Marta Lettieri

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Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is a key soluble mediator involved in the inflammatory cascade of many disorders including uveitis. Among the anti-TNF-α agents, one of the most used in immune-mediated diseases, such as inflammatory arthropathies, is adalimumab (Humira™, Abbott Pharmaceutical Inc.), a fully humanized antibody. The purpose of this review(More)
PURPOSE AND METHODS Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) can be a severe sight-threatening sequela, which can be secondary to both infectious and noninfectious uveitis. This review summarizes the different diseases associated with CNV, highlighting new treatment modalities and the possible strategies, which could be applied for the therapy of this occurrence.(More)
To study the efficacy of systemic steroids (SS) associated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for the control of juxta/sub-foveal uveitic choroidal neovascularization (CNV) unresponsive to the traditional immunosuppressive agents. Patients with juxta/sub-foveal uveitic CNV unresponsive to the traditional immunesuppressive drugs were treated with SS and MMF.(More)
Aim of the study was to propose a method to define the relationship of not allergic contact dermatitis with chemical risk factors in workplace. This method evaluates the skin response to simultaneous chemical and mechanical stimulation, made with a soft bristle brush. The method has been used on 9 cases of not allergic skin diseases, observed from 2000 to(More)
Smoking is still now the main avoidable cause of disease, disability and mortality in industrialized countries. This habit is still very common in workplaces, where anti-smoke efforts seem to be less incisive than among general populations. The study analyzed the diffusion of smoke habit in 8111 male workers in Campania region, employed in different work(More)
The increase of women at work calls for a new attention to a full health protection, besides the fertility and reproduction. Health Surveillance in workplaces can give much information about health state of women and men, when the evaluation takes into account physiological and social differences between the sexes. The study reports the health data from a(More)