Serafim  Papadimitriou

Antonio Ruggiero

Aggregate Professor


Dr. Ruggiero received his medical degree from the Catholic University in Rome in 1992. He holds Board of Pediatrics in 1996 and Board of Pediatric Haematology and Oncology in 1998 at the Catholic University of Rome. Dr. Ruggiero is currently an aggregate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Catholic University of Rome where he is responsible for teaching Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Carrying a regular patient load as consultant in pediatric hemato-oncology allows him to maintain his clinical skillsand to promote improvements in safety and quality of healthcare. Examples of activities include producing guidelines for prevention of healthcare associated treatments and improvements in basic safe medical practices. His research interests focus on pediatric clinical trials, clinical pharmacology of antineoplastic drugs, pain therapy and pediatric drugs.


Area of Interest

His research interests focus on
pediatric Clinical trials
Clinical Pharmacology of Antineoplastic Drugs
Pain Therapy
Pediatric Drugs.

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1) Ferrara P., Rossodivita A., Ruggiero A., Pulitanò S., Tortorolo L., Salvaggio E. "Cryptorchidism associated with myelomeningocele". J Pediatr Child Health 1998; 34: 44-46.
2) Ruggiero A., Delogu A.B., Riccardi R., Mastrangelo S., Segni G. " Early reactive neutrophil changes in an infant with Kawasaki disease". J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 1999; 21(4): 303-305.
3) Ferrara P., Piersigilli F., Ruggiero A., Chiozza M.L., Salvatore S. “Two different desmopressin (DDAVP) regimens in enuretic monozygotic twins with allergic diathesis”. Scand J Urol Nephrol 2000; 34: 203.
4) Ruggiero A., Zampino G., Mastroiacovo P. Riccardi R. “Blackfan-Diamond anemia and midline defects”. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2000; 22(5): 479-480.
5) Ruggiero A., Conter V., Milani M., Biagi E., Lazzareschi I., Sparano P., Riccardi R. “Intrathecal chemotherapy with antineoplastic agents in children”. Paediatric Drugs 2001; 3(4):237-246.
6) Ferrara P., Ruggiero A., Diociaiuti L., Paolini Paoletti F, Chiozza M.L., Caione P. “Primary nocturnal enuresis and left-handedeness”. Scand J Urol Nephrol 2001; 35: 184-185.
7) D’Aleo C., Lazzareschi I., Ruggiero A., Riccardi R. “Carcinoid tumors of the appendix in children. Two cases reports and review of the literature”. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2001;18:347-351.
8) Ferrara P., D’Aleo C., Ruggiero A., Paolini Paoletti F., Chiozza M.L., Plebani M., Caione P., Del Gado R., Salvaggio E. “ Plasma antidiuretic hormone levels in children with spina bifida”. Urol Int 2002; 68:144-147.
9) Lazzareschi I., Ruggiero A., Riccardi R., Attinà G., Colosimo C., Lasorella A. “Hypersensitivity reactions to carboplatin in children”. J Neurooncol 2002; 58: 33-37.
10) Di Francesco A.M., Ruggiero A., Riccardi R. “Cellular and molecular aspects of drugs of the future: oxaliplatin”. Cell Mol Life Sci 2002; 59: 1914-1927.
11) Ruggiero A., Riccardi R “Interventions for anemia in pediatric cancer patients”. Med Pediatr Oncol 2002; 39(4): 451-454.
12) Massimino M., Spreafico F., Cefalo G., Tesoro-tess J.D., Riccardi R., Gandola L., Riva D., Ruggiero A., Valentini L., Mazza E., Genitori L., Di Rocco C., Navarria P., Casanova M., Ferrari A., Luksch R., Terenziani M., Balestrini M.R., Colosimo C., Fossati-Bellani F. “High response rate to cis-diaminodichloroplatinum/etoposide regimen in low grade glioma”. J Clin Oncol 2002; 20(20): 4209-4216
13) Iuvone L., Mariotti P., Colosimo C., Guzzetta F., Ruggiero A., Riccardi R. “Long term cognitive outcome, brain computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities in children cured for ALL”. Cancer 2002; 95: 2562-2570.
14) Piastra M., Caresta E., Ruggiero A., Chiaretti A., Polidori G., Riccardi R. “Management of critically ill children with mediastinal neoplasms: a 6-year survey from a single institution”. Med Pediatr Oncol 2003; 40: 329-331.
15) Ruggiero A., Piastra M., Casadei Pistilli A. M., Serretti S., Beate W., Chiaretti A., Riccardi R. “Spont