It has come to our attention that the articles entitled “The Additional Value of Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI to Standard Assessment for Cardiac Involvement in Patients With Pulmonary Sarcoidosis” in CHEST (2005; 128:1629–1637; September) and “Evaluation of the Accuracy of Gadolinium-Enhanced Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in the Diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis” in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2005; 45:1683–1690; May) contained very similar study designs and content, including the absolute duplication of paragraphs of the text and two of the figures.
It has also come to our attention that the authors of both articles failed to make full and complete disclosure, in two ways: (1) by failing to disclose the overlap in patient populations between the articles; and (2) by not referring in the CHEST article to the accepted article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
CHEST and its publisher, The American College of Chest Physicians, have taken appropriate action regarding the authors. Based on its own assessment, PubMed has tagged both articles as duplicate publications.
Dr. Irwin has reported that he has no conflicts of interest with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.
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