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Avani A Pendse, Anna E Bauer, Leslie Dodd, Lori Scanga
Objectives: To determine if concomitant high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV-HR) reflex testing may bias the cytologic interpretation of Papanicolaou (Pap) tests. Methods: Percentage of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) and HPV-HR positivity was compared between Pap tests with HPV-HR cotesting and HPV-HR reflex testing for ASCUS, with subset analysis of cytopathologists' experience. Results: ASCUS in the reflex group (41...
March 17, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Geilson Gomes de Oliveira, Judite Maria da Silva Costa de Oliveira, Renata Mirian Nunes Eleutério, José Eleutério Júnior
OBJECTIVE:  To assess the management chosen by gynecologists after atypical squamous cells (ASCs) cytology results, and to evaluate the outcomes of these cases in Brazilian women. METHODS:  A prospective observational study evaluated the initial management offered by the gynecologist in the case of 2,458 ASCs cytology results collected between January of 2010 and July of 2016. The outcomes of the cytology, high-risk human papilloma virus (HR-HPV) test and histology were compared in two subgroups: atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) and atypical squamous cells-cannot exclude high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (ASC-H)...
March 19, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Hossein Keyvani, Fahimeh Safarnezhad Tameshkel, Mostafa Salehi-Vaziri, Sedigheh Teaghinezhad-S, Farah Bokharaei Salim, Seyed Hamid Reza Monavari, Davod Javanmard
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common viral infection worldwide associated with a variety of cancers. The integration of the HPV genome in these patients causes chromosomal instability and triggers carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the HPV-16 genome physical status in four major cancers related to HPV infection. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded blocks from our previous projects on head and neck, colorectal, penile, and cervical cancers were collected, and HPV-16-positive specimens were used for further analysis...
March 13, 2018: Translational Oncology
Liv Reidun Tverelv, Sveinung Wergeland Sørbye, Finn Egil Skjeldestad
OBJECTIVE: The Norwegian Cervical Cancer Screening Programme recommends follow-up of histologically confirmed normal/cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 1 with combined cytology and human papillomavirus testing within 6 to 12 months. This study examines adherence to guidelines and subsequent risk for CIN 3+ within this subset of women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women aged 25 to 69 years attending the Norwegian Cervical Cancer Screening Programme in Norway's 2 northernmost counties were included...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Teresa Iturriaga, Katherine F LoBuglio, Donald H Pfister
Bulgariella pulla (Leotiomycetes) is redescribed with the addition of characters of the ascus, spores, and habitat that were previously unconsidered. The ascus dehiscence mechanism in Bulgariella is unusual among Leotiomycetes. In this genus, asci lack a pore and open by splitting to form valves. Phylogenetic analyses of partial sequences of translation elongation factor 1-α (TEF1-α), the second largest subunit of RNA polymerase II (RPB2), and the 18S and 28S nuc rRNA genes determined that Bulgariella belongs within Leotiomycetes but without conclusive assignment to an order or family...
March 9, 2018: Mycologia
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
B D Adkins, A B Barlow, A Jack, S J Schultenover, M M Desouki, A C Coogan, V L Weiss
INTRODUCTION: The characteristic features of Papanicolaou (Pap) tests collected from female-to-male (FTM) transgender patients on androgen therapy have not been well defined in the literature. FTM transgender patients require cervical cancer screening with the same recommended frequency as cis-gender females. Dysplasia remains challenging to differentiate from atrophy. Without pertinent history, the atrophic findings in younger transgender patients can be misinterpreted as high-grade dysplasia...
February 28, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
Laura R Daily, Britt K Erickson, Daniel N Pasko, J Michael Straughn, Warner K Huh, Charles A Leath
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine rates of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2 or greater in high-risk, racially diverse, young women with low-grade cytology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After institutional review board approval, a cross-sectional study of 21- to 24-year-old women with low-grade cytology (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, high-risk human papillomavirus+, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, or human papillomavirus+ only) managed with colposcopy at our university-based clinic between May 2011 and April 2013 were identified...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Toni Ricardo Martins, Adhemar Longatto-Filho, Diane Cohen, Juliana Yukari Kodaira Viscondi, Luiz Mario Fuza, Lise Cury, Luisa Lina Villa, José Eduardo Levi, José Eluf-Neto
Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the influence of prior knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) status in cervical cytopathology readings. Methods: Participants comprised 2,376 women who underwent parallel cytology and HPV-DNA testing. Smears were read twice by the same team, first with previous knowledge of HPV-DNA status. Results: Overall, 239 (10.2%) smears had their cytology classification altered by the HPV-informed review. Cytology readings with prior knowledge of the HPV status revealed 10...
February 17, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
M T Bruno, M Ferrara, V Fava, G Barrasso, M M Panella
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing is used in the triage of women with a borderline smear result. The efficiency of testing women with a low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) and atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) is less clear. For this reason we used a new HPV test that detects E6/E7 messenger RNA (mRNA), which might have a higher specificity. The objective of this prospective study was to assess whether HPV E6/E7 mRNA positivity in women with ASCUS and LSIL at baseline, is able to predict those women who have a high risk of developing a histological cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2) or worse lesion...
