Table 1

Description of Literature Search

Category

Search terms

Articles Retrieved

Articles Selected for this Review


Duration and progression of cervical HPV infection and natural immunity

<human papillomavirus and cervical> OR <human papillomavirus and cervix>

7,454

8


Progression and regression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

<cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and progression> OR <CIN and progression> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and natural history> OR <CIN and natural history> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and regression> OR <CIN and regression> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and clearance> OR <CIN and clearance>

1,321

5


Natural history of cervical cancer

<cervical and cancer and natural history> OR <cervix and cancer and natural history> OR <cervical and cancer and progression> OR <cervix and cancer and progression>

2,538

4


Hysterectomy

<hysterectomy and rate and United States>

270

1


Cervical cytology screening

<Pap and rate and United States> OR <cervical and screening and rate and United States> OR <cervix and screening and rate and United States> OR <cervical and cytology and rate and United States> OR <cervix and cytology and rate and United States>

848

3


Cervical cytology sensitivity and specificity

For literature published up to October 1999 we consulted a prior systematic review:

559

2

Nanda K, McCrory DC, Myers ER, Bastian LA, Hasselblad V, Hickey JD, Matchar DB. Accuracy of the Papanicolaou test in screening for and follow-up of cervical cytologic abnormalities: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2000 May 16;132(10):810–9.

For literature published from October 1999 forward we used search terms of:

<Pap and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and sensitivity> OR <cytology and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and sensitivity> OR <screening and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and sensitivity> OR <Pap and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and specificity> OR <cytology and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and specificity> OR <screening and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and specificity> OR <Pap and CIN and sensitivity> OR <cytology and CIN and sensitivity> OR <screening and CIN and sensitivity> OR <Pap and CIN and specificity> OR <cytology and CIN and specificity> OR <screening and CIN and specificity>


Symptom development for cervical cancer

<cervical and cancer and symptom> OR <cervix and cancer and symptom>

255

0


Eradication of disease with treatment

<cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and loop excision and recurrence> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and LEEP and recurrence> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and LLETZ and recurrence> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and loop excision and residual> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and LEEP and residual> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and LLETZ and residual> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and loop excision and failure> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and LEEP and failure> OR <cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and treatment and LLETZ and failure> OR <genital wart and treatment and recurrence>

362

10


HPV persistence following treatment

<human papillomavirus and treatment and persistence> OR <human papillomavirus and treatment and clearance>

162

2


Anogenital wart patients seeking physican care

<genital wart and untreated> OR <genital wart and undiagnosed> OR <genital wart and care seeking>

36

0


Name of host: PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez webcite

Dates of search: October 2005–January 2006

Years covered by search: 1950–2006

Language: English language literature

Complete search strategy used: Different search terms were used for various components of HPV infection and disease epidemiology and clinical management. These terms are summarized here by category.

Insinga et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2009 9:119   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-119

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