Home / Curated Business/Tech GI Resources July 1st, 2020: 18 Unmissable GI headlines for this week
3 insights from Dr. Michael Byrne on AI on GI (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Becker’s GI & Endoscopy covered our interview with Dr. Byrne about the potential applications of AI in GI.
Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays (Medscape)
An expected surge in the number of people seeking colonoscopy after the peak of the COVID-19 passes could cause physicians to rethink patient prioritization, could create a strain on endoscopy capacity, and might raise the specter of detecting colorectal cancer in more patients.
Functional heartburn or refractory reflux disease? (AGA)
AGA has released a new Clinical Practice Update providing best practice advice to diagnosis and treat functional heartburn.
COVID-19 substantially reduces endoscopy procedures worldwide (Healio)
New data revealed a substantial decrease in endoscopy procedures around the world of more than 80% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CRC Screening at Age 40 Seen Cost-Effective (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
These findings are relevant in light of the increasing incidence of CRC among people under 50 years of age.
Reinvent Health Care to Beat Covid-19 (Wall Street Journal)
Important surgeries can continue, but doctors need to be paid more for managing outbreaks.
Gastroenterology compensation, debt & ownership: 5 statistics (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterologists are more likely than other specialists to have a net worth of under $500,000, but they’re least likely to still be paying off school loans.
4 private equity GI deals announced this year (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
There have been four private equity deals in gastroenterology in 2020.
Telehealth may be cost-effective for IBD patients (Healio)
For patients with inflammatory bowel disease, telehealth was cost-saving and had high probability of cost-effectiveness.
ASMBS: Bariatric surgery ‘medically necessary’ during COVID-19 pandemic (Healio)
Bariatric surgery can improve obesity and the related diseases that increase risks for worse COVID-19 outcomes and should not be considered an elective procedure.
Video: Many People Lack Protective Antibodies After COVID-19 Infection (Medscape)
An article tried to answer the question of how protective those coronavirus antibodies are. And, at first blush at least, the news isn’t great.
Video: Colorectal Cancer Highlights from ASCO 2020 (Medscape)
Dr Benjamin Weinberg from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer, discusses key studies from the ASCO 2020 virtual meeting for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).
Video: GI Societies join forces to promote diversity within the field (Healio)
In this interview, President of AGA Dr. Bishr Omary discusses the joint statement by various societies. They pledged to create guidelines to end racism and social injustice in GI.
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