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Sarcoidosis Mimicking Primary Lung Cancer on Tc-3PRGD2 Scintigraphy in a PTC Patient.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2022 Jun 8;12(6). Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710061, China.

Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disease of unknown etiology that typically occurs in middle-aged adults, often presenting as the formation of granulomas in various organs, including the lungs. Non-typical pulmonary sarcoidosis is rare, and it isnecessary to distinguish its imaging features from lung cancer and tuberculosis. They may appear as an irregular mass with multiple nodules on thoracic computed tomography (CT). Read More

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Sarcoid-like Granulomatosis Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Melanoma.

Cancers (Basel) 2022 Jun 14;14(12). Epub 2022 Jun 14.

Department of Dermatology, Gustave Roussy, 114 rue Edouard-Vaillant, 94800 Villejuif, France.

We aimed to review the clinical and biological presentation of granulomatosis associated with immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) in patients with melanoma and to explore its association with classical sarcoidosis as well as with cancer response to ICI. To this end, a retrospective study on 18 melanoma patients with histologically proven ICI-induced granulomatosis over a 12-year period in a single center, as well as on 67 similar cases reported in the literature, was conducted. Results indicate ICI-induced granulomatosis is an early side effect (median time to onset: 2 months). Read More

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Integration and application of clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Chest 2022 Jun 20. Epub 2022 Jun 20.

Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Recent clinical practice guidelines have addressed the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (fHP). These disease-specific guidelines were developed independently, without clear direction on how to concurrently apply their respective recommendations within a single patient, where discrimination between these two fibrotic interstitial lung diseases represents a frequent diagnostic challenge. The objective of this document, created by an international group of experts, was to suggest a pragmatic approach on how to apply existing guidelines to distinguish IPF and fHP. Read More

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Growing Teratoma Syndrome in the Setting of Sarcoidosis: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Curr Oncol 2022 Jun 7;29(6):4148-4154. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Medical Oncology Department, Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia.

Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) is rare and can mimic disease recurrence in patients with a history of immature teratoma. Benign hypermetabolic lymphadenopathy found on staging and surveillance computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) may lead to the presumption of metastatic malignancy. We report a case of a 38 year old with mixed mature and immature teratomas who developed new peritoneal masses after adjuvant chemotherapy despite a normalization of tumor markers. Read More

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Nonmalignant Thoracic Disorders: An Appraisal of Fluorodeoxyglucose and Non-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/Computed Tomography Applications.

PET Clin 2022 Jul;17(3):495-515

Radiation Medicine Centre (B.A.R.C), Tata Memorial Hospital Annexe, Jerbai Wadia Road, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012, India; Homi Bhabha National Institute, 2nd floor, BARC Training School Complex, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400094, India. Electronic address:

PET/computed tomography (CT) with fluorodeoxyglucose and nonfluorodeoxyglucose PET tracers has established itself in the management of malignant disorders. Its role in the assessment of nonmalignant conditions, such as infectious and noninfectious inflammatory diseases and other benign conditions, has emerged independently and alongside its role being evaluated in malignancy and continues to evolve. It is evident that PET/CT has the potential to play a significant role in various nonmalignant disorders of the thorax. Read More

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CD103 Expression on Regulatory and Follicular T Cells in Lymph Nodes, Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid and Peripheral Blood of Sarcoidosis Patients.

Life (Basel) 2022 May 20;12(5). Epub 2022 May 20.

Respiratory Diseases Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences & Neurosciences, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy.

(1) Background: Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystem disorder of unknown aetiology, driven by a T-cell mechanism allowing T-cell attachment and transmigration through the endothelium, and endorsed by the expression of an integrin alpha-E beta-7 (CD103). This study aimed to analyse the different distribution and compartmentalisation of CD103 expression on T cell subsets in BAL, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and lymph nodes (LLN) from sarcoidosis patients. (2) Patients: We consecutively and prospectively enrolled 14 sarcoidosis patients. Read More

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The utility of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio determined at initial diagnosis in predicting disease stage and discriminating between active and stable disease in patients with sarcoidosis: cross-sectional study.

Postgrad Med 2022 May 26. Epub 2022 May 26.

University of Health Sciences Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Department of Pulmonary Disease, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate the utility of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) determined at initial diagnosis in predicting advanced disease stage and discriminating between active and stable disease in sarcoidosis.

