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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917772/awareness-perceived-risk-and-practices-related-to-cervical-cancer-and-pap-smear-screening-a-cross-sectional-study-among-hiv-positive-women-attending-an-urban-hiv-clinic-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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Idah Mokhele, D Evans, K Schnippel, A Swarts, J S Smith, C Firnhaber
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a major cause of cancer-related deaths, especially in the context of the HIV epidemic. OBJECTIVE: To examine awareness, perceived risk and practices related to cervical cancer screening among HIV-positive women. METHODS: Interviewer-administered structured questionnaires were administered to HIV-positive women (aged ≥18 years) enrolled in a cervical cancer screening study at the Themba Lethu Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 2009 to December 2011...
December 1, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917752/genetic-and-environmental-factors-in-invasive-cervical-cancer-design-and-methods-of-a-classical-twin-study
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Dorothy A Machalek, John D Wark, Sepehr N Tabrizi, John L Hopper, Minh Bui, Gillian S Dite, Alyssa M Cornall, Marian Pitts, Dorota Gertig, Bircan Erbas, Suzanne M Garland
BACKGROUND: Persistent high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a necessary prerequisite for development of cervical cancer and its precursor lesion, high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). However, HPV infection is not sufficient to drive this process, and genetic and environmental factors may also play a role. METHODS/DESIGN: The Cervical Cancer, Genetics and Environment Twin Study was established to investigate the environmental and genetic influences on variation in susceptibility to cervical pre-cancer in 25- to 69-year-old monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins recruited through the Australian Twin Registry...
December 5, 2016: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906806/awareness-of-cervical-cancer-causes-and-predeterminants-of-likelihood-to-screen-among-women-in-haiti
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Schatzi H McCarthy, Kathy A Walmer, Joel C Boggan, Margaret W Gichane, William A Calo, Harry A Beauvais, Noel T Brewer
OBJECTIVES: Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Haiti. Given this high disease burden, we sought to better understand women's knowledge of its causes and the sociodemographic and health correlates of cervical cancer screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 410 adult women presenting at clinics in Léogâne and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We used bivariate and multivariate logic regression to identify correlates of Pap smear receipt...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894986/application-of-molecular-genotyping-to-determine-prevalence-of-hpv-strains-in-pap-smears-of-kazakhstan-women
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Luiza Niyazmetova, Gulzhanat Aimagambetova, Nazigul Stambekova, Zaurech Abugalieva, Korlukain Seksembayeva, Syed Ali, Azliyati Azizan
OBJECTIVES: Human papillomavirus is the main causative agents for cervical cancer. However, few data are available about HPV prevalence in Kazakhstan. The aims of this study were to genotype HPV DNA in Pap smear samples of women to determine prevalence of carcinogenic HPV types in Astana, Kazakhstan and to analyze the association between HPV positivity and the cytology results of patient samples. METHODS: Pap smear materials were obtained from 140 patients aged 18-59, who visited the outpatient gynecological clinic...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891400/prevalence-of-human-papilloma-virus-infection-in-young-primiparous-women-during-postpartum-period-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-northern-india
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Alpana Garg, Vanita Suri, Raje Nijhawan, Neelam Aggarwal, Ritu Aggarwal, Charu Guleria, Mili Thakur
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of high-risk Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) prevalence is important for monitoring long-term decrease in cervical cancer after implementation of the prophylactic HPV vaccination. AIM: To determine the prevalence of high-risk HPV infection and cytological abnormalities in young primiparous women in the age group of 16-26years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 214 primiparous women aged 16-26years were recruited from a public tertiary health care center postpartum clinic between June 2013 and May 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886713/automated-classification-of-pap-smear-images-to-detect-cervical-dysplasia
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Kangkana Bora, Manish Chowdhury, Lipi B Mahanta, Malay Kumar Kundu, Anup Kumar Das
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The present study proposes an intelligent system for automatic categorization of Pap smear images to detect cervical dysplasia, which has been an open problem ongoing for last five decades. METHODS: The classification technique is based on shape, texture and color features. It classifies the cervical dysplasia into two-level (normal and abnormal) and three-level (Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy, Low-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion and High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion) classes reflecting the established Bethesda system of classification used for diagnosis of cancerous or precancerous lesion of cervix...
