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)
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 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)
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)
The Gestational Trophoblastic Disease includes an interrelated group of diseases originating from placental tissue, with distinct behaviors concerning local invasion and metastasis. The high sensitivity of the serial dosages of human chorionic gonadotrophin, combined with advances in chemotherapy treatment, have made gestational trophoblastic neoplasia(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare complete hydatidiform mole (CHM) clinical presentation and risk factors associated with GTN development between North American and South American adolescents. METHODS This non-concurrent cohort study was undertaken including adolescents with CHM referred to centers in North America (New England Trophoblastic Disease Center, Harvard(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the clinical presentation and incidence of postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) among cases of complete mole (CM) and partial mole (PM) from 1994 to 2013. METHODS This study included all cases of patients with CM and PM from our trophoblastic disease center between 1994 and 2013. Their clinical(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)