shark Tank winner and other updates from the 2021 Virtual AGA Tech Summit.
Liquid biopsy developer Freenome aims to take on the big beasts (Evaluate Vantage)
Forthcoming data in CRC screening could put the company’s liquid biopsy on the market – but it looks like Guardant might get there first.
Janssen launches ‘UnstoppaBOLD’ campaign to help empower IBD patients (Healio)
The campaign aims to inspire patients to focus on what is important to them in life, rather than their disease.
Minimally Invasive Emergent Colorectal Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes (MedPage Today)
A retrospective study found benefits persisted with age, despite infrequent use of the approach.
Obesity in GI Care: How I embraced it and why you should too (Inside Scope)
Drs. Andres Acosta and Octavia Pickett-Blakely are joined by Dr. Naresh Gunaratnam to discuss the benefits of weight management and related aspects.
Gastroenterologists can do better at managing Antithrombotics (Medscape)
David A. Johnson, MD, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk shares his insights.
AU Health, first in the state to offer AI-aided colonoscopy (News Channel 6)
AU Health is the first in the state to offer the technology that gives doctors a ” second set of eyes” and helps to pinpoint polyps.
Cost-effectiveness of AI for screening colonoscopy: a modelling study (The Lancet)
The study investigates the incremental effect of the implementation of AI detection tools in screening colonoscopy on CRC incidence and mortality.
Physicians’ biggest opportunities for growth (Becker’s ASC Review)
Healthcare leaders share their opinions about distinct opportunities for physicians to prosper in the next five years.
‘Significant’ Racial Disparities in Care Quality for GI Cancers (Medscape)
Researchers have identified notable racial disparities in the quality of surgical care that patients with gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancers receive.
Removing barriers to high-value IBD care (AGA)
GIs note a negative impact on patients’ access to care caused by restrictive payor policies and offer opportunities for improvement.
GIs Collaborate With Pharmacists on IBD Biologics Program (GI & Endoscopy News)
The collaboration established a standardized protocol for use of biologics in IBD and has changed routine practice in a multicenter system.
5 GI power players (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The article enlists five power players making waves in gastroenterology.
FDA Pushes for Switch to ‘Innovative’ Duodenoscope Designs to Enhance Patient Safety (Single- Use Endoscopy)
Disposable designs may reduce between-patient duodenoscope contamination by half or more as compared to reusable, or fixed endcaps.
Enhancing the standard of care in Gastroenterology: AI Applications (Iterative Scopes)
The past decade has seen an increased focus on AI in gastroenterology, which highlights the recent advancements in core technology paving the way for disruption.
United Digestive Announces Dr. Neal C. Patel as President (PR Newswire)
United Digestive, a leading physician practice management company focused on gastroenterology, today announced Neal C. Patel, MD as its President.
Endoscopic Stricturotomy Offers Alternative To Balloon Dilation for Some IBD Patients
(GI & Endoscopy News)
ESt was successful in treating 90% of strictures in IBD patients, although roughly half of the patients required a repeat intervention.

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SARS-CoV-2 vaccine produces strong antibody response in IBD patients (Healio)

Sulfur microbial diet linked to precursor of early- onset CRC (Massachusetts General Hospital)

Fecal Immunochemical Tests Decrease Incidence of Colorectal Cancer and Mortality (GI Advisor)

Short-Term IBD Outcomes Not Worsened By Pandemic-Era Endoscopy Delays (GI & Endoscopy News)

Top in GI: Highlights from the Scrubs & Heels Summit (Healio)

The Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities (Medscape)

Alcohol-associated liver disease mortality on rise, surged during pandemic (Healio)

IBD: Patients struggle with presenteeism, mental health (MDedge)

Iterative Scopes Welcomes Two New Members of Senior Leadership Team as it Continues its Rapid Growth (BioSpace)

Finding the Alerts ‘Sweet Spot’ To Optimize Benefits to GI Care (GI & Endoscopy News)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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11 Apr 2022

Curated GI articles April 8th, 2022: Gastro Health boosts presence in Maryland and Washington

