Curated GI articles Nov 18th, 2020: PE Platform US Digestive Health expands in Pennsylvania

Curated GI articles Nov 18th, 2020: PE Platform US Digestive Health expands in Pennsylvania

Curated GI articles Nov 18th, 2020:
PE Platform US Digestive Health expands in Pennsylvania
Digestive Disease Consultants building second ASC in Florida (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Digestive Disease Consultants is building a second ASC in the city, according to Abdi Abbassi, MD, a gastroenterologist with the practice.
Scope Forward podcast – Interview with Dr. Atreja, Chief Innovation Officer, Medicine, Mount Sinai (Episode 5)
Now, listen to the interviews while you workout! Praveen Suthrum’s conversations with GI leaders are now available via the Scope Forward podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify and elsewhere.
Amazon launches online pharmacy  (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Amazon has launched Amazon Pharmacy, a new online pharmacy allowing patients to purchase their prescriptions through the retail giant’s website.
Amulet-Backed US Digestive Health expands in Pennsylvania (PR Newswire)
“We are very pleased to add WCGI to our expanding family of gastroenterology providers and to grow our presence in our core geography of Pennsylvania,” said Jerry Tillinger, CEO of US Digestive Health.
What Will Telehealth Look Like in 2021?  (Lexology)
Big changes to telehealth coverage could be on the way from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We may not know what’s in the final rule until Dec. 1.
What’s behind physician burnout?  (McKinsey & Company)
More than 86% of the respondents say they are burned out or experiencing stress at some level, in part because of the effects of COVID-19.
Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Pandemic (The New York Times)
Thousands of medical practices are closing, as doctors and nurses decide to retire early or shift to less intense jobs.
‘Smart toilet’ monitors for signs of disease (Stanford Medicine)
A disease-detecting “precision health” toilet can sense multiple signs of illness through automated urine and stool analysis, a new Stanford study reports.
Severe GI complications associated with mortality in 50%+ of COVID-19 cases  (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
While only 5.1 percent of COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care units had severe gastrointestinal complications, those patients had a mortality rate of 55.6 percent.
At Google Brain, a computer scientist focuses on data so doctors can focus on their patients instead (STAT)
“I am really hopeful that neural networks can help with the overload of patient data. So, doctors will have more time and resources for people,” said Maithra Raghu is a senior research scientist at Google Brain.
Endoscopic Measuring Tool Helps Assess Polyps During Colonoscopy & Inform Surveillance Intervals (NYU Langone Health)
Device Enables Gastroenterologists to More Accurately Follow Guidelines.
Molecular Stethoscope Announces Completion of its NAFLD/NASH Study (PR Newswire)
Study results demonstrate the utility of the company’s Next-Generation cf-mRNA Liquid Biopsy-Artificial Intelligence Technology Platform for the characterization of NAFLD/NASH disease.
Colonoscopy: Hold the Glucagon  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The use of glucagon during colonoscopy reduced cecal intubation time but did not affect other parameters of efficacy.
“Scope Forward”: An Excerpt  (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The majority of the gastroenterology space is moving toward consolidation. But does being large guarantee safety from disruption? – Read a free excerpt from Scope Forward.
How Have Physician Values Changed Over the Past Decade? (Medscape)
Medscape surveyed more than 5000 US physicians. In this survey, these physicians told how they feel about the serious ethical issues they deal with.
Fauci reiterates ‘cautious optimism’ regarding COVID vaccine (Healio)
Anthony S. Fauci, MD, restated actions needed to control the current resurgence of COVID-19, recommended treatments and his “cautious optimism” about recently released vaccine study data.
Would It Be Smart to Sell Your Medical Practice Now? (Medscape)
The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the bottom lines of many private practices, prompting physician-owners to seriously contemplate selling.
Video: Bowel prep tablet receives FDA approval (Healio)
Douglas K. Rex, MD, from Indiana University, discusses the recent FDA approval of Sutab, a sulphate-based tablet for colonoscopy preparation.

Headlines for GI
‘Puzzle without the edge and corner pieces’: 2 experts weigh in on Pfizer, Moderna vaccine trial news (Becker’s Hospital Review)

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

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

First Look: SAGES 2020 Virtual Meeting (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Advice for the holiday season: 10 clinicians weigh in (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Cancer Prevention and Screening for Older Adults (Medscape)

Massive Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Gastroenterology And Hepatology Department And Doctors In Spain (DocWire News)

No Clear Cause for Iron Deficiency Anemia? New AGA Guideline Says Use Bidirectional Endoscopy (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Rise in Liver Cancer Isn’t Letting Up in Rural Areas (MedPage Today)

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