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Clinical practice is an art guided by good science, and clinical practice guideline (CPG) is meant to guide in integrating the art and science of clinical practice for the long-term benefits of patients, said Dr Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, a consultant cardiovascular physician at An-Nur Specialist Hospital in Bangi, Malaysia, during the 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH) held in Singapore.

Patients with genital warts at high risk of cancer

25 Aug 2017
Teen girls, due to insecurity, are turning to labiaplasty to measure up to physical perfection.

Patients with genital warts have higher risk of cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, particularly anogenital malignancies, a new study has shown.

During the study period, 21,763 patients (59.67 percent female) developed genital warts, with the incidence being highest in the 20 to 29 age group. During follow-up, 1,002 (4.60 percent) cancer cases were recorded with a mean time to cancer diagnosis of 4.17±3.06 years.

Of the 1,002 cancer patients, 69.96 percent (n=701) were female while 30.04 percent (n=301) were male (standardized incidence ratio [SIR] compared to general population, 1.95; 95 percent CI, 1.83 to 2.07).

Excess risk was marginally higher in males (SIR, 1.87; 1.66 to 2.08) than in females (SIR, 1.80; 1.66 to 1.93) because of anogenital cancers in the anus and penis (SIR, 5.87; 2.04 to 9.71) and HPV-related cancers (SIR, 13.57; 3.52 to 23.62). Females had higher risk of anogenital cancers in the cervix in situ (SIR, 3.34; 2.20 to 4.48).

The risk of smoking-related malignancies, such as cancers of the pharynx, oesophagus, larynx, liver and pancreas, among others, were markedly higher in males (SIR, 1.83; 1.47 to 2.19) and females (SIR, 1.88; 1.40 to 2.36) compared to the general population.

Specifically, risk of lung cancer in males (SIR, 2.0; 1.4 to 2.8) and kidney cancer in females (SIR, .41; 1.19 to 3.63) were higher than in the general population.

Data used in the study were retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. Only those diagnosed with genital warts were included. Patients who had previous cancer diagnoses or were diagnosed within 30 days of the genital warts were excluded.

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Elvira Manzano, Yesterday
Bisphosphonates have proven antifracture efficacy and remain to be the cornerstone of osteoporosis treatment. However, a drug holiday is of particular importance with bisphosphonates due to some signals with long-term use of the drug, including rare incidence of atypical femoral fracture (AFF) and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), says a leading endocrinologist at AFOS 2017.
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Women who follow a low-fat dietary pattern appear to have reduced breast cancer mortality, according to data from the Earlier Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification trial.
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Women with higher plasma tryptophan concentrations were less likely to have poor sleep quality during pregnancy, especially among those with anxiety symptoms, according to the GUSTO* study.
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