Curated GI articles June 25th, 2021: Colorado Gastroenterology Joins GI Alliance

Curated GI articles June 25th, 2021: Colorado Gastroenterology Joins GI Alliance

Curated GI articles June 25th, 2021:
Colorado Gastroenterology Joins GI Alliance
Simple Blood Test to Detect Colorectal Cancer (Medscape)
The new test, known as LUNAR-2 (Guardant Health), is an assay that measures circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), and is carried out on a simple blood draw.
Colorado Gastroenterology Joins GI Alliance (PR Newswire)
GI Alliance now represents more than 1,000 providers, including over 560 gastroenterologists and physicians and 450 advanced practice providers across four regions and nine states.
Gastroenterologist revenue data: 5 stats (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The Merritt Hawkins Physician Staffing Slide Rule provides information on physician revenue and demographics for various specialties.
Fujifilm Launches System Integration Platform Specifically Designed for Endoscopy Suites (PR Newswire)
Industry’s first Systems Integration platform designed specifically to enhance image and data integration in endoscopy suites.
IBD Treatment Doesn’t Lead to Severe COVID-19 Outcomes (HCP Live)
Researchers found no difference between the risk of death or mechanical ventilation based on different IBD Treatments.
‘Electronic nose’ accurately detects ovarian, pancreatic cancers (Healio)
An electronic, odor-based tool accurately distinguished pancreatic and ovarian cancer specimens from benign disease and control specimens by analyzing vapors emanating from blood samples.
Amazon launches digital health accelerator with a focus on virtual care, analytics startups (Fierce Healthcare)
The program will focus on technologies such as remote patient monitoring, data analytics, patient engagement, voice technology and virtual care.
ACG Clinical Guidelines: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Clostridioides difficile Infections (AJG)
Defined microbiota consortia may enable a more targeted approach to treatment of the underlying dysbiosis that drives CDI.
Q&A: Posttraumatic stress symptoms afflict patients with IBD (Healio)
Survey results supported prior research that found one-quarter to one-third of patients with IBD report posttraumatic stress symptoms linked to their disease experience.
$10M awarded to Prometheus Biosciences for hitting IBD drug milestone (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The funds were awarded for developing, PR600, a precision antibody for the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
7 recent reports in liver: HCC screening, cirrhosis, DDW (Healio)
These stories include screening for hepatocellular carcinoma, antimicrobial gene burden in cirrhosis, AGA guidance on palliative care management and more.
Inpatient endoscopy delay increases 30-day readmission rates (Healio)
Inpatient endoscopy delay occurred often in a tertiary center and was a risk factor for 30-day readmission, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Optical Fiber Imaging for Next-Generation Endoscopes (Medgadget)
Researchers have developed a technique to image tissues through an ultrathin optical fiber, potentially allowing for high-resolution imaging of single cells within the body.
Restoring gut microbes missing in early life dysbiosis can reduce risk of colitis in mice (EurekAlert)
A study in mice found that microbial imbalances induced by early exposure to antibiotics could be corrected by adding back a single strain of Bacteroides to improve the dysbiosis and prevent colitis.
Prevalence Estimates of Eosinophilic GI Diseases Might Be Way Off (GI & Endoscopy News)
Researchers conducting a clinical trial suggest that current estimates of prevalence of eosinophilic gastritis (EG) and duodenitis (EoD) could be too low.
Video: Colorectal cancer survivor says regular screening made a big difference (KTVO)
In 2019, despite having no symptoms, regular CRC screening provided an early warning of a new cancer that had developed — colorectal cancer.
5 issues GI execs are obsessing over (Becker’s ASC Review)
From private-equity investment to new screening recommendations, gastroenterology leaders are focusing on several industry shifts.
Gastro Health and Hygieacare® established a strategic collaboration (EIN Presswire)
The strategic collaboration agreement follows the success of the Hygieacare Center in Ohio, with the Ohio GI practice that recently joined the Gastro Health platform.
Prevalence of NAFLD, MAFLD and Advanced Fibrosis in the U.S. (Medscape)
A panel of international experts proposed a new diagnostic entity called metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD).
GERDHelp™ Mobile App to Assist GERD Patients in Navigating Their Journey With Individualized Education and Support (Business Wire)
Developed in partnership with DoctorPlan®, the app utilizes data to connect patients with expert clinicians as they jointly develop individualized plans for GERD treatment.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Monthly list of influencers in gastroenterology compiled by Becker’s GI & Endoscopy.
Partnership supports a shared vision to change lives by making ‘food as medicine’ simple, effective and enjoyable (Monash University)
Developed by Monash University, the FODMAP diet protocol and corresponding App assist in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms associated with IBS.

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7 GI exec moves in the past month (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Controversial Approval Puts Lack of Permanent FDA Chief in Spotlight (Medscape)

Coffee consumption, irrespective of its type, prevents chronic liver disease: Study (Medical Dialogues)

Progenity appoints inflammatory bowel disease clinical advisory board (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Link observed between deficits in geriatric assessments, disease activity, burden in IBD (Healio)

How can health systems ensure their machine learning practices are ethical? (Healthcare IT News)

New Antireflux Technique Combines Laparoscopic, Transoral Approaches (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Weill Cornell Medicine launches $1.5B campaign to fund bench-to-bedside research in precision health, genomics (Fierce Healthcare)

Regueiro Report: Of Stem Cells and ‘Breathprints’ (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Google Health pivots from consumer to clinical with latest shakeup (

Black veterans have a higher prevalence of colorectal cancer (Healio)

North Brunswick Teen Wins Apple Scholarship for Gastro App (TAP IP LLC)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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