Curated GI articles April 8th, 2022:
Gastro Health boosts presence in Maryland and Washington
Gastro Health Partners with Practices in Maryland and Washington (Gastro Health)
The latest acquisitions are part of a continued national growth and expansion period in the single-specialty GI sector over the last five years.
Private Equity Acquisitions Improved Hospital Financial Performance (Rev Cycle Intelligence)
Hospital costs per adjusted discharge fell by $432 while operating margins increased by 1.78 percentage points.
Takeaways from #EmTech Digital (2) – Envisioning the next AI (Linkedin)
EmTech Digital is MIT Technology Review’s Signature AI Conference. Here are Praveen Suthrum’s takeaways from Day 2: Envisioning the next AI.
‘Your endoscope is going to start to look like your smartphone’: GI innovations to keep an eye on (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Michael Wallace, MD, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic speaks about what technology gastroenterologists should keep tabs on.
Solera Health expands into digital gut health with Oshi and Vivante partnerships (Insider Intelligence)
The partnership will expand its digital chronic disease management programs to incorporate individually tailored digestive health solutions for patients.
Will Serrated Polyp Detection Rates Be the Next CRC Metric? (Medscape)
A higher rate of serrated polyp detection was associated with a reduced risk of post colonoscopy CRC, based on data from nearly 20,000 patients and 142 endoscopists.
Expert says: ‘The future is women in GI’ (Healio)
An informal Twitter poll showed that women want more representation in leadership and to close the gender wage gap, Maria T. Abreu, MD, director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center.
Here’s a new approach to de-prescribing PPIs (AGA)
Experts share 10 pieces of best practice advice highlighting specific clinical scenarios that call for discontinuing PPIs, and how to approach de-prescribing.
Independent physicians’ consolidation alternative (Becker’s ASC Review)
Specialty-based supergroups could be the solution to the supply and labor costs rise and reimbursements decline.
Can Disposable Gastroscopes Hold Their Own? (Medpage Today)
While disposable electronic gastroscopes were comparable to reusable gastroscopes for capturing images, the image quality was lower and the operating time was longer.
Health Tech Startup Dieta Health Uses AI to Revolutionize Treatment of IBS (Grit Daily)
Dieta Health, a GI digital health company found its AI to be comparable in accuracy to expert gastroenterologists and superior to patients in classifying stool.
IBS, IBD and SIBO; Diagnosing and deciphering the differences (Commonwealth Diagnostics International)
Due to the similarities and sometimes overlap of these disease states, understanding the characteristics of each is critical.
Machine-Learning Algorithm Flags High-Risk Colorectal Cancer Patients (Health IT Analytics)
The study consisted of 25,610 patients overdue for CRC screening, and later used a machine-learning algorithm to identify patients who were at risk.
Managing Polyps: Jerome Waye, MD, Shares a Wealth of Experience (GI & Endoscopy News)
Jerome Waye, MD, an emeritus professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shares observations from his 50 years managing polyps.
Q&A: Digestive Health Physicians Association names first female president, board chair (Healio)
The Digestive Health Physicians Association has named Latha Alaparthi, MD, FACG, AGAF, its first female president and chair of the board of directors.
How Prevalent Is Fecal Incontinence in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease?  (Gastroenterology Advisor)
Patients with IBD are reluctant to report fecal incontinence due to embarrassment, which may result in underdiagnosis of the symptom.
Meet the 6 finalists to compete for the 2022 AGA Shark Tank (AGA)
The AGA Shark Tank Pitch Competition will be held at the AGA Tech Summit on Thursday, April 14.
Researcher developing a better IBD treatment approach using nanotechnology (Medical Xpress)
With nanotechnology, it’s possible to tailor the structures of materials at extremely small scales to achieve specific properties.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s ASC)
The article by Becker’s Healthcare enlists 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology.
The Role of Diet and Gut Microbiota in Regulating Gastrointestinal and Inflammatory Disease (Frontiers)
The review aims to outline the evidence that diet may regulate inflammation that drive human gastrointestinal and inflammatory disease.

More Hot headlines in GI
2022 AGA Tech Summit (AGA)

Advances in Management of Aerodigestive Disorders (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Iterative Scopes Welcomes Two New Members of Senior Leadership Team as it Continues its Rapid Growth (BioSpace)

Salix: Half of IBS, chronic constipation patients lately find their condition ‘more challenging to manage’ (Fierce Healthcare)

FDA supports transition to fully disposable duodenoscopes, components (Healio)

ACG Releases New Guidelines for Barrett’s Esophagus (HCP Live)

Despite Safety Alerts, Contaminated Flexible Endoscopes Continue to Put Patients at Risk (Infection Control Today)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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02 Apr 2022

Curated GI articles April 1st, 2022: Are ASCs warming up to private equity?

