Commentaries about digestive and digital health from the MyGiHealth team
This article, covering Dr William Chey's low FODMAP diet research, originally appeared in USA Today. Would a life without onions, garlic, apples and most bread be worth living? For growing numbers of people suffering from digestive ills, the answer is
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS If you’ve ever been hospitalized or visited someone in the hospital, then you know that patients can experience anxiety, uncertainty and boredom exacerbated by a radical change in living environment and loss of customary rights and
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, MPH. There are pervasive claims that digital health innovations are positively transforming healthcare (a notable example). However, despite this enthusiasm among technophiles, there are very few peer-reviewed and methodologically rigorous studies addressing the accuracy and impact
Published by Healio Gastroenterology. While physicians as a whole slowly adopt new technology, such as implementation of electronic medical records, a new wave of clinicians look toward clinical research and doctor involvement to bring digital technologies into the GI practice
William D. Chey , MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, RFF 1 Food sits at the intersection between gastrointestinal (GI) physiology and symptoms in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is now clear that the majority of IBS sufferers associate eating
A notable speaker at a recent digital health conference presented a TED-style PowerPoint talk with provocative infographics about how healthcare has fallen behind every other industry on the planet. One of the slides said this: “Your car has 100 sensors.
Lately there has been considerable discussion about how digital health can “empower” patients. Although it seems fine if a patient wants to use that term, I am concerned when non-patient technophiles speak of empowering patients. I’ve even noticed it in
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MPH My father was 67 years old when he reported to the UCLA Medical Center for a CT scan to investigate a nagging complaint. As a physician, I always pause before ordering CT scans. Sometimes a scan
As seen in Healio Gastroenterology Watch Brennan Spiegel, MD, MHSH, discuss how health information technology will transform gastroenterology and medicine in general. “I talked about three different digital health platforms today,” Spiegel said. “I talked about social media, and how we
As seen in Healio Gastroenterology : HONOLULU — Watch William D. Chey, MD, FACG, professor of medicine at the University of Michigan health system, and director of the GI Nutrition and Behavioral Wellness Program at the University of Michigan, discuss the
Dr. William Chey discusses potential ways in which physicians can interact with online patient evaluation websites (PEWs) to improve doctor-patient communication and manage their reputation online.
As seen in Prevention : By PENELOPE ROSE MORRISON Remember chatting with your friends about how you hadn't pooped all week? Of course you don't, because that conversation never happened. Constipation isn't the most comfortable of topics. But for most women, occasional
Although I am a technophile who actively studies the impact of digital health solutions in the clinical trenches, I have also written about how hard it is to do digital health. My research team at Cedars-Sinai has witnessed, first-hand, what
Imagine your doctor just informed you it’s time to get screened for colon cancer. She recommends a colonoscopy – a test to look inside your colon using a flexible tube with a miniature camera on the end. She explains that
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Health System Digital Health in the Clinical Trenches: A Reality Check We often hear that digital health is transforming medicine at a breathtaking pace. Each day brings news of an
As seen in Healio Gastroenterology Almario CV, et al. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015;doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2015.02.038. Among individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, Latinos and blacks were less likely to undergo guideline-recommended screening colonoscopy compared with whites, according to recent study
Full article published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. Objective It is important for clinicians to inquire about “alarm features” as it may identify those at risk for organic disease and who require additional diagnostic workup. We developed a computer
Watch Dr. William Chey discuss several different abstracts he presented at DDW 2015 with data on new drug treatments for irritable bowel syndrome.
We often hear that healthcare lies on a precipice of transformative change. Each day brings news of an innovation poised to alter the practice of medicine. Technophiles announce that digital health advances such as electronic health records (EHR), mobile health
Watch Dr. William Chey discuss an abstract he presented at DDW 2015 that addresses a novel device developed to identify patients with dyssynergic defecation.
IBS: A Clinical Chameleon - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of detectable organic disease. What that means is we can’t (yet) take a picture of IBS,
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or “GERD,” is caused by the movement of stomach acid into the esophagus. It can be painful, can impair quality of life, and cost a lot of money to manage. The prevalence of acid reflux symptoms is
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation are among the most common syndromes in the world. IBS affects around 10% of the population and is marked by recurrent abdominal pain, discomfort, diarrhea, or constipation. People with IBS suffer not only
Although it's well known that pregnant women often suffer from GI distress, including nausea, vomiting, and heartburn, it's less well known that many women develop GI problems long after having delivered a baby. These post-partum problems range from constipation, to
As seen on Practice Update : Hippocrates once mused, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Despite pleas for dietary advice from patients with gastrointestinal symptoms, practitioners of western medicine have largely shunned this sage advice. Within
Published by the American Public Health Association : Background : Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are gaining recognition as key measures for improving the quality of patient care in clinical care settings. Three factors have made the implementation of PROs in clinical
As seen in The American Journal of Gastroenterology : Objectives: Healthcare delivery now mandates shorter visits with higher documentation requirements, undermining the patient–provider interaction. To improve clinic visit efficiency, we developed a patient–provider portal that systematically collects patient symptoms using
Published by the American Gastroenterological Association : A Renaissance in Mobile Computing - It was only seven years ago when Apple released its first iPhone. Little did we know that Apple’s product launch would catalyze a renaissance in mobile computing,
Dr. William Chey discusses the rapidly changing field of both IBS and CIC treatments.
Dr. William Chey discusses the pathophysiology of celiac disease and the the role of various serine proteases in its inflammatory processes.
Dr. William Chey discusses the key guidelines and appropriate treatment regimens for both mild-to-moderate and severe disease, including fecal transplantation.