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The inflammatory process has direct effects on normal and abnormal wound healing. Hypertrophic scar formation is an aberrant form of wound healing and is an indication of an exaggerated function of fibroblasts and excess accumulation of extracellular matrix during wound healing. Two cytokines--transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and prostaglandin E2(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the factors associated with future pregnancy and successful delivery in women who were treated for uterine adenomyoma with combination (surgical-medical) therapy using ultramini- or mini-laparotomy conservative surgery and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and two women were evaluated. Items for(More)
Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is a rare gynecological malignancy with the following characteristics: its preoperative diagnosis is easy to miss or delay because of a lack of specific symptoms and signs; it is difficult to distinguish from serous epithelial ovarian cancer or primary peritoneal serous carcinoma during or even after operation because(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian adult-type granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) are characterized as low-malignant and late-recurrent ovarian tumors. Although some clinical and pathological prognostic factors have been reported, other factors have yet to be sufficiently investigated for necessary confirmation. The aim of this study was to test the correlation between clinical(More)
Rupture of a pregnant uterus in early pregnancy and an unscarred uterus are extremely rare, and some non-specific symptoms might appear before this occurrence. We report the case of a multiparous woman (gravida 3, para 2) with uterine fundal rupture in her early second trimester (17+ weeks of gestational age), who presented upper abdominal discomfort and(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a possible correlation between endometriosis and an increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), but many uncertainties remain, including race, exposure or surveillance time, and surgical confirmation. Therefore, we carried out a large-scale, nationwide, controlled cohort study in the Taiwanese women to respond to these(More)
Epidemiological evidence of relationships between endometriosis and epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has been obtained mainly from Western countries. Our goal was to determine the risk of EOC due to endometriosis in Taiwanese women. A retrospective cohort study was performed by linking to the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan. A(More)
OBJECTIVE Amniocentesis is a popular and effective prenatal diagnostic tool for chromosomal disorders. It is well-established that the risk of chromosomal abnormalities increases with maternal age; however, other related indications are seldom reported. Herein, we report our 30-year experience with amniocentesis from a single medical center, focusing on the(More)
BACKGROUND Reciprocal translocation is the most common type of translocation; however, there are only a few studies that address the indications for reciprocal translocation in amniocentesis. Here we share our data, based on 30 years' experience in a single tertiary center, to investigate the rates and indications for amniocentesis in cases of reciprocal(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical experience in the management of post-abortion hemorrhage is limited. CASE REPORTS Two women with severe post-abortion hemorrhage were reported. One case occurred after methotrexate treatment of Cesarean scar pregnancy and the other occurred after abortion surgery. Both patients were successfully treated with a double-balloon cervical(More)