Slide Shows

Module: Understanding Pancreatitis

Slide Show - The Role and Anatomy of the Pancreas
This slide show describes the role and anatomy of the healthy pancreas, as well as its exocrine and endocrine functions.
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Slide Show - Acute Pancreatitis
This slide show describes the causes, symptoms, and factors in the development of acute pancreatitis, as well as tools and tests used to diagnose the disease.
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Slide Show - Chronic Pancreatitis
This slide show describes the causes, symptoms, and factors in the development of chronic pancreatitis, as well as tools and tests used to diagnose the disease.
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Slide Show - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
This slide focuses on exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI, which occurs when the pancreas becomes damaged and is no longer able to produce enough digestive enzymes to properly digest food.
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Module: Management of Pancreatitis

Slide Show - Management and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis
This slide show describes the goals of management and treatment of Acute Pancreatitis and how patients can take an active role in managing the disease.
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Slide Show - Management and Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis
This slide show describes the goals of management and treatment of chronic pancreatitis.
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Module: Pancreatic Cancer

Slide Show - Pancreatic Cancer - Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors
The focus of this slide show are the signs, symptoms and risk factors of developing pancreatic cancer.
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Slide Show - Pancreatic Cancer - Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Staging
This slide show describes pathophysiology, diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer.
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Slide Show - Pancreatic Cancer - Treatment and Outcomes
This slide show focuses on two approaches in the treatment of pancreatic cancer: curative and non-curative (palliative), as well as its long-term outcomes.
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Slide Show - Pancreatic Cancer - Understanding Clinical Trials
This slide show explains what clinical trials are, how they are conducted, and why they play an important role in moving science forward and improving treatments and quality of life for people with diseases like pancreatic cancer. The animation also provides an overview of study design, eligibility criteria, informed consent, safeguards, different phases of clinical trials, and the potential benefits and potential risks of participation.
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Module: Endoscopic Procedures

Slide Show - Understanding ERCP
This slide show describes Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), which is an endoscopic procedure used to examine and treat a specific finding within either the pancreatic duct or biliary tree (bile duct). This procedure helps your doctor make critical decisions concerning your health.
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Slide Show - Understanding EUS-FNA
This slide show describes Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA), an endoscopic procedure used to obtain detailed images of the digestive tract, including the pancreas and surrounding abdominal organs and tissue samples for analysis. This procedure helps your doctor to diagnose, stage, or even rule out the presence of pancreatic disease or cancer, to determine the best course of treatment.
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Module: Pancreatic Surgery

Slide Show - Understanding Pancreatic Surgery: Benefits, Risks, and Relevant Anatomy
This slide show describes the major indications for pancreatic surgery, as well as the goals, benefits and risks. The animation provides an overview of the most commonly performed pancreatic surgeries, such as a Whipple procedure, distal pancreatectomy, and total pancreatectomy. Potential outcomes following surgery, which can be routinely treated and effectively managed, are also discussed.
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Module: Nutrition and PERT

Slide Show - Understanding Nutrition and the Role and Benefits of PERT
This slide show describes pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) and it’s role and benefit for patients who have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). The animation provides an overview of the role of pancreatic enzymes in food digestion, the different types of PERT medications that are currently available, and provides tips for dosing and timing of PERT. For the majority of patients taking PERT, there is a significant improvement of symptoms, nutritional status, and overall quality of life.
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Slide Show - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
This slide focuses on exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI, which occurs when the pancreas becomes damaged and is no longer able to produce enough digestive enzymes to properly digest food.
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This educational activity has been developed by: The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

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