Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Launches the Coalition for Clinical Trial Equity to Address Barriers Faced by Black Patients
CHICAGO, May 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR), the leading international organization dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoidosis and improving care for sarcoidosis patients, takes a bold step forward in addressing health disparities by announcing…#fsr #roadmap2progress #africanamerican #marymcgowan #blackamericans #irb #steeringcommittee #clinicians #jennifermiller #phd (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can cardiac PET/CT ‘revolutionize’ heart care?
PET/CT is poised to become a key tool for imaging the coronary arteries – a clinical imaging exam that can reveal early warning signs of fatal conditions when patients present with symptoms of chest pain, experts say. The “hybrid” scan – which combines molecular PET and anatomical CT images – may have its highest potential in visualizing early signs of so-called “perfusion deficits” (regions of obstructed blood flow), said Marcelo Di Carli, MD, a professor of radiology and medicine at Harvard Medical School, in a recent interview with AuntMinnie.com. “[PET/CT] helps us differentiate a patient who has ches...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 25, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Clinical News Subspecialties Molecular Imaging Cardiovascular Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists develop a simple blood test to quickly diagnose sarcoidosis
NIH-funded tool can accurately identify the potentially life-threatening inflammatory disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 22, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

S2 Episode 3: From Diagnosis to Care: Demystifying Cardiac Sarcoidosis S2 Episode 3: From Diagnosis to Care: Demystifying Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Drs Michelle Kittleson and Richard Cheng do a deep dive into cardiac sarcoidosis, discussing everything from diagnosis to management.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology InDiscussion Source Type: news

Targeting mTOR Shows Promise in Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Targeting mTOR Shows Promise in Cutaneous Sarcoidosis
Vienna researchers reported that 7 of 10 patients treated with systemic sirolimus had noted improvements in skin lesions, which continued for up to 2 years of follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 31, 2024 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can PET help diagnose neurosarcoidosis?
FDG-PET imaging shows promise for use as a diagnostic criterion for neurosarcoidosis, with a recent case series illustrating the approach was effective when gold-standard approaches were not, according to a group of researchers in Berlin. “To date, F-18 FDG PET findings are currently not taken into account when making a diagnosis for possible, probable, or definite neurosarcoidosis,” noted lead author Jessy Chen, MD, of Charité - Berlin University Medicine, and colleagues. The article was published January 25 in Neurological Research and Practice. Neurosarcoidosis (NS) is a relatively rare form of sarcoidosis that a...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Subspecialties Head and Neck Radiology Neuroradiology Source Type: news

ChatGPT perpetuates racial and gender biases
ChatGPT-4 consistently produces clinical vignettes that stereotype certain races, ethnicities, and genders, according to a study published in the January issue of The Lancet: Digital Health.The findings highlight an urgent need for comprehensive and transparent bias assessments of LLM tools such as GPT-4 before they are integrated into clinical care, wrote a team led by Travis Zack, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco.“Our results underscore the need for caution in deployment of LLMs for clinical applications to ensure LLMs do not further exacerbate health inequities,” the group wrote.Large language mod...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Radiology Education Artificial Intelligence Source Type: news

What is Sarcoidosis? Symptoms and Krayzie Bone's health issues explored amid rapper's hospitalization
Grammy award-winning rapper Krayzie Bone has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after coughing up blood and is fighting for his life on a ventilator. It is believed to be linked to his sarcoidosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET reveals link between heart health and brain metabolism
A PET study suggests that maintaining cardiovascular health during midlife ca...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT scans predict CAR-T therapy response in lymphoma patients PET shows promise in diagnosing atypical parkinsonism AI outperforms clinical scores in high-risk lymphoma patients PET/CT links stress and poor outcomes in cancer patients PET confirms efficacy of first-line cardiac sarcoidosis treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 7, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sarcoidosis
cgk18@duke.eduWed, 08/09/2023 - 08:14 Treatment PageSarcoidosis Order Providers ManuallyHakim Azfar Ali, MDRavi Karra, MD, MHSJohana Rocio Fajardo, DNP, ANP-BC, FHFSA, CHFNAlbert Y. Sun, MDMichel G. Khouri, MDJayanth R. Doss, MD, MPHMatilda W. Nicholas, MD, PhDAnne Louise Marano, MDDilraj Grewal, MDCarolyn Glass, MD, PhDSuma Shah, MDElijah A. Lackey, MD (Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News)
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: cgk18 at duke.edu Source Type: news

PET confirms efficacy of first-line cardiac sarcoidosis treatment
FDG-PET imaging has shown for the first time that prednisolone is a potent therapeuti...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET reveals thermal burns due to multiple ICD shocks Does the keto diet cloud brain PET imaging? Keto diet improves PET/CT of cardiac sarcoidosis 3D T2 maps enhance assessment of myocarditis on MRI What is PET/MRI's value for cardiac sarcoidosis? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET reveals thermal burns due to multiple ICD shocks
PET imaging has shown for the first time that multiple shocks from implantabl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Keto diet improves PET/CT of cardiac sarcoidosis Study supports more use of MRI in patients with implants MRI parameters are safe for implanted cardiac devices Low-field MRI ensures safe scans with implanted devices What is PET/MRI's value for cardiac sarcoidosis? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Causes Parotitis?
Discussion The salivary glands are important for creating saliva which helps with taste, digestion, oral health, and speech. Salivary gland problems are not that common but can be painful, annoying or herald potential systemic diseases. The parotid gland is the largest salivary gland lying anterior to the ear within the cheek structures. There are 2 lobes (superficial and deep) and the facial nerve runs between them. The salivary duct opens adjacent to the upper second molar. Infections are the most common cause of parotitis with mumps being the most commonly associated infection especially in unimmunized patients. Patient...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 10, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Does the keto diet cloud brain PET imaging?
Patients on ketogenic diets appear to have circulating metabolites that reduc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET reveals risk of cardiovascular events in pneumonia patient PET links adipose fat to breast cancer relapse F-18 FDG lymph node uptake assessed in vaccinated COVID-19 patients AI increases PET/CT reporting efficiency in lymphoma staging Keto diet improves PET/CT of cardiac sarcoidosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Evolving Landscape of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis The Evolving Landscape of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis
Review recent research which has led to significant advances in our understanding of cutaneous manifestations of sarcoidosis. What therapies are currently available as well as under investigation?American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news