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One Woman ' s Case Gives New Hope Against Disfiguring Sarcoidosis
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- In very preliminary findings, an existing rheumatoid arthritis drug appeared to cure one woman of a rare but potentially life-threatening condition known as sarcoidosis. After 10 months of use, tofacitinib (Xeljanz)...
Source: - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Yale experts treat severe, disfiguring sarcoidosis with novel therapy
(Yale University) An all-Yale team of researchers successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that can affect multiple organs, with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis. Successful treatment of two other patients with similarly severe disease suggests an effective treatment for an incurable, sometimes life-threatening illness is within reach, the scientists said.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dramatic response of refractory sarcoidosis under ruxolitinib in a patient with associated JAK2-mutated polycythemia
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disorder of unknown aetiology characterised by the formation of non-caseating epithelioid granulomas in involved organs. Although a spontaneous remission is frequent, up to 28–53% of patients may follow a persistent active course for more than 5 years [1, 2]. Outcome may be severe in a subset of these patients. Sarcoidosis treatment relies on three lines of therapies respectively corticosteroids, immunosuppressive medications and anti-tumour necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF-α) therapy according to severity.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rotenberg, C., Besnard, V., Brillet, P.-Y., Giraudier, S., Nunes, H., Valeyre, D. Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research

Chronic dacryocystitis caused by sarcoidosis.
Authors: Sáenz González AF, Busquet I Duran N, Arámbulo O, Badal Alter JM Abstract Sarcoidosis of lacrimal sac is a very uncommon disease. When the patient has symptoms of lacrimal sac diseases, it is necessary to take into account the histological evaluation, to demonstrate the involvement of the lacrimal sac by this pathology. In patients with sarcoidosis history, the treatment is surgical and it is suggested to do an external dacryocystorhinostomy, in order to take a biopsy, to get a diagnosis and to establish the incidence of this pathology. The case is presented of a 44 year-old female, with a history of sa...
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - December 19, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research

Specific features of immune complexes in patients with sarcoidosis and pulmonary tuberculosis
AbstractClinical and radiological features of tuberculosis and sarcoidosis are quite overlapping, and therefore, a diagnostic dilemma often persists. There are no commonly accepted criteria for the diagnosis of sarcoidosis due to the lack of data on the etiology of the disease. The exclusion of tuberculosis in every patient with suspected sarcoidosis is a mandatory stage of diagnosis, especially in countries with a high burden of tuberculosis. A prospective study was conducted with two groups of patients: group I (n = 50)—patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis established according to standard criteria; group II (n =...
Source: Immunologic Research - December 14, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Clinical epidemiology of familial sarcoidosis: a systematic literature review
The objective of this review is to assess what is known on the clinical epidemiology of familial sarcoidosis, by combining data from early case reports with recent population based data; aiming to support in clinical decision making and providing information to patients.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Michelle Terwiel, Coline H.M. van Moorsel Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Paracoccidioidomycosis manifested by sarcoidosis-like cutaneous lesions and caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis sensu stricto (S1a)
Abstract: Molecular studies have shown more than one species of the genus Paracoccidioides to be the causal agent of paracoccidioidomycosis. Efforts have been made to correlate the identified species with epidemiological and clinical data of patients, aiming to determine the real meaning and impact of new species. Bearing this objective in mind, the authors report a clinical case of paracoccidioidomycosis, from S ão Paulo state, Brazil, that manifested as uncommon sarcoid-like cutaneous lesions and was caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis sensu stricto (S1a). The patient was treated with itraconazole 200mg/day for 12 m...
Source: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia - December 12, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

The long-term prognostic significance of sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension - A cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: SAPH is associated with a poor prognosis. Proper screening methods may assess whether early identification and treatment improve life expectancy. PMID: 30543925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Immunology - December 10, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tiosano S, Versini M, Antaki LD, Spitzer L, Yavne Y, Watad A, Gendelman O, Comaneshter D, Cohen AD, Amital H Tags: Clin Immunol Source Type: research

