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Acute epigastric pain

Acute epigastric pain

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Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


April 20, 2016


March 15, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Louise Newson describes a presentation of acute epigastric pain in a 44-year old female patient, leading to a diagnosis of pancreatitis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include prevalence, investigation and treatment of acute pancreatitis.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals will be better able to:
  • List the more common causes of acute pancreatitis
  • Recall symptoms and test results that indicate a diagnosis of pancreatitis
  • Understand how pancreatitis is managed and the likely prognosis
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Louise R Newson
    West Midlands


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required