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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942994/impact-of-organized-and-opportunistic-pap-testing-on-the-risk-of-cervical-cancer-in-young-women-a-case-control-study-from-finland
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Petra Makkonen, Sirpa Heinävaara, Tytti Sarkeala, Ahti Anttila
OBJECTIVE: Effectiveness of organized cervical cancer screening has been shown in several studies. However, screening among women aged <25years has been suggested to have little or no impact on the risk of cervical cancer. Also the significance of opportunistic testing in preventing cervical cancer is unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of opportunistic testing and organized screening on the risk of cervical cancer among young Finnish women. METHODS: In the Finnish Cancer Registry there were 284 cervical cancer cases diagnosed and tested below the age of 40 in 2004-2009...
September 21, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940341/the-case-for-resource-sensitivity-why-it-is-ethical-to-provide-cheaper-less-effective-treatments-in-global-health
#2
Govind C Persad, Ezekiel J Emanuel
When Dr. Hortense screens her patients in Chicago for cervical dysplasia and cancer, she conducts a pelvic exam, takes a sample of cervical cells, and sends them for Pap cytology and human papilloma virus DNA co-testing. But when she conducts cervical cancer screening in Botswana, she employs a much simpler diagnostic strategy. She applies acetic acid to highlight precancerous lesions and visually inspects the cervix-a technique known as the VIA (visual inspection with acetic acid) method. She treats suspicious lesions with cryotherapy...
September 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939586/cervical-cancer-screening-among-women-from-muslim-majority-countries-in-ontario-canada
#3
Aisha K Lofters, Mandana Vahabi, Eliane Kim, Lisa Ellison, Erin Graves, Richard H Glazier
Background: Immigrant women are less likely to be screened for cervical cancer in Ontario. Religion may play a role for some women. In this population-based retrospective cohort study, we used country of birth as a proxy for religious affiliation and examined screening uptake among foreign-born women from Muslim-majority versus other countries, stratified by region of origin.Methods: We linked provincial databases and identified all women eligible for cervical cancer screening between April 1, 2012, and March 31, 2015...
September 22, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934183/trends-in-cervical-cancer-screening-in-title-x-funded-health-centers-united-states-2005-2015
#4
Christina I Fowler, Mona Saraiya, Susan B Moskosky, Jacqueline W Miller, Julia Gable, Nancy Mautone-Smith
Cervical cancer screening is critical to early detection and treatment of precancerous cells and cervical cancer. In 2015, 83% of U.S. women reported being screened per current recommendations, which is below the Healthy People 2020 target of 93% (1,2). Disparities in screening persist for women who are younger (aged 21-30 years), have lower income, are less educated, are uninsured, lack a source of health care, or who self-identify as Asian or American Indian/Alaska Native (2). Women who are never screened or rarely screened are more likely to develop cancer and receive a cancer diagnosis at later stages than women who are screened regularly (3)...
September 22, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929723/-cervical-and-breast-cancer-screening-among-immigrant-women-resident-in-italy
#5
Lisa Francovich, Anteo Di Napoli, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Lidia Gargiulo, Barbara Giordani, Alessio Petrelli
OBJECTIVES: to compare Pap test and mammography uptake in 2005 and 2013 between Italian and immigrant women residing in Italy and to evaluate factors associated with probability of being up-to-date with screening testing in immigrant women. DESIGN: cross-sectional study based on data of "Multipurpose survey on health and use of health services" conducted in 2005 and 2013 by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: the analysis includes the interviews of women included in the target age group for Pap test (25-64 years: No...
