Literature

Curbside Consults Podcast


By Robert Smyth, MD, MSc

Published November 17, 2022

In this episode of Curbside Consults, we examine the American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on Sarcoidosis. We are joined by one of its co-authors, Dr. Kevin Wilson, Chief of Guidelines and Documents at the American Thoracic Society and Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine at Boston University.

00:06 – Intro
00:50 – CPG methodology
02:10 – Levels of evidence
03:15 – Sarcoidosis introduction
03:50 – Incidence, prevalence, and geography
05:50 – Diagnostic approach
12:40 – Extrapulmonary sarcoidosis
14:30 – Laboratory screening
16:30 – Cardiac sarcoidosis
19:15 – General principles of treatment
25:00 – Cradleboards

Articles discussed in this episode:

1. Crouser ED et al. Diagnosis and Detection of Sarcoidosis. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. AM J Resp Crit Care 2020.


The Curbside Consults series complements the foundational information in Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key clinical topics with expert clinicians and educators. These podcasts explore and critique the evidence behind clinical practice and break down statistical concepts for the busy clinical trainee.

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Kevin Wilson, MD, is Chief of Guidelines and Documents at the American Thoracic Society and Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine at Boston University.
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Robert Smyth, MD, MSc, is a 2022–2023 NEJM Editorial Fellow. He is currently an Assistant Professor of computational biomedicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.
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