Chris Dalrymple

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AIM To assess the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for high-risk types in an Australian population with the equivalent cytological result of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance - possible high-grade (ASC-H). METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of all patients referred with a 'possible high-grade squamous abnormality'(More)
BACKGROUND Fast track surgery is a concept that utilises a variety of techniques to reduce the surgical stress response, allowing a shortened length of stay, improved outcomes and decreased time to full recovery. AIMS To evaluate a peri-operative Fast Track Surgical Protocol (FTSP) in patients referred for abdominal surgery. METHODS All patients(More)
AIM To test the usefulness of p16(INK4a) immunostaining for improving the diagnostic accuracy of cervical punch biopsies referred to a routine laboratory setting during the investigation of women with abnormal Papanicolaou smears. METHODS A total of 188 consecutive and unselected colposcopically directed cervical biopsies and a single contemporaneous(More)
A case of epithelioid trophoblastic tumour (ETT), occurring in a fallopian tube of a 39-year-old woman, is reported. The patient presented with a positive pregnancy test, but continued to have 'periods'. A palpable right adnexal mass was noted that was confirmed on ultrasound. The mass was removed together with the uterus, omentum and associated ovary.(More)
ABCB1 (adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter B1) mediates cellular elimination of many chemotherapeutic agents including paclitaxel, which is commonly used to treat ovarian cancer. A significant association between common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ABCB1 and progression-free survival has been reported in patients with ovarian(More)
AIM To determine the effectiveness of vaginal estrogen cream to improve the rate of satisfactory colposcopy and subsequent smear result in patients in a hypoestrogenic state and an abnormal Papanicolaou smear. To delineate between abnormal smears secondary to atrophy and inflammation from preneoplastic change and suggest an effective treatment strategy to(More)
Ovarian cancer is rarely diagnosed during assisted reproduction. Several case-control and cohort studies have described its incidence within the infertile population well after the assisted reproductive process. We present a case of endometrioid adenocarcinoma that developed during the ovarian stimulation process and show corresponding ultrasound images of(More)
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