May 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929252/knowledge-about-cervical-cancer-risk-factors-and-practices-of-pap-testing-among-turkish-immigrant-women-in-the-united-states
#6
Aynur Uysal Toraman, Nilufer Yildirim
The objective of this study was to examine knowledge about cervical cancer risk factors and practices of Pap testing among female Turkish immigrants in the state of Florida in the United States of America (USA). This descriptive study was conducted between April and September 2012. The study sampling was consist of 156 Turkish women living in the state of Florida. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted among the population of Turkish immigrant women. On the survey form comprised of a total of 37 questions and three sections there are questions pertaining to the socio-demographic characteristics of the individuals, their knowledge on the cervical cancer risk factors and their approach to getting Pap smear tests...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927452/vancomycin-heteroresistance-in-coagulase-negative-staphylococcus-blood-stream-infections-from-patients-of-intensive-care-units-in-mansoura-university-hospitals-egypt
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Ghada El-Saeed Mashaly, Rasha Hassan El-Mahdy
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin heteroresistance in coagulase negative Staphylococci (CoNS) is a recent health concern especially in serious infections like bloodstream infections as it may lead to failure of therapy. Little information is available about the prevalence vancomycin heteroresistance in CoNS causing bloodstream infections in intensive care units (ICUs) patients of Mansoura University Hospitals (MUHs). METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 743 blood samples collected from ICUs patients presented with clinical manifestations of bloodstream infections over the period extending from January 2014 to March 2016...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919602/comparative-study-of-cytology-and-histopathology-of-cervical-lesion-in-via-positive-patients-and-its-correlation-with-high-risk-human-papilloma-virus
#8
N P Ansari, F M Saleh, S M Shahida, E N Rahman
Cervical cancer is the second most frequent type of cancer and leading cause of mortality among women worldwide. The present study was undertaken to assess precancerous and cancerous cervical lesion by cytology as well as HPV DNA identification and their comparison with histopathology in VIA positive cases. This descriptive, cross-sectional type of observational study was carried out in the Department of Pathology, Mymensingh Medical College in collaboration with the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital and Department of Microbiology and Hygiene in Bangladesh Agriculture University for HPV DNA detection from July 2012 to June 2013...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918603/tumor-markers-of-uterine-cervical-cancer-a-new-scenario-to-guide-surgical-practice
#9
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Gaetano Valenti, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Alessandro Tropea, Antonio Biondi, Antonio Simone Laganà
Since the introduction of Pap smear screening, the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer (CC) have been reduced drastically in USA and in other western states. Nevertheless, CC still remains the main cause of death from gynecological cancer in developing countries where screening programs are scant or inexistent. This evidence highlights the efficacy of screening, and the wide use of Human Papilloma Viruses (HPV) vaccines in developed countries. More and more people are, consequentially, undergoing a screening procedure, usually combined with HPV DNA test, increasing the early diagnosis of intraepithelial HPV-related lesions...
September 16, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912263/hemodynamic-phenotyping-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-left-heart-failure
#10
REVIEW
Robert Naeije, Mario Gerges, Jean-Luc Vachiery, Sergio Caravita, Christian Gerges, Irene M Lang
Increased pulmonary venous pressure secondary to left heart disease is the most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH). The diagnosis of PH due to left heart disease relies on a clinical probability assessment followed by the invasive measurements of a mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) ≥25 mm Hg and mean wedged PAP (PAWP) >15 mm Hg. A combination of mean PAP and mean PAWP defines postcapillary PH. Postcapillary PH is generally associated with a diastolic pulmonary pressure gradient (diastolic PAP minus mean PAWP) <7 mm Hg, a transpulmonary pressure gradient (mean PAP minus mean PAWP) <12 mm Hg, and pulmonary vascular resistance ≤3 Wood units (WU)...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902282/-women-s-health-prevention-indicator-a-proposal-for-combining-mammography-and-papanicolaou-smear
#11
Juliana Calazans de Cerqueira, Jessica Pronestino de Lima Moreira, Alexandre Dos Santos Brito, Ronir Raggio Luiz
This article proposes a women's health prevention indicator (WHPI) reflecting the combined status of mammography and Papanicolaou (Pap) smear according to the recommendations for age and considering the time elapsed since the last exam/test. The WHPI classifies prevention status into desirable, alert, or risk categories. The risk category includes women of all ages who never had a Pap smear, those aged >60 years who had a Pap smear more than 3 years ago but never had a mammography, and those aged ≥71 years who are up to date with the Pap smear but never had a mammography...
August 21, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901302/the-clinical-application-of-hpv-e6-e7-mrna-testing-in-triaging-women-with-atypical-squamous-cells-of-undetermined-significance-or-low-grade-squamous-intra-epithelial-lesion-pap-smear-a-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Li Yang, Yuanhang Zhu, Yang Bai, Xiaoan Zhang, Chenchen Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to evaluate the clinical application value and correlation with cervical lesions' progression of human papillomavirus (HPV) E6/E7 mRNA test in women with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS/borderline) or low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSILs/mild dyskaryosis) cytological abnormalities. METHODS: A meta-analysis was conduct by searching China National Knowledge Infrastructure (1979-2016), Wanfang Date (1998-2016), VIP (1989-2016), PubMed (1950-2016), Web of Science (1950-2016) and Elsevier Science Direct (1998-2016), for studies on effect of HPV E6/E7 mRNA detection in women with ASCUS/LSIL/dyskaryosis...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900480/hpv-test-results-and-histological-follow-up-results-of-patients-with-lsil-cervical-cytology-from-the-largest-cap-certified-laboratory-in-china
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Baowen Zheng, Huaitao Yang, Zaibo Li, Guijian Wei, Jia You, Xiaoman Liang, Chengquan Zhao
BACKGROUND: Age-adjusted evaluations have explored the possible utility of (HPV test results in women with LSIL Pap. We investigated HPV test results and histopathologic follow-up results of LSIL patients from China's largest CAP-certified laboratory. METHODS: Patients with LSIL between 2011 and 2015 from the Guangzhou Kingmed Diagnostics were retrospectively retrieved and their hrHPV test results and histological follow-up results were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: LSIL result was identified in 37,895 cases from 2,206,588 Pap tests (1...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885778/histopathologic-follow-up-and-hpv-test-results-with-hsil-papanicolaou-test-results-in-china-s-largest-academic-women-s-hospital
#14
Xiang Tao, R Marshall Austin, Hao Zhang, Lihong Zhang, Jianan Xiao, Xianrong Zhou, Li Wang, Chengquan Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer screening in China is largely limited to occasional opportunistic screening in urban centers. The current study reports histopathologic follow-up and human papillomavirus (HPV) results in women with high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) Papanicolaou (Pap) tests reported at the largest academic women's hospital in China and compares these findings with those of published Western studies among frequently screened women. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study documented HSIL Pap tests, patient age, HPV results, and histopathologic follow-up from 2011 through 2015 in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University (OGHFU) in Shanghai, China...
