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Preparation and characterization of nanoparticles shelled with chitosan for oral insulin delivery.
Nanoparticles (NPs) composed of chitosan (CS) and poly(gamma-glutamic acid) (gamma-PGA) were prepared by a simple ionic-gelation method for oral insulin delivery. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR)Expand
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Electroacupuncture reduces uterine artery blood flow impedance in infertile women.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on pregnancy rate and uterine artery blood flow impedance in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). MATERIALS AND METHODSExpand
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Concurrent weekly cisplatin plus external beam radiotherapy and high-dose rate brachytherapy for advanced cervical cancer: a control cohort comparison with radiation alone on treatment outcome and
PURPOSE To test, though a control-cohort study, the hypothesis that concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using weekly cisplatin, plus high-dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDRICB) is superior toExpand
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Characteristics of peripapillary choroidal cavitation detected by optical coherence tomography.
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical features of peripapillary choroidal cavitation (PCC) detected by optical coherence tomography (OCT). DESIGN Retrospective, observational case series. PARTICIPANTSExpand
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Caffeic acid induces apoptosis in human cervical cancer cells through the mitochondrial pathway.
OBJECTIVE The anti-proliferation effect of caffeic acid (3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid), isolated from Ocimum gratissimum Linn, on human cervical cancer cells (HeLa cells) was examined to elucidate theExpand
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Uterine-sparing surgery for adenomyosis and/or adenomyoma.
Adenomyosis of the uterus is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue, including glands and stroma, situated at least 2.5 mm below the endometrial-myometrial junction and widely distributedExpand
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Clinical Implications of Elevated Pretreatment Carcinoembryonic Antigen in Patients with Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix
Object: The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of pretreatment levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) for treatment outcome in comparison with squamous cell carcinomaExpand
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Conservative surgical treatment of adenomyosis to improve fertility: Controversial values, indications, complications, and pregnancy outcomes.
Uterine adenomyosis was first reported in the 19(th) century and early 20(th) century; von Rokitansky described it in 1860. Since then, the general clinical, pathological, and radiologic findings andExpand
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Analysis of risk factors associated with surgical failure of inside-out transobturator vaginal tape for treating urodynamic stress incontinence
The goals of this study were to assess the efficacy of inside-out transobturator vaginal tape (TVT-O) as a treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) and to explore the possible factorsExpand
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Oral Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 to reduce Group B Streptococcus colonization in pregnant women: A randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE This study is to examine the effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 taken orally before bedtime on Group B Streptococcus (GBS)-positive pregnant women withExpand
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