Rika Yonezawa

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AIM Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for climacteric symptoms is effective for vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and sweating, but not for various psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and irritability. In such cases, prescribing Kampo, traditional herbal medicine, is sometimes considered. However, the effectiveness of Kampo has not(More)
Age-related loss of ovarian function promotes adiposity and insulin resistance in women. Estrogen (E(2)) directly enhances insulin sensitivity and suppresses lipogenesis in peripheral tissues. Recently, the central actions of E(2) in the regulation of energy homeostasis are becoming clearer; however, the functional relevance and degree of contribution of(More)
Since ovarian cancer during pregnancy is rare, the decisions regarding pregnancy discontinuation or fertility preservation are often difficult. We report three ovarian cancer cases detected at early, mid and late pregnancy periods in which both babies and mothers were saved. In particular, case 2 is the first reported instance of a sertoliform endometrioid(More)
Preterm birth is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Studies using a cultivation method or molecular identification have shown that bacterial vaginosis is one of the risk factors for preterm birth. However, an association between preterm birth and intestinal microbiota has not been reported using molecular techniques, although the vaginal(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the stage of histological chorioamnionitis (h-CAM) antenatally using clinical data. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four hundred and twenty-eight singleton mothers were recruited. Clinical data including the levels of white blood cell count (WBC), C-reactive protein (CRP), amniotic fluid interleukin-8 (AF-IL-8) at Cesarean section, and(More)
Background/Objectives:Subcutaneous adipose tissue grows rapidly during the first months of life. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) has a quantitatively important function in adipose tissue fat accumulation and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is a determinant of neonatal growth. Recent studies showed that LPL mass in non-heparinized serum (LPLm) was an index of(More)
A decrease in serum estrogen levels in menopause is closely associated with the development of visceral obesity and the onset of type 2 diabetes in women. In the present study, we demonstrated the therapeutic effects of the novel DPP4 inhibitor, teneligliptin, on the features of postmenopausal obesity in mice. In the control group, female C57BL/6 mice were(More)
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