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AIM The value of serum inhibin-B as a predictor of the presence of testicular spermatozoa is still controversial. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictive value of the seminal plasma inhibin-B level, which might more directly reflect the secretion by Sertoli cells, and to discriminate between successful and failed testicular sperm extraction(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to report the results of adjuvant CPT-11 and MMC combination chemotherapy (CPT-M) for ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma (OCCA). METHODS Between 1996 and 2002, 20 patients with OCCA underwent primary debulking surgery and received 6 treatments of CPT-11 (140 mg/m2) in combination with MMC (7 mg/m2), 2 weeks apart(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the insulin receptor (INSR) gene contributes to genetic susceptibility to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in a Japanese population. STUDY DESIGN We ex-amined the frequency of the His 1058 C/T single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) found in exon 17 of the INSR gene in 61 Japanese PCOS patients and 99 Japanese healthy controls. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate prospectively the prognostic factors for ovulatory responses following clomiphene citrate (CC) administration in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN Fifty-nine infertile patients with a diagnosis of PCOS were recruited. Ovulation was induced using 100 mg/day CC administered daily from days 5 to 9 of the cycle. Endocrine(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze retrospectively the frequency, long-term prognosis and pregnancy rate in infertile women diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia or carcinoma by endometrial biopsy. STUDY DESIGN From 1989 to 2000, endometrial biopsies were performed on 2,573 patients to investigate the cause of infertility. The main outcome measures were frequency,(More)
AIM This study was undertaken to assess whether radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy could be carried out within acceptable complications in uterine cervical cancer patients. MATERIAL & METHODS One hundred and forty-six patients of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IB, IIA and IIB cervical cancer treated by radical(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was performed to define the subgroups of patients who benefit from postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy in stage I and II endometrial carcinoma. METHODS A retrospective review of 170 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage I and II endometrial carcinoma patients treated between 1988 and 2000 at Niigata(More)
Aplastic anemia is a rare but severe complication of methimazole (MMI) treatment for Graves' disease. We present a case of a 53-year-old Japanese female who had been treated with 30 mg/d of MMI for 30 days for Graves' disease and was subsequently admitted to the Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF) Central Hospital with a mild sore throat and high-grade fever(More)
OBJECTIVES The adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix tends to arise in women of childbearing age. Conservative treatment by conization is an alternative to a hysterectomy that allows future pregnancy; however, much less is known about the management of adenocarcinoma because of its rarity and relatively short time frame of follow-up. The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs) are highly malignant neoplasms that consist of both renal and extrarenal subtypes. Primary ovarian cases are extremely rare. We herein describe the third known case of ovarian origin, which effectively responded to combination chemotherapy with ifosfamide, epirubicin, and cisplatin (IEP chemotherapy). CASE A(More)