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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444650/-newborn-screening-on-cystic-fibrosis-in-germany-comparison-of-the-new-screening-protocol-with-an-alternative-protocol
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Olaf Sommerburg, Mirjam Stahl, Jutta Hammermann, Jürgen G Okun, Andreas Kulozik, Georg Hoffmann, Marcus Mall
Background For the new cystic fibrosis (CF) newborn screening program in Germany the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) implemented a new screening protocol using immunoreactive trypsinogen (IRT) as first and pancreatitis associated protein (PAP) as second tier. Gene analysis with a panel of 31 CFTR-mutations is used as third tier to increase the positive predictive value (PPV) which is known to be low in pure biochemical IRT/PAP protocols. Methods For post hoc analysis the data pool (n=372 906) of a study evaluating a pure biochemical IRT/PAP protocol was used for assessment of the 3-step G-BA protocol in comparison with an alternative screening protocol recommended by the authors...
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442799/study-of-pruritus-vulvae-in-geriatric-age-group-in-tertiary-hospital
#2
Jasleen Kaur, Jyotika Kalsy
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization criteria, geriatric population is people above 60 years of age. In this phase of life, a woman has already gone through menopause and its associated emotional, physical, and hormonal changes. These changes are due to gradual loss of estrogen that comes with menopause which results in dramatic changes in the appearance of vulva and vagina. With age, skin of vulva becomes thin, loses elasticity, and moisture so that the patient starts feeling burning and itchy sensation...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441797/breast-cancer-awareness-among-women-in-western-amazon-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#3
Marla Presa Raulino Schilling, Ilce Ferreira da Silva, Simone Perufo Opitz, Maria Fernanda de Sousa Oliveira Borges, Sergio Koifman, Koifman Rosalina Jorge
Background: A general lack of women`s awareness of breast cancer has been one of the barriers to screening and early presentation. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate levels of knowledge about risk factors, and early warning signs of breast cancer, and to determine factors associated with better levels of comprehension. Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study was carried out among 478 women over 40 years old, living in Rio Branco city, western Amazon. All were interviewed using the “Breast cancer knowledge, attitudes and practice scale”, developed by American Cancer Society...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440976/diagnostic-value-of-the-caretm-hpv-test-in-screening-for-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-grade-2-or-worse
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Mojgan Karimi Zarchi, Effat Heydari, Afsarolsadat Tabatabaie, Mansour Moghimi, Wesam Kooti
Background: Cervical cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Persistent infection with a high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) is the main etiological factor, so that early early detection of HR-HPV is very important. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of CareTM HPV, a new method, as compared with Pap smear, PCR, and biopsy for screening purposes. Material and Method: In this cross-sectional study, 200 sexually active women aging from 25-50 years referred to the oncology clinic of Shahid Sodoughi Yazd Hospital in 2015 with a variety of cervix epithelial lesions or a need for colposcopy were enrolled...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440019/cervical-cancer-risk-and-impact-of-pap-based-screening-in-hiv-positive-women-on-antiretroviral-therapy-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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Eliane Rohner, Mazvita Sengayi, Bridgette Goeieman, Pamela Michelow, Cindy Firnhaber, Mhairi Maskew, Julia Bohlius
Data on invasive cervical cancer (ICC) incidence in HIV-positive women and the effect of cervical cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa are scarce. We estimated i) ICC incidence rates in women (≥18 years) who initiated antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the Themba Lethu Clinic (TLC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 2004-2011; and ii) the effect of a Pap-based screening program. We included 10,640 women; median age at ART initiation: 35 years (interquartile range [IQR] 30-42), median CD4 count at ART initiation: 113 cells/µl (IQR 46-184)...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432551/partial-p53-dependence-of-anisomycin-induced-apoptosis-in-pc12-cells
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R Schipp, J Varga, J Bátor, M Vecsernyés, Z Árvai, M Pap, József Szeberényi
The bacterial antibiotic anisomycin is known to induce apoptosis by activating several mitogen-activated protein kinases and by inhibiting protein synthesis. In this study, the influence of p53 protein on the apoptosis-inducing effect of anisomycin was investigated. The effect of protein synthesis-inhibiting concentration of anisomycin on apoptotic events was analyzed using Western blot, DNA fragmentation, and cell viability assays in wild-type PC12 and in mutant p53 protein expressing p143p53PC12 cells. Anisomycin stimulated the main apoptotic pathways in both cell lines, but p143p53PC12 cells showed lower sensitivity to the drug than their wild-type counterparts...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431303/circular-shape-constrained-fuzzy-clustering-ciscfc-for-nucleus-segmentation-in-pap-smear-images
#7
Ratna Saha, Mariusz Bajger, Gobert Lee
Accurate detection and segmentation of cell nucleus is the precursor step towards computer aided analysis of Pap smear images. This is a challenging and complex task due to degree of overlap, inconsistent staining and poor contrast. In this paper, a novel nucleus segmentation method is proposed by incorporating a circular shape function in fuzzy clustering. The proposed method was evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively using the Overlapping Cervical Cytology Image Segmentation Challenge - ISBI 2014 challenge dataset comprised of 945 overlapping Pap smear images...
