STL Volume 12 Number 1
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Update on Drugs and Drug News – February 2007
Update on Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2%/ Tretinoin 0.025% Ziana™ Gel, Adalimumab Humira®, Aminolevulinic Acid/ Light Levulan® Kerastick®, Oblimersen Sodium Injection Genasense™, and Epratuzumab LymphoCide™.
IVIG for the Treatment of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has been proposed as a treatment for toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). A multi-center, comparative, long-term analysis needs to be conducted to determine the role of IVIG in the management of patients with SJS/TEN.
Management and Treatment of Pruritus
Pruritus, or itch, is a common sensation that causes a person to want to scratch. It is a complex process that may negatively impact quality of life. This overview provides information regarding the various management and treatment options for pruritus.