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High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types cause cervical lesions of varying severity, ranging from transient productive infections to high-grade neoplasia. Disease stratification requires the examination of lesional pathology, and possibly also the detection of biomarkers. P16(INK4a) and MCM are established surrogates of high-risk HPV E6/E7 activity, and(More)
Grading cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) determines clinical management of women after abnormal cytology with potential for overdiagnosis and overtreatment. We studied a novel biomarker of human papillomavirus (HPV) life-cycle completion (panHPVE4), in combination with the minichromosome maintenance (MCM) protein cell-cycle marker and the p16INK4a(More)
In 20-40% of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) and in 4-8% of cervical carcinoma tissue specimens, multiple HPV genotypes have been detected. Whole tissue section (WTS) PCR does not determine how the individual types relate causally to complex and multiple CIN. Our objective was to determine whether laser capture micro-dissection (LCM) with HPV PCR(More)
The case history is described of a 21-year-old female with homozygous sickle cell disease and fatal postpartum haemorrhage from the colon. At autopsy many sickled cells were found in the arterioles of the mucosa and submucosa in combination with necrotic lesions and ulcerations of the sigmoid colon. A causal association between occlusion of blood vessels by(More)
Women with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HGCIN) frequently present with multiple cervical lesions and multiple concomitant Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype infections. To elucidate HPV genotype attribution in different regions on the cervix, we performed molecular mapping of cervical disease in women with HGCIN. Thirteen subjects(More)
Low-risk human papillomaviruses (LR-HPVs) have been associated occasionally with clinically and pathologically unusual anogenital malignancies. The relation between clinicopathologic features and any pathogenetic role of LR-HPV remains unclear. From a global study of 13,328 anogenital carcinomas, we identified 57 cases in which whole-tissue polymerase chain(More)
Studies concerning flow cytometric assessed DNA content reveal problems in interpretating DNA histograms of tumor specimens. The main problems are histograms with a broad coefficient of variation in the G0/G1 fraction; a high G2M fraction and samples with a low percentage of tumor cells. Therefore, in the present study, 382 fresh tumor specimens of(More)
Transvaginal hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (Hy-Co-Sy) is described as a new method for direct imaging of the tubal passage in tubal diagnostics. During one period of anaesthesia, a transvaginal Hy-Co-Sy was followed by either hysterosalpingography or chromolaparoscopy in 42 patients with sterility disorders. The contrast-enhanced sonography of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the additional use of pulsed wave (PW) Doppler can improve the tubal diagnosis reached with gray scale imaging in doubtful cases. DESIGN The study is an open, uncontrolled clinical trial of women of childbearing age. SETTING Clinical environment. PATIENTS Seventeen female patients (23 to 37 years of age) with diagnosed(More)
Persistent cervical high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection results in high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2/3) and cervical carcinoma. The susceptibility of the cervix to HPV carcinogenesis and the importance of HPV18 in cervical carcinoma despite relative infrequency in CIN2/3 could be linked to HR-HPV infection of immature(More)