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Animation - Management and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis
This animation describes the goals of management and treatment of Acute Pancreatitis and how patients can take an active role in managing the disease.
Expert Video - How is acute pancreatitis treated?
Physicians discuss the approaches to treating acute pancreatitis, including what measures may be needed for more serious attacks like dialysis, the insertion of a breathing tube, or surgery.
Expert Video - What are pancreatic cysts and how are they treated?
Physicians describe cysts, why they form, and how they are treated.
Expert Video - How likely is it that I will have another attack of acute pancreatitis?
Physicians discuss the likelihood of having multiple attacks of acute pancreatitis and ways to avoid subsequent episodes, including limiting alcohol and high fat food, stopping smoking and the importance of diet and keeping triglycerides in line.
Expert Video - What can I expect following an attack of acute pancreatitis?
Physicians discuss how acute pancreatitis affects the pancreas and digestive system, including destruction of pancreatic tissue in some cases. Discussion also includes what to expect if sufficient pancreatic tissue is destroyed to affect pancreatic function. EPI is mentioned briefly but is not a focus.
Expert Video - Acute Pancreatitis: What foods and beverages should I avoid?
Physicians describe in a fair amount of detail what foods and beverages should be avoided to reduce stress on the pancreas, and which ones are always good to include in the diet.
Patient Video - How is your acute pancreatitis treated?
Patients discuss their personal experiences of being treated for acute pancreatitis. These experiences include a patient who required surgery to gain symptom relief, and a patient who managed symptoms by controlling intake of food and fluids until the pain subsided.
Patient Video - What was the recovery process following your acute pancreatitis attack?
Patients discuss their recovery process following an attack of acute pancreatitis. The patients share how modifications to their diet and overall lifestyle were adopted in response.
Patient Video - After an episode of acute pancreatitis, what changes did you make to your diet?
Patients discuss how their diet has changed following their recovery from an acute episode of pancreatitis - such as understanding the importance of avoiding high-fat foods.
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.