February 21, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
Viviana Ramas, Santiago Mirazo, Sylvia Bonilla, Dora Ruchansky, Juan Arbiza
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the HPV16 variant distribution by sequence analyses of E6, E7 oncogenes and the Long Control Region (LCR), from cervical cells collected from Uruguayan women, and to reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships among variants. METHODS: Forty-seven HPV16 variants, obtained from women with HSIL, LSIL, ASCUS and NILM cytological classes were analyzed for LCR and 12 were further studied for E6 and E7. Detailed sequence comparison, genetic heterogeneity analyses and phylogenetic reconstruction were performed...
February 14, 2018: Gene
Michael B Rothberg, Bo Hu, Laura Lipold, Sarah Schramm, Xian Wen Jin, Andrea Sikon, Glen B Taksler
IMPORTANCE: Cervical cancer screening guidelines are in evolution. Current guidelines do not differentiate recommendations based on individual patient risk. OBJECTIVE: To derive and validate a tool for predicting individualized probability of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or higher (CIN2+) at a single time point, based on demographic factors and medical history. DESIGN: The study design consisted of an observational cohort with hierarchical generalized linear regression modeling...
February 15, 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
Wilber Escorcia, Susan L Forsburg
Random spore analysis (RSA) is a tool that allows for the screening of a large number of meiotic products. It requires only a limited effort, and is often the method of choice for constructing strains with unambiguous genotypes. It is also useful to identify the frequency of rare events. Strains are crossed on a nitrogen-limiting medium for three days. Mated cells are observed under the microscope to check for the presence of ripe asci. To release spores from their ascus, a sample of the cross is taken from the mating plate and resuspended in an enzyme solution overnight at 25-29 °C...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Wilber Escorcia, Susan L Forsburg
Tetrad dissection is a powerful tool in yeast genetics that allows the analysis of products of a single meiosis. With just a few tetrads, it is possible to determine linkage, identify unique phenotypes associated with double mutants, or assess specific meiotic defects. Strains are crossed on nitrogen-limiting medium for 3 days. With the help of a micromanipulator, ripe asci are isolated to spots 5 mm apart on a YES plate. Incubation at 36 °C for about 3-5 h is necessary for the ascus walls to break down...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Farzane Jamdar, Farah Farzaneh, Fariba Navidpour, Sarang Younesi, Payam Balvayeh, Maryamsadat Hosseini, Robabeh Ghodssi-Ghasemabadi
Background: Persistent infection with High Risk Human Papillomavirus (HR HPV) typesplaysamajor role in the development of cervical cancer. Therefore, the detection of HR HPV types is an essential part of cervical cancer screening. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of HR HPV infection among healthy women undergoing routine cervical cancer screening in Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study,the results of HPV DNA typing in 2453 normal Iranian womenwhowere referred for routine cervical cancer screening from September 2015 to March 2017 were analyzed...
2018: Infectious Agents and Cancer
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
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
Jung Shin Park, Sook-Young Park, Chan-Ho Park, Sergii Y Kondratyuk, Soon-Ok Oh, Jae-Seoun Hur
The crustose lichen genus Pertusaria comprises over ca. 800 species worldwide. In total, 20 Pertusaria species were localized to the Mt. Sorak and Jeju-do in Korea. To date, information regarding the distribution of Pertusaria species in the South Korean peninsula is scarce. In this study, we collected Pertusaria species across South Korea and identified them based on morphological, chemical, and molecular characteristics. Of the 387 samples collected, we identified 24 taxa and 1 variety, of which 17 were previously recorded, and 6 taxa were newly found in South Korea (P...
December 2017: Mycobiology
Ruth S Hermansson, Matts Olovsson, Emelie Hoxell, Annika K Lindström
INTRODUCTION: In Sweden, where screening ends at the age of 60, about 30% of the cervical cancer cases occur in women older than 60. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of HPV and cervical dysplasia in women of 60 years and above. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From September 2013 until June 2015, 1051 women aged 60-89 years (mean 68 years) were sampled for an HPV test when attending an outpatient gynecology clinic. Women with positive results had a second HPV test and liquid based cytology (LBC), after 3...
2018: PloS One
Toshimichi Onuma, Kimihisa Tajima, Kumiko Sato, Katsushige Hattori, Shin Fukuda, Takahiro Tsuji, Yoshio Yoshida
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical significance of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) following cervical conization for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 3. This study was a retrospective cohort analysis. The medical records of women treated with conization for CIN 2-3 were reviewed and 142 patients with CIN 3 who had been diagnosed using the conization specimens were selected. The mean follow-up period after conization was 41.8 months. Cytological abnormalities after conization were observed in 19...
December 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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