Akira Fujishita

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the distribution of macrophage (Mphi) infiltration in eutopic and ectopic endometrium throughout the menstrual cycle. DESIGN Controlled clinical study using intact tissue. SETTING Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan. PATIENT(S) Twenty infertile women with pelvic endometriosis and 20 women without(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the mitogenic and angiogenic activity of the eutopic and ectopic endometrium throughout the menstrual cycle and to examine whether the activity of the eutopic endometrium is useful to predict greater activity of the ectopic endometrium. DESIGN Controlled clinicopathologic study using intact tissue. SETTING Nagasaki University(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the role of ovarian steroids in the development and progression of endometriosis, estrogen receptors (ERs) and progesterone receptors (PRs) were localized by immunohistochemistry, and ER messenger RNA (mRNA) was detected by in situ hybridization in the uterine endometrium and in normal and altered pelvic peritoneum. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND The different macromolecules as secreted by macrophages in the pelvic environment are believed to enhance the growth of endometriosis. However, the possible mediator that stimulates macrophages for the production of different growth factors is not well described. Therefore, we investigated the possible production of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)(More)
BACKGROUND Although intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) in human oviductal epithelium have been implicated in the regulation of local immunity, the precise kinetics and mechanism of steroid regulation of IEL are largely unknown. METHODS We examined the localization of estrogen receptors (ERs) and progesterone receptors (PRs) in 41 human oviducts by(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the expression of the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene and protein by the stromal cells derived from women with or without endometriosis and its regulation by interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha). METHODS Stromal cells immunoreactive to vimentin were isolated from the eutopic and ectopic(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)
We describe the preliminary clinical results of a modified method of reduction surgery for easy approach and effective removal of lesions in women with adenomyosis. Old classical reduction surgery was performed in 5 women with imaging diagnosis of adenomyosis who were selected retrospectively among 104 patients undergoing conservative surgery. A transverse(More)
BACKGROUND The suitable parameter in PF as well as in serum that may predict the activity of endometriosis is not well described. Therefore, we tried to examine the peritoneal fluid (PF) and serum concentrations of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in different revised American Society of Reproductive Medicine (r-ASRM) staging and morphologic appearances of(More)