Sarcoidosis Answers for Physicians, Nurses and Patients
Here at SarcInfo, between 2002 and
2004, we identified the cause of Sarcoidosis, and successfully trialled a curative
antimicrobial therapy. During 2005 and 2006 the US FDA
designated the antibiotics Clindamycin and Minocycline as Orphan Products in
the treatment of
Sarcoidosis, and studies are ongoing elsewhere.
information about this breakthrough, please post your questions
at the current study-sites of the
Autoimmunity Research Foundation.
This archive of the historic study is
maintained by volunteers from the Foundation.
The material here provides useful background, but
** Patient Tutorials **
** Papers for Physicians **
Author: Meg (---.188.244.147.euc.wi.charter.com)
Date: 02-23-03 19:34
ACE: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
ACTH: adrenocorticotropic hormone
ad lib: as desired
ALT: alanine aminotransferase (a liver enzyme)
asap: as soon as possible
AST: aspartate aminotransferase (a test for heart/liver function)
ANA: antinuclear antibodies (test for SLE)
ARB: angiotensin receptor blocker
BAL: bronchoaveoloar lavage
BCG: Bacille de Calmette-Guerin
bd: two times a day
bid: two times a day
BMD: bone mineral density
BMJ: British Medical Journal
BP: blood pressure
BS: blood sugar
BUN: blood urea nitrogen ( kidney function test)
CBC: complete blood count
CFS: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFIDS: Chronic Fatigue, ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome
CRP: C-Reactive Protein (monitors generalized inflammation)
CPK: creatine phosphokinase
CT: cat scan or computerized tomography
CWD: cell wall deficient
CXR: chest xray
CYA: cover your (posterior) anatomy
DMARD: disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug
DO: Doctor of Osteopathy, equivalent to an MD.
ECG: electrocardiogram (also EKG)
ENT: ear, nose, throat
ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
FEV: forced expiratory volume
FWIW: for what it's worth
GP: General Practitioner
iu: international unit
ID: infectious disease
JRA: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
LLMD: Lyme-literate Medical Doctor
ME: myalgic encephalomyelitis
MCS: Multiple Chemical Sensititvity
NIH: National Institutes of Health
NP: nurse practitioner
NSAID: non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (examples ibuprofen, naprosyn)
OTC: over the counter
PCP: Primary Care Provider
PCR: polymerase chain reaction
PFT: pulmonary function test
prn: as needed
PTH: parathyroid hormone
PWC: people with chronic disease or fatigue (CFIDS)
qid: four times a day
qod: every other day
q8h: every 8 hours
q72h: once every 3 days
RDA: recommended daily allowance
sACE: serum angiotension converting enzyme
sSIL2R: serum soluble interluekin-2 receptor
SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus
SOB: short of breath (dyspnea)
tid: three times a day
tds: three times a day
TNF: tumor necrosis factor
TPTB: "The Powers That Be"
Medical abbreviations not found here may be located at medi-lexicon.
Author: Lynn (---.lifespan.org)
Date: 09-05-03 11:56
Is this really true? My doctors have not said anything about taking antibiotics! I have been on prednisone for 5 years and I keep having flare ups every once and awhile. I have been to speacialist and they have never mentioned it either. what is going on!
Author: Karen Stewart (---.psc.gw-cncx.com)
Date: 03-04-04 07:25
Dear Meg Mangin
Received your e-mail on the Marshall Protocol, and was very happy to see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I have printed up what you sent me to give to my Pulmonary Doctor, like I said in an earlier message, I am on a pulmacort, which I don't know if it is doing any good.
My right hip side has been hurting for about a year I've seen doctors on this matter and had x-rays taken but they could not find anything. I was wondering if the sacoid had anything to do with that? If I sit with my legs crossed for a minute or two, when I get I the pain the stiffness in my hip hurts pretty bad.
But other then that I feel ok, I have no problem going up stairs, and I work out and feel great doing so. One other problem, I've been developing a single evenly round bruse one at a time on different parts of my body, blood test of all kinds has been taken, but nothing has been found, the bruses don't hurt and they diminish as the days go on. Would that have anything to do with my problem?
Author: Belinda (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: 06-27-04 23:46
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