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Pancreatic Diseases Update

Management and treatment of pancreatitis is the topic of this program by UPMC gastroenterologist, Dr. David Whitcomb. This presentation was part of UPMC’s Update in Internal Medicine 2010: Evidence-Based Approaches to Common Medical Problems.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in my presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize signs or symptoms that indicate a high risk of death following acute pancreatitis
  • Indicate what is signaled when acute pancreatitis presents with pulmonary edema
  • Identify the only way to shorten the duration and severity of systemic inflammation in severe acute pancreatitis


Dr. Whitcomb has financial interests with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

Grant/Research Support: Abbvie

Consultant: Abbvie, Nouartis, El, Lilly, Meillinium

Stockholder: Ambry genetics, Cybergine Diagnostics

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hours

Release Date 4/26/2011 | Review Date 4/5/2012 | Expiration Date 7/17/2014



David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD

David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD Dr. David C. Whitcomb is a tenured professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology, and human genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, as well as, director of the Center for Genomic ...
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