Kiyomi Tsukimori

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2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), an endocrine disruptor, causes reproductive and developmental toxic effects in pups following maternal exposure in a number of animal models. Our previous studies have demonstrated that TCDD imprints sexual immaturity by suppressing the expression of fetal pituitary gonadotropins, the regulators of gonadal(More)
To identify fetuses at high risk of poor neurological outcomes using a novel ultrasound evaluation system. We assessed an ultrasound evaluation system based on our previous findings, consisting of screening for decreased or lack of fetal movements, abnormal patterns of fetal heart rate, congenital CNS malformations, polyhydramnios of unknown cause, and a(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is associated with increased proportions of spontaneous abortion and stillbirth in animal studies. In Japan in 1968, accidental human exposure to rice oil contaminated with PCBs and other dioxin-related compounds, such as polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), led to the development of what(More)
BACKGROUND Amnioreduction remains a treatment option for pregnancies with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) not meeting criteria for laser surgery or those in which it is not feasible. Amnioreduction is a relatively simple treatment which does not require sophisticated technical equipment. Previous reports of conservative management have indicated(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether inflammatory markers are associated with the occurrence of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). Superoxide (O(2) (-)) production of neutrophils and plasma antioxidative superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in umbilical cord blood were studied. Participants were preterm infants with early PVL (n=6; three males,(More)
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is characterized by severe stenoses of the arteries in the circle of Willis, which predispose the patient to brain ischemia and intracranial hemorrhage. We performed a retrospective chart review of 22 pregnancies in 16 patients with MMD at the Kyushu University Hospital. An uncomplicated Cesarean delivery was performed in nearly all(More)
BACKGROUND Micrognathia is a facial malformation characterized by mandibular hypoplasia and a small, receding chin that fails to maintain the tongue in a forward position. We previously reported a system of prenatal screening that we developed to identify fetuses with compromised central nervous system function by observing fetal behavior. In this paper we(More)
Subependymal germinal matrix with intraventricular hemorrhage (GMIVH) is a common complication associated with delivery in preterm neonates but has rarely been observed in the fetus. Clinical and neuroradiological findings of 5 patients who were diagnosed as having fetal GMIVH with prenatal ultrasonographic examinations (US) and MRI, and postnatal MRI were(More)
Subependymal germinal matrix haemorrhage and intraventricular haemorrhage (GMIVH) is a common complication of delivery in preterm neonates but has rarely been observed in the fetus. We report two cases of GMIVH in fetuses of 36 weeks gestation, clearly demonstrated by antenatal MRI. In both cases progressive ventriculomegaly was observed, and(More)
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