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A randomized trial of three methods of obtaining Papanicolaou smears.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8491328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a randomized study three methods of obtaining cells for Papanicolaou smears were tested: the classical Ayre spatula, the Ayre spatula plus the endocervical cytobrush and the cervexbrush. Endocervical cells were identified in 67.8% of smears obtained with the Ayre spatula alone, in 89.1% of smears obtained with the Ayre spatula plus the endocervical cytobrush and in 85.6% of smears obtained with the cervexbrush. The use of the Ayre spatula alone for obtaining cervical cells for Papanicolaou smears is discouraged.
H E Fokke; C M Salvatore; M E Schipper; O P Bleker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-11     Completed Date:  1993-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
O.L.V.G. Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Vaginal Smears / instrumentation*,  methods

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