Akira Fujishita

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BACKGROUND Information is limited regarding the multifunctional role of GnRH agonist (GnRHa) therapy in reproductive diseases. We investigated the pattern of changes in inflammatory reaction, micro-vessel density and apoptosis in the tissues collected from women with endometriosis, adenomyosis and uterine myoma who were treated with or without GnRHa(More)
BACKGROUND Information regarding macrophage-mediated regulation of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) by ovarian steroid hormones in women with endometriosis is limited. Therefore, we investigated the regulation of HGF by steroid hormones in isolated macrophages and stromal cells derived from women with or without endometriosis. METHODS We isolated CD68(More)
BACKGROUND The association between uterine myoma and infertility is still controversial. The anatomical defect of endometrium by uterine fibroids could be a factor for reducing pregnancy rates and increasing miscarriage rates. However, pregnancy and implantation rates were found to be significantly lower in women with intramural myomas (IMMs), when there(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the role of human heat-shock protein 70 (Hsp70) in Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-mediated growth of endometriosis. METHODS TLR4 expression was examined in macrophages (M) isolated in primary culture from the peritoneal fluid of women with and without endometriosis. The production of a number of macromolecules by non-treated M,(More)
To test the hypothesis that bacterial contamination of menstrual blood could be a local biologic event in the development of endometriosis, menstrual blood was cultured and bacterial endotoxin was measured in menstrual blood and peritoneal fluid. Our results suggest that compared with control women, higher colony formation of Escherichia coli in menstrual(More)
OBJECTIVE A prominent stress reaction in the pelvis of women with endometriosis and the role of human heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in inflammation and the growth of endometriosis has been recently demonstrated. We report here expression of HSP70 in tissues derived from GnRH agonist (GnRHa)-untreated and -treated women with adenomyosis and uterine myoma. (More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the outcome of laparoscopic salpingotomy for tubal pregnancy by follow-up hysterosalpingography (HSG) or second-look laparoscopy (SLL) and reexamined the indication for and limitation of this conservative surgery. STUDY DESIGN From April 1991 to December 2003, we treated 181 cases of tubal pregnancy using laparoscopic(More)
The demand for the use of mice as animal models for elucidating the pathophysiologies and pathogeneses of oral motor disorders has been increasing in recent years, as more and more kinds of genetically modified mice that express functional disorders of the stomatognathic system become available. However, the fundamental characteristics of mouse jaw(More)
STUDY QUESTION Can prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) in menstrual and peritoneal fluid (PF) promote bacterial growth in women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER PGE(2) promotes bacterial growth in women with endometriosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY Menstrual blood of women with endometriosis is highly contaminated with Escherichia coli (E. coli) compared with(More)
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