Manuel Diezi

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The aims of this study were to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), toxicity and pharmacokinetics of oral temozolomide administered over 42 d in children with recurrent/refractory brain tumours. Cohorts of 3-6 patients were treated for 42 d, followed by a 7-d rest period for a maximum of 6 cycles. Patients were stratified as heavily pre-treated (HPT)(More)
Trilateral retinoblastoma (TRb) is a rare disease associating intraocular retinoblastoma with intracranial primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Treatment is difficult and prognosis is poor. This multicenter study evaluates clinical findings and MR imaging characteristics of associated intracranial tumors in Rb patients. Clinical data of 17 patients (16 TRb and(More)
This study evaluates our institution's target trough cyclosporine (CSA) concentrations as predictors of severe acute graft versus host disease (aGvHD) in children receiving either matched related or unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The outcomes of 87 consecutive children who underwent allogeneic HSCT and received CSA and(More)
PURPOSE Totally implanted vascular (TIVA) ports are used in children for repeated blood samples or intravenous treatments. We have recently published a prospective evaluation of surgical incidents and early complications associated with these devices. This work is the final part of the same study, assessing late complications over a follow-up of 2 yrs. (More)
Children living near highways are exposed to higher concentrations of traffic-related carcinogenic pollutants. Several studies reported an increased risk of childhood cancer associated with traffic exposure, but the published evidence is inconclusive. We investigated whether cancer risk is associated with proximity of residence to highways in a nation-wide(More)
Trilateral retinoblastoma (TRb) is a well-known syndrome associating hereditary retinoblastoma (Rb) with an intracranial neuroblastic tumor arising usually in the pineal region, rarely at the suprasellar or parasellar site. It develops in most cases after diagnosis of Rb. The outcome is usually fatal because of secondary spinal dissemination. Pineal cysts(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review discusses publications highlighting current research on toxic, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies (CIPNs), and drug-induced peripheral neuropathies (DIPNs). RECENT FINDINGS The emphasis in clinical studies is on the early detection and grading of peripheral neuropathies, whereas recent studies in animal models have(More)
BACKGROUND Totally implanted vascular access devices are frequently used in children for repeated blood samples or intravenous treatments. This prospective study aims at identifying the risk factors associated with infections, obstructions and surgical complications of these devices in pediatric patients. METHODS From January 2006 to January 2008, all(More)
Candida lusitaniae is usually susceptible to echinocandins. Beta-1,3-glucan synthase encoded by FKS genes is the target of echinocandins. A few missense mutations in the C. lusitaniae FKS1 hot spot 1 (HS1) have been reported. We report here the rapid emergence of antifungal resistance in C. lusitaniae isolated during therapy with amphotericin B (AMB),(More)
SUMMARY Intestinal pseudo-obstruction is a rare complication resulting from a variety of disorders. Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and malnutrition. Vincristine-related pseudo-obstruction has been reported in the literature, but its description in children and recommendations for management are lacking. A review(More)