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Nguyen Vu Quoc Huy, Le Minh Tam, Ngo Viet Quynh Tram, Dang Cong Thuan, Truong Quang Vinh, Cao Ngoc Thanh, Linus Chuang
This study aims to determine the diagnostic values of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and Pap smear in a cervical cancer screening program at a community level in Vietnam. A cross-sectional analysis was obtained, including 1034 women of reproductive age from Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam from 09/2012 to 09/2013. Samples were taken from cervixes for Pap smear testing, followed by visual inspection with acetic acid. Subjects with abnormal VIA and/or positive cytology results were invited for colposcopy and biopsy...
May 2018: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
Fatma Beyazit, Fatma Sılan, Meryem Gencer, Buket Aydin, Barış Paksoy, Mesut A Unsal, Ozturk Ozdemir
OBJECTIVES: Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide with a great proportion proved to be related to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. As infection with HPV is the strongest risk factor for cervical neoplasia, detection of HPV genotypes in cervical and vaginal specimens of women with normal and abnormal cytology seems to be of paramount importance in cervical cancer screening. The objective of the study is to evaluate the prevalence and HPV genotypes among women with normal or abnormal Pap smear tests...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
Helena M Obermair, Rachael H Dodd, Carissa Bonner, Jesse Jansen, Kirsten McCaffery
OBJECTIVES: The incidence and mortality of cervical cancer have halved since introduction of the Australian cervical screening programme in 1991, involving 2-yearly Pap smears from ages 18-69 years. In 2017, the programme changed to 5- yearly primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for women aged 25-74 years. This study investigated reasons for opposition to the renewed screening programme within the open-ended comments of an online petition, 'Stop May 1st Changes to Pap Smears-Save Women's Lives', opposing the changes, which received over 70 000 signatures and almost 20 000 comments...
February 13, 2018: BMJ Open
Irena Aleksioska-Papestiev, Vesna Chibisheva, Megi Micevska, Goran Dimitrov
Introduction: Cervical cancer is a malignancy originating in the transformation zone of the cervix, most commonly in the squamous cells. It is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, and the third most common cause of female cancer death. Genital human papilloma viruses (HPV) are sexually transmitted and approximately 630 milion people worldwide are infected. More than 200 genotypes, subtypes and variants have been reported, 13-15 being oncogenic type, which could be responsible for cervical intraepithelial lesions (CIN) or cancer...
February 2018: Medical Archives
Marie Rask, Katarina Swahnberg, Marie Oscarsson
This study aims to assess (a) women's awareness of the human papillomavirus (HPV), (b) women's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and levels of anxiety and depression symptoms, and (c) to compare the outcomes between women who are aware of the sexually transmitted nature of the HPV infection and women who are not. Swedish women who have been notified of an abnormal Pap smear result completed a questionnaire. This questionnaire consisted of sociodemographic characteristics, items on awareness of HPV, and how to cope with the Pap smear result and the instruments: the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Cervical Dysplasia and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
Carmine Carriero, Fabiana Divina Fascilla, Paola Cramarossa, Achiropita Lepera, Stefano Bettocchi, Antonella Vimercati
In this retrospective case-control study, we analyse data of 48 HIV-positive pregnant patients, versus a control group of 99 HIV-negative pregnant women, followed as outpatients by our department from 2009 to 2014. The aims of the study were to investigate the prevalence, persistence and progression of cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) in each group and to correlate colpo-cytological lesions to the socio-demographic and clinical-laboratory findings in the HIV + pregnant women. In our study we observed that immunosuppression, HPV infection and vaginal coinfections were predictive of cervical lesions...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Shu-Hsing Cheng, Kuo-Sheng Liao, Chi-Chao Wang, Chien-Yu Cheng, Fang-Yeh Chu
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the relationship between infection with multiple human papillomavirus (HPV) types and abnormal anal cytology in HIV-infected men. DESIGN: An observational, cross-sectional study. SETTING: A regional referral hospital in Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: In total, 714 HIV-infected men were enrolled between March 2011 and June 2016. Thin preparation anal Pap smears were interpreted according to the 2001 Bethesda System...
January 27, 2018: BMJ Open
Aisha Akhtar, Atul Ratra, Yana Puckett, Abu Baker Sheikh, Catherine A Ronaghan
Breast cancer rarely metastasizes to the uterus. Here, we report two breast cancer patients with synchronous metastases to the uterus. Case 1 highlights a 46-year-old female with invasive ductal carcinoma who presented with a breast mass and was found to have uterine enlargement on positron emission tomography (PET) scan. Biopsy revealed a metastatic 4 mm focus of breast cancer in the background of endometrial hyperplasia. Case 2 reports a 62-year-old postmenopausal female diagnosed with lobular carcinoma of the breast following an abnormal screening mammogram...
November 13, 2017: Curēus
Davod Javanmard, Mahmoodreza Behravan, Malaknaz Ghannadkafi, Alireza Salehabadi, Masood Ziaee, Mohammad Hasan Namaei
Background: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI), leads to pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and chronic pelvic pain in women as well as an increased risk of vertical transmission, conjunctivitis and pneumonitis in infants. It may also be a co-factor along with human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical cancer progression. We aimed to determine the prevalence of CT genotypes in genital specimens of women from South Khorasan, Iran and to test the association between CT and cytology statistics...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
Ettore Palma, Nadia Recine, Lavinia Domenici, Margherita Giorgini, Alessandra Pierangeli, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
BACKGROUND: Over recent years, a growing interest has developed in microbiota and in the concept of maintaining a special balance between Lactobacillus and other bacteria species in order to promote women's well-being. The aim of our study was to confirm that vaginal Lactobacilli long-lasting implementation in women with HPV-infections and concomitant bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis might be able to help in solving the viral infection, by re-establishing the original eubiosis. METHODS: A total of 117 women affected by bacterial vaginosis or vaginitis with concomitant HPV-infections were enrolled at Department of Gynecological Obstetrics and Urological Sciences, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy between February 2015 and March 2016...
