Pancreatic Diseases and Disorders

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Patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) have a higher overall prevalence of pancreatic malignancy, particularly those with genetic or environmental risk factors for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, according to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). What does ACG’s most recent guideline for diagnosing and treating chronic pancreatitis recommend in regard to screening patients with CP for pancreatic cancer? Take our quick quiz to find out!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the EndoRotor System as a viable option to surgery for patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis, with a boxed warning against use in suspected cases of pancreatic cancer.
Researchers presented their findings about whether these important cancer drugs could cause a rare adverse event affecting the pancreas in a poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2020 clinical meeting and postgraduate course.
The combination of a slowly decreasing mortality rate and a rising rate of cases opens up an “extraordinary opportunity for intervention” in acute pancreatitis.
Many patients with CP experience pain caused by obstruction in the pancreatic duct. Do you know what the ACG recommends as first-line therapy for pain relief in patients with CP? Take our short quiz to find out!
The American College of Gastroenterology recently released a guideline for diagnosing and treating chronic pancreatitis. Do you know what the guideline recommends about screening these patients for pancreatic cancer? Take our quick quiz and find out!
In its recent guideline, the ACG acknowledges that controversy exists about the value of pancreatic function testing for diagnosing CP. But do you know its stance on the value of pancreatic function testing for diagnosing CP?
The ACG Clinical Guideline on Chronic Pancreatitis aims to better define chronic pancreatitis and outlined the best tools to make an accurate diagnosis.
Do you know the best practices suggested by the AGA in the updated clinical practice guideline for the management of pancreatic necrosis? Take our quick quiz and find out.
The American Gastroenterological Association released a clinical practice update with 15 best practices for specialists to manage pancreatic necrosis.
Some patients with chronic pancreatitis develop diabetes mellitus. Do you know the primary risk factor for the development of this disease? Take our quiz to find out!