Feja J. Voorhorst

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PURPOSE To validate the independent strong prognostic value of mitotic activity index (MAI) in lymph node (LN) -negative invasive breast cancer patients younger than 55 years in a nationwide multicenter prospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Analysis of routinely assessed MAI and other prognosticators in 516 patients (median follow-up, 118 months; range,(More)
BACKGROUND Tests for the DNA of high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) have a higher sensitivity for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 or worse (CIN3+) than does cytological testing, but the necessity of such testing in cervical screening has been debated. Our aim was to determine whether the effectiveness of cervical screening improves when(More)
BACKGROUND Genital human papillomavirus infection (HPV) is causally associated with cervical carcinomas and premalignant lesions. Limited information is available about the prevalence of HPV and penile lesions in male sexual partners of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the presence of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether offering self sampling of cervicovaginal material for high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) testing is an effective screening method for women who do not attend regular cervical screening programmes. DESIGN Cohort study (the PROHTECT trial). Settings Noord-Holland and Flevoland regions of the Netherlands, December 2006 to(More)
Cytological cervical screening is rather inefficient because of relatively high proportions of false negative and false positive smears. To evaluate the efficiency of high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing, by GP5+/6+ PCR-enzyme immunoassay (EIA), in conjunction with cytology (Intervention Group) to that of the classical cytology (Control Group), we(More)
Women not attending cervical screening programs are at increased risk of cervical cancer. We investigated in these nonresponders to what extent offering self-sampling devices for cervicovaginal brushes for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing would induce participation and, if so, what the yield of precursor (i.e. CIN2 or worse) lesions following(More)
Before guidelines can be set for the use of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV) testing in cervical cancer screening and vaccine preparation, age-related prevalence of HR HPV types in cytologically normal smears has to be known. Therefore, in a cross-sectional study the prevalence of 37 different HPV genotypes and putatively unidentified HPV types was(More)
The natural course of asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women was studied during one year in a cohort based nested case-control study. Healthy women (n = 744, from four company health services in Amsterdam) with a medical check-up prior to job engagement were included. C. trachomatis-positive women (n = 30, cases) and a randomly selected(More)
BACKGROUND A relation has been established between infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus and development of cervical cancer. We investigated a role for testing for human papillomavirus as part of cervical-cancer screening. METHODS We monitored by cytology, colposcopy, and testing for high-risk human papillomavirus 353 women referred to(More)
To evaluate the clinical significance of HPV genotyping for the prediction of progressive cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in women with cytomorphologically abnormal smears, a prospective, blind, non-intervention study was performed. A total of 342 patients screened with cytomorphologically abnormal cervical smears were monitored every 3-4 months by(More)