September 8, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885082/human-papillomavirus-testing-by-veterans-administration-women-s-health-providers-are-they-adhering-to-guidelines
#15
Laura D Hallett, Megan R Gerber
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based guidelines have been created by professional societies, including the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), for use of human papillomavirus (HPV) cotesting in cervical cancer screening. We investigated whether Veterans Health Administration (VA) providers at one VA medical center follow these guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of women aged 21-65 who had an HPV test ordered with pap testing in fiscal year 2014 at one Veterans Administration (VA) medical center to evaluate concordance of HPV ordering with screening (USPSTF) and management (ASCCP) guidelines...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883771/behavioral-sexual-characteristics-of-female-students-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
#16
Azra Hadzimehmedovic, Vesna Ferkovic, Mahira Jahic
INTRODUCTION: Characteristics of sexual behaviour of female students, which will affect fertility in adulthood, represent one of the critical parameters of reproductive health. AIM: The aim of this study was assess characteristics of sexual behavior of female students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study on a representative sample of 2,872 regular girls aged 19-24 years, an anonymous survey on the reproductive health of female students in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2007 to 2009 was conducted...
June 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882681/provider-communication-with-adolescent-and-young-females-during-sexual-and-reproductive-health-visits-findings-from-the-2011-2015-national-survey-of-family-growth
#17
Nicole Liddon, Riley J Steiner, Gladys M Martinez
OBJECTIVE: National guidelines advise providers to counsel patients about contraception and condom use during sexual and reproductive health care visits. This study assesses provider communication with adolescent and young women about birth control, emergency contraception, and condoms during such visits. STUDY DESIGN: Using data from sexually active 15-24year old women participating in the 2011-2015 National Survey of Family Growth, we examined prevalence of provider communication about birth control, emergency contraception and condoms when receiving other sexual and reproductive health services in the past year...
September 4, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881394/the-effect-of-vaccination-against-human-papillomavirus-on-fecundability
#18
Kathryn A McInerney, Elizabeth E Hatch, Amelia K Wesselink, Ellen M Mikkelsen, Kenneth J Rothman, Rebecca B Perkins, Lauren A Wise
BACKGROUND: The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was developed to prevent infection with strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer. While HPV infection has been associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates in some studies, no studies have examined the relationship between HPV vaccination and fecundability. We hypothesize that HPV prevention via vaccination will protect fecundity. METHODS: We analysed data from Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO), a preconception cohort of North American pregnancy planners...
September 7, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879562/the-knowledge-of-south-african-men-relating-to-cervical-cancer-and-cervical-cancer-screening
#19
Jeniffer Rwamugira, Johanna E Maree, Nokuthula Mafutha
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in South African women, but the most common cancer in Black women. Despite having a national cervical cancer screening programme, most women present with advanced disease. Men play a role in cervical cancer as the HPV, the major cause of cervical cancer, is sexually transmitted. The purpose of our study was to describe the knowledge men, living in Muldersdrift, had about cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening and the cervical cancer screening programme and how they preferred to be taught about these health issues...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879068/self-collected-vaginal-swabs-for-hpv-screening-an-exploratory-study-of-rural-black-mississippi-women
#20
Richard A Crosby, Michael E Hagensee, Rebecca Fisher, Lindsay R Stradtman, Tom Collins
OBJECTIVES: To determine the post-procedure acceptability of self-collecting a vaginal swab for HPV testing among a highly impoverished and geographically isolated population of medically underserved Black women residing in the Mississippi Delta. Further, to test correlates of reporting that self-collection is preferred over Pap testing. Finally, to determine the prevalence of any of 13 high-risk HPV types among this population and the correlates of testing positive. METHODS: Eighty-eight women were recruited from two churches located in different towns of the Mississippi Delta...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
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