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Possible deferral of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with abnormal screening tests results in cervical cancer secondary prevention in current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic Interim guidelines of the Polish Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians and the Polish Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathophysiology

Robert Jach, Maciej Mazurec, Martyna Trzeszcz, Mariusz Zimmer
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2020.0103
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Pubmed: 32779165
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Ginekol Pol 2020;91(7):428-431.

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Vol 91, No 7 (2020)
RECOMMENDATIONS
Published online: 2020-07-31

Abstract

The Polish Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians and Polish Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathophysiology Interim Guidelines goal at aiding gynecologists in providing a cervical cancer prevention care during the evolving SARS-CoV-2 pan-demic. Presented guidelines were developed on a review of limited data and updated when new relevant publications were revealed. Timing for deferrals of diagnostic-therapeutic procedures were mostly covered in the guidelines. Also, a support for the existing Polish recommendations on abnormal screening results in a subject of minor and major screening abnor-malities terminology were given. The guidelines are obligatory for the specified COVID-19 pandemic period only and they might be changed depending on the new available evidence.

Abstract

The Polish Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians and Polish Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathophysiology Interim Guidelines goal at aiding gynecologists in providing a cervical cancer prevention care during the evolving SARS-CoV-2 pan-demic. Presented guidelines were developed on a review of limited data and updated when new relevant publications were revealed. Timing for deferrals of diagnostic-therapeutic procedures were mostly covered in the guidelines. Also, a support for the existing Polish recommendations on abnormal screening results in a subject of minor and major screening abnor-malities terminology were given. The guidelines are obligatory for the specified COVID-19 pandemic period only and they might be changed depending on the new available evidence.

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Keywords

cervical cancer prevention; abnormal screening results; HPV testing; cervical cytology; selfsampling; SARS-CoV-2 pandemic; guidelines

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Possible deferral of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with abnormal screening tests results in cervical cancer secondary prevention in current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic Interim guidelines of the Polish Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians and the Polish Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathophysiology

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 91, No 7 (2020)

Pages

428-431

Published online

2020-07-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.2020.0103

Pubmed

32779165

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2020;91(7):428-431.

Keywords

cervical cancer prevention
abnormal screening results
HPV testing
cervical cytology
selfsampling
SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
guidelines

Authors

Robert Jach
Maciej Mazurec
Martyna Trzeszcz
Mariusz Zimmer

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