Curated GI articles June 10th, 2021: One of NY’s largest GI groups joins 1,600 provider Summit Health


Curated GI articles June 10th, 2021: One of NY’s largest GI groups joins 1,600 provider Summit Health

Curated GI articles June 10th, 2021:
One of NY’s largest GI groups joins 1,600 provider Summit Health
Summit Health Adds Gotham Gastroenterology; Marks First Specialty Group Integration In New York Region (PR Newswire)
The addition of Gotham Gastroenterology,  is the first extension of Summit Health’s highly effective patient care and physician group management model in the NY region.
CRC found in ages 45 to 50 years supports USPSTF recommendation (Healio)
The occurrence of colorectal cancer in colonoscopies performed on patients aged between 45 and 50 years showed rates that approach those in ages 50 to 54 years.
New blood-based CRC test is more than 90% accurate, study says (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The blood test was found to detect colorectal cancer with 92% sensitivity and 97% specificity. It also was shown to have 89% sensitivity and 97% specificity detecting early-stage cancer.
Regueiro Report: Nutrition And Psychosocial Care for IBD (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Two aspects of inflammatory bowel disease must be addressed as part of a whole-person care approach: the impact of nutrition and stress.
Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2021: The Recovery Begins (Medscape)
Almost 18,000 physicians in over 29 specialties on their income, bonuses, hours worked, greatest challenges, and the impact of COVID on their compensation.
ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury (AJG)
These recommendations, intended for use by physicians and other health care providers, suggest preferred approaches to the diagnosis and management of DILI.
Artificial Intelligence Enables New Colonoscopy Screening Method (Health IT Analytics)
Ohio State University is the first academic medical center in the nation to use a new FDA-approved AI-driven system for colonoscopy procedures.
How one company wants to train surgeons using virtual reality (Axios)
Immertec, located inside Tampa’s Armature Works, is changing the game for surgical training — making operating rooms more accessible than ever via virtual reality.
One Quarter of 30–49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results (Medscape)
More than one quarter of colonoscopies carried out in Americans aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and slightly over 6% of these patients have advanced cancer.
Optum in the past 90 days: 10 updates (Becker’s ASC Review)
OptumCare is a fast-growing business for UnitedHealth, which plans to make Optum a $100 billion business.
Elite gastroenterologist’s path to being a champion of diversity (Stanford Medicine)
Eric Sibley, MD, PhD, professor of pediatric gastroenterology describes how the slow onset of multiple sclerosis physically changed him incrementally over many years.
Entyvio, Stelara plus immunomodulators not as effective for IBD (Healio)
Neither Entyvio nor Stelara plus immunomodulators were as effective as other therapies for inflammatory bowel disease, according to research at Digestive Disease Week.
Video: Endoscopists report effectiveness of single-use duodenoscope (Healio)
Endoscopists reported successful use of the first single-use duodenoscope for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, Adam Slivka, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, told Healio Gastroenterology.
Where Dell Medical School’s program for at-home CRC screenings stands 3 years in (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
At-home test kits were mailed to 22,838 patients, who received follow-up reminders via text message and mailers.
Noninvasive Tests May Enable Some Patients With NAFLD Avoid Biopsy (Medscape)
In patients in with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), noninvasive test result cutoffs may help clinicians diagnose cirrhosis without liver biopsy, a new study suggests.
GI trends in preoperative care: Q&A with Dr. Richard Hodin (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Understanding gastroenterology trends in preoperative care can allow gastroenterologists to better prepare patients for surgery and recovery.
Diet Quality and Risk of Precursors of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer (Medscape)
Increasing evidence points to hyperinsulinemia, chronic inflammation, and gut dysbiosis as the plausible mechanisms linking diet and CRC.
Gastroenterologist pay drops to $406,000: 15 key statistics (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterologist pay dropped to $406,000, the 7th highest-paid specialty, with plastic surgeons beating orthopedic surgeons to the top spot in 2021.

More Hot headlines in GI
CEO of Bold Health (digital GI): “We seek to cover all GI conditions you might want to see a doctor for” (Interview) (NextServices)

Apple unveils automated health data alerts, in-EHR record sharing, fall risk analysis and more (Fierce Healthcare)

Medline sold to private equity firms for $34B, but Northfield company’s management unchanged (Chicago Tribune)

State-of-the-Art Colonoscopy Care Now in Northampton County (LVHN News)

Hackensack University Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Welcome Howard M. Ross, M.D. as Chair of Surgery/Surgeon-in-Chief (PR Newswire)

Amazon Pharmacy offers half-yearly prescriptions starting at $6 (Reuters)

FDA Grants New Indication for Opdivo for Resected Esophageal or GEJ Cancer (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Psychobiotics for Patients with Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders Having Anxiety or Depression Symptoms (Dove Press)

Phillip Stoltenberg, MD, FACP, AGAF, a Gastroenterologist with MNGI Digestive Health (Pro News Report)

Walmart launching drug discount offering in membership program
(Fierce Healthcare)

Motus GI Announces Publication of Pure-Vu® System Clinical Data in Peer-Reviewed Journal BMC Gastroenterology (GlobeNewswire)

Health tech funding snapshot—Data analytics startup Axtria banks $150M; Binx Health nabs $104M for at-home testing (Fierce Healthcare)

Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2022 (PwC)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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