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An update to the American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline regarding screening for the early detection of cervical precancerous lesions and cancer is presented. The guidelines are based on a systematic evidence review, contributions from six working groups, and a recent symposium co-sponsored by the ACS, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide revised evidence-based consensus guidelines for managing women with abnormal cervical cancer screening test results. PARTICIPANTS A group of 146 experts, including representatives from 29 professional organizations, federal agencies, and national and international health organizations, met in Bethesda, MD, September 18-19, 2006, to(More)
A group of 146 experts representing 29 organizations and professional societies met September 18-19, 2006, in Bethesda, MD, to develop revised evidence-based, consensus guidelines for managing women with abnormal cervical cancer screening tests. Recommendations for managing atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance and low-grade squamous(More)
The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology sponsored a consensus conference in 2001 to develop evidence-based guidelines for women with histologic abnormalities of the cervix. The options for management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1, 2, and 3 are ranked according to the strength of the recommendation and the quality of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide updated consensus guidelines for the management of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) or adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS). PARTICIPANTS A group of 146 experts including representatives from 29 professional organizations, federal agencies, and national and international health organizations met on September 18-19, 2006, in(More)
OBJECTIVE Visual assessment of digitized cervigrams through the Internet needs to be optimized. The National Cancer Institute and National Library of Medicine are involved in a large effort to improve colposcopic assessment and, in preparation, are conducting methodologic research. MATERIALS AND METHODS We selected 50 cervigrams with diagnoses ranging(More)
  • M Spitzer
  • 1999
UNLABELLED Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) are both sexually transmitted viruses with many risk factors in common. Studies have found that HIV-seropositive women are at least five times as likely to be infected with HPV as seronegative controls. In immunocompromised HIV-seropositive women, the risk of cervical(More)
  • M Spitzer
  • 1998
In an effort to reduce the false-negative rate of cervical cytologic findings, several new technologies have recently evolved. Automated cytologic testing (PapNet, AutoPap 300 QC) proposes to rescreen negative conventional cytologic findings to identify smears likely to be false negative. Fluid-based monolayers (ThinPrep, CytoRich) propose to reduce the(More)
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively survey our population of women who had undergone cervical laser surgery to determine if it adversely affected their ability to conceive or to carry a pregnancy to term. METHODS Women who had undergone laser surgery during the period 1979-1989 were contacted and surveyed regarding each of their pregnancies. Information obtained(More)
A rare case of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma stage IE complicating pregnancy is presented. The diagnosis was made by biopsy at 28 weeks gestation and treated with 2635 rad of external radiotherapy with abdominal and pelvic shielding beginning at 30 weeks gestation. Following delivery, the patient received combination chemotherapy and is disease-free 6 years later.(More)