Curated GI articles September 23rd, 2022: AI co Iterative Scopes receives FDA clearance | Cologuard co awards $525K in grants for CRC screening


Curated GI articles September 23rd, 2022: AI co Iterative Scopes receives FDA clearance | Cologuard co awards $525K in grants for CRC screening

Curated GI articles September 23rd, 2022:
AI co Iterative Scopes receives FDA clearance | Cologuard co awards $525K in grants for CRC screening
Employed vs. self-employed GI salaries in 15 largest US cities (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
New York City has the largest gap in pay between employed and self-employed GIs who have been practicing for 15 to 21 years, according to Medscape’s 2022 Salary Explorer.
Dr. Kosinski: “The GI space is more vulnerable today than it was before” (NextServices)
In this episode of The Scope Forward Show, Praveen Suthrum interviews Dr. Lawrence Kosinski on the risk of “colonoscopy factories”, private equity in gastroenterology, the threat of digital GI companies, and more.
Iterative Scopes Receives FDA Clearance for AI-Assisted Polyp Detection Device SKOUT™ (Business Wire)
SKOUT’s advanced computer vision capabilities enable physicians to detect pre-cancerous lesions in the colon with more accuracy.
Will the healthcare labor shortage fuel more consolidation? (Healthcare Dive)
J. P. Morgan’s head of healthcare corporate client banking lays out trends to consider as private equity firms snap up physician groups.
Exact Sciences awards $525K in grants to improve CRC screening (Lab Pulse)
Exact Sciences has awarded $525,000 in grants to eight federally qualified health centers focused on improving colorectal cancer screening rates in vulnerable populations.
Passive income for the astute gastroenterologist (MDedge)
Dr. Alli-Akintade, a gastroenterologist with Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento (Calif.) Medical Center weighs the benefits and the myths associated with passive income.
Medicare 8.5% payment cut could lead to reductions in services for patients (Medical Economics)
Reducing charity care, new Medicare patients, staff, and locations all are among the effects projected if Congress does not act on 2023 reimbursement levels, according to a new study by the MGMA.
Quiet Quitting: Are Physicians Dying Inside Bit by Bit? (Medscape)
In the past few months, “quiet quitting” has garnered increasing traction across social media platforms. The article highlights why quiet quitting is gaining prominence now.
5 Common GI Nutrition Myths (GI & Endoscopy News)
Noting that GIs don’t get much formal training in nutrition, Dr. Newberry stresses the need to talk about these topics that are so important to patients’ health.
‘Not a Dangerous Device’: EndoBarrier Helps Weight Loss (Medscape)
The beneficial effects of the duodenal jejunal bypass liner (EndoBarrier, GI Dynamics) may outweigh the risks for some patients with type 2 diabetes, new data suggest.
UCSF Develops First of Its Kind Robotic Surgery Trial in Partnership with FDA (UCSF)
UCSF Health is recruiting patients for the only FDA-approved study of the use of single port robotic technology for colorectal surgery in the United States.
New Crohn’s disease score improves monitoring among adults and kids (MHealth Lab)
A new bowel scoring tool to evaluate Crohn’s disease is reliable, easy to use, and ready for clinicians to put into practice, according to study.
Oral Capsule or Colonic Fecal Transplant for C. Diff: Is One Superior? (Medpage Today)
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) delivered via oral capsule or colonic delivery demonstrated similar safety and effectiveness for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in a prospective study.
Fujifilm Upgrades ASGE’s Institute for Training and Technology with State-of-the-Art Endoscopic Imaging Solutions (Globe Newswire)
The IT&T features new Fujifilm endoscopes spanning gastroscopes, colonoscopes, duodenoscopes, therapeutic gastroscopes, endoscopic ultrasound endoscopes, and dual-channel endoscopes.
Researcher recommends tailoring colorectal cancer screening for 45-to-49-year-olds (Medical Xpress)
Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Thomas Imperiale, M.D., issues a clarion call for individuals, clinicians and health care systems to encourage average-risk members of this age group to consider non-invasive screening alternatives.
AI Tool May Improve Prediction of Colorectal Cancer Recurrence (Medscape)
The tool is a deep-learning segmentation algorithm developed using 6468 digitized CRC images. It quantifies 15 features from a CRC image and uses them to improve prediction of recurrence.
How Gastro Health’s Women in GI Network is Challenging a Traditionally Male-Dominated Environment (PR Web)
Gastro Health has begun to take major strides to ensure that support for women in the workplace is top of mind by continuously seeking out opportunities to empower its female physicians.
5 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The list compiled by Becker’s healthcare highlights five physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology.

More Hot headlines in GI

Vessel and tissue recognition during third-space endoscopy using a deep learning algorithm (BMJ)

Working across industries to encourage colorectal cancer screening (AGA)

FDA approves Konvomep for benign gastric ulcers, risk reduction for upper GI bleeding (Healio)

Food sensitivity tests are all the rage. But do they really work? (Advisory Board)

GIMOTI Receives Nomination for 2022 Healio Industry Breakthrough Award (Globe Newswire)

Rainbows in Gastro, ASGE promote LGBTQ+ education, awareness in upcoming webinar (Healio)

Top Picks From DDW for GI APPs (GI & Endoscopy News)

AI-assisted colonoscopy improves cancer prevention with increased cost, patient burden (Healio)

‘Alarming’ CRC Screening Preferences Among Younger Patients Should Be Wake-up Call for Us (Medscape)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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