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Pain Management
March 22, 2022

This is What Experts Say About Neuropathic Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis [2022 Blog Post]

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 Pasrischa, an expert from Johns…
Chronic and recurrent Acute Pancreatitis Pationt Prespectives
August 11, 2019

Pancreatitis Patient Survey: Final Report

As many of you may know, Mission: Cure recently launched its first patient survey to gain real-world patient perspectives on living with the disease. Although the survey is ongoing, and we ask that patients who have not completed the survey take a moment to do so, we are also excited to share some preliminary insights that we have gathered from…
Mission: Cure’s Statement on Racial Equality and Justice We at Mission: Cure stand in solidarity with the Black community, the Black Lives Matter movement, and efforts to end systemic racism. We commit to look into ourselves as individuals and as an organization and to do more to advance anti-racism in everything we do.
June 11, 2020

Mission: Cure’s Statement on Racial Equality and Justice

We at Mission: Cure are shocked and outraged by the circumstances surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sandra Bland, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other victims of anti-Black violence. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, the Black Lives Matter movement, and efforts to end systemic racism. We commit to addressing racial inequality whenever and wherever…
October 15, 2020

Patient-Centered Care Models for Pancreatitis Patients

Avi Khullar, Director of Patient Centered Care What are the experiences of individuals suffering from chronic pancreatitis and acute recurrent pancreatitis as they seek care and support? How does this condition change the way that they go about their daily lives? If pancreatic patients could reimagine their ideal care experience, what would that look like? These were some of the…
December 18, 2020

Exceptional Pancreatitis Care Providers

Exceptional Care Award During our 2020 Moments of Hope party, we asked patients to submit the names of care providers that gave them a Moment of Hope during their disease journey. Pancreatitis is a commonly misunderstood disease, even in the medical community. New science has revealed that chronic pancreatitis is not caused by alcoholism, but rather a combination of environmental and genetic…
icd codes pancreatitis
September 4, 2020

ICD Codes Linking Pancreatitis to Alcohol Harm Patients. Let’s Change Them.

Key Takeaways Currently, ICD Codes for pancreatitis associate the disease with alcohol consumption, which is scientifically inaccurate. Physicians use a system called ICD-10 codes to identify diagnoses and procedures in patient medical records and for insurance reimbursement. Chronic Pancreatitis has been inaccurately thought to be caused by alcohol. This is now known to be inaccurate, but is still reflected in…
laura perry
Patient Stories
October 2, 2020

Seeking Treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis: Laura’s Story

Laura while traveling in Wadi Rum, Jordan Stabbing Pain Leads to Acute Pancreatitis Diagnosis In December 2018, Laura Perry, a 24-year old previously-healthy law student, began experiencing abdominal pain after returning home from a trip to Mexico with her family. While in Mexico, Laura had contracted an infection. Believing that it was nothing serious, her doctor prescribed antibiotics. The antibiotics…
avoiding pancreatitis complications
Patient Stories
April 22, 2021

Avoiding Pancreatitis Complications: Seeking Proactive Care

My First Pancreatitis Complications My first (diagnosed) pancreatitis complications occurred in 1998 after I had eaten lunch. It was a shooting pain that rendered me immobile. I was in excruciating pain and later learned I had been in a coma for a few hours. Doctors told me that I had suffered an episode of acute pancreatitis after tests confirmed elevated…
GeneticsPatient ResourcesTopics
January 11, 2019

Blog: Genetic Testing for Pancreatitis: What We Know Now

Dr. Mark Haupt, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Ariel Precision Medicine, a company that provides digital health and genomics solutions for complex disorders, like pancreatitis. Dr. Haupt is a Pediatric Pulmonologist who has dedicated his career to helping patients with pancreatic disease through his work in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and his current work with Ariel. As a…