Tag: "smear" at medical news
May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ammography use in the previous two years and a Pap smear
in the previous three years than non-Latina whites. The researchers found that lack of health insurance coverage was the strongest predictor of cancer screening underutilization. They suggest that if access to care for foreign-born Latinas was improv...
New gene silencing therapy for cervical cancer
...ding the premalignant lesions picked up by the pap smear
and especially for advanced cervical cancers where the cancer has moved to other sites such as the lung or liver." Dr McMillan said the research also showed gene silencing enhanced the effect of chemotherapy by up to four times. He said the finding...
New cervical screening technique no better than conventional smear test
...the USA and UK--is no better than the conventional smear
test, according an article in this week's issue of...d has been reported to increase the sensitivity of smear
tests and decrease the proportion of slides that are unsatisfactory for assessment. However, in a re...
UQ scientist honoured for developing the world's first cancer vaccine
... benefit for women in countries with effective Pap smear
programs, as abnormal smears will be much less lik...ervical cancer in countries where there are no Pap smear
programs to reduce the risk." He said both companies involved in the development of the vaccine had...
UQ Australian of the Year will continue to fight for women's health
...alia and other developed nations had effective Pap smear
programs to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer. "Despite this, cervical cancer continues to be a shocking disease for women in the developed world. "Women living in poverty in the developing world, where Pap smears are not widely available, acco...
Simple system predicts mortality of older Americans with 81 percent accuracy
... says. "For example, is it worth it to order a Pap smear
or colonoscopy for a particular patient? Those sorts of screening interventions generally don't help patients until five to eight years after they are given. Doctors need to get a sense of who will survive long enough to benefit." The study appears i...
Using HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer
...l cancer involves collecting cells by way of a pap smear
and examining them under a microscope. Although this method has reduced cervical cancer in countries where it is regularly used, it has several weaknesses. A new study found that the test for human papillomavirus (HPV), which is present in almost all...
New strategy more sensitive at detecting cervical cancer than smear test
...6, 2006 A new strategy could replace conventional smear
tests as the initial screening test for cervical c... years. About half the women received conventional smear
tests, and the other half were tested with a DNA test for human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a cau...
TB relapse due to low weight gain after initial treatment
...nued: "Because of resource constraints, the sputum smear
alone is the main monitoring tool for treatment progress for TB control programs in developing countries. As body weight has been well-reported to be associated with risk of disease, severity of disease and the response to treatment, it is surprising...
Mexico's health-system reforms showing encouraging results
...mmography, and a 32% increase in the number of pap smear
tests over the past 5 years. In the article, Frenk describes the main feature of the reform, a scheme called Popular Health Insurance (Seguro Popular) that came into effect in 2004. This initiative was introduced to improve universal access to heal...
A potential new affordable diagnostic test for TB
...ember 14, 2006) by The Lancet. At present sputum smear
microscopy is often the only available and afforda...andard as it is sensitive and specific in cases of smear
positive tuberculosis but it takes 2-6 weeks to give a result and is not routinely used in countries...
Ethnic disparities in Medicare claims?
...es in preventive screening procedures, such as Pap smear
and cholesterol testing, are larger when estimated...ease, such as PSA testing for prostate cancer; Pap smear
testing for precancerous and cancerous cervical lesions, cholesterol testing, mammography screening ...
Abnormal Pap smears not unusual
...as found nearly all women had had at least one Pap smear
test in their lives with 26 percent reporting an a...ally need to think about how the term abnormal Pap smear
and the different meanings of such a result are communicated to women. "We also need to ensure th...
Study shows that anal cytology predicts anal precancer in HIV-positive gay men
...a) by anal cytology essentially an anal canal Pap smear
is a relatively new procedure and one that has yet to enter standard practice. This UCLA study demonstrated that abnormal anal cytology was highly predictive of anal cell abnormalities that were subsequently confirmed by anal biopsy. The study wa...
Warts vaccine -- 1 of many in pipeline
...enefit." A vaccine would complement both the pap smear
program and currently available vaccines to prevent infections. Genital warts are transmitted by skin contact and the 2003 Australian Study of Sex and Relationships of 20,000 adults revealed four percent of people had had visible genital warts. D...
HPV infection linked to throat cancers
...n. Although HPV detection is now added to the Pap smear
for cervical cancer screening, there are no screening methods for oral cancers besides visual inspection during annual dental visits. But Gillison says that its still too early to recommend including HPV detection in oral cancer screening. Along ...
Diagnostic tests for malaria underused in Zambia
...tive test results. Of patients with negative blood smear
results, 58.4 percent were prescribed an antimalarials, as were 35.5 percent of those with a negative RDT result. Most patients with fever (72.6 percent) did not have any diagnostic procedure performed. Antimalarials were prescribed to 66 percent of ...