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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315389/cancer-screening-guidelines-and-policy-making-15-years-of-experience-in-cancer-screening-guideline-development-in-japan
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Chisato Hamashima
Cancer deaths have remained a heavy burden in Japan, thus cancer screening has been anticipated to be a practical strategy for reducing mortality from cancers. The Basic Plan to Promote Cancer Control Program published in 2006 stated that evidence-based cancer screening is required. At the conception of national cancer screening programs, there were no cancer screening assessments. From 1998 to 2001, Hisamichi formed committees for the assessment of cancer screening and published three reports. These reports were the cornerstone in assessing primary studies of cancer screening in Japan which served as a stimulus for the development of cancer screening guidelines...
January 5, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306181/maternal-race-ethnicity-as-a-risk-factor-for-cervical-insufficiency
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Lisette D Tanner, Lue-Yen Tucker, Debbie Postlethwaite, Mara Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) affects 1 in 9 pregnancies in the United States. There are well known but poorly understood racial/ethnic disparities in PTB rates. The role that racial/ethnic disparities in cervical insufficiency (CI) may play in the overall disparities in preterm birth rates is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to examine racial/ethnic differences in risk of CI. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of singleton pregnant women in 2012 who were members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), excluding elective termination, delivery outside KPNC, and loss to follow-up...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279748/surgical-outcomes-of-cervical-myelopathy-in-patients-with-athetoid-cerebral-palsy-a-5-year-follow-up
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Kazuyuki Watanabe, Koji Otani, Takuya Nikaido, Kinshi Kato, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Shoji Yabuki, Shin-Ichi Kikuchi, Shin-Ichi Konno
Study Design: Observational cohort study. Purpose: To assess the surgical outcomes of posterior decompression and fusion for cervical myelopathy in patients with athetoid cerebral palsy. Overview of Literature: Patients with athetoid cerebral palsy demonstrate involuntary movements and develop severe cervical spondylosis with kyphosis. In these patients, surgery is often performed at an early age because of myelopathy. A few studies have reported about the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment; however, they contain insufficient information...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273245/gonadotrophins-versus-clomifene-citrate-with-or-without-intrauterine-insemination-in-women-with-normogonadotropic-anovulation-and-clomifene-failure-m-ovin-a-randomised-two-by-two-factorial-trial
#4
Nienke S Weiss, Marleen J Nahuis, Esmee Bordewijk, Jurjen E Oosterhuis, Jesper Mj Smeenk, Annemieke Hoek, Frank Jm Broekmans, Kathrin Fleischer, Jan Peter de Bruin, Eugenie M Kaaijk, Joop Se Laven, Dave J Hendriks, Marie H Gerards, Ilse Aj van Rooij, Petra Bourdrez, Judith Gianotten, Carolien Koks, Cornelis B Lambalk, Peter G Hompes, Fulco van der Veen, Ben Willem J Mol, Madelon van Wely
BACKGROUND: In many countries, clomifene citrate is the treatment of first choice in women with normogonadotropic anovulation (ie, absent or irregular ovulation). If these women ovulate but do not conceive after several cycles with clomifene citrate, medication is usually switched to gonadotrophins, with or without intrauterine insemination. We aimed to assess whether switching to gonadotrophins is more effective than continuing clomifene citrate, and whether intrauterine insemination is more effective than intercourse...
December 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245055/high-proportion-of-abnormal-pap-smear-tests-and-cervical-dysplasia-in-women-with-cystic-fibrosis
#5
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...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221494/factors-associated-with-the-achievement-of-cervical-smears-by-general-practitioners
#6
Michaël Rochoy, Thibaut Raginel, Jonathan Favre, Estelle Soueres, Nassir Messaadi, Valérie Deken, Alain Duhamel, Christophe Berkhout
OBJECTIVE: Reliable data about general practitioners performing pap-tests are insufficient. A claim code for the achievement of pap-smears exists in France, but its use by general practitioners is not known. The main purpose of this study was to highlight independent factors associated with the achievement of pap-smears by the general practitioner (GP). We carried out a descriptive and analytic epidemiologic study in 347 GPs and their 244,889 patients, registered at the Health Care Insurance Fund of Flanders...
December 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210158/screening-for-human-papillomavirus-cervical-cytological-abnormalities-and-associated-risk-factors-in-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-women-in-rwanda
#7
M F Mukanyangezi, V Sengpiel, O Manzi, G Tobin, S Rulisa, E Bienvenu, D Giglio
OBJECTIVES: Cervical cancer is the major cause of death from cancer in Africa. We wanted to assess the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and associated risk factors and to determine whether HPV testing could serve as a screening method for squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs) in Rwanda. We also wanted to obtain a broader understanding of the underlying risk factors for the establishment of HPV infection in Rwanda. METHODS: A total of 206 HIV-positive women, 172 HIV-negative women and 22 women with unknown HIV status were recruited at the University Teaching Hospitals of Kigali (UTHK) and of Butare (UTHB) in Rwanda...
