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Background:Peripheral blood-derived inflammation-based scores such as the neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet–lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have recently been proposed as prognostic markers in solid tumours. Although evidence to support these markers as unfavourable prognostic factors is more compelling in gastrointestinal cancers, very little is known(More)
This study examined the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in a cohort of female sex workers in Singapore. HPV infection was diagnosed by clinical examination, Papanicolaou (Pap) smears, histology and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). One hundred and eighty-seven female sex workers who came for their routine medical screening were enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND This is a 5-year review of hydatidiform mole in a major maternity hospital. PATIENTS A total of 75 patients were studied, with 35 cases of complete hydatidiform mole and 40 cases of partial hydatidiform mole. RESULTS The annual incidence of hydatidiform mole was between 1 in 1,601 deliveries and 1 in 721 deliveries. The racial distribution(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that LEEP should be the standard for the diagnosis of cervical dysplasia, rather than colposcopically directed biopsy as traditionally so, since it is both diagnostic and therapeutic. PATIENTS Seventy-eight patients who underwent LEEP at the Gynaecological Cancer Centre, KK Hospital from 1 January 1995 to 31 December 1997(More)
A 3 year retrospective review (1995 to 1997) of 127 patients with cervical dysplasia who underwent Laser Vaporisation of the cervix and LEEP at the Gynaecological Cancer Centre, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore, was undertaken. Amongst the patients in the Laser Vaporisation group, the mean age was 37.7 years (SD 8.8), the mean operating time was(More)
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