Gabriella Cardoza-Favarato

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PURPOSE Current medical training recommends obtaining cervical cytological specimens without the use of lubricating gel. The purpose of this study was to determine whether water-soluble lubricant gel affects cytologic outcomes in the screening Papanicolaou smear and patient comfort during vaginal speculum examination. METHODS The study was a randomized(More)
The significance of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2 or 3 (CIN 2-3) at the margin of a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) specimen as a predictor of recurrent or persistent disease is relatively controversial. Most studies have found the presence of high-grade dysplasia at the margins in this setting to be an adverse parameter.(More)
Approximately 15% of patients with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN 2-3), treated by the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) will experience a persistence or recurrence of their disease. The full spectrum of pathologic factors that may be predictive of an increased probability of this event remains to be elucidated. In this(More)
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