Curated GI articles June 10th, 2022: Rectal cancer disappears after immunotherapy | “Food as medicine” AJG issue | GIs making headlines


Curated GI articles June 10th, 2022: Rectal cancer disappears after immunotherapy | “Food as medicine” AJG issue | GIs making headlines

Curated GI articles June 10th, 2022:
Rectal cancer disappears after immunotherapy | “Food as medicine” AJG issue | GIs making headlines
‘An unmet medical need’: Physician weighs in on 1st eosinophilic esophagitis treatment (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, discusses the approval of the first eosinophilic esophagitis treatment, its significance and the challenges that came with researching the disease.
SF Interview: “More data, better diagnosis” – Founder & CEO of FoodMarble (NextServices)
Praveen Suthrum interviews Aonghus Shortt, Founder & CEO of FoodMarble in the latest episode of The Scope Forward Show. Watch to know why the next phase of GI depends on innovators such as Aonghus and FoodMarble.
Private equity turns to physicians after courting ASCs for years (Becker’s ASC)
Private equity firms have long used ASCs as investment vehicles, but across the market, those institutions are reaching their capacity for such investments.
Rectal Cancer Disappears After Experimental Use of Immunotherapy (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
All participants in the trial saw their tumors disappear using immunotherapy, without surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.
Dr. Sravanthi Parasa Discusses Digital Therapeutics Used in Gastroenterology (AJMC)
Sravanthi Parasa, MD, gastroenterologist at Swedish Gastroenterology, talks about innovations in gastroenterology technology.
Recommendations based on race, ethnicity should be avoided in GI clinical guidelines
(Healio)
Gastroenterology societies should refrain from incorporating race and ethnicity into clinical guidelines as doing so may exacerbate health inequities.
New technologies could revolutionize colonoscopy effectiveness (MDLinx)
Innovations in colonoscopy technology are progressing rapidly and have the potential to revolutionize colonoscopy effectiveness.
“Food as Medicine” Special Issue (AJG)
The “Food as Medicine” special issue by The American Journal of Gastroenterology acknowledges the intense interest in diet by patients, providers, and researchers.
Groundbreaking mRNA vaccine could help cure pancreatic cancer (NY Post)
A new vaccine using the same mRNA technology as the Pfizer jab against COVID-19 could be a breakthrough in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
World Hepatitis Summit 2022: Day 2 Highlights (World Hepatitis Alliance)
Speakers discussed key issues surrounding the elimination of viral hepatitis worldwide including liver cancer control, fighting stigma and discrimination, prevention, and vaccination.
Rectal expulsion device may predict outcomes in patients with chronic constipation (Healio)
An investigational, point-of-care rectal expulsion device may help determine whether patients with chronic constipation will improve with pelvic floor physical therapy.
The role of AI in Gastroenterology (Patient Safety in Endoscopy)
Prof. Siersema (Radboud University Medical Center) and Prof. Dr. Kiesslich (HELIOS Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken) discuss AI applications, addressing challenges in polyp detection and solutions to overcome them.
10 Highlights from Digestive Disease Week 2022 (Medscape)
Dr. David Johnson, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School highlights 10 abstracts that have potentially practice-changing implications.
5 gastroenterologists making headlines (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
From the next editor-in-chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy to Gastro Health’s newly appointed COO, here are five gastroenterologists as reported by Becker’s.
Once-only colonoscopy or two rounds of faecal immunochemical testing 2 years apart for CRC screening (The Lancet GI & Hepatology)
The study investigates the effect of screening with once-only colonoscopy or two rounds of faecal immunochemical test screening on colorectal cancer mortality and incidence.
Private practice physicians: How they can focus on their patients & sustain their practice (AMA)
AMA Vice President of Healthcare Quality, Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, dives into  how physicians can implement these vital resources to improve internal business operations, clinical workflow and team culture.
Oracle, Cerner plan to build national medical records database as Larry Ellison pitches bold vision for healthcare (Fierce Healthcare)
The purchase of Cerner, which marks Oracle’s biggest acquisition, gives the database giant a stronger foothold in healthcare.
AFib History is the quiet beginning of a huge Apple Health revolution (9 to 5 Mac)
Apple Watch is going to play a massive role in helping medical professionals to identify the role that lifestyle factors may have on health.
What GI Doctors Think of the ‘Internal Shower’ Drink That’s All Over TikTok (Health)
The internal shower drink isn’t something that’s regularly prescribed by gastroenterologists, but there is some validity to the claim that it will help you to pass stool.
AGA welcomes new AGA Research Foundation Executive Board members (AGA)
Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, will be taking over the AGA Research Foundation chair role beginning this month. He has recruited five members to be part of the 2022-2024 AGA Research Foundation Executive Board.

More Hot headlines in GI
4th Global Gastroenterology & Artificial Intelligence Summit (ASGE)

ACG 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course (ACG)

Crohn’s Disease Biomarker Appears Years Ahead of Diagnosis (Medscape)

Long-Haul Truckers May be at Greater Risk for CRC (education is the key to increasing screening rates) (Gastro Broadcast)

Check-Cap announces initiation of the U.S. Pivotal trial (NS Medical Devices)

Obesity Ups Survival in Esophageal Cancer Patients Undergoing Robotic Surgery (GI & Endoscopy News)

Common Gastrointestinal, Hepatic Symptoms in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 (GI Advisor)

Georgia gastroenterology practice cuts ribbon on ASC, office (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Latest In No Surprises Act Litigation And New Guidance (Health Affairs)

Colorectal cancer screening participation among citizens not recommended to be screened: a cohort study (BMC Gastroenterology)

Screening Colonoscopy With Add-On AI Could Save $290 Million a Year (Tissue Pathology)

Bidirectional Risk Seen for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Depression (Physician’s Weekly)

Additional biopsies after colorectal cancer biopsy not tied to metachronous colorectal cancer (Medical Xpress)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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