OBJECTIVE To assess the relative risk of perinatal mortality, severe preterm delivery, and low birth weight associated with previous treatment for precursors of cervical cancer. DATA SOURCES Medline and Embase citation tracking from January 1960 to December 2007. Selection criteria Eligible studies had data on severe pregnancy outcomes for women with and… (More)
BACKGROUND Conservative methods to treat cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and microinvasive cervical cancer are commonly used in young women because of the advent of effective screening programmes. In a meta-analysis, we investigated the effect of these procedures on subsequent fertility and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS We searched for studies in MEDLINE… (More)
BACKGROUND Postpartum haemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Active management of the third stage of labour, including use of a uterotonic agent, has been shown to reduce blood loss. Misoprostol (a prostaglandin E1 analogue) has been suggested for this purpose because it has strong uterotonic effects, can be given orally, is… (More)
BACKGROUND The EUropean Project on obstetric Haemorrhage Reduction: Attitudes, Trial, and Early warning System (EUPHRATES) is a set of five linked projects, the first component of which was a survey of policies for management of the third stage of labour and immediate management of postpartum haemorrhage following vaginal birth in Europe. OBJECTIVES The… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) improves the diagnostic accuracy of colposcopy when used as an adjunct. DESIGN Prospective, comparative, multi-centre clinical study. SETTING Three colposcopy clinics: two in England and one in Ireland. POPULATION Women referred with abnormal cytology. METHODS In phase 1, EIS was… (More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known about which women are at greatest risk of adverse psychological after-effects following colposcopy. This study examined time trends in, and identified predictors of, anxiety and specific worries over 12 months. METHODS Women attending two hospital-based colposcopy clinics for abnormal cervical cytology were invited to complete… (More)
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Invasive cervical cancer still represents one of the major issues of preventive oncology either in developed countries or in developing countries, accounting for the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths in women worldwide and the second leading cause of deaths in women in developing countries . It is the greatest cause of cancer death in women… (More)