Journal of Lung Diseases & Treatment

ISSN: 2472-1018

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Richard Rissmiller

Medical University of South Carolina,
Charleston, SC

  • Survey report
    A Nationwide Survey of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Clinics in the United States
    Author(s): Richard Rissmiller and W. Ennis JamesRichard Rissmiller and W. Ennis James

    Rationale: Management of sarcoidosis patients with the potential for multi-organ involvement can be complex and require the expertise of multiple specialties. Objectives: Our goal was to estimate the current number of clinics dedicated to the management of patients with sarcoidosis, and to evaluate what clinic structures and definitions currently exist. Methods: A link to an online survey was emailed to Division Directors of Pulmonary and Critical Care Programs at academic medical centers in the United States. The survey email included 126 of the 142 U.S. academic pulmonary and critical care programs. The National Inpatient Sample database (2010) was used to identify yearly hospitalizations for sarcoidosis patients by state, as a surrogate indicator of prevalence of sarcoidosis across the United States. Measurements and main result.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1018.1000120

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