Silicosis, sarcoidosis and systemic sclerosis in the same patient.
Authors: Reguart Oto N, Soler Sendra A, Ortiz Santamaria V PMID: 30502296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - December 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 2755: Is Farm Milk a Risk Factor for Sarcoidosis? The Role of Farm Residence, Unpiped Water and Untreated Milk in Sarcoidosis: A Case-Referent Study in Alberta, Canada
Conclusion: We observed evidence of positive association between consumption of farm milk and sarcoidosis.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Janine Schouten Jeremy Beach Igor Burstyn Ambikaipakan Senthilselvan Nicola Cherry Tags: Article Source Type: research

Soluble epoxide hydrolase derived lipid mediators are elevated in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from patients with sarcoidosis: a cross-sectional study
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory multi-organ disease almost always affecting the lungs. The etiology remains unknown, but the hallmark of sarcoidosis is formation of non-caseating epithelioid cells granu...
Source: Respiratory Research - December 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Marcus O. D. Sj ödin, Antonio Checa, Mingxing Yang, Sven-Erik Dahlén, Åsa M. Wheelock, Anders Eklund, Johan Grunewald and Craig E. Wheelock Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sarcoidosis of the medulla oblongata causing intractable hiccoughs and numbness of extremities: A case report
Rationale: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by noncaseating granulomas. The nervous system is involved in 5 to 16% of the patients. However, neurosarcoidosis in the medulla oblongata presenting as hiccough is remarkably rare. Patient concern: A 55-year-old female was admitted to our hospital suffering from intractable hiccough and progressive numbness of extremities. Diagnosis: The MR imaging revealed a circumscribed mass lesion located on the medulla oblongata. The mass was hyperintense on T2-weighted images and enhanced homogeneously with gadolinium-diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid. The cer...
Source: Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

Treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis: A comparative study of steroids and steroids plus immunosuppressive drugs
We aimed to compare the efficacy of steroids alone or associated with immunosuppressive drugs for the prevention of relapse in cardiac sarcoidosis (CS).
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - November 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Thomas Ballul, Raphael Borie, Bruno Crestani, Eric Daugas, Vincent Descamps, Philippe Dieude, Antoine Dossier, Fabrice Extramiana, Damien van Gysel, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre Tags: Short communication Source Type: research

Comparison of Retinal and Choroidal Involvement in Sarcoidosis-related Chorioretinitis Using Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green Angiography.
Conclusion: The choroid is preferentially involved in OS, for which ICGA is the examination of choice. There is a risk of underestimating the global ocular involvement and of missing choroidal involvement if only FA is used. FA/ICGA scoring system allows for quantitative assessment of inflammation in the posterior uvea that occurs in OS; therefore, the system can be useful to quantitatively monitor outcomes in clinical trials. PMID: 30479712 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - November 28, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Coexistent sarcoidosis and lymphangioleiomyomatosis in a patient with cystic lung disease
This is an interesting case of coexistent lymphangioleiomyomatosis and pulmonary sarcoidosis in a 45 ‐year‐old lady with cystic lung disease. This case highlights important clinical, radiological, and physiological features of both conditions and suggests a potential shared disease mechanism. A 45 ‐year‐old lady presented acutely with pleuritic chest pain, haemoptysis, and dyspnoea. Her background was significant for a 1.4 cm renal angiomyolipoma, and she was an ex‐smoker without any relevant family history. A computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiogram was negative for a pulmonary emb olism but demonstrated dif...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - November 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sarah Cullivan, Peter De La Harpe Golden, Deirdre Doyle, Kishore Kumar Doddakula, Louise Burke, Desmond Michael Murphy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Small Cell Lung Cancer with Sarcoidosis in Spontaneous Remission: A Case Report.
Abstract A 69-year-old woman was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, which was not treated with corticosteroid therapy. Her levels of angiotensin converting enzyme decreased significantly over 4 years and a mass lesion was detected near the lower part of her left main bronchus, and diagnosed as small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Treatment of the SCLC with a series of chemotherapeutic agents produced excellent results. The pulmonary sarcoidosis did not show any deterioration despite the frequent use of amrubicin, which is known to be a cause of interstitial pneumonia. This is a case report of SCLC complicated with sarcoidosis ...
Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - November 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sasaki Y, Koga Y, Kasahara N, Hachisu Y, Murata K, Tsurumaki H, Yatomi M, Tsukagoshi Y, Sawada Y, Sakurai R, Ono A, Sunaga N, Kaira K, Hirato J, Maeno T, Dobashi K, Hisada T Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research