December 6, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204065/anal-cancer-and-anal-cancer-precursors-in-women-with-a-history-of-hpv-related-dysplasia-and-cancer
#8
Elizabeth A Stier, Elizabeth Y Chiao
The epidemiology of anal cancer in the U.S. has changed over the past 3 decades. During this period the incidence of anal cancer has increased among both men and women. Of note, women with a history of anogenital HPV infection are at higher risk than the general population for anal cancer. The increased risk ranged from increased incidence rate ratios ranging from 1.82 to 6.3 in women with a history of cervical cancer, to 4.2-16.4 in women with a history of prior cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 3 (CIN 3)...
June 2017: Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169582/history-of-cervical-insufficiency-increases-the-risk-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-parous-women
#9
David Sheyn, Kateena L Addae-Konaedu, Alison M Bauer, Konyinsola I Dawodu, David N Hackney, Sherif A El-Nashar
OBJECTIVE: A likely contributor to pelvic floor disorders is injury and degradation of connective tissue components such as collagen and elastin, leading to weakening of the pelvic floor. Prior studies have found similar connective tissue component changes in women with cervical insufficiency (CI). However, the connection between pelvic floor disorders and cervical insufficiency has not previously been evaluated. Our objective was to determine whether a history of cervical insufficiency is associated with an increased risk of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence after controlling for confounders...
January 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160551/effects-of-pilates-and-yoga-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-sonographic-study
#10
Naime Uluğ, Öznur Tunca Yılmaz, Murat Kara, Levent Özçakar
BACKGROUND: Various studies have shown the efficacy of conventional isometric, Pilates and yoga exercises. However, data on the effects and comparison of these specific exercises on the cervical muscle morphology are insufficient or lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of different exercise treatments on neck muscles in patients with chronic neck pain. DESIGN: A randomized study. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with chronic neck pain were randomized into 3 groups as follows: Pilates group (n = 20), yoga group (n = 18) and isometric group (n = 18)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159802/adenovirus-vector-based-prime-boost-vaccination-via-heterologous-routes-induces-cervicovaginal-cd8-t-cell-responses-against-hpv16-oncoproteins
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Nicolas Çuburu, Selina Khan, Cynthia D Thompson, Rina Kim, Jort Vellinga, Roland Zahn, Douglas R Lowy, Gert Scheper, John T Schiller
Recent advances in immunotherapy against cancer underscore the importance of T lymphocytes and tumor microenvironment, but few vaccines targeting cancer have been approved likely due in part to the dearth of common tumor antigens, insufficient immunogenicity and the evolution of immune evasion mechanisms during the progression to malignancy. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the primary etiologic agents of cervical cancer and progression from persistent HPV-infection to cervical intraepithelial lesions and eventually cancer requires persistent expression of the oncoproteins E6 and E7...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154898/evaluation-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-biomarkers-for-stratified-cancer-medicine-how-do-permeability-and-perfusion-vary-between-human-tumours
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Ross A Little, Hervé Barjat, Jennifer I Hare, Mary Jenner, Yvonne Watson, Susan Cheung, Katherine Holliday, Weijuan Zhang, James P B O'Connor, Simon T Barry, Sanyogitta Puri, Geoffrey J M Parker, John C Waterton
BACKGROUND: Solid tumours exhibit enhanced vessel permeability and fenestrated endothelium to varying degree, but it is unknown how this varies in patients between and within tumour types. Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI provides a measure of perfusion and permeability, the transfer constant K(trans), which could be employed for such comparisons in patients. AIM: To test the hypothesis that different tumour types exhibit systematically different K(trans). MATERIALS AND METHODS: DCE-MRI data were retrieved from 342 solid tumours in 230 patients...
November 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142797/cervical-funneling-potential-pitfall-of-point-of-care-pelvic-ultrasound
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Lori A Stolz, Richard Amini, Elaine H Situ-LaCasse, Faryal Shareef, Heather A Reed, Srikar Adhikari
Though point-of-care ultrasound applications continue to expand, there are findings that are not within the scope of emergency ultrasound. It is important for emergency physicians to be aware of incidental findings that can be identified on comprehensive ultrasounds performed by other imaging departments in order to fully understand the limitations of bedside ultrasound. In this case, a gravid patient presented to the emergency department with pelvic cramping and vaginal bleeding. Point-of-care transabdominal pelvic ultrasound examination was performed and demonstrated cervical funneling...
