Author Archives: Stacy Grieve, PhD

Short-term Air Pollution Exposure Can Increase Severity of Fibrotic Sarcoidosis Respiratory Symptoms, Small Study Finds

A recent study shows that while lung function was unaffected, patients with fibrotic sarcoidosis report increased respiratory symptoms and decreased quality of life after short-term exposure to air pollution. This small cohort study, titled “Short-Term Particulate Air Pollution Exposure is Associated with Increased Severity of Respiratory and…

Case Study Describes Novel Therapy for Steroid-refractory Gastric Sarcoidosis

In patients with corticosteroid-dependent gastric sarcoidosis where the disease recurred, the addition of azathioprine (sold under the brand names Imuran and Azasan) may improve symptoms, according to a case report. The study, “Efficacy of additional treatment with azathioprine in a patient with prednisolone-dependent gastric sarcoidosis,” published in the World Journal…