January 5, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Christine Rousset-Jablonski, Quitterie Reynaud, Raphaëlle Nove-Josserand, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Yahia Mekki, François Golfier, Isabelle Durieu
OBJECTIVES: Insufficient gynecological follow-up and cervical screening has been reported in women with cystic fibrosis (CF). Some of these patients will require a pulmonary transplantation, known to be associated with a higher risk of cervical dysplasia. The aim of this study was to explore the results of cervical screening in adult women with CF, and to report the prevalence of abnormal pap smear tests in this population. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of sexually active women with CF who attended a gynecological consultation in Lyon University CF referral center between June 2014 and December 2015...
February 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Murat Gultekin, Mujdegul Zayifoglu Karaca, Irem Kucukyildiz, Selin Dundar, Guledal Boztas, Hatice Semra Turan, Ezgi Hacikamiloglu, Kamil Murtuza, Bekir Keskinkilic, Irfan Sencan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Turkey's nationwide HPV DNA screening program on the basis of first 1 million screened women. METHODS: Women over age 30 were invited for population based screening via HPV DNA and conventional cytology. Samples were collected by family physicians and the evaluations and reports had been performed in the National Central HPV laboratories. RESULTS: The acceptance rate for HPV based cervical cancer screening after first invitation was nearly 36...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Ankita Singh, Sudha Prasad, Ashok Kumar, Renu Tanwar
Primary fallopian tube carcinoma is an uncommon gynaecologic malignancy usually seen in postmenopausal females. We present a case of a 66-year-old postmenopausal female who presented with complaint of blood mixed vaginal discharge on and off for past one month. Workup of the patient revealed no abnormality other than presence of atypical squamous cells on Papanicolaou (PAP) smear. MRI showed mildly bulky cervix with around 4cc fluid in endometrial cavity. As the patient remained symptomatic and fluid in endometrial cavity persisted, total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was done...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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Annually approximately 160 new cervical cancers are diagnosed in Finland. Screening has decreased both incidence and mortality by 80%. Both primary HPV-testing and Pap smear can be used in screening. In the future HPV vaccination will decrease the number of cervical cancers. Abnormal findings in Pap smears indicate management. LSIL lesions are followed up especially among young women and HSIL lesions treated. Follow-up after treatment should be reliably arranged, because increased risk of cancer remains ever after treatment...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
Kaori Okayama, Mitsuaki Okodo, Hiroshi Kitamura, Ichiro Itoda
Purpose: The incidence of invasive anal cancer (IAC) has been increasing among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). Although cytological diagnosis is the modality of choice for screening cases of IAC, it is associated with lower sensitivity and specificity. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate new cytological signs of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection that may contribute to improving anal cytology. Methods: Anal cytology and HPV testing were performed using SurePath liquid-based cytology on samples obtained from 37 HIV-positive Japanese MSM...
November 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Bayan Maraqa, Isam Lataifeh, Lian Otay, Osama Badran, Yasar Qutaiba Nouri, Ibtihal Issam, Maysa Al Hussaini
Background and aims: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide and the 13th in Jordan. The cervical smear (Pap smear) is a simple approach to detect pre-cancerous cervical lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of abnormal cervical smears in women seen at the Early Detection/Community Outreach clinic of King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC). Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, reports of routine cervical Pap smears performed in the pathology department at KHCC from January 2007 to December 2016, were reviewed...
November 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Christopher M Daly, Shana L Hansen, Paul O Kwon, Timothy A Roberts
Human papillomavirus infection (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection among United States Military Servicemembers, and present in the majority of cervical cancers. Many of these infections are preventable, but HPV immunization is not mandatory during military service. The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of vaccine-preventable cervical disease among women enrolled in the San Antonio Military Health System. This is a retrospective cross-sectional study of Pap smear results and HPV genotyping data among Military Servicewomen and beneficiaries...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Community Health
F Sopracordevole, N Clemente, G Delli Carpini, G Giorda, A Del Fabro, L Moriconi, G De Piero, L Alessandrini, V Canzonieri, M Buttignol, M Nicodemo, A Ciavattini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the cervical conizations performed in the last 20 years in a single institution, with a particular interest in analyzing the trend of the length of cone excisions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women who underwent a CO2-laser cervical conization between January 1996 and December 2015. Cytological abnormalities on referral pap smear, colposcopic findings and pertinent clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of each woman were collected...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Adepiti Clement Akinfolarin, Ajenifuja Kayode Olusegun, Okunola Omoladun, G O Omoniyi-Esan, Uche Onwundiegu
Aim: To characterize the age and pattern of Pap smear abnormalities in a major teaching hospital in Southwestern Nigeria. Design: This is a review of medical records of patients that came for cervical cancer screening. Materials and Methods: The Pap smear results of women between May 2013 and April 2015 were retrieved. A total of 2048 Pap smear results were retrieved during the study period and analyzed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20...
October 2017: Journal of Cytology
Yossi Mizrachi, Samer Tannus, Jacob Bar, Ron Sagiv, Tally Levy, Alexander Condrea, Shimon Ginath
BACKGROUND: Several studies have addressed the issue of undetected uterine pathology in women undergoing hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). However, these studies differ largely with respect to the incidence of malignancy found, study population, and preoperative evaluation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the risk of unexpected pre-malignant and malignant uterine pathological findings after vaginal hysterectomy for POP repair, in a single medical center in Israel...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
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