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BACKGROUND During follow-up for patients with cervical carcinoma, elevation of serum squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) levels in the absence of detectable recurrent lesions presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In the current prospective study, the authors evaluated the use of fluorine-18-labeled fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron(More)
Biodegradation of bisphenol-A (BPA), which is known as an estrogenic chemical, proceeds via complicated metabolic routes and leads to formation of several kinds of biodegradation products. Through the major route BPA can be completely mineralized; however, p-hydroxyacetophenone (p-HAP), p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (p-HBAL), and p-hydroxybenzoic acid (p-HBA) are(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to critically assess the risk factors for neonatal pulmonary hypoplasia and perinatal death in patients with preterm rupture of the amniotic membranes from 15 to 28 weeks' gestation. STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective cohort study. The study patients had preterm rupture of the amniotic membranes at 15 to 28 weeks' gestation and were(More)
Although abundant data are available on the toxicity of bisphenol-A (2,2-bis (4-hydroxydiphenyl)propane; BPA), little is known about the toxicities of the structurally similar compounds, namely bisphenols (BPs). A variety of BPs were examined for their acute toxicity against Daphnia magna, mutagenicity, and estrogenic activity using the Daphtoxkit (Creasel(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to investigate the clinical features and outcomes following recurrence after primary radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. METHODS Clinical data of 121 documented recurrent cervical cancer patients who received primary radical hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy between 1993 and 2000 at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Our aims were to evaluate the genotype distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the correlation between HPV parameters and clinicopathological/treatment variables with prognosis in cervical adeno-adenosquamous carcinoma (AD/ASC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients who received primary treatment for cervical AD/ASC International(More)
BACKGROUND In this large-scale, retrospective study, the authors evaluated the diagnostic performances of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET) in detecting hematogenous bone metastasis in patients with cervical cancer. The associated risk factors also were(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical verrucous carcinoma is a rare form of cervical cancer. Very few reports present the correlation between diagnostic images and clinicopathologic findings. CASE A 50-year-old woman was treated with laser ablation for cervical condyloma 6 years prior to her presentation with progressive vaginal bleeding and a foul-smelling discharge at(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the natural history and prognosis of the uncommon Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor (SLCT) of the ovary. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 20-year retrospective review was conducted by the Taiwanese Gynecologic Oncology Group (TGOG), including nine tertiary medical centers from different regions in Taiwan. The medical records for 40 cases of ovarian(More)
BACKGROUND Epigenetic therapy has had a significant impact on the management of hematologic malignancies, but its role in the treatment of ovarian cancer remains to be defined. The authors previously demonstrated that treatment of ovarian and breast cancer cells with DNA methyltransferase and histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors can up-regulate the(More)