Curated GI articles April 1st, 2022:
Are ASCs warming up to private equity?
Gastroenterologist pay by the numbers: 16 stats (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterology has consistently been among the top 10 highest-earning specialties in the U.S. Becker’s Healthcare enlists 16 key stats on gastroenterologist pay in the article.
Private equity, health care, and profits: It’s time to protect patients (STAT)
The profit-making goals of PE are in many ways, at odds with the needs of patients and the rules of government-financed health care programs.
Takeaways from #EmTech Digital (1) – Better Data, Better AI (Linkedin)
EmTech Digital is MIT Technology Review’s Signature AI Conference. Here are Praveen Suthrum’s takeaways from Day 1: Better Data, Better AI.
Are ASCs warming up to private equity? (Becker’s ASC Review)
Private equity has become pervasive among gastroenterologists with large chains nationwide, supported by private equity backing.
The Inextricable Link Between Mental Health And GI Symptoms (Oshi Health)
Scientific evidence shows that GI-specialized psychological interventions are some of the most clinically effective in the field of psychology — capable of driving significant control over GI symptoms.
Registry trials can provide revenue ‘backbone’ for gastroenterology practice (Healio)
Incorporating clinical trials into daily practice can both enhance patient treatment options and provide a stream of reimbursement revenue.
How physician partnership is changing (Advisory Board)
The episode talks about the changing physician landscape, what physicians want from their partnerships, and how to make a partnership successful.
Wision A.I. Expands U.S. Offerings to Combat CRC With Multiple Screening Tools (Globe Newswire)
Recently FDA Cleared EndoScreener and upcoming diagnostic software leverage artificial intelligence for colonoscopy procedures and colorectal histopathology.
Study Finds Fully Automated Beats Manual Cleaning for Reusable Scopes (GI & Endoscopy News)
A fully automated process for cleaning duodenoscopes after clinical use far outperformed manual cleaning conducted by trained technicians, according to a new comparative study.
VIDEO: Gastroenterologist advises, ‘it’s never too late to work with industry’ (Healio)
Vijay Yajnik, MD, PhD, vice president of U.S. medical affairs for gastroenterology at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, shares insight and advice for GIs considering a career in the industry.
‘The expert is the AI’: Where GI tech is headed (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Michael Wallace, MD, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Mayo Clinic, spoke with Becker’s to discuss the future of tech in GI.
Vibrating Wearable Device May Help Nighttime GERD (Medscape)
A vibrating wearable device helped people with GERD stay positioned on their left side while sleeping, alleviating nighttime reflux symptoms, a randomized study suggests.
Digestive Health: SonarMD Achieves Industry-Leading Patient Engagement (SonarMD)
When health plans offer value-based GI care, more than 85% of patients engage— leading to better access, improved outcomes, and lower costs.
David Hachuel, MPH on entrepreneurship in the IBS space and enzymes to digest FODMAPs
(GI StartUp Podcast)
David Hachuel speaks about his experience founding two companies to help patients with IBS regain control over their symptoms.
New Clinical Practice Update: How to handle gastroparesis patients with foregut symptoms (AGA)
Drs. Brian E. Lacy, Jan Tack and C. Prakash Gyawali provide guidance to assist in managing your patients with foregut symptoms attributed to gastroparesis.
Removing barriers to high-value IBD care: Challenges and opportunities (MDedge)
Collaboratively developing aligned incentives can lead us to patient-centered policies that fulfill a shared purpose to optimize the health of people with chronic digestive diseases.
Two Rounds of FIT vs Single Colonoscopy as a One-time CRC Screening (Medscape)
Researchers are investigating the effect of this timeframe of FIT screening as well as a single colonoscopy on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality.
Metabolic Dysfunction-Related Fatty Liver Disease Increases Risk for Colon Cancer (Gastroenterology Advisor)
Metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) increases risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), particularly in individuals with liver fibrosis.

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Next-Gen Colon Tattoo Ink; Etrasimod Wins for UC; Another NASH Drug Flops
(Medpage Today)

New Guidelines Tackle Antithrombotic Concerns in GI Procedures (Medscape)

Antibiotic Treatment Not Associated With Risk for Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer
(Cancer Therapy Advisor)

Is Pandemic Stress Leading to Higher Rates of IBS? (Verywell Health)

Most patients with metastatic colorectal cancer face financial hardship after diagnosis (Healio)

GI Alliance Appoints Casey Chapman, M.D. to Chief Medical Officer (WFMZ)

Curi Advisory Partners with Gastrologix to Provide Preferred Access to Proprietary Practice Analytics Platform (Curi)

FDA grants priority review to futibatinib for advanced cholangiocarcinoma (Healio)

Another Tactic Works for Boosting CRC Screening (Medpage Today)

New Peds Gastroenterology App Available (GI & Endoscopy News)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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26 Mar 2022

Curated GI articles March 25th, 2022: Landmark year ahead for CRC testing and liquid biopsies

