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June 2021
August 2019
Levente Bodoki MD PhD, Edit Végh MD, Zoltán Szekanecz MD PhD and Gabriella Szűcs MD PhD
April 2016
Fabiola Atzeni MD PhD, Alberto Batticciotto MD PhD, Ignazio F. Masala MD, Rossella Talotta MD, Maurizio Benucci MD and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini MD

Long-term extension studies and observational drug registers have revealed an increased risk of serious infections in patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents, particularly infliximab, etanercept and adalimumab. The same may be true for the newer biological drugs rituximab, tocilizumab and abatacept, although this has yet to be confirmed by long-term observational studies. We review the risk of tuberculosis, herpes zoster and other opportunistic infections, and the recommendations for screening for tuberculosis and hepatitis B and C infections in patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis, with the aim of informing patients and encouraging greater awareness among physicians.

June 2015
Želmíra Macejová MD PhD, Veronika Vargová MD, Martin Matejka MD and Zoltán Szekanecz MD PhD
February 2015
Attila Kovacs MD PhD, Adelina G. Siminischi MD, Beáta Baksay MD, Andras Gall MD, Maria Takacs MD and Zoltan Szekanecz MD PhD
August 2012
S. Bezalel, I. Asher, D. Elbirt and Z.M. Sthoeger

Current treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are effective in reducing morbidity and mortality but are not specific and have severe adverse effects. Based on understanding of the different dysregulated immunological pathways involved in SLE pathogenesis, specific targeted therapies were developed. This review presents the current and the near-future novel biological immune targeted treatments, such as B cell-targeted therapy, cytokine blockade, peptide-based treatments and other novel treatments for SLE.
 

November 2008
Eyal Shteyer, MD and Michael Wilschanski, MD.
Management of inflammatory bowel disease in childhood poses great challenges. Apart from the disease complications, the drugs' adverse affects, especially corticosteroids, are significant. In the past decade there was major progress in elucidating the pathogenesis of IBD[1], which led to new treatment options aiming to achieve better control of the disease and decrease the various complications of therapy currently used. In this review we provide an overview of novel therapies for IBD, their efficacy, safety and their current use in children.





[1] IBD = inflammatory bowel disease


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