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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325528/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-cervical-cancer-and-screening-among-women-visiting-primary-health-care-centres-in-bahrain
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Ghufran Jassim, Alaaeddin Obeid, Huda A Al Nasheet
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, with 80% of the cases occurring in developing countries. Cervical cancer is largely preventable by effective screening programs. This has not been possible with opportunistic screening and its low use in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women attending primary care health centres for cervical cancer screening. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 300 women attending primary health care centres in Bahrain...
January 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320536/socio-economic-and-demographic-determinants-affecting-participation-in-the-swedish-cervical-screening-program-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Gudrun Broberg, Jiangrong Wang, Anna-Lena Östberg, Annsofie Adolfsson, Szilard Nemes, Pär Sparén, Björn Strander
BACKGROUND: Cervical screening programs are highly protective for cervical cancer, but only for women attending screening procedure. OBJECTIVE: Identify socio-economic and demographic determinants for non-attendance in cervical screening. METHODS: Design: Population-based case-control study. Setting: Sweden. Population: Source population was all women eligible for screening. Based on complete screening records, two groups of women aged 30-60 were compared...
2018: PloS One
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/29302852/acceptability-of-self-sample-human-papillomavirus-testing-among-thai-women-visiting-a-colposcopy-clinic
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Natacha Phoolcharoen, Nuttavut Kantathavorn, Wasanai Krisorakun, Chantanee Taepisitpong, Waraphorn Krongthong, Siriporn Saeloo
We offered self-sampling devices to 250 women who visited the colposcopy clinic at Chulabhorn Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand from March 1 to June 30, 2015. Participants received instruction about the vaginal self-sample method and collected the specimen themselves, before being examined by the physician who obtained a conventional cervical specimen. Participating women's attitudes and feelings regarding the self-sample method were explored using a short questionnaire. Of the 247 eligible women, more than 90% of participants rated the self-sample method as very good to excellent for convenience, comfort, and safety...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299769/the-direct-medical-costs-of-diseases-associated-with-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-manitoba-canada
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Christiaan H Righolt, Gurpreet Pabla, Salaheddin M Mahmud
BACKGROUND: The total direct cost of screening and treating all human papillomavirus-related diseases (HPV-RD) has not been measured in a single study. Accurate cost estimates are needed to inform decisions on intervention priorities and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of existing programs. We used province-wide clinical, administrative, and accounting databases to measure direct medical costs of HPV infection in Manitoba (Canada). METHODS: All persons 9 years or older with health insurance coverage in Manitoba between April 2000 and March 2015 were eligible...
January 4, 2018: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281865/cancer-screening-awareness-and-practice-in-a-middle-income-country-a-systematic-review-from-ira
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Azam Majidi, Somayye Majidi, Somayye Salimzadeh, Maryam Khazaee- Pool, Alireza Sadjadi, Hamideh Salimzadeh, Alireza Delavari
Objective: Ageing population and noticeable changes in lifestyle in developing countries like Iran caused an increase in cancer incidence. This requires organized cancer prevention and screening programs in population level, but most importantly community should be aware of these programs and willing to use them. This study explored existing evidence on public awareness and practice, as well as, adherence to cancer screening in Iranian population. Methods: Major English databases including Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, and domestic Persian databases i...
December 28, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273032/self-sampling-for-human-papillomavirus-dna-detection-a-preliminary-study-of-compliance-and-feasibility-in-bolivia
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Pedro Surriabre, Gustavo Allende, Marcela Prado, Leyddy Cáceres, Diego Bellot, Andrea Torrico, Karina Ustariz, Shirley Rojas, Jaime Barriga, Pamela Calle, Ligia Villarroel, Rosse Mary Yañez, Marc Baay, Patricia Rodriguez, Véronique Fontaine
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in Bolivia are among the highest in Latin America. This investigation aims to evaluate the possibility of using simple devices, e.g. a cotton swab and a glass slide, for self-sampling in order to detect human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA by PCR in cervico-vaginal cells. METHODS: In the first phase of our study we evaluated the use of a glass slide as a transport medium for cervical cells. A physician took paired-cervical samples from 235 women...
