[Efficacy, effectivity and efficiency of liquid cytology for cervical cancer screening and HPV infection diagnosis]

Ruiz-Aragón J, Márquez-Peláez S, Carlos-Gil AM, Romero-Tabares A, Beltrán-Calvo C
Record ID 32014001020
Authors' objectives: To assess the different methods of liquid cytology used for screening of cervical cancer in adult women, compared to cytology method Papanicolau, for early diagnosis in detection of cervical cancer.
Authors' recommendations: The studies included in this review have presented diverse methodological limitations and heterogeneous quality. This factor does that the results should be interpreted warily. The studies showed that the liquid vaginal cytology showed statistically significant results in relation with the number of unsatisfactory samples (not legible), reducing this number abreast to the conventional cytology (Papanicolau). Liquid based cytology has not shown higher diagnostic capacity than traditional methods of screening for early detection of cervical cancer. In economic terms, the analysis presented limited results with variations depending on clinical trial data that do not allow clear conclusions about liquid cytology.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Papillomaviridae
  • Mass Screening
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Cell Biology
Organisation Name: Andalusian Health Technology Assessment Area
Contact Address: Area de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias Sanitarias de Andalucia (AETSA) Avda. Innovación, s/n Edificio Arena 1. Sevilla (Spain) Tel. +34 955 006 309
Contact Name: aetsa.csalud@juntadeandalucia.es
Contact Email: aetsa.csalud@juntadeandalucia.es
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