A study of 2773 patients found that male gender, lower self-reported income, older age and longer disease duration independently predicted increased hospitalization rates in patients with sarcoidosis.
Our multidisciplinary team treats local and national patients with this chronic and progressive lung disease.
Hypoxemia at rest or during activities is associated with worse prognosis in pulmonary conditions such as COPD and interstitial lung diseases. This study adds IPAH and HPAH to the list.
A 68-year-old man presents with dyspnea on exertion. What caused his left-sided pleural effusion?
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Key changes include a higher size threshold for radiographic follow-up; greater flexibility in selecting follow-up interval; and longer duration of radiographic surveillance for suspicious subsolid nodules.
Three articles based on a lecture series originally developed for fellows in pulmonary and critical care medicine to provide them with the tools to transform a scientific or clinical question into research projects, and then pursue the answer to their question with the appropriate methods.
Cleveland Clinic’s Asthma Center Co-Director addresses the literature examining a possible association between leukotriene-modifying agents like montelukast and suicidality.
In addition to determining the probability of finding N2 or N3 disease on EBUS-TBNA the model is also able to predict the presence of mediastinal disease when EBUS-TBNA nodal sampling is negative.
The potential for molecular biomarkers to tip the balance from benefit to harm in lung cancer screening and nodule diagnosis and to enhance risk prediction warrants a robust discussion about how we determine their accuracy and readiness for clinical use.
Based on our experience at Cleveland Clinic, we favor centralized management of screening decisions in our health system, detailed and thorough shared decision-making visits with one-year follow up and concrete plans for managing incidental findings.