Efficacy of cervical-smear collection devices: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{MartinHirsch1999EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of cervical-smear collection devices: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={P. Martin-Hirsch and R. Lilford and G. Jarvis and H. Kitchener},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1999},
  volume={354},
  pages={1763-1770}
}
  • P. Martin-Hirsch, R. Lilford, +1 author H. Kitchener
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Few randomised controlled trials have sufficient power to show clear advantages of different designs of cervical-smear collection devices. We studied by systematic review whether the design of cervical-smear devices affects rates of inadequate smears and detection of disease and whether the presence of endocervical cells in the smear affects detection of disease. METHODS We sought relevant randomised controlled trials by computer literature review by MEDLINE backed up by a manual… CONTINUE READING

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