On-Demand Event

Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency: A Possible Cause of Unresolved Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Running time: 43:32 minutes


Peter Lin, MD, CCFP
Gabor Kandel, MD, FRCPC

This interactive episode designed for family physicians will explore pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI). PEI may be considered in the differential diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms of abdominal pain, flatulence, unexplained weight loss and loose stools. It affects less than 2% of the population and may therefore be overlooked during the assessment of such patients. Its prevalence is significantly higher in patients with chronic pancreatitis (> 80%), HIV (up to 50%), type 1 diabetes and celiac disease (up to 40%), but diagnosis is challenging in family practice because of the general lack of specialized diagnostic tests. Comments and questions from the audience are strongly encouraged and will be addressed throughout the presentation.

This episode is part of a live CME web series developed for Canadian family physicians, running from March 14 to May 30, 2017. Interested in the rest of the series? Visit www.imedicus.ca.

Program Description

Slide Handouts (Adobe© PDF, 378.0K)

Language: English

Therapeutic areas: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology

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