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Infectious disease

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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Facing the COVID-19 outbreak in children with cancer

Authors: Antonio Ruggiero MD, Alberto Romano MD, Giorgio Attinà MD

This editorial discusses the current COVID-19 outbreak and underlines that hygienic educational programs are fundamental and must be continued and implemented especially for immunosuppressed children.

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Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in the context of COVID-19

Authors: Ashutosh M Shukla MD, Lennox K Archibald MD, Aparna Wagle Shukla MD, Hiren J Mehta MD, Kartikeya Cherabuddi MD

This review aims to present the available in vitro and in vivo data for the role of chloroquine/ hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 and attempts to put them into perspective, especially in relation to the different risks/benefits particular to each patient who may require treatment.

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Corrigendum: Efficacy and safety of photodynamic therapy with RLP068 for diabetic foot ulcers: a review of the literature and clinical experience

Authors: Felicia Pantò MD, Liboria Adamo BSc, Carla Giordano MD, Carmelo Licciardello MD
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HIV, drugs and the kidney

Authors: Nicola Wearne MBChB, FCP, MMed, Bianca Davidson MBChB, FCP, MMed, Marc Blockman MBChB, BPharm, PG Dip Int Res Ethics, MMed, Annoesjka Swart BScPharm, Erika SW Jones MBBCh, FCP, PhD

This review discusses antiretroviral therapy and its nephrotoxic effects, including drug–drug interactions. It aims to guide the clinician on dose adjustment in the setting of renal impairment and dialysis, for the commonly used drugs in patients with HIV.

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