April 14, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430679/cervicovaginal-levels-of-human-%C3%AE-defensin-1-2-3-and-4-of-reproductive-aged-women-with-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection
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Nathália Mayumi Noda-Nicolau, Larissa Brito Bastos, Aline Nascimento Bolpetti, Gabriel Vitor Silva Pinto, Larissa Doddi Marcolino, Camila Marconi, Carolina Sanitá Tafner Ferreira, Jossimara Polettini, Eliane Passarelli Vieira, Márcia Guimarães da Silva
OBJECTIVE: This study included women attending primary health care units in Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil, to assess the cervicovaginal levels of human β-defensin (hBD) 1, 2, 3, and 4 during Chlamydia trachomatis infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cervicovaginal samples were collected for Pap testing and assessing the presence of infection by C. trachomatis, human papillomavirus, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis. Vaginal smears were taken to evaluate local microbiota...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428646/-hpv-vaccination-active-offer-in-an-italian-region
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Elisa Terracciano, Gian Loreto D'Alò, Silvia Aquilani, Anna Maria Aversa, Giuseppina Bartolomei, Maria Gabriella Calenda, Raffaele Catapano, Silvio Compagno, Piera Della Rovere, Angelo Fraioli, Roberto Ieraci, Daniela Reggiani, Stefano Sgricia, Antonietta Spadea, Laura Zaratti, Elisabetta Franco
Human Papillomavirus is responsible for 4.8% of cancers, and is the main cause of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer can be reduced by mean of secondary prevention (PAP-test, HPV-DNA test), while through primary prevention (anti-HPV vaccine) the incidence of other HPV-attributable cancers can also be reduced. In Italy, anti-HPV vaccination is part of the immunization schedule in girls since 2008, and in 2017 it was extended to boys. However, vaccine coverage is decreasing nationwide. This study aims to examine anti-HPV vaccination practices in Health care services of Lazio Region, Italy...
January 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427470/pulmonary-hypertension-in-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-prevalence-severity-and-the-role-of-carbon-monoxide-diffusion-capacity-as-a-screening-method
#10
Carolina S G Freitas, Bruno G Baldi, Carlos Jardim, Mariana S Araujo, Juliana Barbosa Sobral, Gláucia I Heiden, Ronaldo A Kairalla, Rogério Souza, Carlos R R Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is included within group 5 of the current PH classification (unclear multifactorial mechanisms). However, data regarding the occurrence of PH in LAM are scarce. The aims of the study were to describe the prevalence and characteristics of PH in a large cohort of LAM patients with different levels of severity, and to evaluate the role of echocardiography and carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO) as screening methods for PH in LAM. METHODS: One hundred five LAM patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
April 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427039/low-dose-growth-hormone-treatment-in-infants-and-toddlers-with-prader-willi-syndrome-is-comparable-to-higher-dosage-regimens
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Elly Scheermeyer, Mark Harris, Ian Hughes, Patricia A Crock, Geoffrey Ambler, Charles F Verge, Phil Bergman, George Werther, Maria E Craig, Catherine S Choong, Peter S W Davies
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate benefit and risk of low dose growth hormone treatment (GHT, 4.5mg/m(2)/week) in very young children with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal clinical intervention. METHODS: We evaluated 31 infants (aged 2-12months) and 42 toddlers (13-24months) from the PWS-OZGROW database for height, weight and BMI using the World Health Organization standard deviation scores (SDSWHO) and PWS specific BMI (SDSPWS), bone age, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I) levels and adverse events over 3years of GHT...
March 24, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426837/the-high-prevalence-of-hpv-and-hpv16-european-variants-in-cervical-and-anal-samples-of-hiv-seropositive-women-with-normal-pap-test-results
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Lays Paula Bondi Volpini, Neide Aparecida Tosato Boldrini, Luciana Bueno de Freitas, Angelica Espinosa Miranda, Liliana Cruz Spano
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-seropositive women are more likely to have anogenital cancer, and high risk-HPV (HR-HPV) infection is the main associated factor. Between August 2013 and December 2015, we conducted a descriptive study to determine the HPV genotypes and HPV16 variants in cervical and anal samples of HIV-seropositive women with a normal Pap test. The viral DNA was amplified by PCR using the PGMY09/11 set of primers. Reverse line blot (RLB), restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and sequencing assays were used to determine the HPV genotypes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424832/setting-up-a-community-based-cervical-screening-service-in-a-low-income-country-a-pilot-study-from-north-western-tanzania
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Nestory Masalu, Patrizia Serra, Dino Amadori, Jackson Kahima, Charles Majinge, Joyce Rwehabura, Oriana Nanni, Sara Bravaccini, Maurizio Puccetti, Rosario Tumino, Lauro Bucchi
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of a pilot study for a service for cervical cancer screening and diagnosis in north-western Tanzania. METHODS: The pilot study was launched in 2012 after a community-level information campaign. Women aged 15-64 years were encouraged to attend the district health centres. Attendees were offered a conventional Pap smear and a visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid (VIA). RESULTS: The first 2500 women were evaluated...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422558/understanding-transgender-men-s-experiences-with-and-preferences-for-cervical-cancer-screening-a-rapid-assessment-survey
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Julia Seay, Atticus Ranck, Roy Weiss, Christopher Salgado, Lydia Fein, Erin Kobetz
PURPOSE: Transgender men are less likely than cisgender women to receive cervical cancer screening. The purpose of the current study was to understand experiences with and preferences for cervical cancer screening among transgender men. METHODS: Ninety-one transgender men ages 21-63 completed the survey. The survey evaluated experiences with and preferences for screening, including opinions regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling as a primary cervical cancer screening...
