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110580 - An update in diagnosing common gastrointestinal complaints

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To raise awareness of the topic of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) and to upskill GPs in how to manage it, or at least know when to refer their patients to a gastroenterologist. The module will cover the signs and symptoms of PEI, better ways of identifying patients who may have the condition and the management priorities relevant to GPs.

Relevance to General Practice

There’s a chance that patients presenting with common gastrointestinal problems may in fact be suffering from a pancreatic disease such as chronic pancreatitis or PEI. It is important to raise awareness of pancreatic disease in general practice, and alert GPs to the fact that patients presenting to them with non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms (that could be mild) could have a more sinister underlying disease as the cause.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the signs and symptoms that are associated with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI)
  • Recognise patients who have a higher risk of developing PEI by assessing their lifestyle and their medical history
  • Describe the direct and indirect tests used to assess and diagnose PEI
  • Outline the optimal management of PEI, including lifestyle changes and pharmacological therapies
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    110580 - An update in diagnosing common gastrointestinal complaints
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