Use of a cervical brush for Papanicolaou smear collection. A meta-analysis.

@article{Bauman1993UseOA,
  title={Use of a cervical brush for Papanicolaou smear collection. A meta-analysis.},
  author={Brian Jeffrey Bauman},
  journal={Journal of nurse-midwifery},
  year={1993},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          267-75
        }
}
Inadequacy of Papanicolaou smear specimens, specifically lack of endocervical cells, has been cited as a major reason why between 0.5% and 44% of cases of dysplasia are not detected by conventional screening tools. Of several sampling instruments devised and tested in an attempt to increase endocervical cell retrieval, one of the most promising in the last decade has been a cervical brush. Studies comparing the cervical brush to more conventional devices such as the spatula and cotton swab were… CONTINUE READING

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