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February 24, 2021

WEBINAR: Living with Pancreatitis: Navigating Your Diagnosis

Living With Pancreatitis Navigating Your Diagnosis Register today for Mission: Cure's next webinar Wednesday, March 10th, 2020 2:00 p.m. EST  Join us as GI expert Dr. Eli Penn walks us through the symptoms of pancreatitis doctors look for, the tests patients can ask for to receive an accurate diagnosis, and tools patients can use to be better equipped during their next…
Stephen Pandol, MD, is Director of Basic and Translational Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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June 5, 2018

Pancreatitis and Alcohol: What’s the Real Connection?

I’ve been researching and treating chronic pancreatitis for decades, so I know firsthand what a complicated disease it is and how many unknowns remain. Answers are finally beginning to emerge, but the research is still very preliminary, underscoring how much more we need to learn. It has become increasingly clear that chronic pancreatitis (CP) is caused by multiple factors. Those…
BlogExocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyUncategorized
February 18, 2021

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…
BlogExocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyPatient Resources
March 25, 2019

EPI and Pancreatic Enzymes: Expert Doctor Answers Patient Questions

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,…
BlogPediatric Pancreatitis
November 29, 2019

Scary Medical Procedures Can Cause PTSD in Kids with Pancreatitis

Key takeaways: •   Medical procedures can be traumatic for children, and this trauma can cause “medical PTSD”– a condition called pediatric medical traumatic stress, or PMTS •   PMTS is being studied in people with chronic pancreatitis and other chronic illnesses •   If children suffer from PMTS, parents can help by finding psychologists experienced in chronic illness, keeping their doctors and social…
Exocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyTopics
December 9, 2020

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and Pancreatic Enzymes

What is Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)?  EPI --when the pancreas does not secrete enough digestive enzymes-- is common in people with chronic pancreatitis. This is because as the pancreas gets scarred, the part of the pancreas that generates enzymes is destroyed and thus is unable to produce these enzymes that are essential in the digestive process. Leading causes of EPI: …
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November 17, 2020

Volunteers Needed for Pancreatitis Research Study

Volunteers Needed Precision Care Network is collecting nasal cells to support research focused on improving medical care for people who have been diagnosed with pancreatitis or are at high risk for developing pancreatitis. Donating nasal cells takes less than five minutes. Eligibility Must be 18 years or older and Have a pancreatitis diagnosis, or Be at high risk of developing…
NewsPain ManagementWebinarsWebinars: Pain Management
January 30, 2020

Pancreatitis Pain: The Latest Treatment & Policy Perspectives on Opioids

Mission: Cure's most recent webinar is now online: Pancreatitis Pain: The Latest Medical & Policy Perspectives on Opioids Watch It Now! On this webinar, Kate Nicholson, J.D., a civil rights attorney, pain patient advocate, and expert on the so-called opioid or overdose crisis, and Dr. Eva Szigethy, a leading UPMC psychiatrist focused on the management of chronic pain and psychotropic medication…
Shows Mission: Cure's team at PancreasFest 2019.
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September 5, 2019

Mission: Cure Update: PancreasFest and Progress

PancreasFest 2019 unveiled promising scientific discoveries and exciting collaboration opportunities, and Mission: Cure was there! Mission: Cure's Team at PancreasFest 2019. Big thanks to our amazing interns from Brown University and Amy Jensen who shared her story of living undiagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. Yes, PancreasFest is the name of a scientific conference held annually in Pittsburgh, PA in July where…
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November 21, 2019

Managing Chronic Pain in Pancreatitis

Key points: •   Chronic pain from pancreatitis takes a major toll on patients and their loved ones. •   To effectively treat chronic pancreatitis pain, we need to address the symptoms as well as the impact of pain on patients’ lives.  •   One piece of the solution is self-management, which involves education, lifestyle changes, pain coping skills, and emotional and social…
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