Importance of endomyocardial biopsy in distinguishing between cardiac sarcoidosis and giant cell myocarditis : Need to distinguish between sarcoidosis and giant cell myocarditis.
Abstract PMID: 30470883 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - November 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kuchynka P, Palecek T, Lambert L, Fikrle A, Vitkova I, Masek M, Magage S, Linhart A Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research

Long-Term Outcome in Probable Versus Absolute Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Suspicion of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) arises when a patient has clinical cardiac manifestations and findings on cardiac imaging suggestive of inflammatory cardiomyopathy with or without history of extracardiac sarcoidosis. The additional requirement for diagnosis is proof of sarcoidosis histology. Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) showing granulomatous inflammation in absence of other explanations confirms an absolute diagnosis of CS while similar histology in an extracardiac biopsy gives a probable diagnosis of CS.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - November 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Piia Simonen, Jukka Lehtonen, Markku Kupari Source Type: research

Lambda sign in sarcoidosis using PET/CT
Lambda sign is a valuable sign in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis, and FDGPET/CT has been used for planning therapy, monitoring treatment response, and for the follow ‐up of patients with chronic persistent sarcoidosis. Key Clinical MessageLambda sign is a valuable sign in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis, and FDGPET/CT has been used for planning therapy, monitoring treatment response, and for the follow ‐up of patients with chronic persistent sarcoidosis.
Source: Clinical Case Reports - November 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Joe Thomas, Gopalannair Santhamma Shagos, Ibrahim Firuz Tags: CLINICAL IMAGE Source Type: research

PET Imaging in Patients With Suspected Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Condition:   Cardiac Sarcoidosis Intervention:   Drug: Gallium-68 DOTATATE Sponsors:   University of Pennsylvania;   Advanced Accelerator Applications Not yet recruiting
Source: - November 20, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

Authors: Salah S, Abad S, Monnet D, Brézin AP Abstract Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatosis characterized by the formation of epithelioid and giant cell granulomas without caseous necrosis. To make the diagnosis, it is necessary to prove systemic granulomatosis involving at least two organs; but in practice, a combination of clinical, paraclinical and histologic findings is used. It affects predominantly women with a bimodal age distribution: 25-29 years and 65-69 years. The most commonly affected organs are the mediastinal lymphatic system, lungs, skin and eyes. Ophthalmological involvement is present in 20 t...
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - November 20, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research

Necrotizing Sarcoid Granulomatosis Presenting as a Left Breast Mass Concerning for Malignancy
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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Role of Impulse oscillometry(IOS)in diagnosing small airway dysfunction in patients with ILD-A prospective observational study
Conclusion: IOS is a good modality to detect small airway dysfunction in early stages and certain occupational ILD where spirometry may remain normal and can be used as an adjunct to spirometry both for diagnosis and follow up of therapeutic outcomes in ILD.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sharma, R. K., Natarajan, S., Prajapat, D., Talwar, D. Tags: Sarcoidosis and other granulomatous ILD/DPLD Source Type: research

Diagnostic contribution of EBUS in Interstitial Lung Desease (excluding Sarcoidosis)
Conclusion: LN in ILDs appear to be mainly related to the inflammatory process of ILD or to anthracosis. Few items are predictive of malignant LN. In this context, the diagnostic impact of EBUS is important for management of these patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Khamis, W., Basille, D., Bernaudin, J.-F., Morvan, J., Soussan, M., Auquier, M., Levand, K.-A., Brillet, P.-Y., Magois, E., Dayen, C., Douadi, Y., Valeyre, D., Jounieaux, V., Nunes, H., Freynet, O. Tags: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias Source Type: research

