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BACKGROUND Unexplained intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) may be a consequence of placental insufficiency; however, its etiology is not fully understood. We surmised that defective placentation in IUGR dysregulates cellular bioenergic homeostasis, leading to increased autophagy in the villous trophoblast. The aims of this work were (1) to compare the(More)
We report on a case demonstrating unilateral Horner's syndrome (HS) after lumbar epidural obstetric anesthesia. A healthy, 32-year-old woman with a breech presentation was scheduled for an elective Cesarean section. The patient had normal vital signs throughout the surgical procedure. The operation lasted for 50 min. In the recovery room, she complained of(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue factor (TF), which has a role in normal tissue haemostasis, was reported to be aberrantly expressed, associated with higher microvascular density and a poor prognosis in intestinal-type gastric adenocarcinoma in the Japanese population. This is the first study to look at the relationship of TF and the metaplasia-adenoma-carcinoma sequence(More)
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