Curated GI articles November 26th, 2021:
Medtronic partners with Amazon to bring Pillcam direct to patients
[Interview] Dr. Sravanthi Parasa: “When a phone can recognize my face, why can’t software recognize a polyp?” (NextServices)
Dr. Sravanthi Parasa on The Scope Forward Show: “There would be a “1,000 algorithms” in 3 years in GI.”
Medtronic partners with Amazon to bring the PillCam to your door (StarTribune)
The company has had the PillCam technology for 20 years, but this was the first time it has been made available for in-home use.
Exact Sciences and Jefferson Health Commence Collaboration on Multi-Cancer Earlier Detection (PR Newswire)
Exact Sciences will use Jefferson Health’s providers, care coordinators and patients to evaluate the blood-based MCED test’s safety and efficacy.
ACG updates guidelines for GERD diagnosis, management (Healio)
The ACG updated guidelines for GERD to include pharmacologic, lifestyle, surgical and endoscopic management.
Pros, cons of private equity in gastroenterology (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Dr. Rami Abbass, MD, a gastroenterologist at University Hospitals in Mentor, Ohio, discusses what GI practices should consider when weighing the pros and cons of private equity investment.
13 New Recommendations for Surveilling and Managing Colorectal Dysplasia in Patients With IBD (Medscape)
The AGA convened an expert panel to provide new recommendations on the endoscopic surveillance and management of colorectal dysplasia in IBD. Here are the top 13 “best practice” recommendations from that review.
Artificial Intelligence Aids Colorectal Polyp Classification Trial (HealthITAnalytics)
The clinical trial was designed to study the performance of the deep learning model as part of an AI-augmented digital system compared to a standard microscope.
CVS to close 900 stores over three-year period (Healthcare Finance)
CVS Health will create three new distinct store formats aimed at driving higher engagement with consumers and to serve as community health destinations.
Educating Outpatients for Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy Using Conventional Methods vs VR Videos (JAMA Network)
This randomized clinical trial including 346 participants found that patients educated by virtual reality videos had a higher mean Boston Bowel Preparation Scale score.
Weight Loss Surgery ‘Best Treatment’ for Fatty Liver Disease (Medscape)
The SPLENDOR study shows that in patients with obesity and NASH, substantial and sustained weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery can simultaneously protect the heart and decrease the risk of progression to end-stage liver disease.
Increased diversity in leadership requires self-promotion, participating in allyship (Healio)
Only 37% and less than 20% of GI fellows and advanced endoscopy fellows, respectively, are women. These numbers dip even lower when looking at women in senior career levels and women in top leadership levels.
Infecting Gut Microbes with CRISPR-loaded Virus Demonstrates Potential for Microbiome Gene Editing (UCSF)
The researchers were able to remove chunks of genes from the Escherichia coli bacteria living in the guts of mice and change the overall makeup of the bacterial communities populating their digestive systems.
Data Reflect Improved Care and Outcomes For Patients With CDI (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Researchers at Mayo Clinic found a 30% reduction in inpatient mortality and significantly shorter hospital length of stay (LOS) among those with CDI as their primary or secondary reason for admission.
Endoscopic Resection of Esophageal Cancer Requires Long-term Postop Surveillance (Medscape)
Although endoscopic resection is associated with excellent overall survival, recurrence can occur years later, emphasizing the need for long-term surveillance, according to investigators.
HHS distributes $7.5B in pandemic aid to providers (Becker’s Hospital CFO Report)
The payments are going to providers in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and six U.S. territories. The average payment is about $170,700, with payments ranging from $500 to $43 million, HHS said.
Novel tool may improve follow-up in IBD patients (Healio)
Using a novel clinical pathway integrated into the electronic medical record, researchers were able to identify patients with IBD who were overdue for medical follow-ups.
AI gut-imaging software takes on the US with FDA clearance and national hospital partnership (PR Newswire)
New collaboration with AI-powered solutions provider Nuance Communications will allow clinics using innovative GIQuant software to accurately measure intestinal motility and treatment response using AI medical image analysis.
Improving Early Detection of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis on Ultrasound (AJMC)
A recent study aims to improve evaluation of fatty liver in ultrasound scans to increase hepatology referrals and predict significant liver fibrosis.
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