Gastroenterology Perspective

 
 
  • 6 Big Changes Coming for Office-Visit Coding Next year, physicians may have an easier time coding for office visits -- and could even earn more money from them.
  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors Everyone wants to select the right gift, and this year more than ever, people want to give something that shows appreciation for a favorite physician in their life. Here are some great suggestions.
  • Fish Oils and CV Prevention -- Now What?   Drs Tracy Wang and Renate Schnabel discuss new data on omega-3 fatty acids from the REDUCE-IT trial of icosapent ethyl. Do the STRENGTH, OMEMI, and VITAL Rhythm trials from the AHA meeting raise concerns?
  • Doctors: Our Culture Is Ours and We Need to Own It As physicians, we are complicit in the construction and maintenance of our culture. Is this who we want to be?
  • Hidden Diagnoses: From Einstein to Luther, JFK to Evita An acclaimed surgeon with rheumatoid arthritis and an emperor with a tracheotomy are among the fascinating vignettes presented here.
  • Medscape APRN Compensation Report 2020 Find out how much APRNs are being paid and whether their earnings are static or increasing.
  • Liver Cancer Rates Are Rising; So Is Optimism Around Its Treatment Dr Nancy Reau shares the promising data leading her to believe that the trends around liver cancer can soon be reversed.
  • Breakthroughs in Crohn's Disease From ACG 2020 Virtual   Key studies on Crohn's disease from the ACG 2020 virtual meeting include the longer-term efficacy of drug therapy, the impact of combination treatment, and factors affecting surgical outcomes.
  • Key Studies in Ulcerative Colitis From ACG 2020 Virtual   Highlights in ulcerative colitis from the ACG 2020 virtual meeting include the OCTAVE tofacitinib trial program, the long-term and comparative efficacy of vedolizumab, and long-term colectomy trends.
  • Vanquishing Hepatitis C: A Remarkable Success Story A look back at one of the singular achievements in medical research of the past 25 years, and what improvements are still to come.
  • Anaphylaxis in Kids: Clinical Pearls From The Cribsiders   The Cribsiders discuss common presentations of anaphylaxis in kids and the role of epinephrine, epinephrine, epinephrine!
  • Life, Death, and Painful Dilemmas: Ethics 2020 Medscape looked at how physician ethics have changed in the past decade. More than 5000 physicians told us how they feel about the critical issues they have to deal with and the choices they make.
  • AASLD 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AASLD 2020
  • A Seismic Shift in Colorectal Cancer Screening   Dr Mark Lewis discusses how the recent USPSTF recommendation to start colorectal cancer screening at age 45 years could affect physicians and patients alike.
  • Applying to Residency in a Pandemic: 5 Virtual Interview Tips Virtual residency interviews present a unique challenge. These five strategies to improve the content of your answers will be valuable long after the pandemic is over.
  • The Problem With Preprints in Clinical Science   This may be the year of the preprint, says Dr F. Perry Wilson, but the absence of peer review means there is little opportunity for scientific quality control.
  • How Face Masks May Be Hurting Doctors' Bedside Manner Face masks are changing doctor-patient interactions, possibly for the worse. Current and future doctors must consider how to prevent further straining this important relationship.
  • Dependent No Longer? PAs Contemplate Their Future What will happen to PA scope of practice when the pandemic is over?
  • 10 Highlights From ACG's 'Virtually' Perfect Annual Meeting   According to Dr David Johnson, this year's meeting didn't suffer from moving online, with an abundance of important research.
  • Why Medscape Worked: A Look Back At its founding, Medscape gambled that an open internet that empowered users to make their own decisions about what to read would democratize medicine. Here's why physicians bought in.