Curated GI articles Jan 15th, 2021: NY Times – A colonoscopy alternative comes home

Curated GI articles Jan 15th, 2021: NY Times – A colonoscopy alternative comes home

Curated GI articles Jan 15th, 2021:
NY Times – A colonoscopy alternative comes home
New blood test detects CRC advanced adenomas, study says (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Freenome’s novel multiomics blood test for colorectal cancer detected advanced adenomas with a 41 percent sensitivity at 90 percent specificity, according to results from its Ai-Emerge study.
Scope Forward podcast – Dr. John Allen (Michigan) (Episode 11)
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.
Recap 2020: Gastroenterologists reflect on building a new future (NextServices)
Through the ups and downs of COVID-19, 25+ GI leaders shared their fears, triumphs, ideas and insights through the SF podcast. Don’t miss this video.
8th PE deal: NJ’s largest GI group Allied Digestive Health forms PE partnership (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Allied has more than 65 physicians providing care across 35 locations and several ancillary services. ADH employs 200 employees in its MSO.
Toll of pandemic’s first surge on health plan colonoscopies (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
COVID-19-related delays devastated the gastroenterology sector at the height of the initial surge.
Pinnacle GI Partners makes 1st transactions a month after formation (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Pinnacle GI Partners partnered with Michigan Gastroenterology Institute and Capitol Colorectal Surgery on Jan. 8, just slightly over a month after its formation.
The Emerging Subspecialty of Cardiogastroenterology  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc, discussed an area of study that evolved from an unmet need to a clinically relevant field: cardiogastroenterology.
NEC releases new AI diagnosis-support medical device software for colonoscopies  (Healthcare IT News)
The software can automatically mark potential lesions based on the use of AI to learn from endoscopic images of more than 10,000 lesions as well as learning from the observations of expert physicians.
22 states where COVID-19 is spreading fastest, slowest (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Washington has the highest COVID-19 reproduction rate, while New Hampshire and Montana have the lowest.
Physician growth slowing as demand climbs: 8 things to know (Becker’s ASC Review)
The number of physicians practicing in the U.S. is growing slowly compared to the population growth projections over the next decade-plus.
Color-Imaging Endoscopy Improves Detection of Upper GI Cancer  (Medscape)
Use of linked color imaging for upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy improves the detection of neoplasms in comparison with conventional white-light imaging.
Children have high rates of undiagnosed celiac disease (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Children in Colorado had high rates of undiagnosed celiac disease, according to initial results from a mass screening program published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
10 changes CMS made in 2021 (Becker’s ASC Review)
With the new calendar year, several CMS changes took effect, with more on the way. Here’s a roundup of changes CMS made or will make in 2021.
Gut Microbiota May Influence COVID-19 Severity, Immune Response  (Medscape)
The gut microbiome may influence the severity of COVID-19 as well as the magnitude of the immune response to the infection, according to new research.
A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home (The New York Times)
An at-home test for colon cancer is as reliable as the traditional screening, health experts say, and more agreeable.
Federal government advances collusion charges against ASC management company & more (Becker’s ASC Review)
Here are 12 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note.
Haven Healthcare Shuts Down But Disruption Thrives (Yahoo Finance)
Haven, the healthcare joint venture created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to disrupt healthcare in the U.S., announced early last week that it will shut down by the end of February.
Podcast: Women in GI Innovation (AGA)
Drs. Amrita Sethi and Mythili Prabhu Pathipati are on the podcast to discuss how to bring innovation into your clinical practice.

More Hot headlines in GI
CRC blood tests, partnerships and more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Fecal Transplants Safe Long Term for Recurrent C. Diff (MedPage Today)

Ellen Scherl, MD, Wins Humanitarian Award From CCF’s Greater N.Y. Chapter (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Mass screening program finds high prevalence of undiagnosed pediatric celiac disease (Healio)

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the detection and management of colorectal cancer in England (The Lancet)

Webinar: ACG Special Virtual Grand Rounds 2021 – COVID-19 Surge: Updated Task Force Recommendations (ACG)

20 healthcare moves from Amazon, Google, Microsoft & Apple in 2020 (Becker’s Health IT)

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

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

More frequent bowel movements may be risk factor for diverticulitis (Healio)

US Cancer Death Rates Drop for Second Year in a Row (Medscape)

Anti-reflux lifestyle leads to decreased risk for GERD symptoms in women (Healio)

Moderna CEO says the world will have to live with Covid ‘forever’ (CNBC)

Worldwide Prevalence and Burden of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (AGA)

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