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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329182/rapid-increase-in-gonorrhea-cases-with-reduced-susceptibility-to-azithromycin-in-columbus-ohio
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Jose A Bazan, Mysheika Williams Roberts, Olusegun O Soge, Elizabeth A Torrone, Amanda Dennison, Melissa Ervin, Sopheay Hun, Karen S Fields, Abigail N Turner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329181/what-is-the-optimal-time-to-retest-patients-with-a-urogenital-chlamydia-infection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jannie J van der Helm, Rik H Koekenbier, Martijn S van Rooijen, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Henry J C de Vries
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis is a common, often recurring sexually transmitted infection, with serious adverse outcomes in women. Current guidelines recommend retesting after a chlamydia infection, but the optimum timing is unknown. We assessed the optimal retest interval after urogenital chlamydia treatment. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial among urogenital chlamydia nucleic acid amplification test positive heterosexual clients of the Amsterdam sexually transmitted infection clinic...
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329180/diplopia-an-overlooked-feature-in-patients-with-neurosyphilis-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
#3
Sarah Patricia Rolimpandoei, Xiaodong Sun, Xin Shi, Ryan Edrick Leman, Lixia Xie, Lingling Chen
Both neurosyphilis and diplopia are widely known medical terms. Nevertheless, low clinical awareness by the physician and the often-overlooked presentation of diplopia, make the combination of neurosyphilis and diplopia rarely observed. In this article, we report 2 neurosyphilitic patients presenting with diplopia and review 8 additional case reports of neurosyphilis with diplopia, with a total of 10 cases to be analyzed.
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329179/should-asymptomatic-men-who-have-sex-with-men-be-screened-for-oropharyngeal-chlamydia-clinical-outcomes-from-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jason J Ong, Eric P F Chow, Vesna De Petra, Deborah Williamson, Irene Pelatosis, Ben Howden, Lei Zhang, Marcus Y Chen, Catriona S Bradshaw, Jane Hocking, Christopher K Fairley
OBJECTIVE: To help inform screening guidelines, we estimated the proportion of asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM) with oropharyngeal chlamydia. STUDY DESIGN: An audit of asymptomatic MSM attending a sexual health service from March 2015 to April 2016 was conducted. They each had an oropharyngeal swab that was tested for Chlamydia trachomatis by transcription-mediated nucleic acid amplification. In addition, a random sample of 17 swabs that initially tested positive had confirmatory testing to determine the likelihood of true positivity...
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329178/chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-acquisition-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-pennsylvania-a-rural-and-urban-comparison
#5
Casey N Pinto, Lorah D Dorn, Vernon M Chinchilli, Ping Du
Adolescent and young adult chlamydia and gonorrhea rates in rural versus urban communities of Pennsylvania were analyzed from 2004 to 2014. Higher rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have been documented in rural youth, making them more likely to acquire to suffer adverse outcomes than youth in urban populations.
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329177/a-comparison-of-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-assays-for-the-detection-of-antimicrobial-resistance-markers-and-sequence-typing-from-clinical-nucleic-acid-amplification-test-samples-and-matched-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-culture
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Shelley W Peterson, Irene Martin, Walter Demczuk, Linda Hoang, John Wylie, Brigitte Lefebvre, Annie-Claude Labbé, Prenilla Naidu, David Haldane, Michael R Mulvey
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays to detect antimicrobial resistance-associated mutations were tested on Neisseria gonorrhoeae-positive clinical samples with matched isolates. Of the nucleic acid amplification tests/cultures, 87.7% (64/73), 98.6% (72/73), and 98.4% (62/63) predicted cephalosporin, ciprofloxacin, and azithromycin susceptibilities, respectively. N. gonorrhoeae multiantigen sequence type was correctly predicted for 98.7% (79/80), and 13 of 58 N. gonorrhoeae-negative specimens showed false-positive results...