The comparative characteristics of mediastinal lymphadenopathies in granulomatous pulmonary diseasesMakaryants N., Lepekha L., Sivokozov I., Semenova A. Central TB Research Institute, Moscow, Russia
Aim: To determine the frequency of detection and the peculiarities of radiological and morphological changes due to mediastinal lymphadenopathies in patients with disseminated pulmonary TB (DPT), pulmonary sarcoidosis (PS), hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP).Materials and Methods: We studied 303 patients: 214 had PS, 79 had HP, and 10 had DPT. All the diagnoses were morphologically verified. Additionally, we studied histological sections of different groups of intrathoracic lymph nodes (ITLN) and detected diagnostic signs of each disease.Results: In 97.5% of PS patients, we observed mediastinal lymphadenopathy of 20±...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Makaryants, N. Tags: Sarcoidosis and other granulomatous ILD/DPLD Source Type: research

Autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis complicated with sarcoidosis: clinical courses and serum levels of anti-GM-CSF autoantibody
Conclusions: Anti-GM-CSF autoantibody was associated with clinical couse.Financial support: This study was partially granted from AMED to Y. Inoue and T. Arai.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Arai, T., Kasai, T., Matsumuro, A., Sugimoto, C., Hirose, M., Takeuchi, N., Katayama, K., Akira, M., Kitaichi, M., Inoue, Y. Tags: Rare ILD/DPLD Source Type: research

Evaluation of the relationship between personality characteristics with emotional intelligence in sarcoidosis patients
Conclusion: The patients had moderate adaptation. The existence of mental pressures and insolvency of the patients indicated their good prognosis for treatment. Therefore, paying comprehensive attention to somatic diseases is important for promoting somatic and mental treatment of the patients, because neglecting the personality characteristics and psychological factors of the patients would prevent the appropriate treatment of them.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Safa, M., Kiani, A., Ghassem Boroujerdi, F., Mirab Zadeh Ardekani, B. Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research

Mycophenalate Mofetil as a corticosteroid- sparing agent in patients with sarcoidosis.
Conclusion: This study indicates that MMF can be used as CS sparing agent allowing a significant reduction of maintenance corticosteroids dose to <10mg/day, with improved clinical condition in patients with sarcoidosis.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Stagaki, E., Manali, E. D., Papadaki, G., Papaioannou, A. I., Korbilla, I., Papaporfyriou, A., Giouleka, A., Kallieri, M., Kolilekas, L., Triantafyllidou, C., Papiris, S. Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research

Thoracic sarcoidosis with heart damage
Conclusion: We suggested that if cardiosarcoidosis coexists (is not isolated) with a pulmonary sarcoidosis, intrathoracic lymphadenopathy and/or changes of lung parenchyma can be the key to a diagnose.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ilin, A., Lenshin, A., Perelman, J. Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research

The effect of pulmonary rehabilitation on health-related quality of life in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis
Conclusions: Patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis can benefit from outpatient rehabilitation treatment as it results in the improvement of their HRQoL.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Neumannova, K., Zurkova, M., Zatloukal, J., Lostakova, V., Hubackova, L., Kolek, V. Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research

An 8 year- review of granulomatous inflammation in EBUS samples- common in sarcoidosis, rare but identified in the setting of cancer where FDG uptake can be observed on PET scanning.
We describe a cohort of patients who have evidence of granulomatous inflammation during EBUS-TBNA (endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration) done for the investigation of sarcoidosis and staging of a known lung cancer.Out of 800 EBUS performed between May 2010- Nov 2017, 500 yielded a benign diagnosis (men 55.6%). Rapid on-site evaluation by a cytopathologist was done in 82% of procedures and yielded a diagnosis in 86.8%.In the setting of suspected sarcoidosis (59.3%), the mean diagnostic yield was 61.05%, ATS Station 7 being the most commonly sampled lymph node (66.67%)Granulomatous inflammation wa...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tobin-O'Brien, C., Skehan, S., Swan, N., Mcnally, M., Butler, M., Fabre, A. Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: research

Conventional aspiration vs biopsy needle for endosonography:the International Sarcoidosis Assessment (ISA) RCT
Conclusion: 25G ProCore biopsy needles have a similar granuloma detection rate in patient with sarcoidosis type I and II compared to the conventional 22G needles.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Crombag, L. M. M. J., Mooij, K., Szlubowski, A., Tournoy, K., Trisolini, R., Sun, J., Oki, M., Ninaber, M., Stigt, J., Steinfort, D., Jennings, B., Liberman, M., Bilaceroglu, S., Annema, J. Tags: Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research

