Detailed visualization of the right and left ventricular, left atrial, and epicardial involvement of cardiac sarcoidosis with novel semiconductor PET/CT

Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: While third-line therapies are often initially effective, a significant number of patients discontinued individual treatments and initiated an alternative third-line therapy. PMID: 31820728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Sarcoidosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients presenting with head and neck symptoms. The most frequent presenting symptoms were cervical lymphadenopathy and affection of the paranasal sinuses. Therefore, otorhinolaryngologists should be aware of sarcoidosis and help guide referral strategies as they may be the first physicians treating these patients. PMID: 31825705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
Abstract RATIONALE: Socioeconomic factors are associated with worse disease severity at presentation in sarcoidosis, but the relative importance of socioeconomic variables on morbidity and disease burden has not been fully elucidated. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between income and sarcoidosis outcomes after controlling for socioeconomic and disease-related factors. METHODS: Using the Sarcoidosis Advanced Registry for Cures (SARC) database, we analyzed data from 2318 United States sarcoidosis patients to determine the effect of income and other variables on outcomes. We divided comorbidities ...
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsFMISO showed no physiological myocardial uptake and did not require special preparation. FMISO PET has the potential to detect hypoxic lesions in patients with sarcoidosis.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Bilateral lung parenchymal involvement is seen in infective as well as noninfective conditions, appearing as focal or diffuse lung disease. PET/CT with FDG helps in characterization (increased glucose utilization is seen by both inflammatory and neoplastic cells). In this article, we describe the spectrum of patterns of FDG uptake and associated CT changes involving bilateral lung parenchyma. Benign conditions described are aspiration pneumonia; pulmonary toxicity by bleomycin; infections, namely, sarcoidosis, miliary pulmonary tuberculosis, and pulmonary nocardiosis; and inflammatory conditions such as pulmonary Langerhan...
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
We present a case of CAA-ri in a subject already on immunosuppressive therapy after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). A 57-year-old man 8 months post-OHT for sarcoid cardiomyopathy developed headaches and staring spells while hospitalized for disseminated mycobacterial infection. His brain MRI revealed bi-hemispheric T2-weighted fluid-attenuated inversion recovery white matter hyperintensities and widespread microhemorrhages. Two weeks later, he developed gait ataxia and alterations in mental status, and repeat brain MRI showed more extensive confluent white matter hyperintensities. Leptomeningeal and cortex biopsy r...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA, MD Slumdog TB No one knows who gave Rahul Roy tuberculosis. Roy’s charmed life as a successful trader involved traveling in his Mercedes C class between his apartment on the plush Nepean Sea Road in South Mumbai and offices in Bombay Stock Exchange. He cared little for Mumbai’s weather. He seldom rolled down his car windows – his ambient atmosphere, optimized for his comfort, rarely changed. Historically TB, or “consumption” as it was known, was a Bohemian malady; the chronic suffering produced a rhapsody which produced fine art. TB was fashionable in Victorian Britain...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Health Tech Saurabh Jha TB tuberculosis Source Type: blogs
We present here the case of a patient transplanted due to end ‐stage arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), fulfilling the task force criteria. A few years after successful heart transplantation (HTX), the patient developed similar symptoms and morphofunctional changes of the heart, which led to critical re‐evaluation of his primary diagno sis.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by non-caseating granulomas of any organ. Hypercalcemia is a complication of sarcoidosis, and a cause of acute pancreatitis. However, there are few published reports of hypercalcemic induced pancreatitis secondary to sarcoidosis. This case describes a patient with known sarcoidosis who presented with acute hypercalcemia-induced pancreatitis and eventually developed chronic pancreatitis.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication to the Editor Source Type: research
Common variable immunodeficiency disorders (CVID) are a rare group of primary immune defects, where the underlying cause is unknown. Approximately 10 –20% of patients with typical CVID have a granulomatous vari...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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