Curated GI articles December 17th, 2021: Private Equity and Primary Care: Lessons from the Field (NEJM Catalyst)

Curated GI articles December 17th, 2021: Private Equity and Primary Care: Lessons from the Field (NEJM Catalyst)

Curated GI articles December 17th, 2021:
Private Equity and Primary Care: Lessons from the Field (NEJM Catalyst)
Sonic Incytes raises $7.3M to commercialize Velacur (Bioworld)
Sonic Incytes Medical Corp. collected $7.3 million in a series A fundraising round to bring its liver-focused point-of-care ultrasound solution named ‘Velacur’ to commercialization.
United Digestive Expands Presence in Southwest Florida (PR Newswire)
This is the second Florida-based group to join the organization within the last two months and the fifth practice partnership this year.
GI startups in CB Insights Digital Health 150 (CB Insights)
Oshi Health, Iterative Scopes were named in the annual ranking of the 150 most promising digital health startups in the world.
Pfizer bets on Arena Pharmaceuticals’ promising bowel disease treatment in $6.7 billion deal (CNBC)
Pfizer said on Monday it would buy drug developer Arena Pharmaceuticals for $6.7 billion in cash, to add a promising treatment candidate that targets diseases affecting the stomach and intestine.
VIDEO: Early detection of CRC ‘extremely’ important in young individuals (Healio)
In this video exclusive with Healio Gastroenterology, Swati G. Patel MD, MS, discussed the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer’s updated screening recommendations for CRC.
Becker’s top 5 gastroenterology stories in 2021 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Here are the five most-read stories on gastroenterology and endoscopy Becker’s ASC Review has reported on in 2021.
Fortive to Acquire Provation, a Leading Healthcare Workflow Software Provider for $1.425 billion (Business Wire)
Fortive Corporation will acquire Provation Software, Inc., a leading provider of clinical workflow software solutions used in hospitals and ASCs.
Amid growth, consolidation, Gastro Health pledges to stay patient-focused (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
James Leavitt, MD, president and chief clinical officer of the Miami-based medical group, joined Becker’s ASC Review to discuss the importance of patient care amid consolidation.
Private Equity and Primary Care: Lessons from the Field (NEJM Catalyst)
A study of private equity–backed primary care organizations yielded several lessons for partnering with private equity firms to balance financial rewards with population health.
No Surprises Act Implementation: What to Expect in 2022 (KFF)
The article sheds light on the possible implications of the No Surprises Act which establishes new federal protections against surprise medical bills.
New AI system provides consistent endoscopic evaluation (Medical Xpress)
Researchers have developed an AI system for detecting and characterizing disease conditions using real-time clinical video imaging.
Duodenoscope experts highlight innovative designs for reducing patient infections (AGA)
AGA’s new series, Innovation in Duodenoscope Design, helps to understand how advances may impact your practice and your patients.
Minority Patients Significantly Underrepresented in IBD Studies (Ophthalmology Advisor)
A systematic review of randomized clinical trials of IBD treatments has shown that racial and ethnic minorities are substantially underrepresented in study cohorts.
How to Manage a Difficult Colonoscopy When Your Patient has a Redundant Colon (Colo Wrap)
Several radiologists, endoscopists, and surgeons alike have noted is the presence of a redundant colon which can lead to a difficult endoscopy.
Deep neural network for video colonoscopy of ulcerative colitis: a cross-sectional study
(The Lancet GI & Hepatology)
The study aims to adapt deep neural network system to full video colonoscopy and evaluate its validity in the real-time detection of histological mucosal inflammation.
Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Shows Promise for Younger IBD Patients (MedPage Today)
Transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (ta-VNS) was safe and effective for both children and young adults with mild to moderate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a pilot study found.
Cold Snare Polypectomy Works for Larger Colorectal Polyps Too (Medscape)
Large colorectal polyps up to 15 mm in size can be safely and effectively removed with cold snare polypectomy (CSP), with a low incomplete resection rate, according to a single-center, observational study.
Microbiota May Predict Success on Low FODMAP Diet (Medscape)
The distinct responses of the IBSP and IBSH microbiomes to the low FODMAP diet suggest a potential mode of action.

More Hot headlines in GI
Huron Gastro partnering with Hygieacare® to provide patients with HygiPrep® – a better choice to prep for colonoscopy (EIN Presswire)

November top 10: Guideline updates, ACG, GI Outlook (Healio)

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with COVID-19 severity independently of metabolic syndrome: a retrospective case-control study (PubMed)

GI Supply Receives CE Mark for its EverLift® Submucosal Lifting Agent (GI Supply)

Higher Rates of Headache and Migraine in Adults with Celiac Disease (

Health care spending in the US topped $4 trillion in 2020, CMS says (Healio)

Understanding Postinfection Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

The top 10 healthcare M&A deals of 2021 (Fierce Healthcare)

For IBS, specific diets are less important than expected (MDLinx)

AHA, AMA and others file lawsuit over No Surprises Act implementation (Healthcare Finance)

$46M raised for mini laparoscopic surgery robot maker (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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