Obstetrics and Gynecology

Prof. Yoshiki Kudo

【Research Keyword】
Pregnancy-induced hypertension, preterm birth, placenta, stem cells, prenatal diagnosis, gynecological tumor

【Recent highlights】
The 69th Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the largest academic conference in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, was held in 2017 in Hiroshima for the first time. In the perinatal symposium at this congress, Dr. Hiroshi Miyoshi gave a talk about “the mechanisms of pre-term labor induction and the role of ion channels in models of chronic inflammation.” Dr. Haruhisa Konishi and Dr. Yuko Teraoka were also awarded the JSOG Congress Encouragement Award.

Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars

 Educational content in obstetrics and gynecology is intended to impart an understanding of topics including pregnant and parturient women and the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of gynecological diseases through lectures.
 Obstetrics imparts correct knowledge particularly regarding pregnancy and childbirth, which are major events in women’s lives, and teaches about anomalies during pregnancy and labor. Gynecology teaches about topics including anatomy, the endocrine environment, and neoplastic lesions.
 In actual clinical practice, an understanding of topics including treatments and examinations for pregnant and parturient women and patients with gynecological diseases is gained by experiencing ward and outpatient treatment and ward rounds. One can also learn about the diagnosis of disease and the treatment decision process in detail. Basic surgical techniques can be mastered in addition to gaining an understanding of the local anatomy of the pelvic organs through participation in surgery.

Perinatal department
1.Research into human placental function
2.Research into endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) as biological markers and vascular endothelial function in pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
3.Research into the relationship between inflammation and pre-term labor, IUGR and PIH using models of periodontal disease
4.Research into the prevention and treatment of cerebral palsy by transplantation of umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells
5.Clinical studies of noninvasive prenatal testing using cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood

Gynecology department
1. Needle biopsy of uterine tumors
2. Clinical anatomical research into cervical supporting tissue
3. Research into acquired resistance to anti-cancer drugs in ovarian cancer

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