Arpita B Patel

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic performance of tumour-free distance (TFD) compared with depth of invasion (DOI) and percentage of myometrial invasion (MI). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Regional gynaecological oncology centre. POPULATION All women identified with stage I-III endometrioid endometrial carcinoma from January 2000 to(More)
BACKGROUND The commencing age of cervical screening in England was raised from 20 to 25 years in 2004. Cervical cancer incidence in young women of England is increasing. It is not clear if this is due to either greater exposure to population risk factors or reduced cervical screening. METHODS We measured if the relative risk of cervical cancer in younger(More)
OBJECTIVE In centres in which intra-operative frozen section (FS) analysis is not performed, 'apparent' early-stage ovarian cancer diagnosed after surgery on paraffin section may require further restaging laparotomy or adjuvant chemotherapy. Previous studies on FS analysis have reported high sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy. The objective of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the role of conservative management in high-grade vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (HG VaIN). DESIGN Retrospective observational study. SETTING Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre, Gateshead, UK. POPULATION A total of 100 women with histologically-proven HG VaIN. METHODS Review of patient records from 1995 to 2011. MAIN(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the battery lives of cordless light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and their effect on orthodontic bracket bond strength. METHODS One hundred eighty-six metal orthodontic brackets were bonded to extracted molars. Two LED light-curing units (L. E. Demetron [SDS/Kerr, Orange, Calif] and Ortholux [3M Unitek,(More)