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Chronic Pancreatitis

BIDMC Researchers Target Brain To Treat Painful GI Disorder


For Wendy Kandell the stomach pain was constant and debilitating. After years of not knowing what was wrong, the Florida teen turned to Dr. Steve Freedman, a GI specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Freedman diagnosed her with Chronic Pancreatitis. Now, Wendy is enrolled in a clinical trial for a potential treatment -- a treatment that is not targeting her pancreas, but her brain. While the technique is still under study, for the first time, Wendy has felt what it's like to be pain-free. Watch her remarkable story on the right.

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Posted January 2010

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