Methods: A total of 465 patients with biopsy-proven sarcoidosis (age: 47 years, 70.5% females) were included in this retrospective cross-sectional study. Read More

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ERS International Congress 2021: highlights from the Interstitial Lung Diseases Assembly.

ERJ Open Res 2022 Apr 23;8(2). Epub 2022 May 23.

Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases and Sarcoidosis, Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Erasmus MC-University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This article provides an overview of scientific highlights in the field of interstitial lung disease (ILD), presented at the virtual European Respiratory Society Congress 2021. A broad range of topics was discussed this year, ranging from translational and genetic aspects to novel innovations with the potential to improve the patient pathway. Early Career Members summarise a selection of interesting findings from different congress sessions, together with the leadership of Assembly 12 - Interstitial Lung Disease. Read More

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Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration facilitating diagnosis of sarcoidosis in a breast cancer patient with multiple lymphadenopathy: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2022 May 19;16(1):194. Epub 2022 May 19.

Suzugamine Imanaka Clinic, 4-2-31, Inokuchi, Nishi-ku, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 733-0842, Japan.

Background: Sarcoidosis is a benign systemic granulomatous disorder of unknown etiology. Cell-mediated immunity disorder is often found in sarcoidosis patients, and an association between malignant tumors and sarcoidosis has been suggested. Sarcoidosis and malignant disease can occur simultaneously or sequentially, leading to misdiagnosis and mistreatment. Read More

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Sarcoidosis With Bilateral Testicular Involvement Resembling Testicular Cancer: A Rare Case Report.

Cureus 2022 Apr 9;14(4):e23982. Epub 2022 Apr 9.

Urology, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, TUR.

Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous inflammatory disease that could potentially involve multiple organ systems. It causes noncaseating granulomas in tissues, and at least two organs must be involved to make a diagnosis. In sarcoidosis patients, if there is a mass in the testicles, a testicular biopsy should be performed to exclude malignancies because of infrequent testicular involvement. Read More

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Rotation aiding technique for endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy of intrathoracic lymph nodes: A complementary approach to the conventional jabbing method.

Thorac Cancer 2022 Jun 2;13(11):1712-1718. Epub 2022 May 2.

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Republic of Korea.

Background: This study aimed to compare the lymph node core tissue lengths obtained via mediastinal or hilar lymphadenopathy using the complementary "rotation aiding" and conventional Jab technique.

Methods: We prospectively measured the lymph node core tissue length in patients who sequentially underwent the Jab and rotation aiding (RA) techniques between October 2012 and December 2014. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to compare the core tissue length and grade of diagnostic cells obtained by each technique. Read More

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Nintedanib in Progressive Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Ann Am Thorac Soc 2022 06;19(6):1040-1049

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University Langone Health, New York, New York.

The American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, Japanese Respiratory Society, and Asociación Latinoamericana del Tórax convened to update clinical practice guidelines for interstitial lung disease (ILD). To conduct a systematic review to evaluate existing ILD literature to determine whether patients with progressive pulmonary fibrosis (PPF) should be treated with the antifibrotic nintedanib. A literature search was conducted across MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases through December 2020 for studies using nintedanib to treat patients with PPF. Read More

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Clinical significance of pectoralis muscle strength in elderly patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2022 31;39(1):e2022009. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Department of Pulmonology, University of Health Sciences, Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Investigations of muscle dysfunction in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are limited to peripheral muscles. However, decreased thoracic muscle mass is known and deterioration of chest wall muscle strength is not clear.

Objective: The aims of the present study were to evaluate pectoralis muscle strength located on the chest wall and to investigate the relationship of spirometric measurements and respiratory muscle strength with pectoralis muscle strength. Read More

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Complication and cost analysis of transbronchial lung cryobiopsy and awake video-assisted thoracic surgery in diagnosis of interstitial lung disease.

Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2022 31;39(1):e2022005. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Department of Pulmonology, Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Aim And Introduction: Diagnosing of interstitial lung disease (ILD) is difficult and expensive. The standard diagnostical approaches to ILD are bronchoalveolar lavage, transbronchial lung biopsy, transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) and surgical lung biopsy (SLB). SLB is gold standard for the confident diagnosis of ILD but because of the poor performance of the patients it's use is limited. Read More

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Research Burden of Interstitial Lung Diseases in Turkey - RBILD.

Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2022 31;39(1):e2022006. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine Department of Chest Diseases.