December 22, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259388/genital-tract-infections-in-an-isolated-community-100-women-of-the-pr%C3%A3-ncipe-island
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Pedro Vieira-Baptista, Svitrigaile Grinceviciene, Gert Bellen, Carlos Sousa, Conceição Saldanha, Davy Vanden Broeck, John-Paul Bogers, Gilbert Donders
Objective: To characterize the vaginal microbiome and the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the women of Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe). Methods: Cross-sectional study of 100 consecutive women, invited for a free appointment and cervical cancer screening. A vaginal slide (wet mount microscopy) and a cervical sample (ThinPrep®) (Pap test, high risk human papillomavirus [HR-HPV], N. gonorrhea [NG], T. vaginalis [TV], and C. trachomatis [CT]) were obtained...
2017: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242759/breast-and-cervical-cancer-screening-in-palau-have-we-improved-early-detection-and-survival
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Irish M Tutii, Christine Roseveare, Kerri Viney, Haley L Cash, Tmong Udui, Edolem Ikerdeu
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) was first introduced in Palau in 1997. The program's aim is to recruit and screen women for early detection of breast and cervical cancers. An assessment of this screening program was conducted to evaluate its effectiveness, including impact on stage of diagnosis and survival time of patients diagnosed with breast and cervical cancers through both screening and clinical diagnosis. A retrospective cohort study using secondary data from 2004-2013 was conducted...
December 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241150/assessment-of-the-roche-linear-array-hpv-genotyping-test-within-the-valgent-framework
#10
Lan Xu, Anja Oštrbenk, Mario Poljak, Marc Arbyn
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer screening programs are switching from cytology-based screening to high-risk (hr) HPV testing. Only clinically validated tests should be used in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical performance of the Roche Linear Array HPV genotyping test (Linear Array) within the VALGENT-3 framework. STUDY DESIGN: The VALGENT framework is designed for comprehensive comparison and clinical validation of HPV tests that have limited to extended genotyping capacity...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238853/detection-and-genotyping-of-hpv-in-urine-samples-from-chilean-women-attending-primary-health-care-centers
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Nicolás Vergara, Monserrat Balanda, Wilma Hidalgo, Héctor San Martín, Alexis Aceituno, Francisco Roldán, Tania Villalón, Melissa Hott, Gloria Espinoza, Andrea Quiero, María T Valenzuela, Eugenio Ramírez
Cervical cancer is the second most common malignant neoplasm in women worldwide representing approximately 10% of all types of cancers. Triage of women through cervical cytology has been an important strategy for the surveillance and control of new cases of cervical cancer. However, in many regions around the world cervical cytology has a low coverage compared to developed countries. The molecular detection of HPV is the most effective method to increase the screening sensitivity of women at risk of developing cervical cancer...
December 14, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235108/initial-results-of-population-based-cervical-cancer-screening-program-using-hpv-testing-in-one-million-turkish-women
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222045/challenges-in-risk-estimation-using-routinely-collected-clinical-data-the-example-of-estimating-cervical-cancer-risks-from-electronic-health-records
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Rebecca Landy, Li C Cheung, Mark Schiffman, Julia C Gage, Noorie Hyun, Nicolas Wentzensen, Walter K Kinney, Philip E Castle, Barbara Fetterman, Nancy E Poitras, Thomas Lorey, Peter D Sasieni, Hormuzd A Katki
Electronic health-records (EHR) are increasingly used by epidemiologists studying disease following surveillance testing to provide evidence for screening intervals and referral guidelines. Although cost-effective, undiagnosed prevalent disease and interval censoring (in which asymptomatic disease is only observed at the time of testing) raise substantial analytic issues when estimating risk that cannot be addressed using Kaplan-Meier methods. Based on our experience analysing EHR from cervical cancer screening, we previously proposed the logistic-Weibull model to address these issues...
December 5, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220062/community-academic-partnership-to-implement-a-breast-and-cervical-cancer-screening-education-program-in-puerto-rico
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Vivian Colón-López, Daisy González, Camille Vélez, Natalie Fernández-Espada, Alana Feldman-Soler, Kelly Ayala-Escobar, Alelí M Ayala-Marín, Marievelisse Soto-Salgado, William A Calo, Angela Pattatucci-Aragón, Marinilda Rivera-Díaz, María E Fernández
OBJECTIVE: To describe how a community-academic partnership between Taller Salud Inc., a community-based organization, and the Puerto Rico Community Cancer Control Outreach Program of the University of Puerto Rico was crucial in the adaptation and implementation of Cultivando La Salud (CLS), an evidencebased educational outreach program designed to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among Hispanic women living in Puerto Rico. This collaboration facilitated the review and adaptation of the CLS intervention to improve cultural appropriateness, relevance, and acceptability for Puerto Rican women...