Curated GI articles March 25th, 2022:
Landmark year ahead for CRC testing and liquid biopsies
PE GI Solutions Enters into a Strategic Partnership with Emerson Hospital to Open Emerson Endoscopy & Digestive Health Center (PR Newswire)
The facility is equipped with cutting-edge equipment and is the only hospital-owned outpatient endoscopy center in the region.
Where gastroenterology consolidation is headed: One GI physician weighs in (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Kevin Finnegan, MD, a gastroenterologist with One GI and Associated Endoscopy in Brentwood, Tenn., joined Becker’s to discuss where consolidation is headed and the growth opportunities in the industry.
GI Physician–APP Collaboration In Modern Gastroenterology Practice (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Optimizing practice models to use APPs effectively will help bridge the gap between healthcare demand and physician shortages.
Integrating psychogastroenterology into GI care (MDedge)
Commonly referred to as “brain-gut psychotherapies,” the primary goal of these interventions is to reduce GI symptoms and their impact on those experiencing them.
Stories are Powerful (how the Faces of Blue Campaign works to increase CRC Screening) (Gastro Broadcast)
Dr. Michael Weinstein of Capital Digestive Care talks to Erin Peterson of the Colon Cancer Coalition and Dr. Milena Gould Suarez of Baylor College of Medicine about the Faces of Blue campaign.
Despite an increase in new diagnoses, decrease seen in relapses of Crohn’s disease in youth (Medical Xpress)
A research team at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre focused on the rate of Crohn’s disease relapse, as well as factors associated with relapse, in children over the past decade.
The biggest trends in healthcare are hospital care at home and the widening labor gap (Healthcare Finance News)
During HIMSS22, Philips gave its top predictions for the future of healthcare systems over the next three years based on labor market trends and the expansion of hospital-at-home services.
Colon Cancer Is Skewing Younger (Columbia University)
Traditionally seen as an older person’s disease, colon cancer is skewing younger. Today, more than 10% of cases occur in people under age 50.
Amazon’s New Partnership With Teladoc Is A Huge Milestone For Telemedicine (Forbes)
With 100s of millions of Alexa devices currently in use, the potential value of this partnership is endless.
ACG Weighs In on Antithrombotic Use During GI Bleeds, Endoscopy (Medpage Today)
New practice guidelines offer evidence-based recommendations to manage patients on antithrombotics experiencing acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding or who are undergoing elective endoscopy.
A new hope for recurrent C. diff patients: 2 GIs discuss the study behind potential new therapy (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Two gastroenterologists spoke with Becker’s to discuss research challenges, advice for early-career physicians and more.
Artificial Intelligence for Colonoscopy: Past, Present, and Future (IEEE Explore)
The article summarizes the past and present development of colonoscopy video analysis methods, focusing on two categories of artificial intelligence.
A simple diagnostic tool for gastrointestinal disorders (EurekAlert)
Inspired by ancient technology, engineers design a sensor that can measure pressure inside the digestive tract.
Indegene backs launch of metaMe’s DTx for irritable bowel syndrome in US (Pharma Phorum)
The digital health company got a green light from the FDA last November for Regulora – which delivers hypnotherapy through an Apple or Android smartphone.
Multiomics to elucidate inflammatory bowel disease risk factors and pathways (Nature)
IBD is an immune-mediated disease of the intestinal tract, with complex pathophysiology involving genetic, environmental, microbiome, immunological and potentially other factors.
Statin Use May Decrease Cancer-Related Mortality in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease  (Gastroenterology Advisor)
Among patients with NAFLD the use of statins is associated with reduced cancer-related mortality, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.
Dr. Latha Alaparthi Named President & Board Chair of DHPA (DHPA)
Latha Alaparthi, MD, was recently named the first female president and chair of the board of directors of the DHPA in Silver Spring, Md.
Landmark year ahead for colorectal cancer testing and liquid biopsies (Medical Device Network)
Key developments in the CRC space have the potential to shape the rapidly evolving market around liquid biopsies.

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2022 Gastroenterology APP Bootcamp (AGA)

Pfizer Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Phase 3 Trial of Etrasimod in Ulcerative Colitis Patients (Pfizer)

GI Infections Dipped Sharply During Pandemic Restrictions (Medpage Today)

VIDEO: Interdisciplinary care model improves psychosocial disease outcomes in IBD (Healio)

Low Intake of Micronutrients Observed in IBS Patients (HCP Live)

Endoscopic Stricturotomy Offers Alternative To Balloon Dilation for Some IBD Patients (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Penn-Developed CAR T Cells Suppress GI Solid Tumor Cells, Without Toxicity to Healthy Tissue, in Preclinical Research (Penn Medicine)

CDI Risk Increases With 5-ASA in Pediatric IBD Patients
(Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Nearly one-third of IBD patients do not undergo disease assessment before regimen change (Healio)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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