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Immunology

Eosinophilic fasciitis: a case series with an emphasis on therapy and induction of remission

Authors: Rechelle Tull MD, William D Hoover III MD, Jacqueline F De Luca MD, William W Huang MD, MPH, Joseph L Jorizzo MD

Eosinophilic fasciitis is an uncommon connective tissue disorder. Systemic corticosteroids can induce remission of disease; however, there is no universally accepted treatment ladder for eosinophilic fasciitis. This case series evaluates treatment efficacy in patients with eosinophilic fasciitis.

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The biosimilars journey: current status and ongoing challenges

Authors: Igor Age Kos MD, Valderílio Feijó Azevedo MD, PhD, Daniel Egg Neto, Sérgio Cândido Kowalski MD, PhD

Biosimilar products are already approved and marketed in several countries. This review focuses on remaining challenges regarding biosimilars, such as the lack of regulatory harmony, especially concerning naming, the marketed intended copies, the interchangeability, and the biosimilars in orphan diseases.

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Spectral Doppler and automated software-guided ultrasound assessment of bilateral common carotid intima-media thickness in spondyloarthritis: is there a correlation with clinical findings?

Authors: José Alexandre Mendonça PhD, Beatriz Bisetto de Andrade MD, José Luis Braga de Aquino PhD, Vania Aparecida Leandro-Merhi PhD, Guilherme B Damian MD

This study evaluates the correlation between articular and carotid ultrasound data and laboratory and clinical variables in patients with spondyloarthritis.

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The latest evidence for possible HIV-1 curative strategies

Authors: Hanh Thi Pham PhD, Thibault Mesplède PhD

This review focuses on some of the current curative strategies aiming at providing a sterilizing or functional cure to HIV-1-positive individuals.

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Satisfaction and quality of life of allergic patients following sublingual five-grass pollen tablet immunotherapy in Spain

Authors: Darío Antolín-Amerigo, Isabel A Tabar, Maria del Mar Fernández-Nieto, Anna M Callejo-Melgosa, Francisco J Muñoz-Bellido, José C Martínez-Alonso, Jorge D Méndez-Alcalde, Marta Reche, Ana Rodríguez-Trabado, Ana Rosado-Ingelmo, Alicia Alonso-Gómez, Rosa Blanco-González, José A Alvarez-Fernandez, Isabel Botella, Ana Valls, Mercedes Cimarra, Carlos Blanco

This trial sought to determine the satisfaction and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients undergoing five-grass pollen tablet treatment.

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