January 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864938/harms-of-cervical-cancer-screening-in-the-united-states-and-the-netherlands
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Dik Habbema, Sheila Weinmann, Marc Arbyn, Aruna Kamineni, Andrew E Williams, Inge McM de Kok, Folkert van Kemenade, Terry S Field, Joost van Rosmalen, Martin Brown
We studied harms related to cervical cancer screening and management of screen-positive women in the United States (US) and the Netherlands. We utilised data from four US integrated health care systems (SEARCH), the US National Health Interview Survey, New Mexico state, the Netherlands national histopathology registry, and included studies on adverse health effects of cervical screening. We compared the number of Papanicolaou (Pap) smear tests, abnormal test results, punch biopsies, treatments, health problems (anxiety, pain, bleeding, and discharge), and preterm births associated with excisional treatments...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864494/a-review-of-the-current-cervical-cancer-screening-guidelines
#8
Alison C Perkins, Elizabeth N Skinner
For many decades, Pap smear screening has been synonymous with well-woman visits. Although Pap smears have greatly decreased the rates of cervical cancer, current guidelines support less frequent screening. This commentary reviews the currently recommended strategies for cervical cancer screening.
November 2016: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835758/association-of-cytologic-grade-of-anal-pap-smears-with-viral-loads-of-human-papillomavirus-types-16-18-and-52-detected-in-the-same-specimens-from-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Utaiwan Utaipat, Sumalee Siriaunkgul, Taweewat Supindham, Pongpun Saokhieo, Butsayarat Chaidaeng, Antika Wongthanee, Jongkolnee Settakorn, Kornkanok Sukpan, Darin Ruanpeng, Natthapol Kosashunhanan, Nuntisa Chotirosniramit, Patcharaphan Sugandhavesa, Toshiyuki Miura, Suwat Chariyalertsak
BACKGROUND: Human papilloma virus (HPV) load has been linked to cellular abnormalities of the uterine cervix, and proposed as predictors of HPV persistence and progression of dysplasia to cervical cancer. However, the association of HPV viral load and anal dysplasia and cancer has not been as thoroughly investigated. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association of the viral loads of high-risk HPV types 16, 18, and 52, with the cytologic severity grading in anal-swab specimens of MSM with and without HIV-1 co-infection...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831951/use-of-via-pap-smear-or-hr-hpv-testing-in-women-living-with-hiv-aids-for-post-treatment-cervical-cancer-screening-same-tests-different-priorities
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Omenge Orang'o, Tao Liu, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Peter Itsura, John Oguda, Sierra Washington, David Chumba, Latha Pisharodi, Susan Cu-Uvin, Anne F Rositch
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have addressed optimal follow-up for HIV-infected women after cervical treatment. This study aimed to compare performance of three available tests to detect post-treatment cervical disease in HIV-infected women in Kenya. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. METHODS: At least six months following cryotherapy, 517 HIV-infected women were evaluated concurrently with VIA, Pap smear, and HR-HPV testing. Women positive by any test (≥LSIL for Pap) were scheduled for colposcopy and biopsy...
November 7, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831652/expression-of-e6-e7-hpv-dna-hpv-mrna-and-colposcopic-features-in-management-of-cin2-3-during-pregnancy
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A Frega, A Verrone, F Manzara, M Schimberni, A Catalano, G N Milazzo, R Marziani, G Cozza, P Bianchi, D French, F Sesti, D Caserta
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of abnormal cervical cytology in pregnancy is similar to that reported for non-pregnant women. Furthermore, 1% of pregnant women annually screened for cervical cancer will be diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) of various degrees. For this reason, Pap smear should be performed in the first trimester of pregnancy. The persistence of HR-HPV infection is related to the development of CIN. However, the relationship between CIN and HR-HPV infection during pregnancy and postpartum can hardly be found...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821987/a-study-of-pap-smear-in-hiv-positive-females
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Apeksha Madan, Sunita Patil, Leena Nakate
BACKGROUND: HIV-positive females are more likely to have abnormal Pap smears than HIV-negative women. These abnormal Pap smears are usually associated with low CD4 cell counts and human papilloma virus infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective hospital-based study from April 2013 till March 2014. A total of 250 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) HIV-positive females were examined in Gynaecology OPD at R.C.S.M. G.M.C and C.P.R. Hospital, Kolhapur, and their cervical smears were taken...
December 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802410/a-survey-of-cervical-screening-among-refugee-and-non-refugee-african-immigrant-women-in-brisbane-australia
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Judith A Anaman, Ignacio Correa-Velez, Julie King
Issue addressed: To compare the level of cervical screening uptake between refugee and non-refugee African immigrant women living in Brisbane, Australia, and examine factors associated with Pap smear testing. Methods: Cross-sectional survey with a convenience sample of 254 women aged 21-62 years from 22 African countries (144 refugees, 110 non-refugees). Chi-square tests were used to compare the demographic and health-related characteristics between refugee and non-refugee women. Bivariate and multiple logistic regression analyses were used to assess the relationship between the outcome variable (Pap smear testing) and the independent variables...
