Vito Albino

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BACKGROUND Preoperative treatment of resectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) is a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and activity of bevacizumab plus FOLFIRI in this setting. METHODS Patients aged 18-75 years, PS 0-1, with resectable liver-confined metastases from CRC were eligible. They received(More)
The present paper extends the literature investigating key drivers leading certain patents to exert a stronger influence on the subsequent technological developments (inventions) than other ones. We investigated six key determinants, as (i) the use of scientific knowledge, (ii) the breadth of the technological base, (iii) the existence of collaboration in(More)
US input-output tables are of the type where intermediate inputs record the sum of imported and domestically produced goods. In modeling exercises this implies that imports are required to be specified exogenously. This has two consequences, which seriously restricts the usefulness of US-type tables. First, the multipliers can only be interpreted under the(More)
Facing global competition firms are redesigning their supply chains. Logistics activities have a particular importance where production activities are both remarkably diffused or concentrated. The coordination of transport demand implies not only to reduce costs, but also to respond promptly to final market. In the paper, the use of an enterprise(More)