Annamaria Ferrero

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PURPOSE This randomized, multicenter, phase III noninferiority trial was designed to test the efficacy and safety of the combination of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) with carboplatin (CD) compared with standard carboplatin and paclitaxel (CP) in patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed/recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients(More)
The T2K experiment observes indications of ν(μ) → ν(e) appearance in data accumulated with 1.43×10(20) protons on target. Six events pass all selection criteria at the far detector. In a three-flavor neutrino oscillation scenario with |Δm(23)(2)| = 2.4×10(-3)  eV(2), sin(2)2θ(23) = 1 and sin(2)2θ(13) = 0, the expected number of such events is 1.5±0.3(syst).(More)
First measurements of the Collins and Sivers asymmetries of charged hadrons produced in deep-inelastic scattering of muons on a transversely polarized 6LiD target are presented. The data were taken in 2002 with the COMPASS spectrometer using the muon beam of the CERN SPS at 160 GeV/c. The Collins asymmetry turns out to be compatible with zero, as does the(More)
BACKGROUND The major drawback of hepatic pedicle clamping is ischaemia-reperfusion injury with impairment of liver function. Perioperative steroid administration has been advocated to reduce liver damage. The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to determine whether steroid administration can reduce liver injury and improve short-term outcome. (More)
BACKGROUND To assess the predictive and prognostic values of pretreatment platelet and hemoglobin levels in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical hysterectomy. METHODS The authors retrospectively assessed 140 patients with FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) stage(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare laparoscopic and abdominal approach in the treatment of endometrial cancer in our department. STUDY DESIGN From January 1999 to November 2002, 77 patients underwent surgery for stages I-III endometrial cancer. The first group of 36 patients had abdominal hysterectomy as well as salpingo-oophorectomy, with or(More)
AIM To evaluate the impact of postoperative injection into the hepatic artery of 131-iodine-labeled lipiodol on disease-free and overall survival rates in patients who underwent liver surgical resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS Ten consecutive patients with HCV (hepatitis C virus)-related cirrhosis who underwent liver surgical resection for(More)
The energy spectrum of cosmic rays above 2.5 x 10;{18} eV, derived from 20,000 events recorded at the Pierre Auger Observatory, is described. The spectral index gamma of the particle flux, J proportional, variantE;{-gamma}, at energies between 4 x 10;{18} eV and 4 x 10;{19} eV is 2.69+/-0.02(stat)+/-0.06(syst), steepening to 4.2+/-0.4(stat)+/-0.06(syst) at(More)
We describe the measurement of the depth of maximum, X{max}, of the longitudinal development of air showers induced by cosmic rays. Almost 4000 events above 10;{18} eV observed by the fluorescence detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory in coincidence with at least one surface detector station are selected for the analysis. The average shower maximum was(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver surgery must reproduce open surgical steps. Intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) is mandatory, but reliability of laparoscopic IOUS has been poorly evaluated. The aim of this study was to compare laparoscopic versus open IOUS in staging liver tumours. METHODS All patients scheduled for liver resection between September 2009(More)