October 31, 2016: Health Promotion Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801672/antiestrogen-use-reduces-risk-of-cervical-neoplasia-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-population-based-study
#14
Chia-Jung Hsieh, Mun-Kun Hong, Pau-Chung Chen, Jen-Hung Wang, Tang-Yuan Chu
Estrogen has been proven to be a necessity for cervical carcinogenesis by transgenic mice studies. To determine whether long-term antiestrogens use could reduce the incidence of cervical neoplasia, a population-based cohort of 42,940 breast cancer patients with and without antiestrogen therapy were identified from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database. All patients were followed for the most severe form of cervical neoplasia or until death. Their risks of cervical neoplasia were compared with Cox regression analysis and adjusted for age, Pap smear density and chemotherapy...
October 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796876/knowledge-adequacy-on-cervical-cancer-among-african-refugee-and-non-refugee-women-in-brisbane-australia
#15
Judith A Anaman, Ignacio Correa-Velez, Julie King
Cervical cancer is a significant public health issue, especially in the developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa. To examine knowledge adequacy on cervical cancer and screening test among African refugee and non-refugee women in Brisbane and further examine whether the level of knowledge vary between refugee and non-refugee women. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 254 African-born women conveniently sampled from the Brisbane local government area. The outcome measures were knowledge on cervical cancer and Pap smear...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789849/cervical-cancer-screening-practices-knowledge-of-screening-and-risk-and-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-adherence-among-women-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-lima-peru
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Jeanne R Delgado, Luis Menacho, Eddy R Segura, Fernando Roman, Robinson Cabello
Cervical cancer (CC) is the leading cause of cancer death among Peruvian women. Awareness shown by women living with HIV (WLHIV) of their increased risk and Papanicoloau (Pap) smear frequency is understudied, particularly in Peru. We assessed the uptake of guidelines-based CC screening practices and its associations with two predictors, knowledge of CC screening and risk and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) adherence, among WLHIV. Collected by self-administered questionnaires from 2014 to 2016, we analyzed the data of 71 WLHIV...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777883/factors-associated-with-cervical-cancer-screening-in-a-safety-net-population
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Meredith A Heberer, Ian K Komenaka, Jesse N Nodora, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Sonal G Gandhi, Lauren E Welch, Marcia E Bouton, Paula Aristizabal, Barry D Weiss, Maria Elena Martinez
AIM: To identify factors associated with Papanicolaou-smear (Pap-smear) cervical cancer screening rates in a safety net population. METHODS: From January 2012 to May 2013, the use of Pap-smear was determined for all patients seen at the breast clinic in a safety net hospital. Health literacy assessment was performed using the validated Newest Vital Sign. The records of patients were reviewed to determine if they had undergone Pap-smears for cervical cancer screening...
October 10, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775261/the-epidemiologic-status-of-gynecologic-cancer-in-thailand
#18
Sarikapan Wilailak, Nuttapong Lertchaipattanakul
Between the years of 2010-2012, it was estimated there were a total of 112,392 new cases of cancers in Thailand, thus, the total age-standardized rate (ASR) per 100,000 is 137.6. In regards to the most prevalent types of cancer in female, breast cancer has the highest ASR, followed by cervical cancer (ASR=14.4); liver and bile duct cancer; colon and rectum cancer; trachea, bronchus and lung cancer; ovarian cancer (ASR=6.0); thyroid cancer; non-Hodgkin lymphoma and uterine cancer (ASR=4.3). The trend of cervical cancer in Thailand is decreasing, one key factor in making this possible was the employment of dual tract strategy (Pap smear and visual inspection with acetic acid [VIA]) by the government in 2005...
November 2016: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771518/the-effect-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-polymorphisms-on-susceptibility-to-human-papilloma-virus-infection-and-cervical-cancer
#19
Mogge Hajiesmaeil, Farzaneh Tafvizi, Soheila Sarmadi
Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women worldwide. Several factors lead to cervical cancer, among which human papilloma virus (HPV) infection has a prominent role. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is crucial in folate metabolic pathway and plays an important role in DNA synthesis and DNA methylation. MTHFR gene polymorphisms, including C677T and A1298C, lead to reduced enzyme activity. This case-control study aims to illustrate the association between MTHFR gene polymorphisms and the risk of cervical cancer...
December 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750272/clinical-and-epidemiological-study-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-eastern-brazilian-amazon
#20
Juliana Lasmar Ayres do Amaral, Marizeli Viana de Aragão Araújo, George Alberto da Silva Dias, Esther Iris Christina Freifrau von Ledebur, Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma, Hellen Thais Fuzii
Cervical cancer, the second most common cancer affecting women in Northern Brazil, is strongly associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Diseases affecting the immune state of a patient, including autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), can lead to persistent HPV infection and cancer. We evaluated cervical HPV prevalence and the associated risk factors in 70 women with SLE in the city of Belém, located in Brazilian Amazon. HPV DNA was detected by PCR using primers MY9 and MY11...
August 17, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
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