Antonio Fioravanti

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OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Extraventricular ependymomas account for 50% of supratentorial ependymomas. Some tumors may extend to the gray matter reaching the pial surface, but pure cortical ependymomas are uncommon. Here, we report three patients with supratentorial intracortical ependymoma. CLINICAL PRESENTATION We reviewed the clinicopathological findings(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine surgical findings and results of microvascular decompression (MVD) for glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GN). METHODS Between 1990 and 2007, 31 consecutive patients affected by drug-resistant GN underwent MVD through a retromastoid keyhole in the supine position with the head rotated to the opposite side. A retrospective analysis was(More)
SUMMARY: The prediction and evaluation of future building response to its intended use and users is a complex task that designers have to face during the design process. As matter of fact, few methods exist that can help designers in such task, despite its importance in the definition of the building quality; norms and regulations, personal designer's(More)
The finding of a functional program for any kind of building involves a great amount of knowledge about the behavior of future building users. This knowledge can be gathered by looking at relevant building literature (Adler, 1999; Neufert and Neufert, 2000) or by investigating the actual processes taking place in similar environments, the latter being(More)
Building is one ofthe most widespread human activities, as it involves a far greater number of people and professional profiles than all other industries and absorbs about half of world energyconsumption. Its multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary naturemakes thed esign-construction process, as well as the building product,increasingly complex. It is thus(More)
The optimal end point for phase II studies for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) is unclear and a matter of debate. Moreover, data about post-progression survival (PPS) after the first disease progression in GBM patients treated according to EORTC 26981/22981/NCIC CE.3 trial are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the PPS in GBM patients. The analysis(More)
The behavior of a human being in a building, its activities, its interactions with it and with other people are certainly a highly complex phenomenon extremely hard to predict and evaluate. At the same time, the response of a built environment to future users' needs is one of the key factors of its performance. The Agent-based Modeling paradigm is(More)
  • Focus Symposium: Baden-Baden, Germany Tuesday, Jens Pohl, George E Lasker Chairman, Gianfranco Carrara, Antonio Fioravanti +4 others
  • 2010
Preface The theme of this focus symposium, Advances in Adaptive Planning Capabilities, draws attention to the rapid changes that are impacting our daily business, recreational and personal endeavors. The pace of our daily activities appears to be increasing at an accelerating rate as we are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of global(More)
Formal verification of real-world e-commerce protocols such as SET is hindered by the sheer complexity of their descriptions. In this paper we build upon the results of Bella, Massacci, Paulson and Tramontano [ESORICS 00] and propose a number of progressively simplified models of SET Payment Phase. We discuss the rationale behind each simplification step(More)
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