<em>Decision-IQ</em>: A Case Study in the Management of Inflammatory Pancreatic Fluid Collections
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Decision-IQ: A Case Study in the Management of Inflammatory Pancreatic Fluid Collections

This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

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Overview: In this short case-based activity, meet Sam, a 41-year-old man who presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and bloating and is later found to have an inflammatory pancreatic fluid collection. As you move through this activity, read through links to useful resources to help you make clinical management decisions for Sam. In addition, find out how gastroenterologist Rebecca Burbridge, MD, would classify and manage this patient’s inflammatory pancreatic fluid collection.

CME Information:

Rebecca Burbridge, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Director of Advanced Endoscopy
Associate Director of Clinical Endoscopy
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Activity Planners
Jaime Symowicz, PhD
Manager, Educational Strategy and Content
Baltimore, MD
Laura Rafferty, ELS
Managing Editor
Baltimore, MD
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Baltimore, MD
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
East Lansing, MI
Learning Objective
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the defining characteristics of the different types of inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections
  • Identify best practices for the management of inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections

Target Audience
This activity is intended for gastroenterologists.
Statement of Need
Inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections and pancreatic cysts often develop following pancreatitis, pancreatic trauma, or pancreatic surgery, but they may also be detected in individuals undergoing abdominal imaging for a different indication. Most inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections resolve on their own with no complications, but some types confer a risk of necrosis or infection. In addition, some pancreatic cysts are associated with a small potential risk of malignant transformation. For these reasons, pancreatic fluid collections and pancreatic cysts need to be monitored, drained, or surgically removed, as indicated. Fortunately, less invasive and less costly methods are now available to better classify and manage pancreatic fluid collections and pancreatic cysts.

Collaboration Statement
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

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Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.25-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
Initial Release Date: August 16, 2018
Expiration Date: August 15, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes

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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.

Rebecca Burbridge, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Boston Scientific Corporation, Medtronic, Inc.

The peer reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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