Curated GI articles Mar 10th, 2021: GI Alliance partners with Austin Gastroenterology


Curated GI articles Mar 10th, 2021: GI Alliance partners with Austin Gastroenterology

Curated GI articles Mar 10th, 2021:
GI Alliance partners with Austin Gastroenterology
Dr. Baig and Dr. Gialanella: “Shift will occur when there’s financial hardship. And it’ll occur pretty quickly as we see screening colonoscopy going down”  (NextServices)
Watch this direct and lucid interview with Dr. Robert Gialanella, CEO/President and Dr. Nadeem Baig, Vice President of Allied Digestive Health to understand the evolving landscape of GI.
Scope Forward podcast – Gastrologix: “We create companies that physicians can have ownership in” (Episode 19)
Listen to the interviews while on the move! Praveen Suthrum’s conversations with GI leaders are now available via the Scope Forward podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify and elsewhere.
GI Alliance Partners with Austin Gastroenterology  (PRNewswire)
GI Alliance, one of the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organizations, announced further expansion in Texas through a partnership with Austin Gastroenterology.
CRC Screening to Start at Age 45: ACG Update (Medscape)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is now recommended for average-risk individuals starting at age 45 years, according to the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG’s) updated guidelines.
The fastest-growing PE-backed GI platforms are among the newest  (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Memphis, Tenn.-based One GI and Michigan-based Pinnacle GI Partners are among the fastest-growing platforms in GI with a combined six deals between them since their formation.
Checklists Pare Procedure Delays  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
A preprocedure checklist written collaboratively by charge nurses at Mayo Clinic significantly reduced the number of canceled and rescheduled procedures and enhanced staff communication and satisfaction.
NAFLD linked with increased risk for extrahepatic cancers  (Healio)
Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had a moderately increased risk for extrahepatic cancers, such as gastrointestinal, breast and gynecological cancers, according to a meta-analysis.
Confirmed: Diet Influences Colorectal Cancer Risk  (Medscape)
Convincing evidence was found for three inverse associations: a decrease in the risk for CRC was associated with higher vs lower intake of total dietary fiber, calcium, and yogurt.
After Retirement, Master Endoscopist Not Ready to Hang Up His Scopes  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
What does retirement look like after a long career as one of the country’s leading endoscopists? Insights from Jerome D. Waye, MD.
High prevalence of dysplasia among women with SSc warrants screening for BE (Healio)
The prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus was 12.8% among women with scleroderma, according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Optum has 5.4% of US physicians & 5 more notes (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
OptumHealth, the division of Optum including physician practices and ASCs, nearly tripled its revenue in the last five years to $40 billion in 2020.
10 factors that can make or break an ASC in the next 2 years (Becker’s ASC Review)
The pandemic affected ASC case volume and operations in several ways in the last year, with some centers adapting while others are struggling to stay afloat.
Ergonomic consultation spares endoscopists a pain in the necks (GI & Hepatology News)
Assessment of position and posture by a physical therapist can help reduce and prevent injury in endoscopists, based on data from a pilot study of eight individuals.
An AI Solution to Volume Status in Cirrhotic Patients  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
A new machine learning algorithm seems to be able to use pulse oximeter waveforms to estimate volume status in patients with cirrhosis.
Physician pay under Stark Law’s final rule: 4 takeaways on fair market value (Becker’s ASC Review)
CMS unveiled three definitions for fair market value in the new rule, focused on general services, equipment rental and office space.
The (robotic) doctor will see you now (Science Daily)
A large majority of patients interacting with a health care provider via a video screen mounted on a robot said it was similar to an in-person interaction with a health care worker.
Video: New AASLD Guidelines Ask Us to Reconsider How We View Bleeding Risk in Cirrhosis (Medscape)
A commentary by David A. Johnson, MD. He covers the section dealing with coagulation management in patients with cirrhosis.
Podcast: Disparities in GI health care: 8 key questions and answers (AGA)
In this episode, Drs. Sandra Quezada and Carlos Diaz, provide actionable tips to improve your care of vulnerable patients and ultimately become a better doctor.

More Hot headlines in GI
ICYMI: Who’s interested in buying Gastro Health, at what valuation & what it could all mean (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Does the Microbiome Affect COVID-19 Infection? (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Colorectal cancer, private equity & more: 7 recent GI trends (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

H. pylori infection high among Hispanic/Latino individuals (Healio)

Six Hopeful Healthcare Trends For 2021 (Forbes)

Clubhouse: Engaging with others outside your ‘normal sphere’ (Healio)

7 industry notes: One GI’s latest acquisitions, the new at-home CRC test making waves and more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Battle of the Sexes: Who Gives Better Medical Care? (Medscape)

The best GI ASCs in the US: Newsweek (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

March Special Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Focuses on Women’s Health in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (News Wise)

Gastrointestinal sequelae 90 days after discharge for COVID-19 (The Lancet)

Measures to combat COVID-19 cause sharp decline in norovirus (Healio)

We Must Recognize Women For Their Valuable Contributions To Medicine And Science (Forbes)

The future of gastroenterology and other excerpts on industry-changing trends (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

7 recent reports in HCV (Healio)

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