Safety, feasibility, and acceptability of visual inspection with acetic acid and immediate treatment with cryotherapy in rural Laos.

@article{Phongsavan2011SafetyFA,
  title={Safety, feasibility, and acceptability of visual inspection with acetic acid and immediate treatment with cryotherapy in rural Laos.},
  author={Keokedthong Phongsavan and Alongkone Phengsavanh and Rolf A. Wahlstr{\"o}m and Lena B Marions},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={114 3},
  pages={268-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety, acceptability, and feasibility of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) followed by immediate treatment with cryotherapy as a single-visit approach for the prevention of cervical cancer among women in rural Laos. METHODS In 2009, women from 2 provinces in Laos were recruited for cervical cancer screening using VIA. If the inspection of the cervix showed a well-defined acetowhite lesion close to the os, immediate cryotherapy was offered. RESULTS Of the 1926… CONTINUE READING

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