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Age, lack of cardiac device predicts mortality for cardiac sarcoidosis

October 17, 2016

Significant, independent predictors of mortality for patients with cardiac sarcoidosis include age of 46 years or older and lack of an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator, according to recent study findings.

“Cardiac sarcoidosis is a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by the formation of non-caseating granulomas in the heart and is associated with significant mortality,” Ying Zhou, of the department of internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and colleagues wrote.

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Higher mortality risk observed in women with sarcoidosis exposure at work

March 15, 2016
Occupational exposure to sarcoidosis appears to carry a higher risk for women than men, with the highest risks observed among black women in teaching, banking…
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Age, race affect sarcoidosis incidence in women

November 27, 2015
Several factors — including age, race and geographic region of residence — appeared to influence a woman’s risk for sarcoidosis, according to study…
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Relatives, spouses of celiac disease patients at risk for autoimmune disease

July 7, 2015
A recent study found first-degree relatives and spouses of individuals with celiac disease have increased risk for nonceliac autoimmune diseases. “The prevalence…
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Identifying and Managing Sources of Pain and Distress in Children with Neurological Impairment

Pediatric Annals, April 2010, Volume 39 Issue 4
Pain is a frequent and significant problem for many children with severe neurological impairment (NI).1–4…
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