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The objective of the present study was to examine the efficacy of group musical therapy for inpatients with DSM-IV schizophrenia or schizoaffective psychosis. Thirty-four therapy group subjects in a ward for long-stay female patients received 15 group musical therapy sessions over 4 months, while 32 waiting group subjects from another ward with the same(More)
BACKGROUND Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including chronic anovulation, obesity, hyperandrogenism, hyperinsulinemia, and dyslipidemia, are commonly observed in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). We evaluated uterine perfusion and its correlation with clinical and biochemical parameters in women with PCOS. METHODS We performed a pulsed(More)
AIM Although risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and dyslipidemia, are commonly observed in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), impairment of vascular function is still controversial. We evaluated the vascular function in young women with PCOS. METHODS We evaluated arterial stiffness in 54 women with PCOS(More)
To investigate the biological mechanism of gender identity disorder (GID), five candidate sex hormone-related genes, encoding androgen receptor (AR), estrogen receptors alpha (ERalpha) and beta (ERbeta), aromatase (CYP19), and progesterone receptor (PGR) were analyzed by a case-control association study. Subjects were 242 transsexuals (74 male-to-female(More)
A clinicopathological and histochemical study has been made on ten cases of adenoma malignum of the cervix. The clinical symptoms and signs of the ten cases were vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, and hypertrophy of the cervix. The Papanicolaus classification of the initial smear test obtained by scraping was class III in six cases, class V in two, class(More)
The side effects and interaction of memantine and donepezil hydrochloride when used concomitantly are currently unknown. We encountered a case of a 77-year-old female with Alzheimer's disease in which the concomitant use of memantine exacerbated the prolonged electrocardiogram PR interval which appeared while donepezil hydrochloride was being orally(More)
Achieving oxygen reduction at high positive potentials with fast heterogeneous electron transfer is desirable for the biocathode of fuel cells based on enzymes. Here, we present an effective interface for obtaining direct electron transfer from a laccase (Lac)-based cathode for O2 reduction, starting from a potential very close to the redox equilibrium(More)
With the widespread consumption of milk, the complete characterization of the constituents of milk and milk products is important in terms of functionality and safety. In this study, a novel nonreducing carbohydrate was separated from powdered skim milk and was identified using electron spray ionization-mass spectrometry (m/z 385.1[M + H(+)]), ¹H, ¹³C,(More)
We studied the effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are known to accumulate in patients with diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or those who smoke, on embryonal development. Pronuclear (PN) embryos were obtained by flushing the fallopian tubes of rats after superovulation and mating. The cleavage rate and blastocyst yield were evaluated at(More)
AIM Male-to-female (MTF) transsexuals are treated with estrogen with and without progestin through a variety of routes. The aim of this study is to evaluate the arterial stiffness in MTF transsexuals undergoing hormonal treatment. METHODS We evaluated the arterial stiffness in 156 MTF transsexuals (22 untreated and 129 treated with estrogen only or plus(More)