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The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to identify mycobacterial DNA sequences in uncultured clinical specimens. Two oligonucleotide primers derived from the sequence of a gene that codes for the 65-kilodalton antigen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis amplified DNA from all 11 species of mycobacteria tested. Amplified DNAs of nontuberculosis mycobacteria(More)
To investigate the incidence, determinants and significance of delayed clearance of serum HBsAg in chronic hepatitis B virus infection, a prospective follow-up study was conducted in two consecutive groups of patients. Group I consisted of 984 patients (859 men and 125 women) with biopsy-proven chronic type B hepatitis, whereas group II consisted of 1,598(More)
A prospective surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using serum alpha-fetoprotein and high-resolution, linear-array, real-time ultrasonography was carried out in 432 patients with clinicopathologically proven chronic type B hepatitis. During a follow-up period of 6-85 mo (median 23, mean 26.9 +/- 16.8 mo), asymptomatic HCC was identified in 8(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the transmission rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) in newborn infants of HPV-positive women and to assess the relationship between perinatal HPV transmission and mode of delivery. METHODS Three hundred one pregnant women were selected: vaginal delivery (n = 160) or cesarean delivery (n = 141). We assessed the presence of the HPV(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has not been documented in previous reports of lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the uterine cervix by either polymerase chain reaction or in situ hybridization, and the histogenesis of the tumor remains unknown. Additionally, a relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical LELC(More)
The incidence, clinicopathological features and etiology of acute exacerbation occurring in patients with chronic type B hepatitis were assessed prospectively among 385 patients who had HBeAg and 279 who had anti-HBe in serum. During an average follow-up of 23.5 months, acute exacerbations occurred in 197 HBeAg-positive patients and in 56 anti-HBe positive(More)
Ovarian and endometrial cancer tissues were examined for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the results were compared with the findings in normal tissues by polymerase chain reaction. Putative DNA of HPV types 16 and 18 that target DNA sequences from paraffin-embedded tissues were amplified with paired oligonucleotide primers that encode the E6(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of detecting human papillomavirus E6 (HPVE6) gene mRNA in the peripheral blood of patients with locally advanced cervical cancer, and the relationship of the circulating HPV viral-specific mRNA with clinicopathologic factors and prognosis of locally advanced cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS The presence of types 16(More)
Two types of clinical events, acute exacerbation and uneventful course, precede spontaneous HBeAg seroconversion to its antibody (anti-HBe) in chronic type B hepatitis. To examine the possible mechanism responsible for these two types of clinical events, serial serum specimens from 75 patients who underwent spontaneous HBeAg seroconversion were assayed for(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine/evaluate the negative predictive value of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing following conization of cervix uteri. METHODS A prospective analysis was undertaken on 79 cone biopsies of women with high-grade lesions (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) III). HPV testing was performed on cervical smears(More)