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OBJECTIVE Cytokine imbalance might have a pivotal role in hypercoagulability seen in preeclampsia. Our objective was to determine the relationship of blood coagulation related factors in placental tissue and peripheral blood in preeclamptic and normal pregnancies. METHODS We compared mRNA and protein levels of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA),(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on the expression of epithelial cell markers (E-cadherin and α-catenin) and mesenchymal cell markers (N-cadherin and vimentin) in endometrial carcinoma. METHODS The expression of all 4 markers was evaluated in EGFR overexpressing(More)
To the editor: For decades, the mechanisms of cancer cell metastasis have been critical subject in the field of cancer research. Among them, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (Emt) and mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) have been, currently, acknowledged as a crucial process by which carcinoma cells are acquired metastatic phenotype such as(More)
OBJECTIVE Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Identification of potential biomarkers of EC would be helpful for the detection and monitoring of malignancy, improving clinical outcomes. METHODS The Weighted Gene Co-expression Network Analysis method was used to identify prognostic markers for EC in this study. Moreover,(More)
Endometrial cancer (EC) is one of the most common female malignancies. The patients with high-risk factors may have poor prognosis. Therefore, there is an urgent need to find a new molecule to more accurately predict survival of patients. Leucine-rich-alpha-2-glycoprotein1 (LRG1), one of leucine-rich repeat family, was closely associated with cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the morphological characteristics of pelvic diaphragm hiatus in pregnant women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) by transperineal three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound. METHODS From Oct. 2008 to Mar. 2009, 145 pregnant women (third trimester group) at 37-41 weeks of gestation underwent transperineal 3-D ultrasound investigation at(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the characteristic microRNAs (miRNAs) expressed during the pre-invasive and invasive stages of cervical cancer. A gene expression profile (GSE7803) containing 21 invasive squamous cell cervical carcinoma samples, 10 normal squamous cervical epithelium samples and seven high-grade squamous intraepithelial(More)
OBJECTIVE Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of hyperandrogenemia on glucose metabolism in polycystic ovarian syndrome patients. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic of the Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital. SAMPLE Fifty-three(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to perform a meta-analysis examining the sensitivity of pulsatility index (PI) and various biomarkers and PI and mean arterial pressure (MAP) for the prediction of pre-eclampsia. MATERIAL AND METHODS PubMed, CENTRAL, and Embase databases were searched from inception until 8 May 2014 using combinations of the search terms:(More)
Early-stage endometrial carcinoma (EC) patients have a high cure rate; however, those with high-risk factors may have poor prognosis. Thus, there is an urgent need for searching for new prognostic molecules to more accurately predict survival of patients. We detected the Rictor mRNA expression level in 30 fresh EC tissue and 17 normal endometrial tissue(More)