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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)
BACKGROUND Administration of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine decreased dramatically in Japan after extensive news of adverse vaccine events and suspension of the governmental recommendation for the vaccine. In this study, we investigated the knowledge and acceptance of vaccinated adolescents concerning cervical cancer, cancer screening and the HPV(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)
To define the natural history of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) as related to clonal status, we evaluated 20 cases of CIN1 and 18 cases of CIN2 that had been clinically followed for 7 to 48 months at Osaka University Hospital. These included 10 cases that progressed, 15 cases that persisted, and 13 cases that regressed. We analyzed the clonal(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)
LAMP3 (DC-LAMP, TSC403, CD208) was originally isolated as a gene specifically expressed in lung tissues. LAMP3 is located on a chromosome 3q segment that is frequently amplified in some human cancers, including uterine cervical cancer. Because two other members of the LAMP family of lysosomal membrane glycoproteins, LAMP1 and LAMP2, were previously(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)
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)
Serum tumor markers have a major role in the screening, diagnosis, and monitoring of most of the gynecologic cancers. Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest of the group because it is so frequently asymptomatic until it has advanced to an untreatable stage. Even serum cancer antigen-125 (CA-125), clinically one of the most reliable serum markers for ovarian(More)