Noritaka Fukumine

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OBJECTIVE Adipocytes secrete a number of molecules such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha, leptin and free fatty acids that can influence the ability of the body to metabolize glucose. Recently, a novel 12.5 kDa cysteine-rich protein, termed resistin, was shown to be secreted by adipocytes. Resistin expression was markedly induced during the conversion of(More)
OBJECTIVE Placental protein 14 (PP14) is known to be one of the endometrial proteins that reflect endometrial functioning throughout the menstrual cycle. In this study, we examined PP14 as a marker for human endometrial receptivity in order to predict the outcome of in vitro fertilization and the embryo-transfer (IVF-ET) cycle. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)
A rare case of noncommunicating rudimentary uterine horn pregnancy is described. The pregnancy proceeded to twenty-six gestational weeks when the rudimentary uterine horn ruptured as the patient had signs and symptoms of massive hemoperitoneum. An emergency exploratory laparotomy revealed incomplete rupture of the gravid rudimentary horn. A viable female(More)
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