A new approach to managing sarcoidosis-associated fatigue aims to facilitate increased levels of functioning, by shifting from targeting just the symptoms to targeting new coping strategies .
Sarcoidosis-associated fatigue is very common; it is reported in up to 90% of patients and negatively affects quality of life [2,3]. Even after remission of active disease, fatigue may persist . Fatigue can be assessed by using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) as recommended by the guidelines, but it is important to rule out other causes of fatigue before sarcoidosis-associated fatigue can be diagnosed . For patients, key implications are reassurance and to improve acceptance as well as mastery of their fatigue. In this context, exercise training is recommended for sarcoidosis patients, focusing on low-to-moderate intensity exercise as high intensity may worsen patient’s fatigue [6,7]. The ERS Guidelines also offer some advice and recommendations on managing fatigue in sarcoidosis patients [8,9].
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Table of Contents: NLC 2022
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Respiratory Disease and Physical Activity
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Tailored exercise needed for COPD patients
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Respiratory Disease and Reproduction
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Palliative Care in Respiratory Diseases
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Biologics in Asthma
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Tuberculosis and Sarcoidosis
New antigens in sarcoidosis
Detection of latent TB infection key to preventing the spread of the disease
Sarcoidosis guidelines update
Fatigue syndrome in sarcoidosis