Edward Charbek, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Edward Charbek

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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis I. What every physician needs to know. Sarcoidosis, also known as Boeck’s disease, or Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease, is a multisystem granulomatous disease that can affect any organ. Its cause is unknown. Sarcoidosis is typically a chronic disease but an acute form known as Lofgren’s syndrome (bilateral hilar adenopathy, erythema nodosum and non-inflammatory arthritis of the…

Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage

Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage I. What every physician needs to know. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a clinicopathologic syndrome resulting from the accumulation of erythrocytes, fibrin, and eventually hemosiderin-laden macrophages within the alveoli and is due to damage to the vascular structures within the lung. II. Diagnostic Confirmation: Are you sure your patient has diffuse alveolar…

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