Sarah Preisler

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We aimed to determine the disagreement in primary cervical screening between four human papillomavirus assays: Hybrid Capture 2, cobas, CLART, and APTIMA. Material from 5,064 SurePath samples of women participating in routine cervical screening in Copenhagen, Denmark, was tested with the four assays. Positive agreement between the assays was measured as the(More)
Patterns of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection suggest that HPV genotypes are not independent of each other. This may be explained by risk factors common to all HPV infections, but type-specific biological factors may also play a role. This raises the question of whether widespread use of the quadrivalent vaccine (covering HPV6, 11, 16, 18) may(More)
Channels and transporters of monovalent ions are increasingly suggested as putative anticarcinogenic targets. However, the mechanisms involved in modulation of proliferation by monovalent ions are poorly understood. Here, we investigated the role of K+, Na+, and Cl(-) ions for the proliferation of Ehrlich Lettre ascites (ELA) cells. We measured the(More)
A total of 1476 patients who underwent open-heart surgery between 1986 and 1988 participated in a prospective study examining posttransfusion hepatitis. They received a total of 8327 units of whole blood, packed erythrocytes, or fresh frozen plasma. The aminotransferase activities were measured preoperatively and 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, and 24 weeks after the(More)
Fourteen patients who developed acute post-transfusion hepatitis C after open-heart surgery were studied for seroconversion, viremia, and aminotransferase. Anti-HCV antibodies were measured by first and second generation ELISA and became positive between one week and more than 6 months after infection. Seroconversion in four patients and passively(More)
In women aged ≥ 30 years, Human Papillomavirus testing will replace cytology for primary cervical screening. We compared Hybrid Capture 2 (HC2), cobas, CLART, and APTIMA HPV assays with cytology on 2869 SurePath samples from women undergoing routine screening at 30-65 years in Copenhagen, Denmark. Women with cytological abnormalities were managed according(More)
New commercially available Human Papillomavirus (HPV) assays need to be evaluated in a variety of cervical screening settings. Cobas HPV Test (cobas) is a real-time PCR-based assay allowing for separate detection of HPV genotypes 16 and 18 and a bulk of 12 other high-risk genotypes. The aim of the present study, Horizon, was to assess the prevalence of(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping assays are becoming increasingly attractive for use in mass screening, as they offer a possibility to integrate HPV screening with HPV vaccine monitoring, thereby generating a synergy between the two main modes of cervical cancer prevention. The Genomica CLART HPV2 assay is a semi-automated PCR-based(More)
High-risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing is replacing cytology in cervical cancer screening as it is more sensitive for preinvasive cervical lesions. However, the bottleneck of HPV testing is the many false positive test results (positive tests without cervical lesions). Here, we evaluated to what extent these can be explained by cross-reactivity, i.e.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical characteristics of four human papillomavirus (HPV) assays: hybrid capture 2 (HC2), cobas, CLART, and APTIMA in Danish women with abnormal cytology. METHODS SurePath samples from 367 consecutive women from Copenhagen, with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance or worse, were tested with the four assays.(More)