Expert Video - How is chronic pancreatitis evaluated and diagnosed?
In this video, the University of Florida's chief gastroenterologist Dr. Chris Forsmark, an expert on digestive conditions including chronic pancreatitis, explains the role of imaging scans such as CT and MRI in learning if someone has chronic pancreatitis and if so, how far advanced the condition is. He also describes the role of tests for pancreas function and tests of general health and nutrition. Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc, of Baptist Health in South Florida discusses the role of a complete medical history and symptom description with Dr. Forsmark, including the importance of being open with your doctor about digestive symptoms.
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This educational activity has been developed by:
The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This educational activity is supported by: AbbVie, Akcea Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Celgene, Ethicon, and Incyte.
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