Home / Curated Business/Tech GI Resources July 23rd, 2020: GI Alliance resumes 2020 expansion through Illinois Gastroenterology Institute partnership
“We are pleased to resume our 2020 expansion strategy, even during these unprecedented times and the continuing COVID-19 health crisis.” said Dr. Jim Weber, CEO of GI Alliance. Illinois Gastroenterology Institute (IGI) Joins GI Alliance (PR Newswire)
13 Interviews With GI Leaders – Private Equity To COVID-19 (NextServices)
These interviews provide insights on a diverse range of topics. From Private Equity to AI to Ancillary services to COVID-19. Watch them all now if you have missed them before.
10 stats on GI compensation, debt, net worth & more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterologists reported average annual compensation of $419,000, the sixth highest amount of specialty physicians.
Early colorectal cancer screening benefits African Americans (Kaiser Permanente)
The American Cancer Society estimates that this year 147,950 people will be diagnosed with —and 53,200 people will die from — colorectal cancer.
Half of Recommended Biopsies Can Detect Microscopic Colitis (Medscape)
All patients with microscopic colitis who had biopsies of both the ascending and descending colon had positive slide review for at least one of the two sites.
Telemedicine revolution, deferred (Politico)
Telehealth’s coronavirus wave has already begun to crest, laying bare some of the longstanding problems that inhibited the technology’s growth for years.
Plunging Colonoscopy Rates May Signal Crisis Ahead (Medscape)
“We’ve made 32% fewer colon cancer diagnoses by mid-April compared with last year at that time.” Conversation with Jennifer A. Christie, MD; Carol A. Burke, MD and Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD.
‘This is the world without one vaccine:’ Addressing vaccine-hesitancy in IBD (Healio)
Talking to vaccine-hesitant patients about this topic can present significant challenges for gastroenterologists treating inflammatory bowel disease.
Treating Colorectal Cancer in the COVID-19 Era (Medscape)
“Our QUASAR group validated the Oncotype DX for colon cancer. The problem is that the risk factors associated with this assay for colon cancer are not as strong as for breast cancer.”
IBD Patients Can Learn Yoga From The Internet to Help Relieve Symptoms (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
An online video and audio series aims to introduce people with inflammatory bowel disease to yoga, meditation and breathing exercises from the comfort of their own homes.
6 new GI, endoscopy centers in June (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Six surgery centers featuring gastroenterology and endoscopy services were opened or announced in June.
What’s Not to Love About Disposable Endoscopic Devices? (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Brian Lacy, MD, a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., called the new findings “shocking.”
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