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B Doris, L Boyer, V Lavoué, F Riou, S Henno, P Tas, L Sévène, J Levêque
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the prevalence of abnormal papsmears in a primary care center and the screening practices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-center retrospective study on 1,430 FCU performed in 1,251 patients between January 2009 and December 2011 with analysis of demographic, clinical and epidemiological chararacteristics of the women, and the monitoring of the patients with pathological papsmears. RESULTS: The study population was predominantly young (under 25), unmarried, nulliparous, and using contraception...
January 2014: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
I Shahramian, Z Heidari, Hr Mahmoudzadeh-Sagheb, A Moradi, F Forghani
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to compare the prevalence of HPV infection and high risk HPV genotypes [16, 18] between monogamous and polygamous women, in Zabol, Iran. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted in Zabol in 2006 - 2007. Two hundred sixty five married women attending the Gynecology Clinic for Cervical Disease Screening entered to this study. One hundred sixty two cases had monogamous, and 103 had polygamous husbands. HPV PCR samples were obtained from scrape of papsmear specimens...
2011: Iranian Journal of Public Health
Sandra G Sosa-Rubí, Dilys Walker, Edson Serván
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the frequency of reporting a recently conducted mammogram and/or pap smear and follow-up of abnormal findings among rural poor women in Mexico. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis using data collected in the ENCEL 2007 - Oportunidades survey carried out between July - November, 2007. We used multilevel logistic regression to model the use of mammography and pap smears. RESULTS: We found a low frequency of reported recent mammogram among the rural poor from 30-39 years old (12%) and 40-49 years old (16%) and a low frequency of reported medical follow-up of abnormal findings (60%), particularly among women at higher risk because of age or abnormal findings...
2009: Salud Pública de México
R Narayanswamy, R M Turner, D J McKnight, K M Johnson, J P Sharpe
An optoelectronic morphological processor for detecting regions of interest (abnormal cells) on a cervical smear slide using the hit/miss transform is presented. Computer simulation of the algorithm tested on 184 Papsmear images provided 95% detection and 5% false alarm. An optoelectronic implementation of the hit /miss transform is presented, along with preliminary experimental results.
June 15, 1995: Optics Letters
Hervé Debaque
Modern laboratory management software must be able to produce pathological reports for all specimens referred for diagnostic analysis, and must also be able to ensure improved quality for each step of the diagnostic process. Indices of diagnostic quality useful for staff members should be made available. The management software should enable user-friendly analysis and comparison in order to choose what kind of changes should to be applied for appropriate implementation of Quality Assurance procedures. This methodology is especially useful for Papsmears...
October 2006: Annales de Pathologie
Mari Nygård, Anne-Kjersti Daltveit, Steinar O Thoresen, Jan F Nygård
BACKGROUND: Almost one-third of Norwegian women aged 25-69 years invited to have a Pap smear do not attend during the recommended period, and thus constitute a population with high-risk of cervical cancer (CC). Since the incidence of precancerous lesions of the cervix peak with occurrence of pregnancies within the same decade in women aged 25 to 35 years of age, antepartum care presents an opportunity to offer a Pap smear thereby increasing the coverage of the programme. The study objective was to describe the effect of the antepartum Pap smear on the coverage of a cytological CC screening programme...
2007: BMC Health Services Research
N Becker
The scope of screening is to identify disease in a clinically inapparent stage in order to treat more effectively. However, the required application of a test to large subsets of the population implies risks which cannot be ignored. Thus, the introduction of a test for use in screening without previously established evidence of a benefit which exceeds potential harm by far cannot be justified. With regard to cancer, evidence of effectiveness has been proven for screening on cervical (Papsmear), breast (mammography) and colorectal (faecal occult blood test) cancer...
August 2002: Der Radiologe
F Boman, A Petitjean
A method for reporting Papsmears is proposed. Paperwork is limited to choosing a few codes on a working list prepared according to the Bethesda system and the ADICAP coding system. The method is easy to use. It reduces the work load of time for cytologists and secretaries. It allows harmonization and structurization of the look and the filling of reports for Papsmears. It may be easily adapted for vaginal smears. It leads to a report complete and adapted to the Bethesda system. It gives the possibility of adding comments and additional codes...
September 2000: Annales de Pathologie
F Boman, I Farré, M O Farine, J L Leroy, A Gauthier, D Querleu, M C Vacher-Lavenu
The study evaluated the feasibility of a thinlayer technique on a routine basis for cervical smears and compared 473 ThinPrep preparations to the matched conventional Papsmears. The interpretation was double-blind and performed according to the Bethesda system. A consensus was established in discordant cases. The technique was easily mastered by gynecologists and technicians. Main advantages of the thinlayer technique were: a low number (1%) of unsatisfactory samples; a constant quality; homogeneity of cell distribution; the disappearance of problems of interpretation due to fixation or smear artifacts, red cells, polymorphs; a more precise interpretation, a firmer diagnosis; less visual fatigue; a shorter time of interpretation; the possibility of preparing more slides and performing special techniques on the same specimen...
1999: Clinical and Experimental Pathology
A Böcking, H Motherby
Dysplastic epithelia represent potentially precancerous conditions in which the risk of progression to cancer is unknown in the individual case. The positive predictive value of mild and moderate dysplasias of the uterine cervix is only about 13%. Using DNA image cytometry on restained, conventional Papsmears the cytometric equivalent of chromosomal aneuploidy can be detected as marker for neoplastic transformation of cells. The identification of DNA aneuploidy in dysplastic squamous epithelia can increase the predictive value for malignant transformation to over 90%...
January 1999: Der Pathologe
G Bader, H H Büttner, H G Neumann
1. In 232 diagnostical cervix-conisations (almost exclusively on account of positive papsmears) there were 119 carcinomata in situ and 17 microcarcinomata. In accordance and in comparison with other investigators the frequency of microcarcinoma - related to carcinoma in situ - runs up to approximately to 14%. Microcarcinoma was found in 6% of dysplasia and in 10% of all carcinomata in situ. 2. For early clinical diagnosis (for instance papsmears and colposcopy) as well as for therapy the topographical distribution of microcarcinoma is of importance; they have been found almost exclusively on the upper part of the uterine orifice...
1975: Zentralblatt Für Allgemeine Pathologie und Pathologische Anatomie
G Seidenschnur, H G Neumann, H H Büttner, G Bader, M Beust
Four years experiences with a computer-assisted program for early detection of prestages and early cervical cancer in the district Rostock are reported. 96 265 women were examined. Pathological papsmears were found in 0.72%. The importance of a differential diagnosis of Papanicolaous group III is underlined.
1977: Archiv Für Geschwulstforschung
H G Neumann, G Seidenschnur, H H Büttner, G Bader, M Beust
Two years experiences with a computer-assisted program for early detection of prestages and early cervical cancer in Rostock-city are reported. 65% = 27028 women finally cooperated. Pathological papsmears were found in 0,52%. 9 cases of severe dysplasia, 30 carcinomata in situ, 3 cases of early invasion, 3 micro- and 5 macrocarcinomas were observed. Accessory findings were seen in 10,2%.
1976: Zentralblatt Für Gynäkologie
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