Intervention aims to ‘bridge the gap’ between primary care, oncology

An intervention designed to keep family practitioners involved in the care of their patients with cancer had a “modest effect” on hospitalizations and ED visits 3 months after implementation, researchers wrote in Annals of Family Medicine.However, there was no significant reduction in hospitalizations or ED visits after this period, the researchers said. Still, they noted…

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Legislative Update – March 26, 2021

AI-generated transcript below [00:01]Good morning and welcome to the Week for Legislative Report. Things have been active in Tallahassee this past week, but nothing is as vital to physicians as the Covid liability bill. By the time that you’re looking at this, that bill should be on Governor DeSantis’s desk. This bill will protect those…

Q&A: Partnership streamlines genetic counseling, testing to identify hereditary GI cancer

GI OnDEMAND has recently partnered with Ambry Genetics to integrate online genetic counseling and testing services into gastroenterology practices in the United States to better identify hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes.According to a press release, GI OnDEMAND will offer the CARE (Comprehensive, Assessment, Risk, and Education) program through the partnership. The program automates the process for…

COVID-19: 1st wave significantly reduced GI neoplasia detection

A typically high-volume endoscopy unit in Italy saw a significant reduction in procedures in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research presented at ESGE Days.Sebastian M. Milluzzo, MD, from Fondazione Poliambulanza Istituto Ospedaliero in Brescia, Italy, said that since Italy was the first European country to experience a COVID-19 outbreak, hospitals there…

MIS-C mystery persists even as rheumatologists’ arsenal proves key to treatment

As physicians around the world scrambled throughout early 2020 to respond to the exploding COVID-19 pandemic, the one promising development appeared to be that children were at relatively low risk compared with adults.Then, in May 2020, the CDC officially recognized and began tracking a completely new disease, one that appeared to specifically target children and…