Aurelio Pellegrini

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to measure interobserver agreement among cytologists on using a set of digital images. METHODS A set of 90 selected Papanicolaou-stained cervical smears were digitalized and the digital images circulated among 117 readers, from laboratories spread across almost all Italian regions. Three representative fields of each(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of unsatisfactory cervical cell samples in liquid-based cytology (LBC) versus conventional cytology (CC) by age. DESIGN Randomised clinical trials. SETTING Population-based cervical cancer screening in the Netherlands and Italy. POPULATION Asymptomatic women invited for screening enrolled in two randomised trials:(More)
BACKGROUND In Italy, cervical cancer screening programmes actively invite women aged 25-64 years. Programmes are hindered by low participation. METHODS A sample of non-responder women aged 35-64 years, belonging to three different programmes (in Rome, Florence and Teramo), was randomly split into four arms: two control groups received standard recall(More)
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