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BACKGROUND Secondary malignant diseases are late complications after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Anogenital lesions associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have been described in renal transplant recipients but not after BMT. HPV types 16 and 18 are strongly linked to the malignant transformation. METHODS In a series of 238(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the sensitivity, specificity, and interobserver reliability of conventional cervical smear tests, monolayer cytology, and human papillomavirus testing for screening for cervical cancer. DESIGN Cross sectional study in which the three techniques were performed simultaneously with a reference standard (colposcopy and histology). (More)
BACKGROUND Liquid-based cytology (LBC) for cervical cancer screening presents the advantage that cytological and virological investigations can be undertaken from the same specimen. Nevertheless, the fixative may alter DNA integrity and the sample may be inadequate for HPV DNA detection. The Novaprep(®) Vial Test (NVT) (Novacyt, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France)(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported activating mutations of the gene coding for the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) in invasive cervical carcinoma. To further analyze the role of FGFR3 in cervical tumor progression, we extended our study to screen a total of 75 invasive tumors and 80 cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (40 low-grade and 40(More)
Many articles concerning conventional Pap smears, ThinPrep liquid-based cytology (LBC) and Hybrid-Capture II HPV test (HC II) have been published. This study, carried out by the French Society of Clinical Cytology, may be conspicuous for several reasons: it was financially independent; it compared the efficiency of the conventional Pap smear and LBC, of the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the efficiency of the Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2; Digene, Gaithersburg, MD) human papillomavirus (HPV) assay for the detection of cervical neoplasia. Of the 1,785 patients recruited, 462 (25.88%) were referred for colposcopy owing to previously detected cytologic abnormalities, and 1,323 (74.12%) were voluntary candidates(More)
This paper is part of the cost-effectiveness study of cervical cancer screening conducted by the French Society of Clinical Cytology (SFCC). It describes the evaluation of costs of conventional smear tests, thin-layer smear tests (ThinPrep 2000 system), and viral typing by the HCS test. For 100,000 examinations per year, the average cost of a conventional(More)
OBJECTIVE The human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1*13 allele frequency is lower in women with cervical carcinoma than in the general population, suggesting that this allele could exert a protective effect against progression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) associated with human papillomaviruses (HPV). To test this hypothesis, we designed a(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to determine the reproducibility of cytological specimen interpretation between two pathologists in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women (from the VIHGY, ANRS CO17 study of human papillomavirus genital pathology among HIV-positive women) and to analyse the improvement, if any, between conventional and liquid-based(More)