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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the relative importance of colposcopically directed biopsy, random biopsy, and endocervical curettage (ECC) in diagnosing > or =cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) II. Study design During a screening study, 364 women with satisfactory colposcopy and > or =CIN II were diagnosed. All colposcopically(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to design a cervical cancer screening algorithm for the developing world that is highly sensitive for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) II, III, and cancer and highly specific for CIN II and III, making it possible to ablate the transformation zone without histologic confirmation. METHODS In rural Shanxi(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the sensitivity and specificity of a new method for self-sampling for high risk human papillomavirus (HPV) with direct sampling and liquid based cervical cytology. In Shanxi Province, China, 8,497 women (ages 27-56) underwent a self-sample for HPV using a conical-shaped brush placed into the upper vagina and(More)
We report a prevalence rate of 23.6% human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with oncogenic subtypes and 2.4% cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) III and cervical cancer (CC) in rural middle-aged women in 2 counties with the highest CC mortality in Shanxi Province, China. We examined the association of risk factors to HPV infection and to CIN III and CC(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the colposcopic impression is influenced by the colposcopist's knowledge of the referral Papanicolaou smear. STUDY DESIGN Using a community hospital database, the accuracy of the colposcopic impression (accuracy = proportion of women with histology greater than cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN] 2 that have colposcopic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the sensitivity of screening tests that miss small cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2 or worse (e.g., acetic acid-aided visual inspection) is inflated when the criterion standard (colposcopic-directed biopsy) misses the same small CIN 2 or worse. MATERIALS AND METHODS One thousand nine hundred twenty-eight women were(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to compare the sensitivity of colposcopically directed biopsy (biopsy of cervical quadrants with colposcopic impressions of human papillomavirus, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN], or cancer) for CIN 3 or cancer (CIN 3+) among physicians and to estimate the increase in yield of CIN 3+ per colposcopy(More)
To determine how patients with invasive cervical cancer present and whether presentation affects disease-free survival (DFS), a review of 81 patients treated for cervical cancer by the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Pelvic Surgery at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group between January 1, 1986, and December 31, 1986, was performed.(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) seroprevalence data have not previously been reported for different geographical regions of China. This study investigated the cross-sectional seroprevalence of antibodies to HPV 6, 11, 16, and 18 virus-like particles in Chinese women. METHODS Population-based samples of women were enrolled from 2006 to 2007 in 3(More)
Self-collected vaginal specimens tested for high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) have been shown to be less sensitive for the detection of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or cancer (≥CIN 3) than physician-collected endocervical specimens. To increase the sensitivity of self-collected specimens, we studied a self-sampling device designed to obtain a(More)