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Somatostatin Receptor Imaging in Patients With Suspected Cardiac Sarcoidosis

The purpose of this research study to find out if a drug called OctreoScan can help doctors diagnose people with cardiac sarcoidosis better. OctreoScan is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to diagnose certain tumors.

PET Imaging in Patients With Suspected Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Gallium-68 DOTATATE is a radioactive tracer, a type of imaging drug that is labeled with a radioactive tag and injected into the body, which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to diagnose certain tumors. The study will see how the tracer is taken up in your heart before and after treatment using an imaging scan called Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography (PET/CT). Investigators are doing this research study to find out if DOTATATE can help ...

Diagnostic Potential of PET/MRI in Cardiac Sarcoidosis

The aim of the study is to find better and more specific non-invasive methods to diagnose and stage cardiac sarcoidosis with the use of advanced imaging modalities, simultaneous 3T MRI and PET. Cardiac sarcoidosis is a disease of possibly fatal outcome in young people. The use of a combined PET/MRI system with 18F-FDG and a new inflammation-tracer (18F-GE180) can become a future game changer. Sarcoid induced focal inflammation in myocardium should show high 18F-GE180 uptake. 1...

Non-Invasive Characterization in Cardiac Sarcoidosis

In a study of Cardiac sarcoidosis, a serious heart condition, a radiotracer is being used to examine inflammation.

Somatostatin Receptor Imaging in Cardiac Sarcoidosis

The purpose of the trial is to determine the accuracy of Cu-64 labelled DOTATATE for diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis using PET/CT or PET/MRI.

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators for the Prevention of Sudden Death in Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis

The purpose of this study is to identify patients with cardiac sarcoidosis who may be at risk for sudden death.

PET/MR Imaging of Cardiac Sarcoidosis or Inflammation

The investigators will evaluate the detection of cardiac sarcoidosis or inflammation using 18F-FSPG PET/MRI.

d68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT Assessment of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

The Researchers are trying to determine if 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT imaging will have a similar accuracy as 18FDG PET/CT in diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis and if it will be able to do so without the need for complex patient dietary preparation that is required with 18FDG PET/CT.


Cardiac Sarcoidosis Randomized Trial

Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing low dose Prednisone/Methotrexate combination to standard dose Prednisone in patients diagnosed with acute active clinically manifest cardiac sarcoidosis and not yet treated. The Investigators hypothesize that low dose Prednisone/Methotrexate combination will be as effective as standard dose Prednisone, and result in significantly better quality of life and less toxicity than standard dose Prednisone.

Vitamin D Homeostasis in Sarcoidosis

This study evaluates the relationship between vitamin-D status and severity of sarcoidosis, and the effects of vitamin-D repletion in vitamin-D insufficient patients with sarcoidosis. Half the patients with sarcoidosis who are vitamin-D insufficient will receive standard vitamin-D supplementation via standard regimen while the other half will receive a placebo. Sarcoidosis patients who are vitamin-D sufficient will also act as controls.

SARCOTHAL. Thalidomide in Skin Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease involving most frequently the lung, the eyes, the lymph nodes and the skin. Skin lesions may be disfiguring and impair the quality of life. Thalidomide is a multi-target drug that has been shown to be of benefit in skin sarcoidosis in case reports. The objective is to assess the efficacy and tolerance of thalidomide in skin sarcoidosis.

Stromal Gene Expression During Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

to determine the genetic pathways operating at the tissue level to cause granulomatous inflammation in the lungs and lymph nodes of patients with sarcoidosis. By so doing, we hope to identify unique genetic mechanisms which will aid in the diagnosis of sarcoidosis and will help us understand the pathogenesis of this poorly understood disease.

The Effect of Quercetin in Sarcoidosis

The exact cause of the chronic lung disease sarcoidosis is still unknown. Consequently, a complete efficacious treatment is still not available. Earlier studies indicate an important key role for oxidative stress, i.e. an imbalance between the production of and the protection against ROS, in the etiology of sarcoidosis. Antioxidants, needed for protection against ROS, are indeed lower in sarcoidosis. Therefore, antioxidant therapy to strengthen the reduced antioxidant defense m...

Study of Nicotine Patches in Patients With Sarcoidosis

The purpose of this study is to compare peoples with disease (sarcoidosis) to those without disease. We want to see if people with sarcoidosis have a different immune response to those people without disease. The goal of this study is to see if the nicotine patch is an anti-inflammatory treatment for sarcoidosis.

