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BACKGROUND Most published series of ovarian carcinoma find a correlation between histologic grade and survival, but the grading system used commonly is not specified, and several different systems exist, some of which use different criteria for different histologic types. However, several studies have shown marked interobserver variability in distinguishing(More)
Many reports describe an increased frequency and unusual features of endometrial polyps and carcinomas in women treated with tamoxifen (TMX) for breast cancer. Postmenopausal women with endometrial polyps were identified by computer search of pathology files from 1990 to 1996. Medical records were reviewed, and patients were divided into three groups: 28(More)
OBJECTIVE Because there is no universally accepted grading system for ovarian epithelial carcinoma, we attempted to compare the prognostic utility of the individual components used in some systems--both architectural and cytologic features, as well as mitotic activity and histologic tumor type--to determine which of these components fit best with survival.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of paclitaxel and carboplatin in patients with completely or optimally resected uterine carcinosarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a single-arm multicenter prospective phase II trial at 20 Japanese medical facilities. Eligible patients had histologically confirmed uterine carcinosarcoma without(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose in this study was to investigate the relationship between fetal plasma adenosine concentration and catecholamine concentration, blood gases, and pH in appropriate- and small-for-gestational-age fetuses. STUDY DESIGN Cordocentesis was performed in 23 appropriate- and 14 small-for-gestational-age fetuses at 30 to 37 weeks' gestation(More)
AIM To investigate the latest serological tendency of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in Japanese puerperal women and to estimate the sequential influence on child-bearing women in Japan. METHODS We studied 3966 puerperal women registered at a cord blood bank. Serum samples were obtained from umbilical cords at delivery and on the third day after delivery. CMV(More)
This study aimed to examine whether morphological changes during the early stage of treatment or indices of proliferation, apoptosis, or hormone receptors are reliable predictors of the hormonal response to uterus-preserving high-dose progestin therapy in patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma. Seven patients (5 good responders and 2 poor responders) with(More)
Several studies have reported on the use of antibodies to monoclonal carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and vimentin (VIM) to distinguish between adenocarcinomas of endometrial (EM) and endocervical (EC) origin, with variably enthusiastic results. It is still unclear whether site of origin or pathway of differentiation (endometrioid [em] versus mucinous [m]) is(More)
A 35-year-old primigravida was admitted to the Department of obstetrics complaining of dyspnea and left back pain at 21 weeks' gestation. Chest roentgenogram revealed diffuse reticulonodular shadows predominantly in both lower lung fields and arterial hypoxemia was present. Pulmonary function tests showed restrictive impairment and decreased carbon monoxide(More)
The co-existence of an endometrioid adenocarcinoma with an ovarian yolk sac tumor is very rare. Only eight cases have been reported in the English language literature. A 54-year-old postmenopausal woman with a 6-month history of progressive abdominal distension was seen at our hospital. MR imaging revealed a large cyst with a solid intramural node. Serum(More)