Tsui-Yu Tracy Hsieh

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OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors for pre-eclampsia in an Asian population. METHOD We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving 29375 Taiwanese women who delivered between July 1990 and September 1998, excluding pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertension or fetal malformations. RESULT Four hundred and fifteen women had pre-eclampsia(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictive value of the antral follicle count in patients undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs). DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary care institutional hospital. PATIENT(S) Consecutively seen patients undergoing ARTs such as IVF-ET, gamete intrafallopian transfer, and tubal embryo transfer (TET). (More)
To determine the risks when the primary methotrexate (MTX) treatment of cervical pregnancy has an unsatisfactory outcome, we conducted a Medline search on relevant literature published from January 1983 to June 1997. The search yielded 28 publications of 48 cases of cervical pregnancy. These and four new cases from our institutions were used in our study. A(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the possibility of intrauterine human papillomavirus infection of fetuses by transplacental transmission of human papillomavirus before delivery. STUDY DESIGN Specimens of cervicovaginal cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells were obtained from 52 consecutive pregnant women in the third trimester(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify novel genes that are down-regulated in the testicular tissue of infertile men. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University-based reproductive clinics and genetics laboratory. PATIENTS Nine patients with normal spermatogenesis, and 15 patients with maturation arrest (MA) or Sertoli cell-only syndrome (SCOS). INTERVENTION(More)
Human placenta and cord blood are readily available specimens that respond to maternal environmental insult and are being used to investigate metabolism, bioactivation, and transplacental transfer of procarcinogens. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to quantitate 120 placentas and 56 cord bloods from term, uncomplicated pregnancies at Taipei Chang(More)
In order to understand the effects of intrauterine growth discordancy (15% or more birth weight difference), birth weight, and gestational age on the neonatal adverse events (including 1- or 5-min Apgar scores < 7, neonatal death, ICU admission, respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, hypocalcemia, perinatal infection, blood transfusion, and hyperbilirubinemia)(More)
Deoxyribonucleic acid sequences of human ZFY (zinc-finger-Y) gene, a Y-chromosome-specific gene and candidate for the testis-determining factor, has been identified by an in vitro enzymatic deoxyribonucleic acid amplification method in peripheral blood specimens of women pregnant with male fetuses. This technique permits detection of ZFY gene(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors associated with placenta accreta in a large cohort study. METHODS Data for this study came from the Taiwan Down Syndrome Screening Group, an ongoing project on feasibility of serum screening in an Asian population. Women who had serum screening for Down syndrome at 14-22 weeks' gestation using alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and(More)