Mortality of intrathoracic sarcoidosis in referral vs population-based settings: influence of stage, ethnicity, and corticosteroid therapy.

@article{Reich2002MortalityOI,
  title={Mortality of intrathoracic sarcoidosis in referral vs population-based settings: influence of stage, ethnicity, and corticosteroid therapy.},
  author={Jerome Mark Reich},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 1},
  pages={32-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To compare the sarcoidosis mortality in referral settings (RS) and population-based settings (PS), and to identify the contribution of stage, ethnicity, and corticosteroid therapy (CST) to their disparate outcomes. DESIGN All observational studies identified in a MEDLINE search and bibliographic review published in the English language since 1960 dealing with the course and prognosis of sarcoidosis in large, unsorted, adult, ambulatory RS and PS providing long-term follow-up… CONTINUE READING