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This report documents our identification of a novel factor VII (FVII) gene mutation in a Japanese boy with FVII deficiency. The proband's FVII activity was 34% and his FVII antigen level was 40% of normal controls. DNA sequence analysis of the proband's FVII gene identified a C to G point mutation at nucleotide position 10 933 in exon 8, which results in… (More)
Since the first in-vitro fertilization (IVF) baby born in 1978, the technique of in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) has been well established and widely used by clinicians all over the world. However, the success rate of IVF-ET still remains relatively low. Sub-optimal embryo culture condition may consider as a factor contribute to the poor… (More)
AIMS The oral administration of a compost produced by the fermentation of marine animals with thermophiles confers health benefits for fish and pigs. This study aimed to isolate the beneficial bacteria from this compost that would modulate the physiological conditions of host animals. METHODS AND RESULTS The compost extract was orally administrated to… (More)
Dermoid cysts of the ovary are one of the most common ovarian neoplasms, but parasitic dermoid cysts as well as coexistent dermoid cysts are unusual. Almost all reports of coexistent dermoid cysts involve the omentum and ovary, but our case involved the pouch of Douglas and ovary. We managed this case by laparoscopy.