Toshihiko Izutsu

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We investigated the long-term prognosis of borderline ovarian tumours and determined risk factors for recurrence. One hundred and twenty-one borderline ovarian tumours treated between 1994 and 2003 at the participating institutions in the Tohoku Gynecologic Cancer Unit were retrospectively investigated for clinical stage, histopathological subtype, surgical(More)
Telomerase activity (TA) and apoptosis were analysed in placenta with and without intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). Thirty-one specimens were taken from chorionic villi in the first trimester (Group A), 32 placenta specimens were obtained from cases without IUGR in second and third trimester (Group B) and 12 specimens of placenta tissue were obtained(More)
Telomerase activity (TA) was analysed in human chorionic villi and placenta in normal and abnormal pregnancy using the telomeric repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) and in situ TRAP assay. Twenty chorionic villi specimens and 25 placenta specimens from normal pregnancies were examined as well as placenta specimens from 10 cases of intrauterine growth(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze telomerase and proliferative activity in placenta from women with and without fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS Telomerase activity was analyzed in 30 first-trimester chorionic villi specimens (group A) and in 28 second- and third-trimester placenta specimens (group B) from women without FGR. Telomerase activity also was(More)
BACKGROUND Human telomerase reverse transcriptase has been found in telomerase-positive tumor tissues, but not in telomerase-negative nonmalignant somatic cells. METHODS Thirty-two first-trimester chorionic villi specimens (Group A), 33 second- and third-trimester placenta specimens without asymmetric intrauterine growth retardation (Group B) and 13(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the results of prenatal triple marker screening on a population of Japanese pregnant women. METHODS From April 1994 through March 1999, a total of 32,925 native Japanese women with singleton pregnancies requested a triple marker-screening test. Multiples of the median values for 3 markers and individual risks for each patient were(More)
The authors analysed of the proliferative activity of intraepithelial neoplasia of the cervix utilizing the labeling index of monoclonal antibody to Bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) or proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), and the number of Nucleolar organizer regions (Ag-NOR). The BrdU labeling index (B.L.I.) for normal squamous epithelium, mild dysplasia,(More)