Curated GI articles Feb 4th, 2021: Why the traditional GI model is vulnerable to disruption

Curated GI articles Feb 4th, 2021: Why the traditional GI model is vulnerable to disruption

Curated GI articles Feb 4th, 2021:
Why the traditional GI model is vulnerable to disruption
U.S. Entering ‘Darkest Weeks’ of Pandemic, COVID-19 Expert Says  (Medscape)
Cases will likely surge again as contagious coronavirus variants spread across the country, Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, told CNN.
Scope Forward podcast – Dr. Michael Weinstein, President at Capital Digestive Care: (Part 1) (Episode 14)
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.
Gastro Health kicks off 2021 acquisitions, acquires private practice of longtime physician (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Dr. Bennett has more than 30 years of experience in medicine and is affiliated with Hollywood-based providers Memorial Regional Hospital and Broward Specialty Surgery Center.
Why the traditional GI model is vulnerable to disruption  (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
We saw some GI practices report a 90 percent drop in endoscopy volume during the first wave of the pandemic as elective procedures like colonoscopies — the bread and butter of the average GI practice — were temporarily put on hold. A write-up by Lawrence R. Kosinski, MD.
Wearable Sweat Sensor May Help Predict IBD Flareups  (Medscape)
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with EnLiSense LLC, have developed a wearable device that monitors sweat for biomarkers that could signal flare-ups of IBD in real-time.
Looking back at 2020: A year like no other for ASCs (Becker’s ASC Review)
What we do know already is that events from last year will forever reshape healthcare while also having significant short- and long-term effects on the ASC industry.
5 IBD updates from the 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress®  (AGA)
Diet as complementary therapy, misconceptions around inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) drugs, when to reduce therapy and more.
National Women Physician Day 2021  (International Business Times)
The 200th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell who was famously allowed to attend medical school as a joke. She proved everyone wrong about her “intellectual inferiority” and became the first woman in America to earn her medical degree.
10,000+ deaths likely result of pandemic screening delays, more reports predict (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
UC Davis researchers are the latest to predict there will be more deaths over the next decade as a result of COVID-19-related delays in screening and treatment of cancer.
TikTok docs use app to provide reliable medical information  (Healio)
“If we’re not on these social media platforms as health professionals, then the conversation would be dominated by people who don’t have the appropriate training,” said Austin Chiang, MD, MPH.
What should you prescribe for your next IBD patient? (AGA)
New AGA course helps APPs understand all the available therapeutic options when treating their IBD patients.
Telehealth used in 30.1% of visits during COVID-19 pandemic  (Healio)
Telehealth visits accounted for approximately 30% of total outpatient visits early in the COVID-19 pandemic, with uptake varying among specialties and by patient characteristics.
Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (STAT)
Overall efficacy varied a bit geographically, especially in South Africa, where a new variant appears to evade to some degree the immunity induced both by infection and by Covid vaccines.
Hypnosis Found to Aid IBD Outcomes in Peds  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Clinical hypnosis can be an effective therapy for treating inflammatory bowel disease in children, promoting improvements in both symptoms and aspects of daily living, such as school attendance.
Why Telemedicine Is Much More Than A Digital Doctor’s Office (Forbes)
It almost always takes a generation for innovative technologies to gain proper recognition for all they can do. In this century, telemedicine is one such innovation, underappreciated and underused.
Enabling the future of colonoscopy with intelligent and autonomous magnetic manipulation (Nature Machine Intelligence)
Early diagnosis of colorectal cancer substantially improves survival. However, over half of cases are diagnosed late due to the demand for colonoscopy.
Podcast: Developing a career in medical education (AGA)
Dr. Sheryl Pfiel is on Small Talk, Big Topics to share how you can create a thriving career focused on medical education.
Regueiro Report: Best of ACG 2020  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
These three abstracts from the 2020 virtual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology are highly relevant to the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.


More Hot headlines in GI
Q&A: CRC screening bill removes unexpected costs for polyp detection, removal (Healio)

Tough Pain Relief Choices in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Medscape)

The Progress We Need: Ten Health Care Imperatives for the Decade Ahead (Manatt)

Delayed colonoscopy linked with higher risk for CRC (Healio)

13 gastroenterologists on the move (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Low FODMAP diet leads to improvements in IBS-D symptoms (Healio)

Implications of COVID-19 for patients with pre-existing digestive diseases: an update (The Lancet)

AGA recognizes 19 gastroenterologists through annual awards — Dr. Michael Camilleri earns highest honor (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

10 Examples Of Healthcare Innovation In The Face Of Covid (Forbes)

IBD Patients Report Their Reactions To Biological Therapies (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Non-Hispanic Black, Hispanic children less likely to undergo diagnostic imaging (Healio)

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

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

GI Industry notes: Gastro Health’s latest acquisition, why United Digestive is taking it slow and more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

FIT screening reduces risk for advanced CRC (Healio)

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