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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CONCLUSIONS: The RDT is highly accurate, making it a valuable diagnostic tool for P. vivax infection.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionCervicography and Pap co-testing had superior screening capacity and cost-effectiveness for detection of preinvasive cervical lesions than HPV and Pap co-testing and may be an effective and cost-saving screening strategy in clinical practice in country with a high prevalence of cervical cancer.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although training in Pap smear collection using the Ayre spatula resulted in modest improvements in quality, facilities only achieved the DoH benchmark of a 70% adequacy rate after the introduction of the cytobroom. PMID: 30645958 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Free Research Articles, BloodWork BLOOD WORK Source Type: research
Conclusion: FNAC is a simple, sensitive, cost-effective, and rapid diagnostic tool for diagnosis of cysticercosis as cytological diagnosis is quite clear where the actual parasitic structures are identified in the smear.
Source: Journal of Cytology - Category: Cytology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: In conclusion, combination of MOC-31 and CAL as a limited panel will be helpful in giving an appropriate diagnosis in difficult cases and thereby, help in patient management. In addition, ICC on cytospin smears gave results similar to cell blocks, and if standardised cytospin is simple technique to perform, unlike cell blocks.
Source: Journal of Cytology - Category: Cytology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: This is the first report of immunocytochemistry of a panel of markers on cells exfoliated in sputum samples which suggests that analysis of immunocytochemical markers in sputum samples can be attempted as a cost-effective and reliable predictor of prognosis and survival. Accumulation of mutated p53, overexpression of galectin-3, and lower expression of p16 and EGFR proteins were found to predict poor prognosis for lung cancer.
Source: Journal of Cytology - Category: Cytology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2019Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Malek J. Hallinger, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla, Frank MutschmannAbstractReptiles are becoming popular pets in many parts of the world. They are also known to harbor numerous gastrointestinal parasites. We used faecal smears to examine 748 stool samples from 14 different agamid lizard species. In addition, we used coproantigen ELISA tests (11 samples) and immunofluorescence assays (IFA) (19 samples) to detect reptile Cryptosporidium infections. In 28 cases, veterinarians requested therapy to ...
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The RDT is highly accurate, making it a valuable diagnostic tool for P. vivax infection.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2019Source: Research in Veterinary ScienceAuthor(s): Krishnamoorthy Paramanandham, Ashwini Mohankumar, Kuralayanapalya Puttahonnappa Suresh, Siju Susan Jacob, Parimal RoyAbstractIn the present study, the prevalence of Anaplasma species in diary animals from India and World was estimated using meta-analysis. Based on systematic review of studies on Anaplasma species from India (Krishnamurthy et al., 2014) and World (Hungerford and Smith, 1997) from 1988 to 2017 and 1978–2017, respectively, using online databases and offline literatures, meta-analysis using meta package in ...
Source: Research in Veterinary Science - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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