Cristina Loddo

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The development of the mammalian kidney is a complex and in part unknown process which requires interactions between pluripotential/stem cells, undifferentiated mesenchymal cells, epithelial and mesenchymal components, eventually leading to the coordinate development of multiple different specialized epithelial, endothelial and stromal cell types within the(More)
PURPOSE The optimal therapy for locally advanced malignant thymoma is controversial. We review our experience with a multimodal approach in 63 consecutive cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-three patients had stage III and 20 stage IVa disease. Surgery with radical intent was initially performed in 30 cases, while 33 cases not amenable to radical surgery(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men worldwide; most cases are not suitable for radical surgery at diagnosis and palliative treatment remains the primary goal of therapy. Cisplatin and gemcitabine are among the most active cytotoxic agents for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): they have non-overlapping(More)
The aim of this study was to better define, by immunohistochemistry, the molecular markers of renal stem/progenitor cells localized in the different niches of ten human preterm kidneys with gestational age ranging from 11 up to 25 weeks. Our data evidence the existence of multiple stem/progenitor pools in different zones of the human developing kidney that(More)
Platinum compounds and vinorelbine (VNB) are active in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but moderate toxicity has been reported. The aims of the present study were to assess activity and tolerability of low dose carboplatin (CBDCA): 4.5 AUC according to Calvert formula on day 1, combined with vinorelbine: 25 mg/m2 on days 1 and 8,(More)
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