Curated GI articles October 21st, 2022: Is FIT an effective alternative to costly screening tests? (ACS) | Future of microbiome therapeutics

Curated GI articles October 21st, 2022: Is FIT an effective alternative to costly screening tests? (ACS) | Future of microbiome therapeutics

Curated GI articles October 21st, 2022:
Is FIT an effective alternative to costly screening tests? (ACS) | Future of microbiome therapeutics
Where GI execs are seeing the greatest opportunity (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
U.S. Digestive Health CEO Jerry Tillinger and Latha Alaparthi, MD, president and chair of the board of directors of the Digestive Health Physicians Association on three key areas within GI where opportunity is ripe.
Study finds less expensive noninvasive test is an effective alternative to a more costly test for colorectal cancer screening (American College of Surgeons)
About 60% of patients taking both tests at home had early-stage cancer, but a fecal immunochemical test detected it at one-fifth the cost according to a large claims database analysis.
New Ways to Prevent Esophageal Cancer (make screening for Barrett’s more accessible, less expensive) (Gastro Broadcast)
Dr. Michael Weinstein interviews Dr. Prasad Iyer about new approaches to screening patients and detecting earlier stages of Barrett’s esophagus and associated dysplasia that can prevent esophageal cancer.
Gastroenterologists’ secrets to success (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Three gastroenterologists joined Becker’s to discuss their secrets to success.
AGA releases first guideline ranking most effective anti-obesity medications (Healio)
The AGA has released its first guideline endorsing the use of four medications for obesity management, when paired with lifestyle interventions, for patients who have failed to lose weight with diet and exercise alone.
Updated ACG-CAG Guideline on Management of Periprocedural Bleeding (GI & Endoscopy News)
Lead author Neena S. Abraham, MD, a professor of medicine and consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., about the impetus for the guideline and what it means to GI practice.
AI in GI: Diagnosis, Detection and Improved Efficiency (GI & Endoscopy News)
At the ACG’s 2022 Global Gastroenterology and AI Summit, experts discussed various ways in which AI can be deployed in the endoscopy suite to improve GI practice.
For stomach pain and other IBS symptoms, new apps can bring relief (NPR)
A new treatment approach helps people with IBS symptoms like stomach pain, bloating and diarrhea find relief through a combination of dietary and stress management strategies.
10 statistics on gastroenterologists’ wealth, debt (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The article summarizes statistics on gastroenterologist salary, wealth and debt.
Closing the Gaps in CRC Screening: Shared Decision-Making in Practice (ReachMD)
Dr. Charles Turck interviews gastroenterologist Dr. Harish Gagneja and primary care physician Dr. Robert Baldor on how to work with patients to select the best screening option and coordinate the patient’s care with other providers.
The Future of Microbiome-based Therapeutics (Medscape)
The review summarises the current developments in microbiome-based medicines and provides insight into the next steps required for therapeutic development.
Newer Endoscopic Bariatric Technique Helps Control NAFLD (GI & Endoscopy News)
The recently developed minimally invasive anti-obesity procedure, primary obesity surgery endoluminal 2.0, can reverse nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a controlled trial.
Apple Will Launch Health Insurance In 2024, Says Analyst (Forbes)
Apple will start to offer health insurance in 2024 as it looks to build on the health data it has acquired from the Apple Watch, an analyst has predicted.
Will Physician Practices Survive? (Healthcare IT Today)
The podcast dives into the challenges that physician practices face, which technology will have the most impact, and organizations to look out for when it comes to physician practices.
Iterative Health Redefines Approach to Precision GI Care (Business Wire)
Iterative Health, formerly known as Iterative Scopes, has announced a rebrand to reflect the company’s success in utilizing AI to strengthen clinical research and augment clinical decision making within gastroenterology.
New AGA course to help GIs increase CRC screenings (AGA)
AGA’s Colorectal Cancer: Screening to Save Lives is designed to help gastroenterologists increase screening among newly recommended age groups and high-risk populations.
GI OnDEMAND Announces Partnership with Trellus Health Enabling Gastroenterology Practices Nationwide to Provide Coordinated and Personalized Psychosocial and Nutritional Support for all Patients with IBD (PR Newswire)
GI OnDEMAND, a joint venture between the ACG and Gastro Girl, Inc., will now offer access to the Trellus scientifically validated resilience training and self-management program.
GI OnDEMAND Partnership with Mindset Health/Nerva Makes It Easy for Gastroenterology Practices Nationwide to Deliver Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy to Their IBS Patients (PR Newswire)
Nerva is a 6-week gut-directed hypnotherapy program, delivered through a mobile app to help patients with IBS better manage their symptoms.
CliniOps Announces Strategic Partnership With My Total Health (Newswire)
The collaboration will accelerate and streamline gastroenterology (GI) clinical trials with an end-to-end platform for patient recruitment, enrollment, and management.
Medtronic, MNGI bring artificial intelligence to Twin Cities colonoscopy exams (Star Tribune)
Earlier this year, MNGI conducted a three-month pilot trial with four GI Genius machines at its Plymouth location. During its trial, MNGI saw its ADR increase 17%.

More Hot headlines in GI

Media campaigns improve bowel cancer screening rates (Healio)

Do Crohn’s Patients Do Better With Early Surgery? (Medpage Today)

VA Study Assesses CRC Risk 20 Years After Baseline Screen (GI & Endoscopy News)

Fujifilm in GI: 5 updates this year (Becker’s GI and Endoscopy)

Machine Learning Model Predicts Inpatient Mortality for IBD Patients (HCP Live)

9 Meters Biopharma to Present at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (Market Wire News)

BGL Announces the Real Estate Sale of Gastroenterology Health Partners (PR Newswire)

Preparing for the Inevitable: Protecting Hospitals and Physician Groups From Cybercrimes (Lexology)

MedStar Health welcomes gastroenterologist Mark Real to MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (The Southern Maryland Chronicle)

2023 Gastroenterology Reimbursement and Coding Update Course (ASGE)

Artificial Intelligence in medicine: what it means for primary care (Medical Economics)

6 ways to defeat physician fatigue (MedCity News)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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