Shigetaka Yagi

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Recent studies have shown an activation of the local renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in various tumor tissues, including the abundant generation of angiotensin II (Ang II) by angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and the upregulation of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) expression. Thus, considerable attention has been paid not only to the role of the RAS(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to clarify the clinicopathologic factors of stages IB to IIB cervical adenocarcinoma. METHODS Several clinicopathologic factors were compared between 35 patients who underwent radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy due to cervical adenocarcinoma stages IB to IIB and 77 patients with squamous cell carcinoma(More)
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a tryptophan-catabolizing enzyme that has immunoregulatory functions. Our prior study showed that tumoral IDO overexpression is involved in disease progression and impaired patient survival in human ovarian cancer, although its mechanism remains unclear. The purpose of the present study is to clarify the role of IDO(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the preoperative diagnostic value of F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with ovarian cancer. METHODS One hundred sixty patients suspected of having malignant ovarian tumors were included in this study. All patients underwent(More)
We report two cases in which we describe the impact of sonography (US) in the management of vasa previa. In the first case, with two-dimensional US, the diagnosis of vasa previa was made at 21 weeks gestation. In the second case, using three-dimensional US, the diagnosis of vasa previa was made at 19 weeks gestation. An elective Cesarean section was carried(More)
AIM Chronic abruption-oligohydramnios sequence (CAOS) is a clinical condition with lasting vaginal bleeding and oligohydramnios because of chronic placental abruption, which seems to cause preterm labor and neonatal chronic lung disease (CLD). This prompted us to explore the correlation between perinatal/neonatal outcomes and CAOS. METHODS Patients with(More)
To examine the effect of perinatal helicopter transportation on maternal and child health. Helicopter transportation for the sparsely populated southern areas of Wakayama and Mie prefectures was introduced in June 2003. Maternal and child health statistics for 2000–2002 and 2004–2006 were compared between the south and north regions of the prefectures.(More)
Malignant melanoma (MM) in the female genital tract accounts for less than 2% of all melanomas, and the vast majority associated occur in the vulva and vagina. Primary MM of the uterine cervix is extremely rare and its prognosis is very poor. We report a case of primary MM of the cervix with dissemination throughout the vaginal wall. A 66-year-old woman(More)
OBJECTIVE Vasa previa is a rare complication, and rupture of vasa previa during pregnancy may lead to significant perinatal mortality. Here, we report a case of vasa previa evaluated prenatally using noncontrast time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (TOF MRA). CASE REPORT A 22-year-old primiparous woman was referred to our hospital due to(More)
Pyomyoma is a rare complication, which withoug antibiotics or surgical intervention, may cause sepsis and mortality. The present study reported a case of large uterine pyomyoma in a perimenopausal female. A 53-year-old multigravida woman was referred to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan) due to(More)