Megan Golden

New Clinical Trial Testing a Repurposing Drug, Proglumide, Aims to Treat Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis, a life-threatening condition, occurs suddenly and is often idiopathic (meaning, for unknown reasons). Although treatment specific to the disease is lacking, it usually resolves with proper clinical management. Multiple episodes may occur over time, leading to recurrent acute pancreatitis, which can eventually lead to chronic pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis is irreversible inflammatory and fibrotic […]

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New Collaboration with Johns Hopkins to Treat Pancreatitis Pain

Mission: Cure has provided initial funding to Johns Hopkins Medicine to launch the new Pancreatitis Pain Research Center. Mission: Cure will work with Johns Hopkins to establish the Pancreatitis Pain Research Program. The goals for the pancreatitis pain program are: To study and treat specific types of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis To create an

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Nutrition for Chronic Pancreatitis in Adults

Nutrition is one of the most important considerations for patients who suffer from pancreatitis. Mission: Cure’s webinar on April 6th, 2022 featured pancreatic nutrition expert Mary Phillips from Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, UK. During the webinar, Mary discusses the following topics: Malnutrition in chronic pancreatitis: prevalence, causes, and treatment Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency: what

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10-Minute Guided Meditation: Meditation for Pancreatitis Pain and Discomfort

Dr. Christiane Wolf leads a 10-minute guided meditation for pain and discomfort. Meditation can be a powerful tool to manage pain associated with chronic illnesses like pancreatitis. Dr. Christiane Wolf is a physician turned mindfulness and compassion teacher and teacher trainer. She is an authorized Buddhist teacher in the Insight (Vipassana) meditation tradition, teaching classes

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This is What Experts Say About Neuropathic Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis

Many patients with chronic pancreatitis experience neuropathic pain–a type of pain that happens when your nervous system is not working correctly. The good news is that this type of pain is treatable. You will learn about treating neuropathic pain and different types of pain in this blog post. This blog post written by Dr. Jay

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How can medical cannabis help pancreatitis patients?

In this video guide, Dr. Tim Gardner explains medical cannabis and how pancreatitis patients can benefit from it. Dr. Gardner is a gastroenterologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. DISCLAIMER: The information on this video is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical marijuana is

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