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Kim J.-W.,Catholic Kwandong University | Park S.-Y.,Catholic Kwandong University | Ryu H.-M.,Catholic Kwandong University | Lee D.-E.,Catholic Kwandong University | And 6 more authors.
Cytogenetic and Genome Research | Year: 2012

Structural abnormalities include various types of translocations, inversions, deletions, duplications and isochromosomes. Structural abnormalities of the Y chromosome are estimated to affect less than 1% of the newborn male population and are particularly hazardous for male reproductive function. The objective of this study was to characterize a group of patients with structural abnormalities of the Y chromosome. All patients who visited our laboratory between 2007 and 2010 underwent cytogenetic investigations. Among these, we detected 26 patients with structural abnormalities of the Y chromosome. To confirm the structural Y chromosome alterations, we used special bandings, FISH and multiplex PCR to detect Y chromosome microdeletions. Of the 26 patients presented here, 11 had an isodicentric Y chromosome, 7 had an inversion, 3 had a translocation, 2 had a derivative, 2 had a Yqs and 1 had a deletion. Sixteen were diagnosed with azoospermia, 8 as normal fertile males and 1 as a man who was unable to donate semen due to mental retardation. One of the patients having 45,X/46,X,idic(Y) was reported to be phenotypically female with primary amenorrhea and without uterus. Deletions of the AZFbc region were correlated with the sperm concentration (p < 0.05), but no correlation with the levels of FSH, LH, testosterone, prolactin and estradiol were found. The present report shows that the precise identification of structural Y chromosome aberrations may be clinically important for genetic counseling and assisted reproductive technology treatment. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel. Source


Park S.Y.,Womens Healthcare Center | Kim K.H.,Sungkyunkwan University | Yuk J.-S.,Eulji University | Ji H.Y.,Eulji University | Lee J.H.,Eulji University
European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology | Year: 2015

Objective To compare postoperative cosmetic outcomes according to different umbilical closure methods after single port laparoscopic surgery (SP-LS). Study design A total of 138 women who were scheduled to receive elective SP-LS were randomized to undergo closure of the umbilical incision with either a subcutaneous suture only without subcuticular skin suture (case group, n = 68) or both a subcutaneous suture and subcuticular skin suture (control group, n = 70) after fascial closure. At postoperative months 1 and 3, the umbilical scar was evaluated using the Vancouver scar scale (VSS), the patient and observer scar assessment scale, and a visual analog scale (VAS). Overall satisfaction with scar cosmesis and surgery was assessed with the VAS. Results There was no significant difference in the clinical characteristics and operative data between the groups. The objective and subjective scar assessments and the overall satisfaction with scar cosmesis were not different between the groups. In the control group, four (5.7%) women experienced wound discharge and were treated with conservative treatments and delayed closure. In women who completed the first and second assessments, the changes in the scar assessment and overall satisfaction with the scar according to time after surgery were not different in either group, but the patient scar assessment scale in both groups and the VSS in the case group improved. Conclusions After SP-LS, the approximation of the fascia and subcutaneous layer seems to be enough for the closure of an umbilical incision. Skin closure with subcuticular sutures did not improve the postoperative cosmetic outcomes and might lead to impaired wound healing. However, large randomized trials with various closure techniques and materials are needed to confirm this finding. © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Tavares M.C.M.,Federal University of Pernambuco | de Lima Junior S.F.,Federal University of Pernambuco | Coelho A.V.C.,Federal University of Pernambuco | Marques T.R.N.M.,Federal Rural University of Pernambuco | And 5 more authors.
Annals of Human Biology | Year: 2016

Background: The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) predisposes 500 000 women to cervical cancer. Host genetic background may facilitate virus persistence in the uterine cervix. Polymorphisms in regulatory and coding regions of cytokine genes have been associated with susceptibility to some human diseases. Aim: This study aims at investigating whether TNFA -308 G/A and IL18 -137 G/C and -607 C/A polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to HPV infection/progression to high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). Subjects and methods: One hundred and twenty-two HPV infected and 132 HPV negative women (the latter used as healthy controls) were analysed. TNFA -308 G/A and IL18 (-137G/C and -607 C/A) polymorphisms were analysed using specific sequence polymorphism PCR (SSP-PCR). Univariate statistical analysis and a logistic regression were performed. Results: The TNFA -308A allele was associated with susceptibility to HPV infection (p = 0.0008), while the IL18 -607A allele conferred protection against HPV infection (p = 0.0043). TNFA -308 G/A and IL18 (-137G/C and -607 C/A) polymorphisms were not associated with development of cervical lesions (p > 0.05). An association was also observed between smoking and susceptibility to the development of HSIL. Conclusion: The findings suggest an association between two TNFA SNPs and susceptibility to HPV infection in women from Northeast Brazil. The results need to be functionally validated and replicated in other populations with different ethnic backgrounds. © 2015 Taylor & Francis. Source


Kim W.-C.,Womens Healthcare Center | Kwon Y.-S.,Womens Healthcare Center
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology | Year: 2010

Herein, we describe a surgical approach for management of a pregnant woman with an ovarian tumor using laparoendoscopic single-site surgery with exteriorization. We assessed both the feasibility and cosmetic outcome. The operation lasted 25 minutes, and the estimated blood loss was negligible. No perioperative or postoperative complications developed, and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 2. © 2010 AAGL. Source


Kim M.-J.,Korea National Institute of Health | Lim N.-K.,Korea National Institute of Health | Choi Y.-M.,Seoul National University | Kim J.-J.,Seoul National University | And 8 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

Background: Hyperandrogenism (HA) has been linked with several components of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Few studies in Asian women have evaluated the important risk factors for and prevalence of MetS according to PCOS subtype. In this study, we investigated differences in metabolic parameters and the prevalence of MetS in two major phenotypic subgroups of PCOS in Korea. Furthermore, we investigated the relationship between HA-associated parameters and MetS. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was conducted from May 2010 to December 2011 in Korea. A total of 837 females with PCOS, aged 15-40, were recruited from Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at 13 hospitals. Of those, 700 subjects with either polycystic ovaries (PCO)+HA+oligomenorrhea/amenorrhea (O) or PCO+O were eligible for this study. MetS was diagnosed according to the modified National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III guidelines and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria. Results: MetS was more prevalent in the PCO+HA+O group (19.7%) than in the PCO+O (11.9%) group. There were statistically significant trends for an increased risk of MetS in the PCO+HA+O group compared to the PCO+O group. After adjustment for age, the odds ratio of MetS was 2.192 in non-obese subjects with PCO+HA+O compared to those with PCO+ O, whereas the risk of MetS was not different in obese patients. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that high free androgen index and low sex hormone-binding globulin were significantly associated with MetS in non-obese women with PCOS, with odds ratios of 4.234 (95% CI, 1.893-9.474) and 4.612 (95% CI, 1.978-10.750), respectively. However, no associations were detected between MetS and SHBG and FAI in obese PCOS subjects. Conclusions: Our results indicate that HA and its associated parameters (FAI and SHBG) are significantly associated with MetS in non-obese PCOS subjects, whereas this association was not observed in obese subjects. Copyright: © 2014 Kim et al. Source

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