December 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216918/effect-of-structured-training-programme-on-the-knowledge-and-behaviors-of-breast-and-cervical-cancer-screening-among-the-female-teachers-in-turkey
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Ayla Bayık Temel, Şafak Dağhan, Şenay Kaymakçı, Renginar Öztürk Dönmez, Zeynep Arabacı
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer and cervical cancer are the most common cancers among women in the world. Many studies on the early detection of cancer have been conducted among women worldwide, but few studies have been performed in the world on female teachers regarding breast self-examination (BSE), mammography (MMG) and Pap smear test (PST). As teachers interact with students, this could play an important role in health education and in developing healthy behavior such as cancer screening...
December 7, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207966/study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-trial-to-compare-human-papillomavirus-based-cervical-cancer-screening-in-community-health-campaigns-versus-health-facilities-in-western-kenya
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Megan J Huchko, James G Kahn, Jennifer S Smith, Robert A Hiatt, Craig R Cohen, Elizabeth Bukusi
BACKGROUND: Despite guidelines for cervical cancer prevention in low-resource countries, a very small proportion of women in these settings undergo screening, and even fewer women are successfully treated. Using pilot data from western Kenya and World Health Organization recommendations, we developed a protocol to implement evidence-based cervical cancer screening and linkage to treatment strategies to the rural communities. We describe the protocol for a cluster-randomized trial to compare two implementation strategies for human-papillomavirus (HPV)-based cervical cancer screening program using metrics described in the RE-AIM (reach, efficacy, adaption, implementation and maintenance) framework...
December 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203349/interventions-to-improve-the-uptake-of-cervical-cancer-screening-among-lower-socioeconomic-groups-a-systematic-review
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Imogen Rees, Daniel Jones, Hong Chen, Una Macleod
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer worldwide. Screening can reduce both the incidence and mortality of the disease but is often not utilized by lower socioeconomic groups. A systematic review, including studies of interventions to improve breast and cervical cancer screening uptake, up to 2006, found targeted interventions could be effective. A formal update has been conducted on the effectiveness of interventions to improve the uptake of cervical cancer screening among lower socioeconomic groups...
December 1, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190725/modelling-the-effects-of-quadrivalent-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccination-in-puerto-rico
#18
Ana Patricia Ortiz, Karen J Ortiz-Ortiz, Moraima Ríos, José Laborde, Amit Kulkarni, Matthew Pillsbury, Andreas Lauschke, Homero A Monsanto, Cecile Marques-Goyco
BACKGROUND: No study has estimated the potential impact of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Puerto Rico, a population with considerable burden of HPV-related morbidities. We evaluated the health and economic impacts of implementing a vaccination strategy for females and males in Puerto Rico, with the quadrivalent HPV (HPV4) vaccine, under different vaccination scenarios. METHODS: We adapted a mathematical model which estimates the direct and indirect health benefits and costs of HPV4 vaccination in a dynamic population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186874/do-cervical-cancer-patients-diagnosed-with-opportunistic-screening-live-longer-an-arkhangelsk-cancer-registry-study
#19
Elena E Roik, Evert Nieboer, Olga A Kharkova, Andrej M Grjibovski, Vitaly A Postoev, Jon Ø Odland
The aim of the current study was to compare cervical cancer (СС) patients diagnosed with and without screening in terms of: (i) sociodemographic and clinical characteristics; (ii) factors associated with survival; and (iii), and levels of risk. A registry-based study was conducted using data from the Arkhangelsk Cancer Registry. It included women with newly diagnosed malignant neoplasm of the uterine cervix during the period of 1 January 2005 to 11 November 2016 (N = 1548). The Kaplan-Meier method, the log-rank test, and Cox regression were applied...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185272/prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-genotypes-and-precancerous-cervical-lesions-in-a-screening-population-in-the-republic-of-korea-2014-2016
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Yung Taek Ouh, Kyung Jin Min, Hyun Woong Cho, Moran Ki, Jin Kyoung Oh, Sang Yop Shin, Jin Hwa Hong, Jae Kwan Lee
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge regarding the prevalence and distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping in healthy women is important in establishing strategies for cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination. METHODS: A total of 18,170 women who visited a Korean Medical Institute for health check-ups were recruited retrospectively; they underwent HPV genotyping and conventional cervical cytology. An HPV DNA test was performed using the Anyplex™ II HPV 28 detection system (Seegene) or HPV Liquid Bead Microarray (Osang Healthcare)...
January 2018: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
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