As telemedicine continues to receive favorable reviews from healthcare professionals and patients, SonarMD, LLC recently released its SonarMD platform for securely engaging, monitoring, and managing patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases.
Horrifying laceration? Unbelievably large tumor? It's all there for viewing on a free medical app called Figure 1. Its software lets hundreds of thousands of medical professionals post clinical photos, confer on diagnoses, and show their own innovative work. The site has more than 100 million archived photos, all sent in by users, most of them physicians.
As fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has gained acceptance and popularity as a treatment for c. difficile infection, researchers have also been investigating the benefits of the procedure for treating other disorders of the gut, including ulcerative colitis (UC).
Coming next from Medicare: the ICD-10 Obmudsman. Billing under the dreaded new International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) coding system will get a bit less onerous under a deal brokered between Medicare and the American Medical Association.
Spouses and first-degree relatives of patients afflicted with celiac disease were found to be at greater risk for non-celiac autoimmune diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and type 1 diabetes mellitus.