September 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142619/the-formation-of-extragraft-bone-bridging-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-finite-element-analysis
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Shin Won Kwon, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Tae Hyun Park, Su Heon Woo, Sung-Jae Lee, Seung Heon Yang
Objective: In addition to bone bridging inside a cage or graft (intragraft bone bridging, InGBB), extragraft bone bridging (ExGBB) is commonly observed after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with a stand-alone cage. However, solid bony fusion without the formation of ExGBB might be a desirable condition. We hypothesized that an insufficient contact area for InGBB might be a causative factor for ExGBB. The objective was to determine the minimal area of InGBB by finite element analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142158/computed-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-a-novel-surgical-approach-of-atlanto-axial-instability-with-incongruence-in-dogs
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Mario Dolera, Luca Malfassi, Simone Pavesi, Sara Finesso, Giovanni Mazza, Silvia Marcarini, Massimo Sala, Nancy Carrara, Cristina Bianchi, Jennifer M Gambino
Atlanto-axial (AA) instability due to ligament insufficiency is a common cause of cervical spinal cord compression in toy breeds. However, in some dogs a difference in size between the atlas and the axis leads to joint incongruence that exacerbates AA subluxation and makes surgical treatment challenging. Twelve dogs with AA instability with incongruence were enrolled in a single institution prospective observational study. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the AA joint were compared to a retrospectively reviewed control group...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140150/radiotherapy-for-cervical-cancer-impact-on-the-vaginal-epithelium-and-sexual-function
#16
Alexandra Hofsjö, Karin Bergmark, Bo Blomgren, Helen Jahren, Nina Bohm-Starke
BACKGROUND: Women who have been treated for cervical cancer have persistent changes in their sexual function, which result in considerable distress. The aim of this study was to investigate the morphology of the vaginal epithelium in cervical cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy and its correlation to serum levels of sex steroid hormones and sexual function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 34 patients treated for cervical cancer with radiotherapy and 37 healthy age-matched control women scheduled for benign gynecological surgery...
November 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116935/outcomes-of-physical-examination-indicated-cerclage-in-twin-pregnancies-with-acute-cervical-insufficiency-compared-to-singleton-pregnancies
#17
Jee Yoon Park, Soo-Hyun Cho, Se Jeong Jeon, Song Yi Kook, Hyunsoo Park, Kyung Joon Oh, Joon-Seok Hong
OBJECTIVES: To compare pregnancy outcomes of physical examination-indicated cerclage in twin pregnancies with acute cervical insufficiency with that of singletons. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 88 consecutive women (17 twins and 71 singletons) who had undergone physical examination-indicated cerclage because of acute cervical insufficiency (defined as painless cervical dilation with (1) prolapsed and/or visible membranes at the external cervical os on speculum examination and (2) a functional cervical length of zero on transvaginal ultrasound) between 160/7 and 236/7 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115417/wnt-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-pathway-activation-and-silencing-of-the-apc-gene-in-hpv%C3%A2-positive-human-cervical-cancer%C3%A2-derived-cells
#18
Erick Ayala-Calvillo, Luis Humberto Mojica-Vázquez, Alejandro García-Carrancá, Leticia González-Maya
Although persistent infections with high‑risk human papilloma virus (HPV) constitute the most significant cofactor for the development of cervical cancer, they are insufficient on their own. Mutations or epigenetic inactivation of the tumor suppressor adenomatous polyposis coli (APC), the two acting as prominent oncogenic mechanisms in a number of types of cancer, are frequently associated with aberrant activation of the Wnt/β‑catenin pathway. According to these observations, it was hypothesized that APC alteration may lead to β‑catenin deregulation and the abnormal expression of direct targets of the Wnt pathway in HPV‑infected cervical cancer cells...
October 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114306/combined-use-of-intraoperative-indocyanine-green-and-dynamic-angiography-in-rotational-vertebral-artery-occlusion
#19
Nauman Chaudhry, Brandon Gerard Gaynor, Sudheer Ambekar, Mohamed Samy Elhammady
Rotational vertebral artery occlusion (RVAO) is a well-documented surgically amenable cause of vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Traditionally, patients have been imaged using dynamic rotational angiography. We report a case of RVAO in which intraoperative indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) was used to confirm adequate surgical decompression of the VA. A 57-year-old female who presented with multiple episodes of syncope provoked by turning her head to the right. Rotational dynamic angiography revealed a dominant right VA that became occluded at the level of C5/6 with head rotation to the right...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113037/vitamin-d-and-vdr-in-gynecological-cancers-a-systematic-review
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Eileen Deuster, Udo Jeschke, Yao Ye, Sven Mahner, Bastian Czogalla
In recent years, a vast amount of studies have centered on the role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of certain types of cancers such as breast, colorectal and lung cancer. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D and its receptor play a crucial role in the development of gynecological cancers. In this review, we systematically analyzed the effect of vitamin D and the vitamin D receptor on endometrial, ovarian, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer. Our literature research shows that vitamin D levels and vitamin-D-related pathways affect the risk of gynecological cancers...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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