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Immunology

Immunotherapy in non-melanoma skin cancer: updates and new perspectives

Authors: Paolo Antonio Ascierto MD, Dirk Schadendorf MD, PhD

This article provides background on NMSC and describes
the updates and new perspectives that were discussed during
the symposium ‘CSCC It Bridge’ held in Naples, Italy, 28–29
November 2018.

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The efficacy of certolizumab pegol in rheumatoid arthritis assessed by gray scale and power Doppler ultrasonography: case reports

Authors: José Alexandre Mendonça PhD, Guilherme B Damian MD

This series of case reports demonstrates the
efficacy of certolizumab pegol in patients with rheumatoid arthritis using gray scale
and power Doppler ultrasonography to monitor disease progression.

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Severe refractory asthma: current treatment options and ongoing research

Authors: Francesco Menzella MD, Francesca Bertolini MSc, PhD, Mirella Biava MSc, Carla Galeone MSc, Chiara Scelfo MD, Marco Caminati MD

In this review, the different biological options available for the treatment of severe refractory asthma, their mechanism of action, and the overlapping aspects of their usage in clinical practice are discussed.

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Impact of adalimumab on clinical outcomes, healthcare resource utilization, and sick leave in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: an observational study from five Central and Eastern European countries

Authors: Daniela Opris-Belinski MD, PhD, Shandor F Erdes MD, PhD, Simeon Grazio MD, PhD, Ladislav Šenolt MD, PhD, Maja Hojnik MD, PhD, Orsolya Nagy MD, PhD, Diana Marina BSc, Sándor Szántó MD, PhD, DSc

This study assessed the impact of adalimumab on clinical outcomes, healthcare resource utilization, and sick leave in patients with ankylosing spondylitis in five Central and Eastern Europe countries.

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Sublingual allergen immunotherapy for respiratory allergy: a systematic review

Authors: Carlos Blanco MD, PhD, Raphaelle Bazire MD, Laura Argiz MD, Jenaro Hernández-Peña MD, PhD

This systematic review provides complete and updated information on efficacy and safety of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) formulations for the treatment of allergic respiratory diseases (ARDs).

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