Aditya Parashari

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Oncogenic types of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) have been established to be the causative agents for cervical cancers and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs). The clinical application of molecular tests for HPV detection for screening purposes has been of considerable interest. DNA amplification methods allow the use of self-collected(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical presentation of different gynecologic infections among Indian women. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 257 women that included clinical, cytologic, colposcopic, and microbiologic screening for various gynecologic infections. RESULTS Human papillomavirus (HPV) was the leading infection, affecting 127 (49.4%)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the sensitivity and specificity of visual inspection of cervix for detection of precancerous and early cancerous lesions of cervix. METHODS In a Maternal and Child Health Care setting of New Delhi women underwent a detailed pelvic examination, visual inspection of cervix after 5% acetic acid application, cytology (pap smear), detailed(More)
Two hundred and fifty-seven consecutive women attending a major maternal and child health (MCH) center were studied clinically, colposcopically, cytologically, and microbiologically for different gynecologic infections. Out of 257 cases, 207 (80.5%) had inflammatory cervical smears, of which 183 (88.4%) were infected with one or more genital tract(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine test characteristics - sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values - of different screening modalities to detect cervical precancerous and cancerous lesions in order to devise an effective alternative strategy for cervical cancer screening in resource-poor settings. METHODS A total of 472 women presenting with(More)
BACKGROUND Low cost technologies are needed in resource poor rural settings for detection of pre-cancer and cancer lesions of the oral cavity. AIM The study was undertaken to investigate the feasibility of a low cost technology (Magnivisualizer) for the early detection any lesions of the oral cavity among tobacco users in a resource poor rural field(More)
We report on an illuminated, low-cost (Rs 1500 (US$ 36)) magnifying device (Magnivisualizer) for detecting precancerous lesions of the uterine cervix. A total of 403 women attending a maternal and child health care clinic who had abnormal vaginal discharge and related symptoms were referred for detailed pelvic examination and visual inspection by means of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association, if any, between different reproductive tract infections and cervical inflammatory epithelial changes. STUDY DESIGN Clinical, colposcopic, cytologic, and microbiologic screening for reproductive tract infections was conducted. Subjects were screened for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria. gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas(More)
Alternative strategies such as visual inspection of cervix with acetic acid, are real time, economical and easily implemented methods for cervical cancer screening. However, variable sensitivity and specificity have been observed in various community based studies. The possible reasons could include variation in man power training, light source used for(More)
A total of 385 symptomatic patients presenting to the gynaecology and obstetrics outpatient department were screened by two sources of light: the yellow light of the tungsten bulb and the white light of the halogen bulb (100 Watt, 12 Volt), fitted with KODAK 80B filter and diffuser in an instrument called a 'Magnivisualizer' (developed by our Institute).(More)