Tomio Fujita

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Recent findings have raised the possibility that polymorphisms within the annexin A5 gene (ANXA5) promoter contribute to the etiology of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). In our present study, 243 Japanese women who had suffered more than three fetal losses and a group of 119 fertile controls were genotyped for four ANXA5 gene promoter single-nucleotide(More)
Information concerning the prognosis of subsequent pregnancies in patients with reciprocal translocations is limited. This study was performed to determine the percentage success rate with first pregnancies after ascertainment of a carrier status. A total of 2,382 couples with a history of two or more consecutive miscarriages were studied in multicenters.(More)
CONTEXT Adiponectin (APN) concentration in umbilical cord serum is higher than that in adult serum. Except for the positive association between birth weight and cord APN concentration, little is known about the pathophysiological function of APN in fetal development. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship of cord serum APN(More)
OBJECTIVE We have already reported that A1C is elevated because of iron deficiency in late pregnancy among nondiabetic pregnant women. This report examined whether the same phenomenon is observed in pregnant women with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This longitudinal study was conducted in 17 pregnant women with diabetes (20-35 weeks of pregnancy).(More)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious pregnancy-related complication. Recent studies indicate that the genetic background for DVT differs with ethnicity. In our study, we enrolled 18 consecutive Japanese patients who had developed DVT during pregnancy and postpartum. We performed a genetic analysis of three candidate genes for DVT, protein S, protein C(More)
We report here two cases of recurrent miscarriages that were successfully treated with continuous intravenous administration of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). One patient experienced 11 spontaneous abortions, and the other eight abortions. Previous treatments including prednisone, aspirin and mononuclear-cell immunization were all unsuccessful. They(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary thrombophilias may associate with uteroplacental thrombosis leading to adverse pregnancy outcomes. The present study was conducted to reveal the frequency of the low-frequency thrombophilic protein S K196E mutation, as well as the frequency of very rare nonsynonymous mutations in protein S, protein C, and antithrombin genes, in(More)
Surface modified molecularly imprinted polymers (SM-MIPs) for 17beta-estradiol (E2), utilizing 6-ketoecradiol as a pseudo template were prepared. MIPs for E2 were synthesized using 4-vinyl pyridine and ethylene dimethacrylate as a functional monomer and cross-linking agent, respectively. MIPs selectively retained E2 and provided excellent chromatographic(More)
Ureaplasma spp. cause several disorders, such as nongonococcal urethritis, miscarriage, and preterm delivery with lung infections in neonates, characterized by pathological chorioamnionitis in the placenta. Although reports on antibiotic resistance in Ureaplasma are on the rise, reports on quinolone-resistant Ureaplasma infections in Japan are limited. The(More)