Ying-King Wu

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The regulatory signals responsible for the increased biosynthesis of prostaglandins during parturition have not been established. Because interleukin-1 is capable of stimulating prostaglandin production by intrauterine tissues and is an inflammatory mediator, we propose that interleukin-1 may act as a signal for the onset of human labor in the setting of(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between intraamniotic infection and the onset of labor in patients with preterm premature rupture of the membranes. Two hundred and thirty consecutive patients were admitted with premature rupture of the membranes to Yale-New Haven Hospital from January 1985 to July 1987. Amniotic fluid was retrieved(More)
A growing body of evidence supports a causal link between subclinical intrauterine infection and preterm labor. The mechanisms responsible for the onset of parturition in this setting have not been elucidated. The conventional view has been that bacterial products increase prostaglandin biosynthesis by intrauterine tissues and this, in turn, leads to the(More)
These studies were conducted to determine whether human decidua produces interleukin-1 in response to bacterial endotoxin. Explants of human decidua were incubated with and without Escherichia coli endotoxin for 20 hours. When tested for interleukin-1-like activity with the D10.G4.1 T-cell bioassay, supernatants from endotoxin-stimulated decidua contained(More)
These studies were designed to determine amniotic fluid concentrations of prostaglandin E2 (PGE) in women with preterm labor. Amniotic fluid was retrieved by transabdominal amniocentesis from 68 women with preterm labor (less than 37 weeks). Patients were divided into three groups according to the response to tocolysis and the presence or absence of an(More)
Mycoplasma species have been implicated in the pathogenesis of prematurity, intrauterine growth retardation, low birth weight (LBW), and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The purpose of this study was to review the available literature to determine whether there is an association between genital colonization with Mycoplasma hominis or Ureaplasma(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if a local change in the concentrations of estrogen and progesterone occurs in the amniotic fluid during human parturition at term. Amniotic fluid was retrieved from 20 women in active labor and from 20 women not in labor. Patients were matched for maternal age and gestational age. Estradiol, estriol, progesterone,(More)
The purpose of these studies was to determine the effect of bacterial endotoxin and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) on prostaglandin (PG) secretion by human decidua. Decidual explants were established from women undergoing elective cesarean sections before the onset of labor. Escherichia Coli endotoxin and purified human recombinant TNF (rh TNF) were incubated(More)