Curated GI articles June 3rd, 2022: Investors bet on the ‘golden age’ of colonoscopies

Curated GI articles June 3rd, 2022: Investors bet on the ‘golden age’ of colonoscopies

Curated GI articles June 3rd, 2022:
Investors bet on the ‘golden age’ of colonoscopies
The ACA colonoscopy billing violation that’s all too common (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Preventive colonoscopies, which are usually scheduled every 10 years starting at age 45, are supposed to be free for patients, according to the ACA.
Betting on ‘golden age’ of colonoscopies, investors buy up GI practices (Fortune)
Praveen Suthrum, President, NextServices is quoted in this article. Private equity has invested in GI practices in recent years to tap into the revenue potential in meeting growing demand.
Fast facts about GI Alliance (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Southlake, Texas-based GI Alliance is the largest gastroenterology ‘megagroup’ in the industry, with more than 660 physicians and 400 locations.
A Look at Emerging Virtual Reality Tools in Gastroenterology (GI Insights)
Drs. Peter Buch and Brennan Spiegel discuss the latest advances in artificial intelligence and virtual reality that are aiding both clinical practice and research efforts.
Saneso Novel 360° Colonoscope Receives FDA Clearance (PR Newswire)
In addition to its revolutionary 360° field of view, Saneso endoscopes have innovative tissue wash and multi lens wash systems.
Artificial Intelligence Can Now Accurately Describe Your Poop (Vice)
We don’t have jetpacks, flying cars, or teleportation pods, as futurists of the ‘60s imagined we would, but AI-assisted shit-scanning apps are amongst the many pleasures of the 21st century.
Noninvasive Diagnostics to Detect NASH (GI & Endoscopy News)
In the future, biopsies may not always be needed to diagnose nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, according to a new analysis of real-world data.
‘The Rock’ assumes the presidency of AGA (AGA)
Dr. John Carethers brings decades of experience, a compendium of publications and a true dedication to mentorship.
First Real-World Data Show Stem Cell Treatment Helps Resolve Perianal Fistulas (GI & Endoscopy News)
Nearly two-thirds of patients with Crohn’s perianal fistulas treated with the novel stem cell–based drug darvadstrocel achieved clinical remission and had significantly improved quality of life.
How inflation may affect your practice and finances, steps to take now (Healio)
The article by Healio looks at how inflationary forces may impact the practice of medicine, physician finances and mentions precautions physicians can take now to safeguard their assets.
First-ever severity index for eosinophilic esophagitis published (AGA)
Developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts, the new tool is now available to use as a tool to help assess EoE patients.
Obesity in GI Care: Updates on devices (Inside Scope)
In this episode, Dr. Andres Acosta is joined by Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh to discuss updates on devices for obesity management and look into what may be available in the future.
New ASGE Guidelines on Pancreatic Cancer Screening (GI & Endoscopy News)
Mandeep S. Sawhney, MD, MS, FASGE, a GI at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School speaks about the impetus for the guidelines and what they mean to GI practice.
Top in GI: Highlights from Digestive Disease Week (Healio)
The article by Healio highlights the top stories from Digestive Disease Week.
Are At-Home Gut Health Tests Worth It? (Everyday Health)
Ranging in price from $49 to nearly $350, these tests claim to inform you on ways to improve your intestinal ecosystem, but are they worth it?
Become a highly effective endoscopy teacher, from start to finish (MDedge)
Navin Kumar MD, explains how you can provide high-quality endoscopy education to your fellows while ensuring the best care for your patients.
Innovation is not Only About Technology (how do we use our resources to care for people effectively?) (Gastro Broadcast)
Hear Kevin and gastroenterologist Dr. Dorn explore how the COVID-19 pandemic forced physicians to deliver care online and how GI Physicians can make sense of that experience and harness virtual care.
How Study Sites Experienced Clinical Trial Changes During Pandemic (Applied Clinical Trials)
In this interview, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, study co-lead, professor of medicine, and director of outcomes research for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at NYU Langone Health discusses the site perspective.
Gluten-Sensing Tech May Change Fight Against Celiac Disease (Medscape)
The test described in a new paper in the journal Food Control, reveals not just the presence of gluten but also its concentration.
Older-Onset IBD Linked to Antibiotic Use (GI & Endoscopy News)
The researchers found older patients were 2.3 times more likely to be diagnosed with IBD after treatment with five or more antibiotic courses.

More Hot headlines in GI
Eyeing inflation, physician-owned GI clinic spends $1.5M on raises for 165 employees (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Psychological Health Affects Inflammatory Bowel Disease Activity (Medical Bag)

Endoscopists Missed EMDs Nearly 1 in 6 Cases in Japanese Study (GI & Endoscopy News)

Top in GI: Mystery hepatitis outbreak; unexpected medical events after endoscopy (Healio)

Three reasons colorectal cancer screening is more important than ever (University of Michigan Health)

Soft implant monitors brain and gut chemistry (MSU Today)

Low-FODMAP, gluten-free diet improves IBS symptoms (Healio)

Multiple-Target Blood Test Detects Liver Cancer After Cirrhosis (GI & Endoscopy News)

Surge in alcohol-related disease during pandemic reveals unmet need for treatment (Healio)

GI ASC included in $40M New York hospital campus project (Becker’s ASC)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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