Artificial intelligence large language models such as ChatGPT have become more frequent in the healthcare arena for several uses, including office work such as note taking and to answer frequently asked patient questions related to procedures such as colonoscopy.
This study compared the models ChatGPT-3.5, ChatGPT-4 and Bard, and looked at performance based on questions related to colonoscopy.
In the second study, endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT), a novel technique that has been evaluated in small studies for closing upper GI perforations or leaks, is showing excellent results in a large registry study in Spain.
The final study I discuss aimed to evaluate the cost-effective evaluation and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) using four different strategies: PPI optimization without testing, endoscopy with PPI discontinuation if erosive disease were absent, and endoscopy with reflux monitoring with PPI discontinued as appropriate for phenotypic management. The researchers determined that endoscopy along with reflux monitoring of PPI optimizes cost-effective management and a trial of PPI discontinuation was more cost-effective than continuing with the drug.