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AIMS To evaluate the pregnancy outcome of pregnant women in whom the 100-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) met the criteria of Carpenter and Coustan (C&C) but not those of the National Diabetes Data Group (NDDG) for diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS The medical records of 10,990 singleton pregnancies, delivered at Cathay General(More)
Primary adenocarcinoma of the vulva of the cloacogenic type is extremely rare. We report the case of a 49-year-old patient with a 6-year history of recurrent left Bartholin's gland infection and a 1-year history of an ulcerated tumor on the similar lower aspect of the left labium majus. Fine needle biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma and wide local excision with(More)
The relationship between hormones and endometrial cancer is well known because disease states, such as chronic anovulation and endogenous estrogen production from hormone-secreting tumors (for example, granulosa cell tumor of the ovary), are related to excess estrogen, and unopposed estrogen use might lead to endometrial overgrowth, hyperplasia, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between serum P:E(2) ratio on the day of hCG administration and the clinical outcomes in infertile women with normal ovarian reserve treated with a long GnRH agonist (GnRH-a) protocol. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of IVF-embryo transfer data. SETTING University teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) One hundred(More)
The "gold standard" treatment for endometrial cancer is completely staged surgery, followed by radiation or chemotherapy, based on the final pathological surgical stage and requirements. In the primary treatment of endometrial cancers, hormones are rarely taken into consideration after primary surgery. Primary treatment with hormones to preserve fertility(More)
Multipotent cells isolated from human term placenta (placenta-derived multipotent cells [PDMCs]) have been known to be able to differentiate into mesodermal lineage cells, including adipocytes and osteoclasts. The low infection rate and young age of placenta compared with other tissue origins of adult stem cells make theses cells attractive target for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictive value of a serum P/E(2) ratio measured on the day of hCG administration regarding pregnancy outcomes in high responders undergoing IVF. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Two hundred twenty-three infertile women classified as high responders in IVF-ET cycles. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
Stem cells have great potential for clinical application because of their self-renewal property and ability to differentiate into many types of cells, but because there are ethical and biological limitations with current sources of stem cells, the search continues for more suitable sources of multipotent cells. We have reported previously on a population of(More)
This study presents human placenta-derived multipotent cells (PDMCs) as a source from which functional glutamatergic neurons can be derived. We found that the small heat-shock protein 27 (HSP27) was downregulated during the neuronal differentiation process. The in vivo temporal and spatial profiles of HSP27 expression were determined and showed inverted(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of standardized soy extract on climacteric symptoms, lipid profiles, bone markers, and serum isoflavone concentration in healthy Taiwanese postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS A multicenter, open-labeled, randomized, prospective, comparative study design was used. A total of 130 outpatients who had undergone(More)