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The School Health Law of Japan was passed in 1974 mandating urine screening of elementary and junior high-school students for the detection of renal disease. A first morning urine was obtained on an annual basis for each individual student for the time period 1974–1986. The prevalence of proteinuria and haematuria among elementary school children was 0.08%(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the frequency of pregnancy complicated by ovarian endometriosis and to investigate the size change and outcome of ovarian endometriosis during pregnancy. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Departments of obstetrics and gynecology of the Osaka University and Izumiotsu Municipal Hospitals of Osaka, Japan. PATIENT(S) Women who(More)
A terephthalate-assimilating bacterium was isolated from activated sludge collected from a domestic wastewater treatment plant in Japan by enrichment with terephthalate as sole carbon source. The isolate, designated strain T7(T), was a Gram-negative, short rod-shaped micro-organism. A phylogenetic study based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain(More)
The prognostic significance of p53 mutation, microsattelite instability and DNA mismatch protein hMLH1 expression in suboptimally resected advanced ovarian carcinoma treated with the combination chemotherapy of paclitaxel and carboplatin was evaluated. The overall combination chemotherapy response rate and the complete remission rate were significantly(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor [EGFR (HER1, erbB1)] is a receptor with associated tyrosine kinase activity, and is expressed in colorectal cancers and many other solid tumors. We examined the effect of the selective EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) gefitinib ("Iressa") in combination with the DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor CPT-11 (irinotecan) on(More)
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy. It appears that the vast majority of what seem to be primary epithelial ovarian and primary peritoneal carcinomas is, in fact, secondary from the fimbria, the most distal part of the fallopian tube. Treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer is based on the combination of cytoreductive surgery and(More)
A primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma (PRMC) is an extremely rare lesion. To date, only 49 cases have been reported. The presence of mural nodules in a PRMC may indicate a worse prognosis. We report the case of a 40-year-old Japanese woman with a PRMC with mural nodules. Microscopic examination revealed that the stromal cells of the nodules(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to report on the safety and efficacy of gemcitabine used as salvage chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2002 to October 2011, 27 patients were treated with gemcitabine for platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer. Gemcitabine (800 mg/m(2)) was given on days 1, 8, and 15 of every 28(More)
We have discovered several protein biomarkers that are altered during carcinogenesis of the human uterine endometrium. Proteins prepared from 19 endometrial carcinomas (Group A), and 20 normal endometria obtained from benign gynecological conditions (Group B), were investigated by Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry(More)
The terephthalate 1,2-dioxygenase system (TERDOS) was found in cell extracts of Delftia tsuruhatensis strain T7 (=IFO16741) grown in terephthalate-salt medium. The cell extract was separated by anion exchange chromatography to yield two fractions (R and Z) that were necessary for oxygenation of terephthalate with NADH and Fe(2+). The oxygenase component of(More)