April 19, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421989/application-of-an-hplc-method-for-selective-determination-of-phenazopyridine-hydrochloride-theoretical-and-practical-investigations
#15
Khalid A M Attia, Nasr M El-Abasawi, Ahmed El-Olemy, Ahmed H Abdelazim
HPLC method was developed for the selective determination of phenazopyridine hydrochloride (PAP) in the presence of itscomputationally selected metabolite. Density functional theory was applied as a computational model to study the energy of PAP metabolites, and the results revealed that 2,3,6-triaminopyridine (TAP) is the most stable metabolite. Good resolution and separation of PAP from TAP was achieved using a reversed-phase BDS Hypersil C18 column with a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile–water (75 + 25, v/v) at flow rate of 1 mL/min and with UV detection at 280 nm...
April 18, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421870/collaborative-study-on-the-effect-of-grinding-on-the-detection-of-bones-from-processed-animal-proteins-in-feed-by-light-microscopy
#16
Pascal Veys, Viviane Planchon, Ruairi Colbert, Clara Cruz, Geneviève Frick, Ioannis Ioannou, Daniela Marchis, Erik Nordkvist, Inge Paradies-Severin, Arja Pohto, Roland Weiss, Vincent Baeten, Gilbert Berben
Bone fragments are essential structures for the detection of processed animal proteins (PAPs) in feed by light microscopy for official controls according to Annex VI of European Union Regulation EC/152/2009. The preparation of samples submitted for analysis requires a grinding step to make them suitable for microscopic slide preparation and observation. However, there are no technical guidelines set down for this step despite the fact that it can lead to an increase in bone numbers due to fragmentation. This was demonstrated by an in-house study carried out by the Irish National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for animal protein detection...
April 19, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421714/endometrial-cells-on-pap-tests-ideal-reporting-is-more-complex-than-just-finding-the-right-age-ideal-reporting-of-endometrial-cells-on-pap-tests
#17
Gabor Fischer, Maha Haddad, Karen Cormier
BACKGROUND: The age for reporting normal endometrial cells (EMCs) on Pap tests was changed to ≥ 45 years in the latest Bethesda update (2014). This recommendation is solely based on age with no consensus on optimal reporting guidelines. METHODS: Pap tests with EMCs for women ≥40 years were retrieved from our Laboratory Information System (LIS). Patient age, last menstrual period (LMP) and available follow-up histology were recorded. Follow-up diagnoses were categorized as: no significant pathology, benign, hyperplasia ± atypia, or malignant...
April 19, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420907/effectiveness-of-health-education-programme-level-of-knowledge-about-prevention-of-cervical-cancer-among-saudi-female-healthcare-students
#18
Ghadeer Khaled Al-Shaikh, Sadiqa Badar Syed, Amel Ahmed Fayed, Reem Ali Al-Shaikh, Eman Mohammed Al-Mussaed, Farida Habib Khan, Hala Nasser Elmorshedy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of health education programme on the knowledge of human papilloma virus among female medical students. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2014 at the Princess Nourah bint Abulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and comprised female medical students. An intervention programme was implemented in the form of lectures, videos, posters, etc. on human papillomavirus. SPSS 20 was used for data analysis...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419509/automatic-diagnosis-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-from-pap-smear-images
#19
M Momenzadeh, M Sehhati, A Mehri Dehnavi, A Talebi, H Rabbani
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is the most common genital infections that are seen every day in clinics. This infection is due to excessive growth of Candida that are normally present in the vagina in small numbers. Diagnosis of VVC is routinely done by direct microscopy of Pap smear samples and searching for the Candida in the Pap smear glass slides. This manual method is subjective, time consuming, labour-intensive and tedious. This study presents a computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) method to improve human diagnosis of VVC...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419440/the-role-of-stromal-cells-in-inflammatory-bone-loss
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Corinna Wehmeyer, Thomas Pap, Christopher D Buckley, Amy J Naylor
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April 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
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