Antonio Ruggiero

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to avoid radiotherapy and to induce an objective response in children with low-grade glioma (LGG) using a simple chemotherapy regimen based on cisplatin and etoposide. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-four children (median age, 45 months) with unresectable LGG were treated with 10 monthly cycles of cisplatin (30 mg/m(2)/d on(More)
We assessed the importance for biodiversity of man-made farm ponds in an agricultural landscape in SW France lacking natural wetlands. The ponds were originally created to provide a variety of societal services (irrigation, visual amenity, water for cattle, etc.). We also assessed the environmental factors influencing invertebrate assemblages in these(More)
The lack of biological systems for the assessment of ecological quality specific to mountain ponds prevents the effective management of these natural resources. In this article we develop an index based on macroinvertebrates sensitive to the gradient of nutrient enrichment. With this aim, we sampled 31 ponds along a gradient of trophy and with similar(More)
Rosai-Dorfman disease, or sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML), is a rare and self-limiting benign disorder that most commonly involves the cervical lymph nodes. The authors describe two cases of SHML. Fine-needle aspiration of the lymphadenopathy was performed in both patients. Immunocytochemical and histologic features, as the evidence(More)
We report two cases of critical presentation of a quite rare lung neoplasm of childhood. Presentation findings were at the extremes of the clinical pattern of this polymorphous neoplasm, ranging from an enormous solid mass causing airway compression and dislocation to an apparently benign cystic lesion discovered because of a tension pneumothorax. Both(More)
Manmade ecosystems provide a variety of resources that have strong economic values. We assessed the importance of 37 farm ponds for the biodiversity of Odonata in an agricultural landscape lacking natural wetlands in southwestern France. Farm ponds captured 40% of the regional species pool, including both common and rare species. The species assemblages(More)
We report an extraordinarily rare case of a 17-year-old male with an extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma (ESS) of the kidney and a massive thrombosis involving the inferior vena cava (IVC), from the iliac axis to the right atrium. This onset resembled renal cell carcinoma (RCC), although histological examination revealed it was an extraskeletal Ewing's(More)
Oxaliplatin (Eloxatine) is a third-generation platinum compound which has shown a wide antitumour effect both in vitro and in vivo, a better safety profile than cisplatin and a lack of cross-resistance with cisplatin and carboplatin. In this scenario, oxaliplatin may represent an innovative and challenging drug extending the antitumour activity in diseases(More)
The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of Temozolomide (TMZ) administered for 5 consecutive days in three daily dosing in children with recurrent or refractory high-grade glioma. Twenty-four patients with a median age of 10.5 years were enrolled onto this open-label, multicenter, phase II study. The patients were previously(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of meningeal recurrence achieved by intrathecal methotrexate (MTX) and systemic chemotherapy is part of standard acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment. Cranial irradiation has been a routine part of past protocol treatment but is currently reserved only for select subsets of patients. Central nervous system (CNS) prophylaxis may(More)