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Case-control studies of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade III (CIN III) and of invasive cervical cancer were carried out in Spain and Colombia to assess the relationship between cervical cancer and 6 common sexually transmitted agents (STAs). The CIN-III studies included 525 cases and 512 controls matched for age and for the place of recruitment;(More)
Two case-control studies, including 449 histologically confirmed cases of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) III and 425 controls, and 2 studies on invasive cervical cancer, involving 316 histologically confirmed cases and 330 population controls, were conducted in Colombia and Spain to assess the role of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in(More)
To evaluate the association between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, we performed a population-based case-control study in Columbia and Spain, the former country having an incidence rate of cervical cancer about 8 times higher than the latter. It included 436 cases of histologically confirmed invasive cervical cancer and 387 randomly selected(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Strong epidemiologic evidence indicates that human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main etiologic factor of cervical cancer. A few cohort studies suggest that most HPV infections are transient in young women and that persistent HPV infections are more common in older women. Little is known about the determinants of persistent HPV(More)
A case-control study of 525 cases of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade III (CIN III) and 512 controls was conducted in Spain and Colombia between 1985 and 1988 to assess the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the etiology of CIN III. HPV DNA in cytological scrapes from the cervix was assessed by Virapap and by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the causes of socioeconomic differences in invasive cervical cancer in two countries that differ substantially in cervical cancer incidence and economic development. METHODS Data were derived from two case-control studies carried out in Spain and Colombia; there were 373 case subjects, 387 control subjects, and 425 husbands(More)
A case-control study of 525 histologically confirmed cases of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade III and 512 controls was done in Spain and Colombia to assess the role of various risk factors taking into account the effect of human papillomavirus (HPV). The presence of HPV DNA, assessed by a polymerase chain reaction-based method, was the strongest(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic evidence has been inconclusive in linking men's sexual behavior and genital human papillomaviruses (HPVs) with cervical cancer risk in their sexual partners in areas with a high incidence of cervical cancer. PURPOSE This study assesses the role of men's sexual behavior and the presence of penile HPV DNA on the risk of their wives'(More)
Data from four case-control studies on invasive cervical cancer and on cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade III (CIN III) that were concurrently conducted in Spain and Colombia were used to look for factors that might favor the progression from CIN III to the invasive stage. These studies were compared in two ways; a case-case comparison and an(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of cough with the administration of desflurane and sevoflurane through a laryngeal mask. METHODS A double-blind controlled clinical trial in 90 patients who received general anesthesia for ear, nose and throat surgery outpatient. The experimental group (n = 45) inhaled desflurane and the control group (n = 45) inhaled(More)