Momoe Tina Hyakutake

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Growth factors have been shown previously to participate in the process of axon target recognition. We showed that fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) signaling is required for Xenopus laevis retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons to recognize their major midbrain target, the optic tectum [neuron 17 (1996), 245]. Therefore, we have hypothesized that a(More)
OBJECTIVES Bilateral sacrospinous fixation with tailored mesh arms (bSSVF) uses polypropylene mesh to suspend the vault to the sacrospinous ligaments bilaterally with minimal tension, recreating nulliparous midline anatomy. It can be used with uterine conservation. Our primary objective was to determine objective cure rate at one year following bSSVF(More)
INTRODUCTION Prior studies have reported an association of sexual dysfunction with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), but without defining causation. AIM To investigate predictors of sexual function in women with PFD, including pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, obstructed defecation, and fecal incontinence. METHODS(More)
This was a double blind randomized trial with two parallel treatment arms comparing the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection with ibuprofen, 400 mg three times a day for 3 days, versus a single dose of fosfomycin (3 g). The aim of this study was to compare the number of courses of antibiotics treatment over a 28-day period and symptomatic(More)
In recent years, pelvic floor surgeons have increasingly repaired pelvic organ prolapse around an intact uterus. Uterine conservation and hysteropexy have been driven by patient preference, less risk of mesh erosion, shorter operative time, and decreased blood loss and postoperative pain. We present a case series of patients with cervical elongation after(More)
We implanted a posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) in 30 eyes of 17 severely mentally and physically handicapped patients, i.e., 14 eyes of 9 severely mentally retarded patients, 14 eyes of 7 patients with Down's syndrome, and 2 eyes of a mitochondrial encephalomyopathy patient. All surgery was performed under general anesthesia and 3 to 10(More)
OBJECTIVES Pelvic floor disorders commonly affect women's quality of life. Their etiology is multifactorial, yet pregnancy and vaginal delivery (VD) are major inciting risk factors. Our objectives were to assess pelvic floor health information given by maternity providers to their pregnant patients, to create a pelvic floor health information workshop, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The cervix often appears to be elongated in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This can pose surgical challenges. MRI evidence has suggested that prolapsed cervices are significantly longer than those in normal controls. Our objective was to compare cervical length in surgical hysterectomy specimens from women with symptomatic POP with the(More)
We present a case in which there was optimal management of recurrent cervicovesical fistula. The patient sustained a fistula shortly after a cesarean for cephalopelvic disproportion in the second stage. She underwent an unsuccessful attempt at vaginal repair 3 months postpartum and continued experiencing intermittent urinary leakage through the vagina. She(More)
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