Clinical features, treatment and outcome in neurosarcoidosis: systematic review and meta-analysis
Drs. D. Fritz, Prof. Dr. D. van de Beek, Dr. M.C. Brouwer
In this article we collected information of all the large studies which describe patients diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis to give an adequate overview of clinical characteristics (symptoms), ancillary investigations, treatment and outcome in neurosarcoidosis. The conclusion is that the disease is diverse (a cameleon) and that despite the introduction of new third line treatment agents still one-third of patients remain stable, deteriorate or die.
An electronic nose discriminates exhaled breath of patients with untreated pulmonary sarcoidosis from controls
Dragonieri S, Brinkman P, Mouw E, Zwinderman AH, Carratú P, Resta O, Sterk PJ, Jonkers RE
Because making the diagnosis sarcoidosis can be complex, it is important to improve the diagnostic process. In this article we describe an 'electronic nose' to check heter or not it can potentials identify sarcoidosis patients. They did this by comparing the exhaled air of untreated sarcoidosis patients with healthy controls. They did found that the exhaled air was different.