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Dr. Asjbørn Mohr Drewes, MD, PhD
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September 27, 2018

Blog: New Guidelines for Managing the Pain of Chronic Pancreatitis

Dr. Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, MD, PhD, is a widely-recognized expert in gastroenterology and pain, especially in diseases of the pancreas and oesophagus. Acting as both a clinician and researcher, he has authored 507 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is currently the Director of Mech-Sense and Center for Pancreatic Diseases at…
Exocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyPatient Resources
March 25, 2019

Expert Q&A: EPI and Pancreatic Enzymes

Dr. Steven Freedman of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School Dr. Steven Freedman, MD, Ph.D., a worldwide expert on pancreatic disease and cystic fibrosis, presented on Mission: Cure’s Pancreatitis Patient Webinar on Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) and Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (PERT). EPI is one of the symptoms of pancreatitis. For a more comprehensive overview of EPI,…
Exocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyPatient ResourcesPatient Stories
March 11, 2021

Blog: My Experience with Pancreatic Enzymes (PERT)

I read Liz’s blog and her journey with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) resonated with my own experience. The one difference - since the diagnosis, seven years and counting - I continue to calibrate my enzyme dosage. Here is my experience with pancreatic enzymes. My first (diagnosed) acute pancreatitis attack happened in 1998 and I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis in…
Exocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyPatient ResourcesPatient Stories
February 18, 2021

Blog: Pancreatic Enzymes and Pancreatitis: My Experience

Road towards a pancreatitis diagnosis #Creoninthewild Hawaii My journey with pancreatitis started when I was about 10 years old. Throughout my years in school (elementary, middle and high school), I was misdiagnosed with a “sensitive stomach.” My pain was not taken seriously by doctors. I was sent to several counselors while I was in college because, despite my symptoms, doctors…
Patient Resources
January 20, 2022

Caring for Someone with Pancreatitis

Caring for Someone Suffering from Pancreatitis Aviv, 5, lives in Israel. Her parents are her primary caregivers. "People without pancreatitis don't understand the uncertainty that caregivers and children with pancreatitis have."   Caring for someone with pancreatitis can be difficult. It is especially difficult to care for someone living with a chronic, debilitating condition. Caregiving can include many functions. You…
Pain ManagementPatient Resources
March 23, 2022

Guided Meditation for Pain Relief

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 and retreats worldwide. More on…
alcohol and pancreatitis
Patient Resources
April 14, 2021

About Alcohol and Pancreatitis

The connection between pancreatitis and alcohol is widely misunderstood. Many people think that drinking alcohol causes chronic pancreatitis... This is WRONG! New studies are debunking old claims that pancreatitis is a disease of alcoholics. Alcohol alone does not directly cause chronic pancreatitis. The widespread belief that chronic pancreatitis is usually caused by alcohol abuse is harmful. Because most doctors believe…
can pancreatitis be cured webinar
Patient ResourcesRepurposing Drugs
February 23, 2022

Webinar: New Therapies for Pancreatitis

Can Pancreatitis be Cured? Mission: Cure's webinar on February 23rd, 2022 featured three biotech executives who are searching for a cure for pancreatitis and one of its major complications, diabetes. John Mellnik, CEO of Path BioAnalytics (PBA), discusses their most recent project that uses translational science and proprietary technology to identify drugs that will correct the problems in the pancreas…
Patient ResourcesWebinars: TPIAT
April 30, 2019

Webinar: Will Pancreas Surgery Cure My Pancreatitis? Doctors Explain TPIAT

Mission: Cure's webinar, TPIAT: Should I Have My Pancreas Removed?, discusses pancreas surgery to reduce chronic pain from pancreatitis.  This is the fourth broadcast in Mission: Cure’s Patient and Family Webinar Series. In this webinar replay you can hear Dr. Melena Bellin of the University of Minnesota explain: Who should consider TPIAT (Total Pancreatectomy & Islet Auto-Transplantation) The selection criteria The TPIAT…
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