JAAPA CME Post-Test June 2022

Managing Severe Acute and Necrotizing Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders requiring hospitalization. This activity describes current concepts in the diagnosis and management of severe acute and necrotizing pancreatitis. Management of this disease requires IV fluids, pain control, and advanced medical and interventional care. Early identification and intervention may help to prevent patient morbidity and mortality.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for acute pancreatitis
  • Understand the classification of various pancreatic and peri-pancreatic fluid collections
  • Describe medical and interventional modalities used for the management of severe acute and necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Recognize optimal timing for interventions and potential complications

Recognizing Vestibular Migraine

Vestibular migraine is a recently defined disorder that is underrecognized by clinicians across specialties. Acute attacks cause symptoms of migraine headaches as well as vestibular symptoms such as dizziness or vertigo. Further research is needed to determine the pathophysiology of vestibular migraine. No consensus treatment guidelines exist for this condition, and treatment is based on other migraine guidelines. Clinicians who are aware of vestibular migraine can speed diagnosis and treatment for patients and improve their quality of life.

Learning Objectives

  • Define vestibular migraine
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of vestibular migraine
  • Discuss potential treatment options for vestibular migraine
  • Understand how vestibular migraine affects patients’ quality of life

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