Journal Watch: salud de la mujer


Hysterectomy Associated with Subsequent Stress Incontinence

General Medicine | Summary and Comment | Subscription Required

This large population-based study makes a convincing case for the connection.

By Bruce Soloway, MD

November 1, 2007

Covering: Altman D et al. Lancet 2007 Oct 27; 370:1494

Magos A. Lancet 2007 Oct 27; 370:1462

Hysterectomy: A Risk Factor for Urinary Incontinence?

Women’s Health | Summary and Comment | Free

Hysterectomy increased the risk for stress–urinary-incontinence surgery, particularly within 5 years.

By Anna Wald, MD, MPH

November 1, 2007

Covering: Altman D et al. Lancet 2007 Oct 27; 370:1494

Magos A. Lancet 2007 Oct 27; 370:1462

HPV vs. Pap Smear for Cervical Abnormalities

General Medicine | Summary and Comment | Subscription Required

If such testing represents the best approach to screening, readily available HPV DNA tests will be needed.

By Robert W. Rebar, MD

October 25, 2007

Covering: Naucler P et al. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 18; 357:1589

Runowicz CD. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 18; 357:1650

Is HPV Testing Better Than the Pap Smear?

Women’s Health | Summary and Comment | Free

As a screen for cervical neoplasia, HPV testing showed advantages over the Pap smear.

By Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD

October 17, 2007

Covering: Mayrand M-H et al. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 18; 357:1579

Combined Pap Smear and HPV Testing Improves Cervical Cancer Detection

Infectious Diseases | Summary and Comment | Subscription Required

Incidence of high-grade cervical lesions was 51% higher with combined testing than with Pap smears alone at initial screening but 42% lower at subsequent screenings.

By Neil M. Ampel, MD

October 17, 2007

Covering: Naucler P et al. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 18; 357:1589

Runowicz CD. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 18; 357:1650

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