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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of laparoscopic bipolar coagulation of uterine vessels in treating symptomatic fibroids. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING University-affiliated tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S) Eighty-seven women with symptomatic fibroids warranting surgical treatment and wanting to retain their uteri. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
The majority of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) cases arise from mutations in the steroid 21-hydroxylase (CYP21) gene. Without reliance on HLA gene linkage analysis, we have developed primers for differential polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the CYP21 gene and the non-functional CYP21P gene. Using the amplification created restriction(More)
In normal pregnancy, all women displayed a significant elevation of serum triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), low density cholesterol (LDL-C) and high density cholesterol (HDL-C) during parturition. To study the quantitative changes in serum levels of lipids and their biological relevances during and after pregnancy, blood samples were collected from(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the survival between intraperitoneal cisplatin-based chemotherapy (IPCT) and intravenous cisplatin-based chemotherapy (IVCT) in stage III epithelial ovarian cancer with minimal residual disease (<1 cm) after primary debulking surgery. METHOD One hundred and thirty-two patients with stage III epithelial ovarian cancer after optimal(More)
Vaginal births after Caesarean section (VBAC) are well-accepted procedures when pregnant women do not have any contra-indications. The possibilities of the uterine dehisence and rupture during VBAC should always be considered. This occurrence is usually related to the previous scar tissue and subsequent risk is acceptable. Nevertheless, rupture that occurs(More)
Previously, we had reviewed 43 cases of invasive cancers, adenosquamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma for HPV type infections. With the same cases we extended the investigation to cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections. Results show that the prevalence of CMV and HSV infections from these cases of cervical carcinoma was 67 and(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelial ovarian tumors of borderline malignancy are different from benign tumors and malignant neoplasms. They exist with relatively benign clinical course, younger age and better prognosis as compared with invasive malignant carcinomas. Most of them are discovered at early stage, for example, stage Ia. This retrospective review evaluates the(More)
The tumor-suppressor gene p53 acts as "the guardian of the genome", sensing DNA damage and initiating protective responses. To examine the hypothesis that p53 abnormality leads to increased genomic alterations in primary tumor cells, our study utilized 51 primary tumors of cervical carcinoma and 10 microsatellite markers. These markers were mapped to the(More)
Steroid cell tumors of the ovary are rare sex-cord neoplasms which account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors. They have been divided into two subtypes according to their cell of origin as follows: stromal luteoma, and Leydig cell tumors, and a third subtype with lineage unknown is a steroid cell tumor, not otherwise specified (NOS). The clinical(More)
Many clinicopathological factors of cervical cancer are still controversial in their prognostic significance. The case records of 1,115 patients who received radical hysterectomy at the Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, from 1980 to 1989 were collected to evaluate prognosis-related factors by univariate and multivariate analyses. The pathology was reviewed(More)