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Gastroenterologist salary jumps 3%: 3 stats to know (Becker’s ASC Review)
Gastroenterology pay hit $500,400 in 2021, according to Doximity’s “2021 Physician Compensation Report,” released Dec. 16.
The PE Playbook: What To Expect In 2022 (Paul Keckley)
Private equity’s impact on healthcare delivery accelerated during the pandemic. It’s likely to continue with profound implications for traditional providers in 2022.
Health Care in 2021: A Year of Pandemic Losses and Life-Saving Vaccines, Support for the ACA, and a Deadly Uptick in Overdoses (The Commonwealth Fund)
The article looks back on the year’s most salient health care developments, focusing first on COVID-19 and then on other events.
4 guidelines published by AGA in 2021 (AGA)
Recommendations include testing protocol for cirrhosis patients, early use of biologics for patients with Crohn’s disease, IGB weight loss strategy, and COVID testing protocol.
Advanced practitioners may fill gap left by retiring GIs- Michael Weinstein, MD, president and CEO at Capital Digestive Care (Becker’s ASC Review)
Newly-minted GIs are reaping the rewards of being in high demand — though that demand could drop off if the market shifts some of their responsibilities to other clinicians.
Nearly 25% of primary care clinicians prefer another screening method over colonoscopy (Healio)
About one in four primary care clinicians surveyed preferred a stool-based test to a colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Deep reconstruction- recoding network for unsupervised domain adaptation and multi-center generalization in colonoscopy polyp detection (Physician’s Weekly)
With the DRRN, the generalization performance of the DNN-based polyp detection model can be improved without additional labeled data.
PE-Backed Allied Digestive Health: Changing the GI Landscape in NJ (Becker’s ASC Review)
The article by Becker’s Healthcare highlights the journey of Allied Digestive Health (ADH), headquartered in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
Biologic Therapies Are Lowering the Rate of Abdominal Surgeries for Crohn’s Disease (Cleaveland Clinic)
While biologics have shown to improve short-term outcomes, it has been difficult to show the long-term benefit of biologic therapy from standard trials.
Could Machine Learning Complement Rectal Swabbing for CDI? (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
A machine learning model can identify patients at high risk for developing hospital-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection (HA-CDI) and help guide potential early preventive measures.
Upper Endoscopy in Patients With GERD May Reduce GI Cancer Mortality (Medscape)
Among individuals with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a negative upper endoscopy is associated with decreased risk in incidence and mortality from gastrointestinal cancer.
Top 31 Microbiome startups (Medical Startups)
Microbiome startups develop new microbes, microbe-based treatments, and microbiome diagnostic technologies. The article enlists the top microbiome startups across the world.
Mediating Factors Between Race and Time to Treatment in Colorectal Cancer (Urban Health News)
The study aims to quantify the mechanisms that contribute to this disparity in treatment delay.
New treatment could be a better option for patients with colon cancer (News Medical)
Targeted radioembolization alongside chemotherapy improved progress-free survival for patients with colon cancer that had metastasized to the liver.
Managing cancer risk in IBD patients (The Medical Independent)
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk of cancer, and the use of immunosuppressive therapies thus needs to be carefully and individually assessed in light of their risk profile.
Research that potentially links autism and brain-gut microbiome (Medical Xpress)
The review suggests that gut microbiota may serve critical roles in modulating brain functions, social behaviors and autistic symptoms.
Health equity could get worse unless Congress acts (The Hill)
Many stakeholders are concerned that if these cuts go forward, they will continue to exacerbate the deterioration of quality health care delivery to the patient.
What Oracle’s acquisition of Cerner could mean for big tech in health (Mobi Health News)
Software giants are looking to buy their way into the healthcare business, which has been slow to jump into cloud computing and software

More Hot headlines in GI
GI Symptoms in Kids With COVID May Predict Severe Outcomes (Medscape)
13 GI centers opened or announced so far in 2021 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Latin Americans and US Hispanics show differences in IBD phenotype: a systematic review with meta-analysis (Pubmed)
Second Genome Granted U.S. Patent for Proteins for the Treatment or Prevention of Epithelial Barrier Function Disorders (PR Newswire)
Don’t Be Surprised – The No Surprises Act Takes Effect January 1, 2022 (JD Supra)
Chicago gastrointestinal physician charged with insider trading (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Physicians over-relying on a commonly used laboratory test can miss liver cirrhosis (MUSC)
Fujifilm Launches New Device Aimed at Simplifying Endoscopic Lesion Extraction During the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2021 Conference (Yahoo Finance)
Automated Bleeding Detection in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Videos (Path Partner)
Videos:  Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)