Cervical smear tests: 'Concerning' delays on results letters

A change to the screening system is thought to be the cause as fewer staff are replaced when they leave.
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Conclusion: The new methanol-based fixative, CellPreserv ®, is cheaper and equally efficient for treating cervical cancer screening and for HPV detection, and can be safely used by the health system prevailing in low-income countries.Acta Cytologica
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Authors: Shah SS, Parikh RS, Vaswani LP PMID: 29900712 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Petyaev IM, Zigangirova NA, Pristensky D, Chernyshova M, Tsibezov VV, Chalyk NE, Morgunova EY, Kyle NH, Bashmakov YK Abstract Circulating lycopene level is negatively associated with the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, cancers (prostate and breast), type 2 diabetes mellitus, and aging. Traditionally, lycopene is measured in biological specimens by a combination of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and mass spectrometry methods. Moreover, as we recently reported, tissue/cell lycopene depositions can be observed by the immunohistochemistry method with a newly developed monoclonal antibody (...
Source: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy - Category: Microbiology Tags: Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother Source Type: research
"Gynaecological cancer screening" or "cervical screening?" The case of Hungary. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2016 08;37(4):445-450 Authors: Döbrőssy L, Koiss R Abstract In Hungary, "gynaecological cancer screening" by gynaecologists having interest in oncology has had a long history. The screening tool was colposcopy alone embedded in complete gynaecological examination. Later on smear-taking for cytology has been added. This screening protocol has survived until now both in the gynaecological community and public. In the meantime, as it proved its ef- fectiveness, cytologi...
Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Eur J Gynaecol Oncol Source Type: research
Lin Fan, Danfeng Li, Shaojun Zhang, Lan Yao, Xiaohui Hao, Jin Gu, Hong Li, Jinxia Niu, Zhemin Zhang, Changtai Zhu
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The study demonstrates the importance of the formal cytology training and QC programs to ensure the standardized and effective cervical cancer screening in undeveloped countries accounting for the most percentage of the world’s annual incidence of cervical cancer and with largely unscreened population.
Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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We report a case of GCA in which neoplastic cells resembled macrophages on intra-operative frozen section and smear. Paraffin sections showed features of a granular cell astrocytoma, WHO grade IV, with diffuse immunohistochemical coexpression of GFAP and S100. No mutation of IDH1 or P53 was identified by immunohistochemistry; however, ATRX loss indicating mutation supported an astrocytic lineage. Additionally, sporadic weak cytoplasmic staining for CD68 and EMA and negative staining for CD163 is likely non-specific due to increased lysosomal activity and does not indicate true histiocytic or epithelial differentiation. We ...
Source: Human Pathology: Case Reports - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Papanicolaou test screening remains an effective approach for the control of cervical cancer. However, for successful control of the disease, patients need to have access to the test results and complete the treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with lack of access to results from the most recent Papanicolaou test in women living in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro who used the Brazilian Unified Health System. Overall prevalence of lack of access to test results was 18.4%. Access to test results was lower for younger women of Black race/skin color origin, those who had difficulties in...
Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Research Papers: Gynaecological Cancer Source Type: research
Authors: Celewicz A, Celewicz M, Wężowska M, Chudecka-Głaz A, Menkiszak J, Urasińska E Abstract Cervical cancer is the third most common malignant neoplasm in women worldwide. HPV infection is the necessary factor for the cancer to develop. HPV DNA can be integrated into the genome of squamous epithelium and cause transcription of the viral oncoproteins and development of invasive cancer within 15-20 years. We assessed ICC co-expression of p16/Ki-67 proteins in smears collected from the uterine cervix and the association between p16/Ki-67 co-expression and cytologic and histologic results. Samples were collecte...
Source: Polish Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Pol J Pathol Source Type: research
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