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Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) report that physicians who use an automated, electronic medical record (EMR) tracking system to follow-up on patients with an abnormal Pap test could increase the number of women who achieved diagnostic resolution and have women achieve resolution in less time than using traditional methods.
BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc.
New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said that Pap smears in women under the age of 21 do more harm than good.
MEXICO CITY, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today "online first" in Cancer Causes & Control demonstrates that human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, using QIAGEN's digeneÂ® HPV Test, improved cervical cancer control compared to routine Pap (cytology) testing among 50,000 women across Mexico, the first country in Latin America to implement a national screening program for the high-risk (HR) types of HPV that can cause cervical cancer.
MONTREAL, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that data from the ATHENA (Addressing THE Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics) U.S.
BEDFORD, Mass., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc.
MONTREAL, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QIAGEN (Nasdaq: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) has completed European certification of its careHPV(TM) Test to bring human papillomavirus (HPV) testing to public-health programs in low-resource, developing countries, the company announced today at the International Papillomavirus Conference in Montreal, Canada.
Clinical guidelines recommend screening low-risk women for cervical cancer every three years after age 30, but most primary care clinicians report that they would advise testing for the disease more frequently, according to a report in the June 14 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Adding a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) to screening protocols does not increase clinicians' reported adherence to guidelines, but may make them less likely to extend...
WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Women's health leaders today called on the international community to commit the resources needed to ensure that women and girls worldwide have equal access to cervical cancer prevention technologies.
WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Important progress is being made in women's health through the use of genetic tests, particularly those that help women detect and treat cancer.
The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...
The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...
A human papillomavirus (HPV), a member of the papillomavirus family, is capable of infecting humans. HPVs establish productive infections in the skin or mucous membranes. Most of the 200 known types cause no symptoms in most people. Some types can cause warts, while others can lead to cancer. There are more than 30 to 40 types of HPV that are typically transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anogenital region. High risk HPV, can lead to cancer, in fact HPV infection is a cause of...
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