Paola Scardamaglia

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of oral contraceptive use on the recurrence rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) lesions and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) following ablative or excisional procedures in a long-term follow-up. METHOD The study was conducted with 650 oral contraceptive users presenting with HPV lesions and/or CIN, and 670 women who(More)
One of the most common sexually transmitted infections in adolescents is human papillomavirus. These infections can occur in one or multiple areas of the female genitalia but the vulva is usually the initial site of implantation for HPV. We carried out a long-term follow-up study of adolescents to evaluate the incidence of single or multiple lesions in the(More)
AIM To evaluate the recurrence rate of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in postmenopausal women previously submitted to laser CO2 conization and the role of persistent oncogenic HPV types. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-five patients with a cytological diagnosis of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions were triaged with a standard colposcopy.(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the beta-glucan in women with abnormal cytology, including the women with a positive screening for ASCUS-LSIL furtherly divided in women with positive cytology (ASCUS or LSIL) and negative colposcopy and women with abnormal cytology, positive colposcopy and human papilloma virus (HPV)-CIN1(More)
Defense mechanisms are automatic psychological processes that protect the individual against anxiety and from the awareness of internal or external dangers or stressors. The influence of defense mechanisms in patients on chronic hemodialysis treatment was studied. There were 53 uremic subjects (37 males and 16 females), aged between 22 and 88 years (mean(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effectiveness of laser CO2 vaporization in high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasias and to assess the diagnostic reliability of cytology, colposcopy, microbiology and HPV tests in predicting recurrence in a long-term outcome. METHODS Forty-four patients affectd by high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-CIN) were(More)
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