Janet Stewart is a life sciences writer and editor, who completed both PhD course work and oral examinations in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University, and holds an M.Sc. in Virology and Immunology.
Patients with sarcoidosis have lower coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR), a measure of disturbances in blood flow in heart muscles, compared to healthy volunteers, researchers found. The study, “Coronary ... Read more
Sarcoidosis patients have three times the risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) than individuals without the disease, a new report finds. The report, “Association of Sarcoidosis With Increased Risk ... Read more
A study assessing the healthcare resources and cost of sarcoidosis care to commercial insurance payers in the U.S. found that patients selected from a privately-insured administrative claims database had ... Read more
A woman in Turkey with a 10-year history of sarcoidosis was given the additional diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), a heritable disease that rarely occurs simultaneously with sarcoidosis. ... Read more
A new study examined the case of a 30-year-old man who developed sarcoidosis in the lungs after treatment with infliximab (sold as Remicade, Inflectra) for his Crohn’s disease, a chronic condition ... Read more
A recent review discussed other options besides prednisone and methotrexate in treating sarcoidosis, including antimetabolites similar in action to methotrexate, antimalarial agents, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) gel, biological agents, and antimycobacterial ... Read more
A new study investigating the frequency and characteristics of sarcoid arthropathy, in which sarcoidosis is accompanied by joint disease, revealed that a majority of patients with sarcoidosis also have sarcoid arthritis. ... Read more