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BACKGROUND Information on factors that influence parental decisions for actual human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine receipt in publicly funded, school-based HPV vaccine programs for girls is limited. We report on the level of uptake of the first dose of the HPV vaccine, and determine parental factors associated with receipt of the HPV vaccine, in a publicly(More)
Since autocrine regulation of HGF-Met is implicated in many forms of human cancer, we investigated whether the predisposition to develop ovarian cancer in women with hereditary ovarian cancer syndromes involves changes in the expression of HGF-Met by the tissue of origin of epithelial ovarian cancers, the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). We compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide standards for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hydatidiform mole and gestational trophoblastic tumours (GTT). OPTIONS Prognostic factors useful for treatment decisions in GTT are defined with patients classified as low-, medium-, and high-risk groups. OUTCOMES Improved mortality and morbidity. EVIDENCE Evidence was(More)
Testing emerging technologies involves the evaluation of biologic plausibility, technical efficacy, clinical effectiveness, patient satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness. The objective of this study was to select an effective classification algorithm for optical spectroscopy as an adjunct to colposcopy and obtain preliminary estimates of its accuracy for the(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, there has been a move toward using laparoscopy in the management of presumed benign ovarian masses. This paper discusses the use of laparoscopy for ovarian masses (particularly dermoid cysts). The focus is on the implications for unexpected malignancies. CASE We report here a case involving a dermoid cyst that was removed at(More)
Twin gestations can occur in which one twin is a normal gestation (46 chromosomes: 23 maternal and 23 paternal origin) and in which the other twin is a complete hydatidiform mole (46 chromosomes all of paternal origin). Case reports of four such combined pregnancies that presented to a single institution are provided. All cases had documentation of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Information on the long-term risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) recurrence among women treated for CIN is limited yet critical for evidence-based surveillance recommendations. METHODS We retrospectively identified 37,142 women treated for CIN 1, 2, or 3 from January 1, 1986, through December 31, 2000 (CIN cohort), from the British(More)
BACKGROUND Concerns have been raised that parents may be reluctant to have their daughters receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, because of a belief that doing so might be interpreted as condoning earlier and more frequent sexual activity. We determined intentions regarding vaccination among Canadian parents and factors that predicted parental(More)
Serous borderline ovarian tumors (SBOTs) are differentiated, slow growing, noninvasive, and have a better prognosis than their invasive counterparts, but recurrence and progression to invasive carcinomas are common, and unlike high-grade serous carcinomas, they tend to be nonresponsive to chemotherapy. However, due to a lack of culture systems and animal(More)