‘Neurosarcoidosis and Neurological Complications of Sarcoidosis Treatment’

Soon the paper entitled: Neurosarcoidosis and Neurologic Complications of Sarcoidosis Treatment, by Mareye Voortman, Marjolein Drent and Barney J. Stern will be published in Clin Chest Med: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccm.2023.08.005. Clinical Care Points In the diagnostic evaluation of NS, rigorous exclusion of other causes for the neurologic symptoms is very important. Nervous system biopsies are difficult to obtain […]

E-learning: BAL fluid in the work-up of ILD

Everything you always wanted to know about the clinical value of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and infectious diseases! In 2015 an online BAL course has been organized for pulmonologists, microbiologists and pathologists. Unfortunately, the material used was no longer available online. The online material is now available for free. This course has […]

E-health based coaching of physical training in ILD patients

This study has recently been completed with the publication of the article below (link): Benefit of Wearing an Activity Tracker in Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis patients wearing an Activity Tracker achieved improvement of exercise performance and reduction of fatigue. E-health based coaching of physical training in patients with sarcoidosis or pulmonary fibrosis Background Pulmonary fibrosis is a […]

E Learning Module on BAL in ILD

  Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in the work-up of interstitial lung diseases (ild) Everything you always wanted to know about the clinical value of BAL in ild: there is an online course available now! Read more…

Benefits of E-health based coaching of physical training in patients with ILD.

With the support of an activity tracker, sarcoidosis patients managed to improve their exercise capacity and reduce fatigue. It is therefore recommended that patients be encouraged to wear an activity tracker to stimulate exercise and try to reduce fatigue. The results of the study described below have recently been published. Follow the link. Benefits of […]

Sarcoidosis and Labour Participation

Sarcoidosis and labour participation: Survey how to assess physical and mental capacities in sarcoidosis? Participation is the current buzzword. We are living in a world where people are increasingly expected to participate, for instance at work and in managing their own care processes; in fact, everyone is now expected by society to ‘take part’ at […]

The use of exhaled breath for diagnosis of sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a chronic lung disease that is characterized by fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain and reduced lung function. Suffering from these diseases has a very negative effect on the quality of life. When people are suspected of having sarcoidosis various markers in the blood are measured. Ultimate diagnosis, however, always requires invasive techniques […]

King’s Sarcoidosis Questionnaire

Validation of the KSQ in a Dutch sarcoidosis population Sarcoidosis is a heterogeneous multisystem disease with different clinical phenotypes. Sarcoidosis manifests most commonly in the lungs, but can affect skin, eyes, lymphatic nodes and other organs as well. Quality of life (QoL) is impaired in the majority of patients with sarcoidosis due to symptoms as dyspnea, […]

Assessment of inflammatory activity in sarcoidosis

Establishing the presence of inflammatory activity is helpful in monitoring the course of sarcoidosis and in the follow-up of the effect of treatment. In contrast to acute sarcoidosis, assessment of inflammatory activity in sarcoidosis patients with persistent disabling symptoms remains a challenge for the clinician. The assessment of inflammatory activity by clinical and radiographic features […]


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