Curated GI articles Feb 26th, 2021: At-home colon cancer test detects with 90% accuracy

Curated GI articles Feb 26th, 2021: At-home colon cancer test detects with 90% accuracy

Curated GI articles Feb 26th, 2021:
At-home colon cancer test detects with 90% accuracy
Meet the at-home colon cancer test detecting polyps with 90% accuracy  (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Solvd Health is developing a colorectal neoplasia test that detects precancerous polyps with 90 percent accuracy. The test would receive Medicare coverage through a new pathway approved by the FDA.
Scope Forward podcast – Giovanni Di Napoli, Medtronic GI: Will AI replace gastroenterologists‪?‬ (Episode 17)
Listen to the interviews while on the move! Praveen Suthrum’s conversations with GI leaders are now available via the Scope Forward podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify and elsewhere.
CRH Medical inks management agreement with United Digestive  (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
CRH Medical signed a new five-year exclusive management services agreement with United Digestive after months of negotiations.
A flaming hot start — 10 insights into PE investment in GI in 2021 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The new year has coincided with a rapid increase in private equity investment in the gastroenterology space. There have been six deals so far.
How volumes declined for 20 specialties during the COVID-19 pandemic (Becker’s ASC Review)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on patient volumes. Visits declined for all specialties examined by the organization.
Physician practices are a hot target: 45 sales in January  (Becker’s ASC Review)
KPMG compiled the report for Bloomberg, detailing the terms of 258 overall healthcare transactions last month. There were 45 sales involving physician practices.
Gastroenterologists Split on Less Pay for More Life Balance  (Medscape)
Gastroenterologists were split 50-50, however, as to whether they would sacrifice some of their salary for better balance.
Where are we in achieving and maintaining diversity in GI?  (AGA)
Experts talk about retaining underrepresented minorities in GI leadership, the importance of mentorship and more.
With VR as a Platform, Therapeutic Innovation Becomes Anything but Virtual (StartUp Health)
“I think of it like a syringe,” says Dr. Brennan Spiegel. “It’s not the syringe that matters, it’s the medicine we put through the syringe that matters.”
Elective surgeries return to more New York facilities  (Becker’s ASC Review)
Elective surgeries are returning in Rochester, N.Y., almost a month after such procedures were allowed to resume in some areas of the state.
GIs should educate patients about safety, effectiveness of COVID vaccines (Healio)
Gastroenterologists should feel comfortable educating patients that appropriate steps are being taken to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.
Google, Ascension continue EHR collaboration by launching new search tool  (Becker’s Health IT)
Google and Ascension are continuing the collaboration they began in 2018 by rolling out a tool to help clinicians better organize and search for patient information.
Gastroenterologist salary in 5 major US cities (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Self-employed gastroenterologists routinely outearn their employed counterparts across the U.S. Here are 30 stats on median annual GI salary by practice setting and experience range.
Colorectal Cancer Screening—Farewell to the Polypectomy Surprise  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Why is this so important to GI practice? We recognize that the unique opportunity associated with screening colonoscopy is directly tied to its ability to find and remove polyps or lesions and thus prevent colorectal cancer in the first place.
Endoscopy-related injuries common in GI physicians (Healio)
While endoscopic-related injuries are common among physicians in gastroenterology, men and women report differences in injury sites and contributing mechanisms.
Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care?  (Medscape)
Outpatient treatment of diverticulitis with amoxicillin-clavulanate is as effective as treatment with metronidazole plus a fluoroquinolone.
Video: Text message program offers support to patients diagnosed with CRC (Healio)
In this video, Brian Dooreck, MD, speaks about the colorectal cancer provider outreach program, or CRC POP.
Cologuard tests 4 million people. Earns $1.5 billion  (NextServices)
Last week, Exact Sciences, announced their fourth quarter results. Here are 15 takeaways from their earnings call.
Video: GIs should be upfront, ask questions about eating disorders  (Healio)
In this video, Monia Werlang, MD, discusses the role gastroenterologists have in identifying and treating patients with eating disorders.
Podcast: Inside the guideline development process (AGA)
Leaders in clinical guidance development demystify how AGA Guidelines and Clinical Practice Updates are developed and how they should be used in practice.

More Hot headlines in GI
ICYMI: Who’s interested in buying Gastro Health, at what valuation & what it could all mean (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Greenspace exposure during childhood reduces risk for IBD (Healio)

Molecular Stethoscope Announces Publication of its NAFLD/NASH Study in the American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology (PRNewswire)

Top in GI: Acute pancreatitis and COVID-19, PPI use and asthma risk (Healio)

Helicobacter pylori: An Update (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Biden Administration Changes Vaccination Timeline (Medscape)

CHS’ big bet on ASCs, 3 physician practices suffer hacks & more — 11 ASC industry notes (Becker’s ASC Review)

Esophageal Cancer: Survival Longer With One Type of Surgery, but Why? (MedPage Today)

How 9 hospital innovation chiefs want health IT to further adapt to the pandemic (Becker’s Health IT)

An Osteopathic Approach To Gastrointestinal Conditions (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Podcast: When disruptors fail to disrupt: Lessons from Amazon’s venture with Haven Healthcare (Radio Advisory)

More Published Data on ‘Game-Changer’ Drug for Obesity (Medscape)

FDA approves biologic treatment for pediatric ulcerative colitis (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

6 GI industry notes: CRH Medical’s agreement with United Digestive, the AGA’s newest endorsement and more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy News)

Study Sees Vast Undertreatment for Hep B (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy)

7 recent reports on IBD (Healio)

The future of gastroenterology and other excerpts on industry-changing trends (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

A Pivotal Moment in Cancer Surgery, Captured on Film (Medscape)

COVID-19: The Way Forward for Gastroenterology Practices
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