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Topical treatment of radiation-induced dermatitis: current issues and potential solutions

Authors: Nicola Alessandro Iacovelli MD, Yvan Torrente MD, PhD, Adriana Ciuffreda MD, Vittorio A Guardamagna MD, PhD, Marta Gentili MS, Luca Giacomelli PhD, Paola Sacerdote PhD

The aim of this paper is to discuss current knowledge on radiation-induced dermatitis and propose targets for the prevention/treatment of this
condition. On these bases, the characteristics of the ‘ideal’
compound to address this side effect will be described.

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Temozolomide and oral etoposide in children with recurrent malignant brain tumors

Authors: Antonio Ruggiero MD, Anna Ariano MD, Silvia Triarico MD, Michele Antonio Capozza MD, Alberto Romano MD, Palma Maurizi MD, Stefano Mastrangelo MD, Giorgio Attinà MD

The article reviews the results
derived from the combination use of TMZ and oral VP-16 to treat malignant brain tumors

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Psoriasis, biologic therapy, and the pandemic of the 21st century

Authors: Miguel Nogueira MD, Ron Vender MD, Tiago Torres MD, PhD

This editorial discusses the impact of COVID-19 on patients with psoriasis receiving biologic agents.

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Conjunctivitis in patients with atopic dermatitis treated with dupilumab

Authors: Sandra Ferreira MD, Tiago Torres MD, PhD

The present paper reviews the data of dupilumab-associated conjunctivitis and risk factors in adults with moderate-to-severe AD and other atopic diseases in dupilumab clinical trials and addresses the characteristics and treatment options available for this clinically highly relevant condition.

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Inflammatory bowel disease in patients with psoriasis treated with interleukin-17 inhibitors

Authors: Keira A Fieldhouse Bsc, Samantha Ukaibe BSc, Erika L Crowley BSc, MSc, Reena Khanna MD, MSc, FRCPC, Ashley O’Toole MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Melinda J Gooderham MD, MSc, FRCPC

This paper reviews all incident cases and exacerbations of IBD reported in the literature during widescale use of IL-17 inhibitors beyond the clinical trials.

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