Albert Singer

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High risk types of human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) play a major role in cervical cancer oncogenesis. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of HPV detection and typing as a means of identifying cervical neoplasia in a high risk population. A management algorithm for implementation of HPV detection in clinical practice is also proposed. A nested case-control(More)
Women referred for colposcopy with mild and moderate dyskaryosis and found to have only minor cervical abnormalities were screened for oncogenic human papilloma virus (HPV) types. The natural development of these abnormalities in 42 HPV-positive women was assessed by cytology and colposcopy at 6-month intervals for up to 2 years. As is the case with cancers(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate risk factors for invasive cervix cancer in young British women and to look for factors which might explain its increased incidence in younger ages. A case-control study involving 121 women with invasive cervix cancer diagnosed before the age of 40 years, and 241 matched controls was undertaken. Questions were asked about(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the relation between the size of a CIN 3 lesion (measured histologically) and invasive squamous carcinoma. DESIGN Measurement of CIN 3 by computerized planimetry of histological sections from 39 cone biopsies containing microinvasive cancer. Comparison with previous measurements of CIN lesions, associated with different grades of(More)
Coherent diffractive imaging for the reconstruction of a two-dimensional (2D) finite crystal structure with a single pulse train of free-electron laser radiation at 7.97 nm wavelength is demonstrated. This measurement shows an advance on traditional coherent imaging techniques by applying it to a periodic structure. It is also significant that this approach(More)
Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV 16) is associated with a high proportion of cervical cancers and pre-cancers but has also been reported by some workers to be widely distributed in the normal population. Using a semi-quantitative polymerase chain reaction technique (PCR) operated with carefully regulated sensitivity we have established two distinct levels(More)
A general theoretical approach based on the decomposition of statistical fields into a sum of independently propagating transverse modes was used for the analysis of the coherence properties of the new free-electron laser source FLASH operated at 13.7 nm wavelength. The analysis shows that several transverse modes are contributing to the total radiation(More)
We report on the results from a multicenter trial for a real time optoelectronic device as an adjunct to the Pap smear for cervical screening. TruScreen (Polartechnics Limited, Sydney, Australia) is an automated device which measures the response to optical and electrical stimulation of the cervix and returns a screening result in real time. Analysis was(More)
BACKGROUND Kindler syndrome (KS) is a rare autosomal recessive skin disorder, which was recently reclassified as a subtype of epidermolysis bullosa. Despite the fact that loss-of-function mutations in the FERMT1 gene, encoding kindlin-1, have been shown to cause the syndrome in numerous patients, a small number of typical cases of KS in which FERMT1(More)