Raising the awareness of celiac disease in the medical community  
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Physicians and others in the medical community need to be more aware of celiac disease.   Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten that affects approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population.   However, most physicians didn’t learn much about it in medical school or duringRead more …Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christina-tennyson" rel="tag" > Christina Tennyson, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs

GI Genius Polyp Detection System: Interview with Giovanni Di Napoli, President, Gastrointestinal at Medtronic
We recently reported on the de novo FDA clearance received by Medtronic for its GI Genius AI polyp detection system. The product is hugely flexible as it works with any video colonoscope and provides AI powered assistance for clinicians in identifying colorectal polyps during colonoscopies. Medtronic reports that the system has significantly improved polyp detection rates, which should translate to better colorectal cancer patient outcomes through prompt diagnosis and early treatment. As a clinician performs a colonoscopy the system analyzes the video data and highlights suspected polyps using a green box on the vid...
Source: Medgadget - May 13, 2021 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive GI Source Type: blogs

Is IBD an underrecognized health problem in minority groups?
As many people know, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a complex condition affecting the intestine, which is the part of the digestive tract that helps digest food and remove water, salt, and waste. But you might not know this: in recent years in the US, IBD is being diagnosed more often among people who are Black, Hispanic/Latinx, East and Southeast Asian, or from other minority groups than it was in past decades. Is this a true rise in cases? Is IBD underrecognized in minority populations? While we don’t have all the answers yet, exploring health disparities in IBD and explaining its symptoms may encourage more peopl...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD, MPH Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Health care disparities Inflammation Source Type: blogs

How reviewing medical malpractice claims made me a better gastroenterologist [PODCAST]
“When a patient is dissatisfied with his or her care, he or she can consult an attorney, who will enlist a physician‘expert’ to determine if a doctor has deviated from the standard of care and whether that deviation caused a negative outcome. Over the past decade of reviewing cases involving medical malpractice, I have […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/the-podcast-by-kevinmd" rel="tag" > The Podcast by KevinMD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Gastroenterology Malpractice Source Type: blogs

Understanding the link between reflux and cancer can save lives
People who find themselves reaching for antacid several times a month, might consider reaching out to their doctor instead. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the same condition that causes heartburn, is also linked to a deadly form of esophageal cancer, adenocarcinoma. Lack of awareness about the link between reflux and cancer has contributed to a 733 […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/hoag-memorial-hospital-presbyterian" rel="tag" > Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

3D Printed Shields Protect Guts During Radiotherapy
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT have developed 3D printed shields to protect the gastrointestinal tract from the side effects of radiotherapy. Using CT scans, the devices can be custom printed to suit each patient’s anatomy. The materials they’re made of contain high atomic number elements that help to shield tissues from gamma and X-rays. Radiotherapy can be highly effective at targeting tumors and helping to shrink them. However, it can also have significant consequences for nearby healthy tissues. The side effects can be particularly pronounced in the delicate tissues of the mouth and g...
Source: Medgadget - April 27, 2021 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: GI Materials Radiation Oncology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Non-Surgical Solution for Fecal Incontinence: Interview with Miles Rosen, CEO of Pelvalon
Fecal incontinence can be extremely challenging for those who suffer it. The condition can be embarrassing, making it difficult for people to tell others or even their doctor about it, and it is more common than you might think. Fecal incontinence can affect anyone, but a key group of patients includes women during menopause, in whom it is often associated with previous pelvic trauma, such as that which occurs during child-birth. Treatment options are relatively limited and either tend to be minimalist, such as lifestyle changes, or pretty intense, such as expensive surgical implants. There was a gap for a low-risk and ...
Source: Medgadget - April 21, 2021 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive GI Ob/Gyn Source Type: blogs

Diet, disease, and the microbiome
There is growing interest in the human body’s microbiome and its connection to chronic disease. A new study examines that connection, along with how the foods we eat influence the composition of our microbiome. Microbiome protects host and plays role in disease risk The microbiome consists of the genes of tiny organisms (bacteria, viruses, and other microbes) found in the gastrointestinal tract, primarily in the small and large intestine. The normal gut flora — another term for the microbiome — protects its human host. For the microbiome to flourish, the right balance must exist, with the healthy species dominating t...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes, MS, RDN, CDCES, LDN, NASM-CPT Tags: Healthy Eating Heart Health Probiotics Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, April 19th 2021
In conclusion, airway pressure treatment and adherence are independently associated with lower odds of incident AD diagnoses in older adults. Results suggest that treatment of OSA may reduce risk of subsequent dementia. (Source: Fight Aging!)
Source: Fight Aging! - April 18, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

FDA Clears First AI Polyp Detection System for Colonoscopies
Medtronic won FDA de novo clearance for its GI Genius endoscopy technology that can spot suspicious lesions during routine colonoscopy exams. The system works with any video colonoscope and can even process pre-recorded colonoscopies. Even highly experienced gastroenterologists can miss a polyp while navigating through the colon. Computer vision technology can carefully process the entirety of every video frame to spot any irregularities associated with polyps. According to Medtronic, “the GI Genius module has demonstrated a 14% absolute increase in ADR [adenoma detection rate] compared to colonoscopy alone fo...
Source: Medgadget - April 15, 2021 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: GI Source Type: blogs

Meeting a patient again, years after a day that changed their lives
I wanted to share a serendipitous story about a patient I saw in the office today.    I normally introduce myself when I enter the room, but today was particularly chaotic, and I wrongly assumed she would know my name.  I sat down, said hello, and asked how I could help her.  She shared with me […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/scott-choi" rel="tag" > Scott Choi, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs

Does the Gut Microbiome Contribute to Age-Related Anabolic Resistance
The gut microbiome is a highly varied collection of microbial populations that acts in symbiosis with the body to process food and provide needed metabolites. With age, there is a detrimental shift in these populations. Those generating useful metabolites, such as butyrate, diminish in number. Those capable of infiltrating tissue, generating inflammatory compounds, or otherwise interacting with the immune system to provoke chronic inflammation increase in number. Researchers have demonstrated that this is a meaningful process in short-lived species by transplanting a youthful gut microbiome into older individuals. In killi...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 13, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Attention mid-career physicians: Let ’s find our ikigai
As a physician who helps administer and analyze our medical staff’s wellness data, I have been puzzled by one consistent finding from our semi-annual physician wellness survey– the group of physicians with the highest level of distress are the mid-career physicians, those who, like me, graduated from medical school 15 to 24 years ago. […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/anish-sheth" rel="tag" > Anish Sheth, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Gastroenterology Practice Management Source Type: blogs

How reviewing medical malpractice claims made me a better gastroenterologist
When a patient is dissatisfied with his or her care, he or she can consult an attorney, who will enlist a physician “expert” to determine if a doctor has deviated from the standard of care and whether that deviation caused a negative outcome. Over the past decade of reviewing cases involving medical malpractice, I have […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/scott-choi" rel="tag" > Scott Choi, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Malpractice Source Type: blogs

Cost segregation: an underutilized strategy for physicians who own real estate
A gastroenterologist client of mine in Florida is very business savvy. From the beginning of our 12-year relationship, we planned to include real estate as part of his overall diversified portfolio alongside the equity investments in his retirement account. Slowly but surely, with the savings leftover after deferring the maximum amount he could into retirement […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/syed-nishat" rel="tag" > Syed Nishat, BFA < /a > < /span > Tags: Finance Source Type: blogs