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The Role and Anatomy of the Pancreas Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

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Animation - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
This animation 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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Expert Video - What is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) and what are its causes and symptoms?
Physicians discuss EPI, including causes, risk factors and long-term consequences like nutrition-related diseases. They also discuss inherited conditions that are linked to EPI.
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Expert Video - How is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) diagnosed?
Physicians discuss how they diagnose EPI, including lifestyle factors and symptoms that lead them to suspect EPI, and the follow-up tests that confirm the diagnosis.
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Expert Video - How is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) treated?
Physicians discuss the approaches to treating EPI including pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), vitamin and mineral supplementation, and dietary interventions. They also discuss when they decide to implement PERT.
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Patient Video - What were your symptoms of EPI? How was it diagnosed?
Patients with acute pancreatitis describe the symptoms they experienced that led them to their diagnosis of EPI.
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Patient Video - How is your EPI treated?
Patients discuss their personal experiences and treatment plans for EPI.
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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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