Hironobu Ishikawa

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OBJECTIVE Our objective was to compare the response of the monocyte/macrophage system of dental pulp to cavity preparation in aged rats (12 and 18 months old) with that seen in young adult rats (3 and 6 months old). STUDY DESIGN Cavities were prepared on the upper first molars, and the lower first molars served as intact controls. Specimens were collected(More)
PROBLEM Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is defined by at least three consecutive abortions in otherwise healthy couples. Paternal lymphocyte alloimmunization therapy (PLAT) is an effective therapy for RSA in some cases, but there are no predictive markers about the effectiveness of PLAT. METHOD OF STUDY Forty-two consecutive cases with primary RSA(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to examine the morphological changes of neural elements in dentin-pulp complex ultrastructurally after Er:YAG laser irradiation and elucidate the mechanism of pain reduction in cavity ablation. STUDY DESIGN The Er:YAG laser was applied at occlusal surfaces of upper and lower first molar cusps of 6 rats, and shallow(More)
Despite polycystic ovaries (PCO) being a common morphology in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and regular menstruation, the regulatory principles in the morphogenesis of antral follicles have not yet been elucidated. In recognition of the complementary interaction between androgen-induced expression of the FSH receptor and FSH-augmented expression of(More)
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