Well looks like we still have another month to wait but at least the guidelines exist.
American Journal of OB/GYN - October
The 2006 Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and the Management of Women with Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Adenocarcinoma in situ will be published in the October 2007 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Both the cytology and histology guidelines will be also reprinted in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. Algorithms for the guidelines will be published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease.
We've gotten good at waiting but the anxiety and impact of the wording is not as important as it would have been a few months ago.
KCAM- come on bud- can you get us a preview?!!
Anyone know when we can expect the publication of the October issue of American Journal of OB/GYN. Does it typically cpme out the last week of the prior month? mid month?
Article in the 9/10/07 Washington Post Business Section about an award to 2 NIH researchers for discovering the protein particle that is the heart of the Merck/Glaxo HPV vaccine.
if the guidelines were substantively changed after the consensus vote in september then the whole process was a total sham and a waste of time ... who knows why the delay but major changes would have required another consenus meeting imho
btw, telling that they gave it a new title "management of abnormal cervical cancer screening tests etc..." ... still doesn't settle the recommended vs preferred debate though
Sorry Marsala, I'm a Green Journal guy. I doubt there would be much more than a "teaser" in any advance table of contents though. I will definitely check in the medical libaray.
Looks like Louie got the journal right... just a bit off on the timing. I'm not sure October falls into the "late spring-early summer" category!
Finally get to see who wins the bet!
Un-like the Green Journal the gray journal does not provide previews of the next month's issue. Current issue does have some interesting aticles including one re hpv.
Guess we will just have to wait (again) but this time for only one more month.
Sure has been a long six months.
I am very curious as to why the delay. I hope the organizations are not influenced by company buy-out's or FDA approval of a competing product to delay guidance on a life-saving test. Guess time will tell or we may always wonder.
Been a long trip, now nearly there and am nearly numb. Still hope to save a life and even make a $. After guidelines (in my hand) I will get my 2x4 out and make new rounds with the local docs.