Introduction: The aim of our study is to investigate the etiological distribution of ILD in Turkey by stratifying the epidemiological characteristics of ILD cases, and the direct cost of initial diagnosis of the diagnosed patients.

Material-method: The study was conducted as a multicenter, prospective, cross-sectional, clinical observation study. Patients over the age of 18 and who accepted to participate to the study were included and evaluated as considered to be ILD. Read More

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Neurosarcoidosis of the Cauda Equina: Clinical Course, Radiographic and Electrodiagnostic Findings, Response to Treatment, and Outcomes.

Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2022 Jul 29;9(4). Epub 2022 Apr 29.

From the Neurology Residency Program (G.A.B.), and Division of Neuromuscular Medicine (R.G.-S.), Department of Neurology, Division of Neuroradiology (A.J.C.), Department of Radiology, and Division of Hospital Neurology (S.K.H.), Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

Background And Objectives: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease affecting the nervous system in 3%-5% of cases. It can affect almost any component of the nervous system. Involvement of the cauda equina is an understudied phenotype, and questions remain regarding its natural history and optimal approach to management. Read More

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Metabolic syndrome may be more frequent in treatment-naive sarcoidosis patients.

Z Rheumatol 2022 Apr 26. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Department of Rheumatology, Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous multisystem inflammatory disease. An association between sarcoidosis and subclinical atherosclerosis has recently been demonstrated. However, there are limited publications on metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its metabolic changes in sarcoidosis. Read More

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Coincidence of Sarcoidosis and a COVID-19 vaccine-associated hypermetabolic lymphadenopathy in a patient with a history of invasive breast cancer: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 May 19;94:107098. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Department of Breast Surgery, Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital, 2-12-12 Sumiyoshi, Nakaku, Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka 430-8558, Japan. Electronic address:

Introduction And Importance: Vaccine-associated hypermetabolic lymphadenopathy (VAHL) after a COVID 19 vaccination is a common adverse event and also a diagnostic challenge especially in patients with a history of a malignancy.

Case Presentations: A 47-year-old woman presented with enlarged lymph nodes in the right hilar, subcarinal, and right supraclavicular regions detected by computed tomography as a postoperative follow-up study of thyroid cancer. Fluorine-18 fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) performed 3 weeks later revealed an FDG uptake in those swollen lymph nodes and in the novel lymphadenopathy in the left axilla and left subclavicular regions. Read More

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Pneumologie 2022 Apr 22;76(4):281-293. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous systemic disease of unknown etiology most commonly affecting the lungs and thoracic lymph nodes. The diagnosis is based on typical clinical radiologic appearance and histology with evidence of noncaseating epithelioid cell granulomas without central necrosis. In the acute form, Löfgren's syndrome, histologic confirmation may not be necessary. Read More

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Comorbidities of sarcoidosis.

Ann Med 2022 12;54(1):1014-1035

Respiratory Disease Unit, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Sarcoidosis is a heterogeneous disease, which can affect virtually every body organ, even though lungs and intra thoracic lymph nodes are almost universally affected. The presence of noncaseating granulomas is the histopathological hallmark of the disease, and clinical picture depends on the organs affected. Data about interaction between sarcoidosis and comorbidities, such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, autoimmune disorders, malignancy and drug-related adverse events are limited. Read More

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December 2022

Chest high-resolution computed tomography can make higher accurate stages for thoracic sarcoidosis than X-ray.

BMC Pulm Med 2022 Apr 16;22(1):146. Epub 2022 Apr 16.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, School of Medicine, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University, 507 Zheng Min Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.

Background: To explore if chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) can make higher accurate stages for thoracic sarcoidosis stage than X-ray (CRX) only.

Methods: Clinical data from medical records of consecutive patients with a confirmed diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital from January 1 2012 to December 31 2016 and consecutive patients treated at the Sarcoidosis Center of University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Ohio, USA from January 1 2010 to December 31 2015 were reviewed. The clinical records of 227 patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis (140 Chinese and 87 American) were reviewed. Read More

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[Subcutaneous nodules, mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy].

Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi 2022 Apr;45(4):387-391

Department of Pathology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China.

A 52-year old man was admitted to our hospital because of dyspnea on exertion for 2 months and subcutaneous nodules for 1 month. Chest enhanced CT showed bilateral hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Bronchial alveolar lavage fluid revealed a CD/CD T cell subsets ratio of 4. Read More

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Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration With a 19-Gauge Needle vs 21- and 22-Gauge Needles for Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy.

