Curated GI articles June 3rd, 2021: NPs perform colonoscopies | DayTwo raises $37M for metabolic disease


Curated GI articles June 3rd, 2021: NPs perform colonoscopies | DayTwo raises $37M for metabolic disease

Curated GI articles June 3rd, 2021:
NPs perform colonoscopies | DayTwo raises $37M for metabolic disease
DayTwo raises $37m to help manage metabolic diseases through personalized nutrition (NoCamels)
The company’s database of the gut microbiome is also the foundation for the DayTwo Human Discovery Platform, which it claims is the world’s largest and highest resolution microbiome discovery platform.
Scope Forward podcast – CEO of Bold Health (digital GI company) (Episode 26)
Listen to the interviews on the move! Praveen Suthrum’s conversations with GI leaders are now available via the Scope Forward podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and elsewhere.
Gastro Health marks 10th north Virginia acquisition (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastro Health now has 10 locations in northern Virginia. It has locations in six states and operates endoscopy centers in five of them.
Saving private practice? Navigating the legal and ethical minefield of physician-private equity deals (MedCity News)
How can they get the investment they need to keep their doors open without ending up drowning in litigation?
3 biggest issues in GI: Q&A with Dr. Andrew Chan (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Cancer screenings and disparities are some of the biggest issues in gastroenterology, according to some GI leaders.
20 Years of PillCam Capsule Endoscopy Innovation (MD+DI)
A Medtronic engineer shares the greatest triumphs and challenges in the PillCam technology’s 20-year evolution.
Digital navigation to automate patient engagement and reduce procedure no-shows (GI & Hepatology News)
Among scheduled outpatient colonoscopies, key metrics like no-show rates and poor bowel preparation can be as high as 25% in some facilities.
More and More Doctors Abandoning Private Practice (Medscape)
Fewer doctors are opting to run their own small private practices, with more seeking jobs in hospitals or larger medical groups, according to a new report.
NPs and PAs Performing Colonoscopies: Why Not? (Medscape)
Highly trained nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are just as capable of performing screening colonoscopies as gastroenterologists: this is the conclusion from a number of studies conducted across both the United States and Europe.
GI and liver diseases linked to alcohol spiked during pandemic (GI & Hepatology News)
Rates of liver and gastrointestinal diseases associated with drinking alcohol rose after the COVID-19 pandemic started, compared with the same period in 2019.
FDA Approves Ozanimod (Zeposia) for Ulcerative Colitis (Medscape)
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ozanimod (Zeposia) for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), the company has announced.
Younger age at screening links to lower CRC incidence (Healio)
Endoscopy in patients aged younger than 50 years decreased the incidence of colorectal cancer, according to study estimates reported at Digestive Disease Week.
Video: Stool-based CRC screening promises cost effectiveness (Healio)
Paul Limburg, MD, Mayo Clinic, told Healio adherence rates for stool-based colorectal cancer screening and colonoscopy informed comparative effectiveness and the need for improved screening and follow-up adherence.
To Measure IBD Activity, Sweat the Small Stuff (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
A wrist-worn device can accurately measure inflammatory biomarkers in sweat and may eventually be part of the clinical armamentarium for managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Health-Care Deals Keep Hot Pace as Economy Pushes Past Pandemic (Bloomberg Law)
Health-care mergers and acquisitions continued at a hot pace in April with 207 deals closed or announced, the third month in 2021 that broke the 200-deal threshold.
FDA Approves Guardant360® Liquid Biopsy as CDx for Sotorasib in NSCLC (Guardant Health)
Guardant Health liquid biopsy can help identify the 13 percent of patients harboring the KRAS G12C mutation, a previously undruggable target, who may be appropriate for LUMAKRAS.
The ‘blue poop challenge’ is helping people grade their guts (CNet)
In a “movement” from health science company Zoe, people are eating two blue muffins in the morning, then making note of when their poop comes out blue.
Video: Women leaders key to evading crisis during pandemic (Healio)
Sunanda V. Kane, MD and Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD, FASGE, highlighted their experiences as women in leadership roles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preventing endoscopist injuries starts with ergonomics (MDedge)
Latha Alaparthi, MD, noted that female gastroenterologists are at particular risk because they often work with outsize equipment and suboptimal room setup.
Podcast: Bonus episode – Your #DDW2021 recap (AGA)
In this episode of Small Talk, Big Topics, hosts Matthew Whitson and C.S. Tse are joined by AGA Council Chair Dr. Rhonda Souza to recap the 2021 virtual DDW conference.

More Hot headlines in GI
Dr. Scott Ketover: “The future of GI remains bright. Because if it goes in your mouth, it’s in our domain” (Interview) (NextServices)

New Data Finds Novel, Large-Scale PPI Deprescribing Program Safe and Effective (DDW News)

Diet Plays Critical Role in NASH Progressing to Liver Cancer in Mouse Model (UC San Diego Health)

What the pandemic revealed about GI (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Highlights from Digestive Disease Week 2021 (Healio)

Bedfont Scientific Ltd. teams up with GI Cognition to launch Hydrogen and Methane Breath Testing ‘Home Kits’ to help improve Gastric Health remotely (PRNewswire)

The Post-Bariatric Patient With Complications (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

4 Gastro Health moves in 2021 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

GI Symptoms and Chronic Fatigue May Persist Months After COVID-19 (Medscape)

There’s a model for healthcare reform. It’s called Amazon.com (Los Angeles Times)

Blog: My two favorite pandemic tech solutions (Healio)

Surgery trends all gastroenterologists should know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

The Future of COVID-19 Therapies and Vaccines (The Medical Futurist)

3 digital health initiatives Amazon launched in the past 90 days (Becker’s Health IT)

Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute names chair (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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