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Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) represents the most frequent cause of death in the United States from a cancer involving the female genital tract. Contributing to the overall poor outcome in EOC patients, are the metastases to the peritoneum and stroma that are common in this cancer. In one study, cDNA microarray analysis was performed on fresh tissue to(More)
PROBLEM To investigate the role of TSP-1 on decidual macrophages (DMPhi) in unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). METHOD OF STUDY A total of 20 women undergoing artificial abortion in the first trimester and 10 patients with RSA were selected. (i) The expression of TSP-1 mRNA in deciduas was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction;(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate clinical factors affecting accuracy of dilation and curettage (D&C) and frozen section diagnosis of endometrial cancer. STUDY DESIGN Clinical parameters affecting concordance of D&C or frozen section compared with final hysterectomy pathology were analyzed in 218 patients with endometrial cancer. RESULTS The overall(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to investigate the distribution of inhibitory and activating killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) on uterine natural killer (uNK) cells and the compatibility of KIR/HLA-C at the maternal-fetal interface in women with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) in the Chinese population. STUDY DESIGN(More)
Peritoneal metastasis is a distinct pathologic characteristic of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), which is the most deadly disease of the female reproductive tract. The inflammatory environment of the peritoneum in EOC contains abundant macrophages, activated thrombin, and thrombin-associated receptors. However, little is known about the mechanism(More)
We previously showed that tumor-free peritoneum of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) exhibited enhanced expression of several inflammatory response genes compared to peritoneum of benign disease. Here, we examined peritoneal inflammatory cell patterns to determine their concordance with selected enhanced genes. Expression patterns of selected(More)
The objective of this study is to compare the accuracy of tumor grade in endometrial cancer between fractional dilatation and curettage (D&C) and postoperative hysterectomy specimen findings. From January 2000 to November 2002, 52 women with abnormal vaginal bleeding and diagnosed or suspected endometrial cancer were treated in the Department of Obstetrics(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation between expressions of NKp46, NKp44, NKp30, and NKG2D receptors on decidual natural killer cells (dNK) and human spontaneous abortion (SA). DESIGN Case control study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Twenty-one patients with normal chromosome abortuses and 25 healthy early pregnant women. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
It has been established that macrophages and endothelial cells infiltrate peritoneum in the vicinity of tumor implants of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). This study investigates whether the interaction of ovarian cancer cells and tumor-associated macrophages could promote the involvement of endothelial cells in angiogenesis. Macrophage phenotypes were(More)