Tamás Sápy

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing in post-treatment follow-up of patients after therapeutic excision of the cervix due to positive screening tests. STUDY DESIGN A hospital-based retrospective analysis was performed with prospective collection of patient data of women screened for cervical cancer at a Gynecologic(More)
OBJECTIVE Prognostic evaluation of HPV-16 genome status of the pelvic lymph nodes, the integration status of HPV-16 and p53 codon 72 polymorphism in cervical cancer. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Department of Gynaecological Oncology, University of Debrecen, Hungary. SAMPLE Thirty-nine patients with HPV-16 positive cervical cancer. (More)
Epidemiologic and molecular studies have proven that human papillomavirus (HPV) plays an important role in the development of cervical cancer. However, the role of the virus in the progression of the disease, i.e. in the development of lymph node metastasis and in the adverse clinical outcome is poorly understood. We have been using the polymerase chain(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the physical state of HPV16 DNA and to reveal any association between the physical state of virus DNA and pathologic or prognostic factors in HPV16 positive cervical cancers. The other aim was to estimate the role of p53 codon 72 polymorphism in disease progression. MATERIALS AND METHODS The presence and(More)
In a previous pilot study, a significantly poorer outcome of laryngeal cancer was found in patients co-infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) and genogroup 1 torque tenovirus (TTV). The present study aimed to collect data on the overall prevalence of TTVs on the prevalence of genogroup 1 TTV in two other malignancies associated with HPV, oral squamous(More)
BACKGROUND Immunosuppression due to pregnancy may lead to higher susceptibility to infections and reactivation of latent infections, such as BK polyomavirus (BKPyV). There is lack of information about the prevalence of novel human polyomavirus 9 (HPyV9), WU (WUPyV) and KI (KIPyV) during pregnancy. OBJECTIVES To study whether pregnancy results in higher(More)
The oncogenic potential of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was assessed by following the disease course in 455 patients who had had a routine diagnostic Hybrid Capture HPV test due to squamous cell abnormalities of the uterine cervix as detected by cytology and/or colposcopy. At entry, 308 patients had cytologic atypia classified as P3 by the(More)
The type specificity of the human papillomavirus (HPV) Hybrid Capture Tube (HCT) test was evaluated by using typing with PCR (MY09-MY11)-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and sequencing. All samples HCT test positive for only low-risk HPV (n = 15) or only high-risk HPV (n = 102) were confirmed, whereas 9 of 12 HCT test double-positive samples(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the duration of high-risk HPV-associated cancer risk. STUDY DESIGN Patients who had had a routine diagnostic Hybrid Capture Tube Test (HCT) due to squamous cell abnormalities of the uterine cervix were followed-up until the endpoint of histologically diagnosed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). RESULTS Six hundred and(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with positive screening results and persistence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection represent the population at the highest risk for developing cervical cancer. To describe the epidemiology in this high-risk population, data were collected and analysed at the referral centre for patients with positive cytology. STUDY(More)