Masahiko Higashino

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An increasing number of reports suggest that endometriosis is associated with abnormal immune function, although the etiology of the disease remains undefined. The human leukocyte antigen system (HLA) is known to play a role in the etiology of a number of diseases. This study examines the possible association between the HLA system and endometriosis.(More)
BACKGROUND There is a therapeutic dilemma for the pregnant patient with malignancy requiring chemotherapy. CASE We had a case of a 30-year-old pregnant woman with a yolk sac tumor who underwent right salpingo-oophorectomy at 22 weeks gestation. Chemotherapy during pregnancy was postponed because of concern with the risks of the chemotherapy to the fetus.(More)
Incarceration of the retroverted uterus is a rare complication of pregnancy and rarely persists until term. The diagnosis is extremely difficult to make and a cesarean section should be performed in such cases. A 33-year-old Japanese woman was admitted at 40 weeks gestation for evaluation of preeclampsia. Vaginal examination revealed that the uterine cervix(More)
As base-isolated buildings become more popular, developments have been undertaken to comply with various needs such as those imposed by taller buildings or roomier architectural planning. Sliding bearings have gradually won engineering attention as these bearings can further elongate the natural period of the seismic isolation system, thereby enhancing(More)
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