Trial of Antimycobacterial Therapy in Sarcoidosis

Growing research from independent laboratories provide an association between mycobacteria and sarcoidosis. More recent immunologic and molecular studies demonstrate immune responses to mycobacteria virulence factors. We hypothesize that sarcoidosis pathogenesis reflects an immune response against metabolically-active mycobacterial species. The purpose of this study is to assess if administration of anti-mycobacterial drug therapy will aid in resolution of cutaneous sarcoido...

Role of Proteomics in Diagnosing Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a multi-systemic disorder, meaning that it can involve any organ in the body and that its clinical presentation is highly variable. In 90% of all sarcoidosis cases the lungs are affected. It is difficult to give a concise definition of sarcoidosis due to the fact that its exact cause is still unknown. Consequently, diagnosing the disease is also rather difficult. Up till now, sarcoidosis is generally diagnosed by using general clinical methods to evaluate the sta...

Rickettsial Genesis to Sarcoidosis in Denmark

One study has suggested a connection between an infection with Rickettsia species and sarcoidosis finding molecular evidence of rickettsial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in two patients. Another study found no antibodies in twenty Swedish patients with sarcoidosis. This study will further enhance the subject by three different approaches in Danish patients. The purpose of this study is to find serological and molecular evidence of an infection with Rickettsia species in D...

Optimizing Acquisition Parameters and Interpretive Methods of FDG-PET/CT With Rb-82

In this this investigation, 15 subjects with a high probability of cardiac sarcoidosis based on clinical criteria and abnormal cardiac FDG uptake on initial, clinically indicted FDG PET study will be considered for this study. The study will test the following Aims: Aim 1. Effect of FDG incubation time on visual and quantitative interpretation of FDG uptake. Changes in incubation time can affect imaging target:background ratios and study sensitivity/specificity. For the...

PET MRI Study in Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Myocarditis or inflammatory cardiomyopathy refers to inflammation of the heart muscle (the myocardium). Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disorder that may involve the heart, causing inflammation, and potentially resulting in complications including arrhythmia and sudden death. The objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic significance of simultaneous combined 18F-FDG PET and cardiac MRI imaging in the evaluation of inflammatory cardiomyopath...

Study to Determine the Efficacy of Adalimumab in the Treatment of Cutaneous Sarcoidosis

The purpose of the study is to see if Humira is effective and safe in the treatment of sarcoidosis.

Sarcoidosis-associated Pulmonary Hypertension

This prospective study was conducted to explore clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis and PH. The investigators also assessed the role of D -dimer levels in these population.

Rituximab as a Novel Therapy in Refractory Sarcoidosis: A Prospective Open-Label Trial of Rituximab in Progressive Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a inflammatory disease affecting many parts of the body, especially the lungs. While most patients do well, there is a group of patients who require continuous doses of prednisone or other drugs. The current study will determine the role of Rituximab as new agent for patients with refractory disease.

CASPA: CArdiac Sarcoidosis in PApworth

Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause which affects adults of all ethnic backgrounds. Clumps of tissue called granulomas develop primarily in the lungs, but can damage other organs, especially the heart. Anecdotal evidence from autopsy studies suggests the heart is affected in up to 68% of patients, but there is much uncertainty about this figure. If undetected and untreated, it can lead to serious complications or even sudden death. The current recommendation is to perfor...

PET-detected Myocardial Inflammation is a Characteristic of Cardiac Sarcoid But Not of ARVC

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare condition in which the heart muscle cells especially of the main pumping chamber (the 'ventricle') is replaced by fat and scar tissue. Sarcoidosis is a condition that can affect many organs but when it affects the heart patches of inflammation can result in scarring, especially of the ventricles. Both conditions can cause dangerous heart rhythms and sudden death. Sarcoidosis can be treated with inflammation suppre...

PET/MR Imaging In Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis

PET scanning (positron emission tomography) is a well-established technique used to identify areas of interest within the body. It involves injecting a radioactive tracer which highlights abnormal areas. It has recently been combined with CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanning to more accurately identify abnormalities within the heart. Cardiac sarcoidosis, a condition which causes scarring and inflammation within the heart muscle, is of particula...

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