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BACKGROUND Currently, all patients with vulvar cancer with a positive sentinel node undergo inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy, irrespective of the size of sentinel-node metastases. Our study aimed to assess the association between size of sentinel-node metastasis and risk of metastases in non-sentinel nodes, and risk of disease-specific survival in early stage(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility of DNA methylation analysis for the detection of cervical neoplasia in self-obtained cervico-vaginal lavages. METHODS Lavages collected by a self-sampling device and paired cervical scrapings were obtained from 20 cervical cancer patients and 23 patients referred with an abnormal cervical smear (15 with high-grade(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare, benign, wart-like disease for which no curative treatment exists. The goal of treatment is total surgical removal of the epithelial lesions to keep the airway open and the voice sufficient. Therefore, it is essential to visualize all papillomatous lesions. The present study aims to(More)
PURPOSE Recently, we reported 13 possible cervical cancer-specific methylated biomarkers identified by pharmacologic unmasking microarray in combination with large-genome computational screening. The aim of the present study was to perform an in-depth analysis of the methylation patterns of these 13 candidate genes in cervical neoplasia and to determine(More)
We studied the feasibility of immunocytochemistry (ICC), in situ hybridization (ISH), and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) after Cellient(™) automated cell block processing, and tested whether methanol-based PreservCyt(™) fixation could replace formalin fixation, in an attempt to eliminate toxic formaldehyde vapors. Immunostaining with 30 different(More)
BACKGROUND EUS is a standard staging procedure in esophageal cancer. For adequate staging, FNA of suspicious lymph nodes is recommended. Based on optimal staging, sophisticated treatment can be applied more properly. The working channel of the endoscope can potentially be contaminated by cancer cells derived from the luminal surface of esophageal cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is the most accurate tool to identify malignancy in solitary thyroid nodules. Although some recommend routinely repeating FNA for nodules that are initially read as benign, there is no consensus. We evaluated clinical relevancy and considered costs of routine follow-up FNA in nodules initially read as benign. (More)
The diagnostic performance of the widely-used Cervista HPV HR test was compared to the Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2) test in a Dutch population-based cervical cancer screening program. In 900 scrapings of women with normal cytomorphology, specificity was 90% (95%CI: 87.84-91.87) for the Cervista HPV HR test and 96% (95%CI: 94.76-97.37) for the HC2 test with 93%(More)
Fibrinogen is a plasma protein that interacts with integrin alphaIIb beta3 to mediate a variety of platelet responses including adhesion, aggregation, and clot retraction. Three sites on fibrinogen have been hypothesized to be critical for these interactions: the Ala-Gly-Asp-Val (AGDV) sequence at the C-terminus of the gamma chain and two Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)(More)