Gastro Health in 2021: 11 updates (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Miami-based Gastro Health had a strong year, adding nine practices and expanding its reach in Florida, Ohio and Virginia. Here were 11 Gastro Health moves in 2021.
The Year in Gastroenterology Literature: 11 Must-Reads (Medscape)
The article enlists the top GI literature articles in 2021 that have the greatest game-changing potential for clinical practices.
Gut microbiome research in 2021: a look back at the findings from the last 12 months (Gut Microbiota For Health)
The article enlists major advances in the role of the gut microbiome in maintaining health and helping manage gut and immune-related diseases.
High GI Spending Reveals Research, Public Health Need (Medscape)
GI, liver, and pancreatic diseases cost the U.S. health care system about $120B per year and account for approximately 250,000 annual deaths, according to an estimate from a recent analysis.
Gender-based pay inequity in gastroenterology (MDedge)
About 34 % of gastroenterology fellows are women, despite this equity in pay between male and female physicians has been unequal in many areas.
Over 212,500 Patients Affected by 2020 Email Account Breach at Florida Digestive Health Specialists (HIPAA Journal)
Florida Digestive Health Specialists has recently started notifying more than 212,000 patients that some of their protected health information has been exposed in a December 2020 cyberattack.
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.
Half of those with Corona remain symptomatic of the gastrointestinal tract (24/7 News Bulletin)
In a study conducted on 3,000 patients, it was found that 1 out of every 2 patients had at least 1 symptom related to stomach and intestinal disorders.
Larger Colorectal Polyps Can Be Removed Using Cold Snares (HospiMedica)
Large colorectal polyps (up to 15 mm in size) can be safely and effectively removed via cold snare polypectomy (CSP), according to a new study.
G-EYE Shines in Attachment Comparison For Colonoscopy (GI & Endoscopy News)
For improving the visibility of surface areas during colonoscopy and optimizing the examination, the G-EYE balloon device showed multiple advantages over the Endocuff Vision.
The 8 biggest health care stories of 2021 (Advisory Board)
Experts reflect on 2021 to enlist the eight most important stories of the year, why they matter, and how to think about them moving forward.
How Oracle’s acquisition of Cerner is positive for providers (Healthcare Finance News)
The companies are looking to help healthcare professionals through digital tools and technology, expert says.
Multidisciplinary Clinics May Be the Best Option for Functional GI Disorders (MedPage Today)
A recent study evaluated in a randomized design compared a multidisciplinary care model with the standard-of-care model on a variety of health-related patient-reported outcomes and cost-effectiveness metrics.
AI system improves early gastric cancer detection (MDedge)
An artificial intelligence (AI) system called “ENDOANGEL” was effective for real-time monitoring of endoscopic “blind spots” and improved detection of early gastric cancer.
What’s new in gastroenterology and hepatology (UpToDate)
The article enlists important updates that were considered by the editors and authors to be of particular interest in 2021.
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