Curated GI articles Nov 5th, 2020: GI Alliance Expands Chicago Presence (PRNewswire)

Curated GI articles Nov 5th, 2020: GI Alliance Expands Chicago Presence (PRNewswire)

Curated GI articles Nov 5th, 2020:
GI Alliance Expands Chicago Presence (PRNewswire)
What Will a Biden or Trump Victory Mean for Healthcare? (MedPage Today)
With the results of the presidential election undecided, it’s also not entirely clear what will happen to the many healthcare issues facing Congress, the president, and federal agencies.
Scope Forward podcast – Interview with Dr. Chris Fourment, CEO, Precision Research (Episode 3)
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.
Interview with Dr. Ivo Boškoski: “We are facing a dramatic situation, but the drama is still to come” (on COVID peak in Italy) (NextServices)
As of today, we don’t know whether the third wave of COVID in US will peak this winter. But can we be prepared in case it does? Where better to look than Europe?
Exact Sciences To Acquire Thrive Earlier Detection (Exact Sciences)
Exact Sciences has agreed to acquire Thrive Earlier Detection Corp. This transaction will be a giant leap toward ensuring blood-based, multi-cancer screening becomes a reality and eventually, the standard of care.
Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine  (KHN)
The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at “warp speed.” But some scientific experts warn they’re all expecting too much, too soon.
“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.
A change to address the unknown — 6 GIs react to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation to lower CRC screening age to 45 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Six gastroenterologists discuss how the change will affect their practice.
Endoscopic ablation could be a breakthrough in type 2 diabetes  (Medical Device Network)
The research, presented at UEG Week 2020, could have drastic implications for the treatment of the disease if it can validate these early results during further study.
Surgeon skill increases colon cancer survival rates, study says (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Colon cancer patients who were operated on by technically skilled surgeons had better survival rates.
GI Alliance Expands Chicago Presence in Hinsdale (PRNewswire)
GI Alliance, the nation’s largest independent gastroenterology services organization, and Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG), announced further expansion in the Midwest and greater Chicago area through a new partnership in Hinsdale, IL.
FIT Unfit for Inpatient, Emergency Settings (Medscape)
“This is the largest study that focuses exclusively on the use of FIT in the ED, inpatient wards, and in the ICU, and it shows significant misuse,” said investigator Umer Bhatti, MD.
Video: Compliance increases with use of video capsule system during tele-ingestion (Healio)
In this video, Ian M Storch DO, FACP, FACG, from St. Francis Hospital in New York, and Javier L. Parra, MD, from Gastro Health in Miami, discussed how they have implemented the CapsoCam Plus.
Survey Results Indicate Positive Reception to Telehealth in Gastroenterology (HCPLive)
Up to 91% of the gastroenterologist respondents plan to integrate telehealth into their practice following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pediatric Functional GI Disorders Respond to ‘Placebo Without Deception’ (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
A new study has found that children with functional GI disorders (FGIDs) who take an “open placebo” report significant improvements in pain and other complaints.
Race, Ethnicity Affect Epidemiology and Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Medscape)
“We recognize that disparities exist among patients of different races and ethnicities with IBD,” said Dr. Edward L. Barnes of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
GI hospitalist model helps improve procedural volume (Healio)
Implementing a GI hospitalist model helped increase overall endoscopy volume at a large academic center, according to research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting.
Video: Interview with Dr. Ellen Scherl: “We must reclaim our roles as healers”  (NextServices)
Watch this fascinating interview with Dr. Ellen Scherl where she reveals how she stays on top of her game – even during a pandemic.
Video: 2020 October Author Interview-Sophie Balzora (GIE)
Dr Sophie Balzora discusses her article, “The impact of COVID-19 on colorectal cancer disparities and the way forward” from the October issue.

Headlines for GI
CMS creates guideline for blood-based CRC test, ACG 2020 and more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

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

James Church, MD: Colonoscopy Increases Leading to Colorectal Cancer Decrease (HCPLive)

CMS soon to cover a new colon cancer DNA test. Plus, 10 takeaways on the first and only FDA approved liquid biopsy test (Nextservices)

Why does Walmart think it has a right to play in healthcare? Top health exec Osborne explains (Fierce Healthcare)

What Does PICassO Say About Endoscopic Biopsies? (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

CGH releases its first GI cancer-themed issue (AGA)

Motus GI and NYU Langone Health Partner to Improve its Inpatient Colonoscopy Management (

Interview: Trends Influencing Gastroenterology and all of Healthcare  (RamaOnHealthcare)

The list of the 20 highest paid specialties in 2020 as average physician pay dips: Doximity (Fierce Healthcare)

Antibiotics Fail to Improve Colon Ischemia Outcomes (Medscape)

Gender Disparity in Academic Gastroenterology: Beginning of the End of the Underrepresentation of Women? (Urbanhealth Today)

Differences in Medicaid Expansion, Nonexpansion Program Policies (Health Payer Intelligence)

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