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Vivante Health raises $16M as it aims to digitize digestive care (Axios)
The funding will accelerate Vivante Health’s efforts to drive world-class care to the organization’s rapidly growing member base and scale its commercial growth.
Top 31 Microbiome startups (Medical Startups)
The article enlists the top Microbiome startups in the USA and around the world.
2022 AGA Recognition Prize recipients (AGA)
The annual recognition prizes honor the outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology and hepatology.
Strategies for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates (GI Insights)
Dr. Neil Nandi and Dr. Samir Shah, President of the American College of Gastroenterology share creative initiatives to increase screening rates.
Capsule Endoscopy: Past, Present, and Future (GI & Endoscopy News)
The article looks back at the beginning, future, new types of capsules, and the integration of AI into revolutionary technology.
9% of gastroenterologists have thought about suicide, survey finds (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Medscape based its report on a survey of 13,069 physicians in 29 specialties conducted from June 29 to Sept. 26, 2021.
An international study proposes stool analysis for early detection of pancreatic cancer (EurekAlert)
A genetic signature of 27 microorganisms in stool defines the high-risk population for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common pancreatic cancer.
How oral microbiome therapy could change C. diff treatment (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Paul Feuerstadt, MD, and Louis Korman, MD, spoke with Becker’s about how a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine could change how the GI industry treats Clostridioides difficile.
Q&A: ASGE, Medtronic collaborate to improve CRC screening in underserved communities (Healio)
Healio spoke with Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, chief medical officer of GI business at Medtronic, about how the program aims to increase access to CRC screening tools in underserved areas.
CRC Awareness Month journal roundup (AGA)
Three new studies in Gastroenterology cover noninvasive CRC screening options, adenoma detection rate and potential effects of lowering the screening age.
Total polyp number may be more important than size and histology of polyps for prediction of metachronous high-risk colorectal neoplasms (BMC Gastroenterology)
Results suggest that the total polyp number may be considered just as important as the complex information about the size and histologic features of the polyps.
New York gastroenterologist pleads guilty to $3M billing fraud: 3 details (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
A gastroenterologist in Central Islip, N.Y., pleaded guilty March 7 to billing Medicare for millions of dollars for medical procedures that weren’t performed.
Colonoscopy intervals of 1 to 3 years improve CRC outcomes in IBD patients (Healio)
Colonoscopy within 3 years before colorectal cancer diagnosis was linked with early tumor stage detection.
Metaverse: The Next Frontier in Healthcare? (Informa Tech)
The metaverse may be the next big thing, but it will likely take another decade before it’s being used actively in hospitals or medical practices.
Current advancements in the application of AI in clinical decision-making by gastroenterologists in gastrointestinal bleeding (BPG)
The review discusses how AI can assist gastroenterologists in their clinical decision-making, and the challenges in implementing AI in routine practice.
Ulcerative Colitis With an Unexpected Cause (Medpage Today)
Given the increasing range of clinical symptoms being reported, there is an urgent need to properly determine the clinical features of COVID-19.
ACG Offers Guidelines for Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure (Medscape)
The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) convened a team of experts with the goal of helping clinicians recognize and appropriately manage ACLF.
Detecting Endoscope Damage With AI (Single-Use Endoscopy)
Borescopes — inspection cameras that can fit inside an endoscope to look for damages — are a recent technological advancement used to detect problems within the scopes’ channels.

More Hot headlines in GI
GI societies vote no on ANSI/AAMI revisions on endoscopic processing (AGA)
Guardant Health Receives Medicare Coverage for Guardant360 TissueNext™ Test
(Business Wire)
Exact Sciences, Katie Couric team up to fight colon cancer (Lab Pulse)
Microsoft Makes a Big Move Into AI-Driven Healthcare (Street)
Multidisciplinary Program Takes Aim at Pediatric NAFLD (Gi & Endoscopy News)
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Handle with care: Managing IBD in older patients (MDedge)
Early Detection Remains Crucial in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer (PR Newswire)
Bacteria Common in IBD Patients Worsens CDI (General Surgery News)
Touch-sensing protein in the gut likely plays a key role in constipation (News-Medical)
TikTok: A tool for physicians, or a risk to professionalism? (MDLinx)
Colonoscopy isn’t the only way to screen for colon cancer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

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Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)