Chest 2022 Apr 2. Epub 2022 Apr 2.

Department of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Background: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is commonly used to evaluate mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Studies focusing on malignant lymphadenopathy have compared 21- and 22-gauge (21G and 22G, respectively) needles and have not identified an advantage of one needle size over the other in terms of diagnostic yield.

Research Question: Does the 19-gauge (19G) EBUS needle offer greater diagnostic yield and sensitivity vs the 21G and 22G EBUS needles for a diagnosis of sarcoidosis, lymphoma, or mediastinal lymphadenopathy not yet diagnosed?

Study Design And Methods: This study retrospectively examined records of 730 patients from the Stather Canadian Outcomes Registry for Chest Procedures (SCOPE) database who underwent EBUS-TBNA for a diagnosis of suspected sarcoidosis, lymphoma, or mediastinal lymphadenopathy not yet diagnosed. Read More

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Case Report: Hepatic Sarcoid-Like Reaction Associated With Checkpoint Inhibition in a NSCLC Patient and a Literature Review.

Front Oncol 2022 10;12:824308. Epub 2022 Mar 10.

Department of Thoracic Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Zhejiang Cancer Hospital), Hangzhou, China.

Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment has dramatically revolutionized the landscape of therapeutic approaches in multiple cancers, particularly, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). With the increasing use of programmed death-1 (PD-1) inhibitors in the clinic, the emerging toxicity profile presents a novel learning curve for clinicians. Here we report the first case of an NSCLC patient displaying sarcoid/granulomatous-like reaction (SLR, also known as GLR) in the liver during an anti-PD-1 therapy which showed efficacious response of complete regression. Read More

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The six-minute walk test in sarcoidosis associated pulmonary hypertension: Results from an international registry.

Respir Med 2022 05 16;196:106801. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

The Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, USA.

Introduction: Sarcoidosis associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) is a leading contributor to sarcoidosis-related mortality. The 6-min walk test (6MWT) is widely used in assessment of cardiorespiratory conditions. A reduced 6-min walk distance (6MWD) has been associated with increased mortality in SAPH. Read More

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Assessment of Experimental Techniques That Facilitate Human Granuloma Formation in an In Vitro System: A Systematic Review.

Cells 2022 03 2;11(5). Epub 2022 Mar 2.

Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases and Thoracic Surgery (BREATHE), KU Leuven, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.

The process of granuloma formation is complex, and due to species differences, the validity of animal studies is somewhat questioned. Moreover, the large number of animals needed to observe the different stages of development also raises ethical questions. Therefore, researchers have explored the use of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), a heterogeneous population of immune cells, in an in vitro model. Read More

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[Sarcoidosis diagnosed by a tiny esophageal lesion:a case report].

Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi 2022 ;119(3):251-258

Department of Pathology, Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital.

A woman in her 60s was referred to the Department of Gastroenterology with anemia. She had a recurrent transient loss of consciousness 11 years ago, and she was examinated at the cardiology and neurology departments, but the cause was not identified. Epileptic seizures were suspected. Read More

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: A Review.

JAMA 2022 03;327(9):856-867

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Immunology, and Allergy, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

Importance: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory granulomatous disease of unknown cause that affects an estimated 2 to 160 people per 100 000 worldwide and can involve virtually any organ. Approximately 10% to 30% of patients with sarcoidosis develop progressive pulmonary disease.

Observation: Among patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis, the rate of spontaneous remission without serious sequelae ranges from 10% to 82%. Read More

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Pericardial Involvement in Sarcoidosis.

Am J Cardiol 2022 May 25;170:100-104. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart, Vascular, and Thoracic Institute. Electronic address:

Pericardial disease secondary to sarcoidosis is a rare clinical entity with no observational studies in previous research. Therefore, we evaluated reported cases of pericarditis because of sarcoidosis to further understand its diagnosis and management. We performed a systematic review of previous research until December 16, 2020 in MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Web of Science. Read More

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WASOG statement on the diagnosis and management of sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension.

Eur Respir Rev 2022 Mar 9;31(163). Epub 2022 Feb 9.

Dept of Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) is an important complication of advanced sarcoidosis. Over the past few years, there have been several studies dealing with screening, diagnosis and treatment of SAPH. This includes the results of two large SAPH-specific registries. Read More

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