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BACKGROUND A retrospective review of treatment results comparing women with clear cell carcinoma of the ovary (CCC) with a group with serous adenocarcinoma of the ovary (SAC) was conducted. METHODS Between 1988-1998, 662 patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma were identified through the medical records department and the tumor registry at 4(More)
There is a great concern about global contamination with persistent fluoroorganic compounds including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), however, few data are available on the environmental levels of these chemicals in China. In the present study, therefore, environmental or tap water samples collected from various regions of(More)
Samples of precipitation events (snow and rain) in Dalian, a typical coastal town in China, were analyzed for perfluorosulfonates (PFSAs) and perfluorocarboxylates (PFCAs) to investigate atmospheric contamination by these compounds. In the snow event on December 16, 2006, samples were collected from 21 different sites and in another 6 precipitation events,(More)
We present a case of a 46,XY der(13;14) Robertsonian translocation carrier whose spermatozoa were karyotyped after injection into mouse oocytes. Fresh semen samples as well as recovered samples were used. There was no significant difference in the survival rate of mouse oocytes (fresh: 78.1% versus frozen: 81.7%), activation rate (fresh: 84.0% versus(More)
The peripheral effects of pyrethroids on Na(+) channels are well known but the effects on CNS neurotransmission are less known. In the present study, type I and II pyrethroids were found to affect the release of acetylcholine (ACh) from hippocampus in freely moving rats as measured by in vivo microdialysis. The basal release of ACh from the hippocampus of(More)
Archaea have unique membrane lipids typified by ether linkages of the glycerol-to-isoprenoid chains with sn-2,3 stereochemistry that runs against the naturally occurring sn-1,2 stereochemistry of the glycerophospholipids of Bacteria and Eukarya. Membrane lipids were extracted and analyzed from the hyperthermophilic archaeon, Thermococcus kodakaraensis,(More)
The outcomes of twins conceived by 136 women after medical assistance (MA) such as ovulation induction with or without assisted reproductive techniques, and twins conceived spontaneously (SP) by 72 women were compared. All 208 women were monitored from < 20 weeks gestation; they all delivered at > or = 24 weeks gestation. The chorionicity of the placenta(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Decreased antithrombin III (AT-III) activity and/or thrombocytopenia associated with an elevated serum level of aspartate aminotransferase in late pregnancy can threaten the lives of both the mother and the fetus. We investigated whether antenatal declines in AT-III activity and the platelet count occur in late twin pregnancy and whether(More)
The aim of this study was to observe the potential of a mixture of ciprofloxacin, metronidazole and minocycline to kill bacteria in the deep layers of root canal dentine in situ. After the crowns of extracted teeth had been removed, the drug combination (0.5 mg of each drug), or sterile saline, as the control, was placed in the root canals which had been(More)
We describe a case with brain metastasis from ovarian cancer who showed complete remission after multidisciplinary treatment. The case was diagnosed as epithelial ovarian cancer, FIGO stage IIIc. She underwent cisplatin-based chemotherapy after optimal cytoreductive surgery and achieved clinical complete remission. Thirty-two months after surgery for(More)