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.
A small study assessing antibody levels in sarcoidosis patients at the time of their diagnosis found that elevated levels did not predict a more severe disease progression. But French researchers found ... Read more
Experts recently reviewed the latest advances in pulmonary sarcoidosis research, highlighting possible causes of the disease, as well as potential treatment candidates. The article, “The Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis ... Read more
Researchers found higher numbers of two species of bacteria in the lungs of patients with sarcoidosis, and call for further studies to better understand their importance in the development ... Read more
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