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.