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  1. GI physician leader to know: Dr. William Tremaine of Mayo Clinic

    William J. Tremaine, MD, is a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He serves as chair of the Clinical Research Grants Committee, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. In 2011, he was the chair of the evaluation meeting for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Dr. Lawrence Hoberman creates chewable probiotics for kids: 4 key notes

    Lawrence Hoberman, MD, has developed a child-friendly version of his EndoMune Advanced Probiotic supplements, according to a My San Antonio report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. ACG playbook on CMS colonoscopy cuts: 6 recommendations

    CMS has proposed payment cuts for lower GI/endoscopy procedures, including colonoscopy, for 2016. The GI societies have vocally expressed intent to fight these reimbursement cuts.   By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. National University of Singapore researchers develop adjustable-focus scopes for colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening, as well as a necessary tool for several other GI conditions, but patients often associate the procedure with discomfort. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. GI physician leader to know: Dr. Phillip Toskes of University of Florida

    Phillip P. Toskes, MD, is a professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is a past president of the American Gastroenterological Association. He is also a member of the American Federation for Clinical Research, American College of Physicians and American Pancreatic Association.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Removing H. pylori bacteria can reduce risk of gastric cancer: 4 key notes

    Eradicating H. pylori reduces the incidence of gastric cancer in certain healthy individuals, according to a study published in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Connecticut hospital acquires Fuse Endoscopy System, Vermont hospital acquires Olympus video endoscopy system & more – 5 GI/endoscopy company key notes

    Here are five recent news updates on key GI/endoscopy company players.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. FDA approves Coldplay Cryoballoon for Barrett's esophagus treatment

    The Coldplay Cryoballoon Full Ablation System and the Coldplay Cryoballoon Swipe Ablation System from C2 Therapeutics has received FDA 510(k) clearance. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. GI physician leader to know: Dr. Andrea Todisco of University of Michigan Health System

    Andrea Todisco, MD, is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. He is board-certified internal medicine and gastroenterology. He has a professional interest in peptic ulcer disease, gastric acid secretion, hepatitis C, irritable bowel syndrome and capsule endoscopy.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Experimental chemical inhibitor therapy effective in suppressing UC: 4 key notes

    A new experimental therapy has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis using a chemical inhibitor able to block an RNA molecule, according to an EndoNurse report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 5 most-read GI/endoscopy stories – July 20 to July 24

    Here are the five most-read Becker's ASC Review gastroenterology and endoscopy stories for the week of July 20 to July 24. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. FDA clears 2 new HCV drugs

    The market for hepatitis C drugs has been closely followed as new — and expensive — treatments have resulted in high cure rates. Now, two additional oral HCV drugs have received FDA approval, according to a Medscape report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. 170 GI physicians making headlines in 2015 so far

    Here are 170 gastroenterologists making headlines in the first half of the year.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Payment landscape forecast: 3 gastroenterologists consider the possibility of colonoscopy reimbursement cuts

    CMS has released the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which could put into action payment cuts for colonoscopy and other lower GI/endoscopy procedures of up to 19 percent.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. GI physician to know: Dr. Lewis Strong of Centers for Gastroenterology

    Lewis Strong, MD, is a gastroenterologist with the Centers for Gastroenterology in Loveland, Colo., where he has been practicing since 2007. He also performs procedures at Skyline Endoscopy Center, affiliated with Pinnacle III, in Loveland. Additionally, he provides care at Denver-based UC Health.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Fixed-dose combination pill effective in treating HIV patients with hep C: 7 insights

    A fixed-dose combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir was an effective treatment for HIV patients co-infected with HCV genotype 1 or 4, according to a study published in New England Journal of Medicine.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Dr. Gary Reiss: The new frontier in GERD & Barrett's esophagus treatment

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus are two conditions frequently seen in the GI field, but new advances are changing the way gastroenterologists approach patient treatment.  By Carrie Pallardy -
  7. Stamford Hospital acquires Fuse endoscopy system

    Stamford (Conn.) Hospital has become the first provider in its area to acquire the Fuse Endoscope System from EndoChoice, according to a Norwalkplus report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. Chromoendoscopy vs. conventional colonoscopy: IBD surveillance

    A recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology compared standard white light endoscopy with random biopsy sampling for dysplasia detection in inflammatory bowel disease patients to chromoendoscopy. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. GI physician compensation: 13 statistics

    GI physicians earn an average salary of $370,000, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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