Alessandro Panetta

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We carried out a multicentric retrospective study on cetuximab + chemotherapy in pre-treated refractory patients outside clinical protocols, by registering the main clinical and pathological parameters. We evaluated 144 pre-treated patients. Cetuximab was administered usually in combination with irinotecan (93.8%). A 45% disease control rate (complete plus(More)
To evaluate whether cellular markers predict the responsiveness to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in cervical cancer, 21 patients with stages I and II cervical carcinomas treated by NAC before surgery were followed up for a mean of 52.3 months. Pre-NAC biopsy and operative specimens were subjected to counting of apoptotic (AI/V) and mitotic (MI/V) indices,(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND An evaluation of the Bologna Hospital-at-Home (BHH) was undertaken to examine the following aspects: 1) median daily costs of the BHH; 2) delivery of medical services; 3) patient satisfaction with the care received and frequency of requests for transfer to the alternative setting. Delivery of services and patient's satisfaction in the(More)
Forty-two patients affected by either stage III and IV ovarian cancer with residual tumor after surgery or recurrent ovarian cancer entered a phase II study of the combination carboplatin 300 mg/m2 and cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2 every 28 days. Thirty-eight patients were evaluable for response and of these 27 obtained complete or partial remission with a 71%(More)
Research in environmental archaeology and historical ecology provides valuable information about past vegetation and its activation related to past societies activities. Different tools are use in order to better describe the historical plant coverage and ecosystems, environmental resources and the agro-silvo-pastoral systems. Combining field data and(More)
15,290 patients have been treated in the Bologna home hospital (BHH) until June 30, 1996. The average daily costs in BHH were estimated as 118789 Liras (ranging from 108 569-129027 Lire depending on the nursing category). Care intensity and patient's quality of life in the BHH are high. 98% of patients were content with the setting in which they were(More)
Thirty-five patients (pts.) with advanced renal cell carcinoma were treated with a combination of vinblastine (5 mg/m2/IV) plus epirubicin (50 mg/m2/IV) every 3-4 weeks, alpha-2-A-interferon (9 x 10(6) U/IM 3 times in the 1st week, then 18 x 10(6) U/IM 3 times weekly), and medroxyprogesterone acetate (2,000 mg/os/day plus 500 mg IM/week). Thirty-one(More)
METHODS Induction chemotherapy, consisting of 3 courses of cisplatin (30 mg/m2/i.v. 1st and 2nd day), epirubicin (30 mg/m2/i.v. 1st and 2nd day), etoposide (75 mg/m2/i.v. 1st and 2nd day) and bleomycin (15 mg/i.v. 1st and 2nd day), prior to radical hysterectomy and lymph nodes resection, was used in the primary treatment of 34 consecutive patients (pts)(More)
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