Sue Yazaki Sun

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate treatment of Brazilian patients with gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study with analysis of medical reports performed in 10 Brazilian referral centers from January 2000 to December 2011. RESULTS Of 5,250 patients 3 died (0.06%) at the time of uterine evacuation. Spontaneous remission of(More)
Hormonal, inflammatory and vascular alterations during pregnancy are thought to be involved in pregnancy loss. The role of progesterone, the actions of which involve cytokines and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), has been thoroughly studied. Genetic factors are involved in modulation of these molecules, and several genes have been associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical presentation and incidence of postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) among recent (1994-2013) and historical (1988-1993) cases of complete hydatidiform mole (CHM). METHODS This study included two non-concurrent cohorts (1988-1993 versus 1994-2013) of patients from the New England Trophoblastic Disease Center(More)
Heterotopic pregnancy is a condition characterized by implantation of one or more viable embryos into the uterine cavity while another one is implanted ectopically, particularly into the uterine tube. Its occurrence has increased drastically over the last few years due to assisted reproduction procedures. In general, the diagnosis is made during the first(More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare neurological disease of progressive installation, usually following a previous acute infectious state, has a rare incidence, especially in pregnancy, and can induce major complications and high mortality risk. Its occurrence, after immunization to influenza during the last trimester pregnancy, has not been reported before.(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the effect of race/ethnicity on risk of complete and partial molar pregnancy. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study including women who were followed for complete or partial mole and those who had a live singleton birth in a teaching hospital in the northeastern United States between 2000 and 2013. We calculated(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of sexual violence history among pregnant women and its association with the self-perception of health status. METHODS Cross-sectional study including a total of 179 pregnant women older than 14 years old at gestation week 14 to 28 attending public health services in the city of São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil, between(More)
BACKGROUND The reported incidence of molar pregnancy varies widely among different geographic locations. This variation has been attributed, at least in part, to racial/ethnic differences. While the incidence of molar pregnancies is decreasing, certain ethnic groups such as Hispanics, Asians, and American Indians continue to have an increased risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency of potentially life-threatening conditions (PLTCs) and maternal near misses (MNMs) at the New England Trophoblastic Disease Center (NETDC) in recent years, when there has been earlier diagnosis of molar pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN This study included patients with molar pregnancy at the NETDC between 1994 and 2013.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the age-specific incidence of complete (CM) and partial molar (PM) pregnancy in a large tertiary care center in the United States. METHODS Incidence rates of CM and PM per 10,000 live births were calculated using databases from Brigham and Women's Hospital, between 2000 and 2013. Age-specific rates were calculated for women younger(More)