Curated GI articles October 14th, 2022: Controversial study questions effectiveness of colonoscopy – US docs push back

Curated GI articles October 14th, 2022: Controversial study questions effectiveness of colonoscopy – US docs push back

Curated GI articles October 14th, 2022:
Controversial study questions effectiveness of colonoscopy – US docs push back
Colonoscopies save lives. Doctors push back against European study that casts doubt (NPR)
A new European study grabbed headlines this week, as it seemed to question the efficacy of colonoscopies as a cancer screening tool. But U.S. physicians say there were big limits to that study. The AGA also released a statement on the controversial data.
Why consolidation doesn’t work for ASCs (Becker’s ASC)
As an industry built on independent centers, the ASC market has remained fragmented amid increasing healthcare consolidation.
Dr. James Leavitt – Private Equity (The Scope with Dr. K)
In this exclusive, host Dr. Lawrence Kosinski sits down with Dr. James Leavitt, the founder of Gastro Health and the “father of private equity in gastroenterology”.
Iterative Scopes Partners with One GI® to Advance Gastrointestinal Care Through AI (Business Wire)
The partnership between the two organizations will allow One GI® physicians to standardize the endoscopic scoring process for patients and identify eligible patients to enroll in IBD clinical trials.
New CPU alert: Endoscopic approach to recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis (AGA)
Eight best practice advice statements plus a quick video from one of the authors, Dr. Dennis Yang.
Eli Lilly Bets Nearly $500M on Metabolic Disease Pact with Nimbus (BioSpace)
Eli Lilly is forecasting that Nimbus Therapeutics will discover new therapies for treating diabetes, obesity, and related disorders.
One in 4 clinicians want to leave healthcare, citing burnout. Here’s what providers can do to stem the tide (Fierce Healthcare)
Research also shows that around half of clinicians surveyed report their mental health has declined since the start of the pandemic.
Expert Perspectives on PPI Prescribing & Monitoring Patterns (GI Insights)
Dr. David Leiman, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, joins Dr. Peter Buch to discuss how PPIs can be utilized with patients.
SonarMD Chief Medical Officer Develops eNose Technology to Promote Gut Health (SonarMD)
The VOCnomics device, called an eNose, detects volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from fermentation of resistant starch by the fecal microbiome. Dr. Kosinski spoke about the origin of VOCnomics on The Scope Forward Show.
GI Genius™ named to FORTUNE 2022 ‘Change the World’ list (Medtronic)
The GI Genius module is the first commercially available computer-aided detection system using AI. This is the second time Medtronic has been named to FORTUNE’s annual ‘Change the World’ list.
Negative hospital experience for IBD linked to development of posttraumatic stress (Healio)
Patients with poorly managed anxiety and pain during hospitalization had the highest risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease-related posttraumatic stress.
Mentorship Key to Improving GI, Hepatology Workforce Diversity (Medscape)
Five gastroenterology and hepatology societies partnered with investigators at UCLA to develop a 33-question electronic survey “to determine perspectives of current racial, ethnic, and gender diversity within GI and hepatology.
Will AI affect the burden of patient surveillance after polyp removal? (MDedge)
While the use of AI during colonoscopy may contribute to improved cancer prevention, it may also add to patient burden in terms of increased colonoscopy frequency and, in turn, health care costs.
MGMA survey: New good faith estimates causing extreme burdens for physician practices (Fierce Healthcare)
A new requirement of the No Surprises Act for physicians to offer good faith estimates of charges is creating substantial administrative burden.
“Breath testing from the comfort of your home.” Craig Strasnick, on CDI, functional GI disorders, breath testing, digital health and decentralization of medical testing (GI Startup Podcast)
Listen to the podcast as Craig Strasnick speaks on the origins of CDI, their products from breath tests, blood tests to digital health, clinical trials and strategic investments.
Endoscopy device company inks deal to sell products to 1,200+ VA facilities (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Through the partnership, UroViu will be able to provide endoscopy equipment to U.S. government facilities, including more than 1,200 Defense Department and Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities.
Walmart steps into clinical trials, joining rivals Walgreens, CVS (Healthcare Dive)
Walmart said the venture is meant to improve diversity in clinical trials, focusing on interventions and medications that can make an impact in underrepresented communities.
World-renowned Gastroenterologist to Livestream Milestone Weight Loss Procedure (Business Wire)
Dr. Christopher McGowan will live stream his 2,000th Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty on October 15th, allowing prospective patients and physician colleagues to see how the procedure is performed and to ask questions in real-time.
VIDEO: Bowel urgency ‘dominates burden, fear of incontinence’ in UC (Healio)
Simon Travis, DPhil, FRCP, consultant gastroenterologist the University of Oxford, highlighted the unmet need to treat bowel urgency among patients with ulcerative colitis.
5 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The list compiled by Becker’s Healthcare highlights five physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology.

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2023 Gastroenterology Reimbursement and Coding Update Course (ASGE)

Experts refine nomenclature for eosinophilic GI disorders (MDedge)

Transitions from pediatric to adult IBD care: Incorporating lessons from psychogastroenterology (Frontiers in GI)

Stelara Study Shows Efficacy for Ulcerative Colitis (Drug Topics)

Abivax enrolls first patient in phase 3 ulcerative colitis drug trial (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Seres Therapeutics to Present Clinical Results at IDWeek and American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2022 Annual Meeting (Business Wire)

More than half of young gastroenterologists have student debt (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

New Albany gastroenterology center under new owners (News and Tribune)

Gastroenterology Market to Touch Valuation of $79.01 Billion by 2028 | Top 4 Players Hold 67% Market Share – SkyQuest Technology (Globe Newswire)

7 gastroenterology tech innovations (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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