EBUS vs EUS-B for diagnosing sarcoidosis:the International Sarcoidosis Assessment (ISA) RCT
Conclusion: Endosonography with nodal sampling is safe, feasible and has a high granuloma detecting rate and sensitivity for diagnosing stage I / II sarcoidosis, which is independent of the sampling route (endobronchial vs transesophageal).
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Mooij - Kalverda, K. A., Crombag, L., Slubowski, A., Tournoy, K., Trisolini, R., Sun, J., Oki, M., Ninaber, M., Stigt, J., Steinfort, D., Jennings, B., Liberman, M., Bilaceroglu, S., Wijmans, L., Bonta, P., Annema, J. Tags: Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research

Comparative efficacy of EBUS-TBNA versus EUS-b-FNA in unselected sarcoidosis patients
Conclusion: EUS-b-FNA in our study showed better efficacy compring to EBUS-TBNA in an unselected sarcoidosis patients. More data are needed to find out possible underlying causes of these results.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sivokozov, I., Yun, O., Sazonov, D., Dedushkin, D., Karpina, N., Evgushenko, G., Berezovsky, Y. Tags: Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research

Flow cytometric analysis of lymphocyte profiles in mediastinal lymph nodes
Conclusion: Lymphocyte profiles in enlarged mediastinal nodes can be analyzed from EBUS-TBNA samples by FCM, likely helping in elucidating the pathophysiology of these diseases.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Akao, K., Okamura, T., Minezawa, T., Yamatsuta, K., Goto, Y., Isogai, S., Kondo, M., Imaizumi, K. Tags: Sarcoidosis and other granulomatous ILD/DPLD Source Type: research

New | phs001207.v1.p1 | NHLBI TOPMed: African American Sarcoidosis Genetics Resource
NHLBI TOPMed: African American Sarcoidosis Genetics Resource  (study page |release notes)
Source: dbGaP, the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes - November 16, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: StudyRelease Source Type: research

Lymphopaenia as a predictor of sarcoidosis in patients with a first episode of uveitis.
CONCLUSION: Lymphopaenia is a non-invasive and useful marker for diagnosing sarcoidosis-associated uveitis. PMID: 30442816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - November 15, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Groen-Hakan F, Eurelings L, Rothova A, van Laar J Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research

Sarcoidosis deaths in the United States: 1999 –2016
It has been over a decade since a comprehensive study has been published that has examined sarcoidosis deaths at the national level. The purpose of this study was to analyze sarcoidosis as the underlying cause of death using current national death certificate data. Results from this project can be used to evaluate and compare trends of sarcoidosis reported deaths across the U.S.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gregory D. Kearney, Ogugua Ndili Obi, Veeranna Maddipati, Arjun Mohan, Anagha Malur, J. Christopher Carter, Mary Jane Thomassen Source Type: research

MicroRNA fingerprints in serum and whole blood of sarcoid ‐affected horses as potential non‐invasive diagnostic biomarkers
In this study, we compared equine sarcoid (ES) disease‐specific serum and whole blood miRNA fingerprints and correlated them to miRNA expression in sarcoid tissue. After high throughput sequencing, miRNA differential expression analysis between six ES‐affecte d and five control horses was carried out in serum and whole blood using a DESeq algorithm, accounting for the influence of hemolysis and the white blood cell count. Target gene, pathway prediction and enrichment analyses were conducted using TarBase, mirPath and GeneCodis. After exclusion of four h emolyzed out of a total of 11 serum samples, nine miRNAs were fou...
Source: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology - November 14, 2018 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Lucia Unger, Vinzenz Gerber, Alicja Pacholewska, Tosso Leeb, Vidhya Jagannathan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The prognostic value of quantitating and localizing F-18 FDG uptake in cardiac sarcoidosis
ConclusionsSUV at time of CS diagnosis has significant associations with future cardiac events. Patients with higher SUV, particularly in basal segments, are at increased risk of events. Further studies are needed to identify treatment methods utilizing risk stratification of CS.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - November 12, 2018 Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research