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Epidemiology and biology of cervical cancer.
Worldwide, cancer of the cervix is the second leading cause of cancer death in women: each year, an estimated 500,000 cases are newly diagnosed. Among populations, there are large differences inExpand
Separation of sperm and vaginal cells with flow cytometry for DNA typing after sexual assault.
BACKGROUND Successful DNA typing after rape is limited when only a few sperm and numerous vaginal cells are recovered from a swab, resulting in an extremely unfavorable ratio of male to female DNA.Expand
Trends in the management of pelvic abscesses.
Tuboovarian abscess (TOA) is an important and common cause of inflammatory pelvic masses in women of reproductive age. It is responsible for approximately 100,000 hospital admissions annually. TOA isExpand
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in assisted reproduction: effect on the immune system.
OBJECTIVE To determine how controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) in assisted reproduction affects the immune system. DESIGN A prospective, nonrandomized, case-control study. SETTING AcademicExpand
Extraperitoneal versus transperitoneal cesarean section: a prospective randomized comparison of surgical morbidity.
OBJECTIVE We sought to test the hypothesis that an extraperitoneal cesarean section (ECS) technique reduces postoperative pain without increasing intraoperative and postoperative complications. Expand
Tumor angiogenesis as a prognostic factor in ovarian carcinoma
The growth of a malignant tumor requires the formation of new capillaries. Quantification of these microvessels is difficult. The purpose of this study was to establish an objective technique forExpand
The influence of the post-Chernobyl fallout on birth defects and abortion rates in Austria.
OBJECTIVES We analyzed the influence of the radioactive fallout after the Chernobyl disaster on the rate and regional distribution of birth defects and abortion rates in southern Austria. STUDYExpand
Detection of maternal deoxyribonucleic acid in umbilical cord plasma by using fluorescent polymerase chain reaction amplification of short tandem repeat sequences.
OBJECTIVE Umbilical cord blood is a source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation. Although the first clinical applications have been encouraging, concern has been raised about contaminationExpand
Generation of tumor-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes by stimulation with HPV type 16 E7 peptide-pulsed dendritic cells: an approach to immunotherapy of cervical cancer.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to generate HPV-16 E7 peptide-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in vitro for future adoptive immunotherapy of cervical cancer. METHODS Peripheral bloodExpand