Curated GI articles July 1st, 2021: GI Alliance Further Expands in Utah

Curated GI articles July 1st, 2021: GI Alliance Further Expands in Utah

Curated GI articles July 1st, 2021:
GI Alliance Further Expands in Utah
GI Alliance Further Expands in Intermountain West with Utah Gastroenterology (KPVI)
GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, announced expansion into Utah through a partnership with Utah Gastroenterology.
AI software may help spot early signs of oesophageal cancer (The Guardian)
Software in use at an NHS trust could prove a breakthrough in diagnosing one of the deadliest forms of cancer.
9 GI industry updates to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
GI Alliance expanded into Colorado, and Fujifilm launched an endoscopy-specific integration platform. Nine gastroenterology industry updates to know.
Gastroenterology Associates Becomes Part Of Genesis Health Group in Iowa (
The experienced providers of Gastroenterology Associates, P.C., have become part of Genesis Health Group, the largest multi-specialty provider group in the region (Iowa).
COVID-19 in gastroenterology: Where are we now? (Wiley Online Library)
Patients and healthcare systems have seen their routines changed, adopting measures to minimize the risk of infection while guaranteeing continuous medical care.
Liver cancer test algorithm identifies risk for HCC in hepatitis C (Healio)
Researchers validated a liver cancer risk test algorithm for identifying patients with chronic hepatitis C at low risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Micro-Tech Endoscopy Announces the Release of its New Submucosal Lifting Agent (PR Newswire)
The company expanded its EMR and ESD portfolio with the launch of its BlueBoost submucosal lift. It is a viscous submucosal injection fluid designed to increase the efficiency of resection procedures.
Woman hit with nearly $2,000 unexpected bill for colon cancer screening (CBS News)
A popular home test to screen for colon cancer has come with an unexpected bill for some people — leading to fears they may put off life-saving treatment.
Early-Onset CRC Associated With Longer Survival (Medscape)
Individuals diagnosed with primary CRC at less than 50 years of age have better survival outcomes than individuals diagnosed at 51-55 years, based on data from more than 750,000 patients.
Food Insecurity Tied to More Liver Disease Deaths (MedPage Today)
Limited or a lack of access to nutritious food led to poorer clinical outcomes in adults with advanced liver fibrosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Nestlé joins Seres in deal to market microbiome drug (BioPharma Dive)
The health science unit at Nestlé may pay more than $500 million to secure commercialization rights in the U.S. and Canada for SER-109, a spore-filled capsule that targets the microbiome.
Over 40,000 previously unknown viruses found in the human gut microbiome (New Atlas)
The vast majority are unknown to science and researchers suggest understanding the novel interactions between bacteria and viruses in our microbiome could help develop future therapeutic treatments for disease.
Austin Gastroenterology opened second HyGIeaCare® Center (EIN Presswire)
Austin Gastroenterology’s second location opened for business to provide patients with HygiPrep® and HygiRelief®.
Probiotics: A Review for Clinical Use (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Although the proposed health benefits of probiotics continue to trend on social media and remain an area of active clinical research, it is clear that there is a shift toward other modalities of microbiome-based therapy.
(Podcast) Virtual Reality in GI with Brennan Spiegel, MD (Healio)
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, discusses virtual and augmented reality in gastroenterology from both a clinical and research perspective, as well as his thoughts on the future of the field.
Excited to share Apple Health Records with a doctor? (Fierce Healthcare)
Apple Health Records will allow users to choose a participating organization and select which metrics they would want to share with their doctor.
92 great gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Compiled by Becker’s, here’s a list of gastroenterologists to know from across the country so far this year.
Q&A: Trulance improves quality of life in chronic constipation, IBS-C (Healio)
Researchers observed clinically and statistically meaningful improvements with Trulance in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation with reduced quality of life.
Walmart looks for healthcare advantage with insulin push (Seeking Alpha)
Walmart plans to offer a private-label version of insulin that could be attractive to millions of Americans who do not have health insurance.
14% of physicians sought new employment due to COVID-19, survey says (Becker’s ASC Review)
AMN Healthcare, B.E. Smith and Merritt Hawkins’ recent report called “Will there be a doctor in the house?” detailed physician supply, demand and staffing during COVID-19.
New Data Support De-escalating Chemotherapy in Colorectal Cancer (Medscape)
Dr. David Kerr provides his perspective on de-escalating chemotherapy in CRC based on data presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting.
Elastography, bloodwork combine for ‘super test’ to diagnose advanced liver fibrosis (Healio)
Using clinical bloodwork like FIB-4 and elastography technology in combination, researchers proposed they could better identify patients with advanced fibrosis.
Diets Engineered to Work With Your Microbiome Are Latest Startup Craze (The Wall Street Journal)
Providers of personalized nutrition assert finely tuned diets help against chronic disease; dearth of rigorous research gives pause to some in traditional medicine.
5 digital health startups that raised over $100M in June (Becker’s Health IT)
The first quarter of 2021 was digital health’s most-funded quarter to date, and investors continued the trend in the second quarter by pledging high dollar amounts.
Which physician groups will have the most power in the future? (Becker’s ASC Review)
In the value-based healthcare ecosystem, the currency will be data, and organizations with the best information will be more likely to thrive.
More Efficient Tests May One Day Replace Endoscopy (University of Houston)
In two studies, other proteins – not just blood – found elevated in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Alcohol-Related Diseases Increased as Some People Drank More During the COVID-19 Pandemic (JAMA)

Exact Sciences growing beyond Cologuard (BizTimes Media)

AbbVie Gastroenterology Pipeline to be Featured at the 16th Congress of European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (PR Newswire)

Summit Health expands into N.Y. with integration of NYC gastroenterology practice (ROINJ)

Recuro Health Further Expands Digital Solution Platform (Businesswire)

Resmetirom Shows Promise for Fatty Liver in Early Analysis (Medscape)

VIDEO: Bowel movements, GI symptoms important to understanding gut microbiome (Healio)

3 approaches digital health companies are taking to improve LGBTQ care (Becker’s Health IT)

NHS to pilot blood test that identifies 50 types of cancer (Healthcare IT News)

The Most Famous Artist Mints First NFT from Human Fecal Matter to Fund Gut-Brain Research Grant (PR Newswire)

Ro’s latest acquisition adds at-home testing to its platform (Fierce Healthcare)

Testing Amazon Pharmacy: Tech giant’s clever system collides with realities of modern healthcare (GeekWire)

Thirty Madison jumps to unicorn status as it eyes expansion, payer partnerships (Fierce Healthcare)

‘Mounting’ data link red meat consumption to colorectal cancer risk, mortality (Healio)

The Pandemic Hurt Patients With Liver Disease in Many Ways (Medscape)Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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