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329176/a-cost-analysis-of-gyrase-a-testing-and-targeted-ciprofloxacin-therapy-versus-recommended-2-drug-therapy-for-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-infection
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Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz, Peera Hemarajata, Romney M Humphries, Adriane Wynn, Eddy R Segura, Jeffrey D Klausner
BACKGROUND: Novel approaches to combating drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections are urgently needed. Targeted therapy with ciprofloxacin has been made possible by a rapid assay for genotyping the gyrase A (gyrA) gene; a nonmutated gene reliably predicts susceptibility to ciprofloxacin. METHODS: We determined the costs of running the gyrA assay, 500 mg of ciprofloxacin, 250 mg of ceftriaxone injection, and 1000 mg of azithromycin. Cost estimates for gyrA testing included assay reagents and labor...
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324629/susceptibility-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-to-gentamicin-gonococcal-isolate-surveillance-project-2015-2016
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Laura M Mann, Robert D Kirkcaldy, John R Papp, Elizabeth A Torrone
The gentamicin minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates were determined. Seventy-three percent of isolates demonstrated an MIC range of 8 to 16 μg/mL, and 27% demonstrated an MIC of 4 μg/mL or less. Significant associations between gentamicin MIC and resistance or reduced susceptibility to other antimicrobials were found.
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240636/the-etiology-of-genital-ulcer-disease-and-coinfections-with-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-in-zimbabwe-results-from-the-zimbabwe-sti-etiology-study
#9
More Mungati, Anna Machiha, Owen Mugurungi, Mufuta Tshimanga, Peter H Kilmarx, Justice Nyakura, Gerald Shambira, Vitalis Kupara, David A Lewis, Elizabeth Gonese, Beth A Tippett Barr, H Hunter Handsfield, Cornelis A Rietmeijer
BACKGROUND: In many countries, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are treated syndromically. Thus, patients diagnosed as having genital ulcer disease (GUD) in Zimbabwe receive a combination of antimicrobials to treat syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), and genital herpes. Periodic studies are necessary to assess the current etiology of GUD and assure the appropriateness of current treatment guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected 6 geographically diverse clinics in Zimbabwe serving high numbers of STI cases to enroll men and women with STI syndromes, including GUD...
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240635/the-etiology-of-male-urethral-discharge-in-zimbabwe-results-from-the-zimbabwe-sti-etiology-study
#10
Cornelis A Rietmeijer, More Mungati, Anna Machiha, Owen Mugurungi, Vitalis Kupara, Luanne Rodgers, Peter H Kilmarx, Amy Herman Roloff, Elizabeth Gonese, Beth A Tippett-Barr, Gerald Shambira, David A Lewis, H Hunter Handsfield, Mufuta Tshimanga
INTRODUCTION: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are managed syndromically in most developing countries. In Zimbabwe, men presenting with urethral discharge are treated with a single intramuscular dose of kanamycin or ceftriaxone in combination with a week's course of oral doxycycline. This study was designed to assess the current etiology of urethral discharge and other STIs to inform current syndromic management regimens. METHODS: We conducted a study among 200 men with urethral discharge presenting at 6 regionally diverse STI clinics in Zimbabwe...
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240634/improvement-still-needed-in-sexually-transmitted-disease-testing-among-hiv-positive-medicaid-enrollees
#11
William S Pearson, Guoyu Tao, Thomas L Gift
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240633/sexually-transmitted-infection-testing-of-hiv-positive-medicare-and-medicaid-enrollees-falls-short-of-guidelines
#12
Raphael J Landovitz, Jennifer L Gildner, Arleen A Leibowitz
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men with HIV have high sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence. Thus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends at least yearly STI screening of HIV-infected individuals. METHODS: We calculated testing rates for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea among HIV-positive Californians with Medicare or Medicaid insurance in 2010. Logistic regressions estimated how testing for each bacterial STI relates to demographic and provider factors...
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240632/methods-for-sexually-transmitted-disease-prevention-programs-to-estimate-the-health-and-medical-cost-impact-of-changes-in-their-budget
#13
Harrell W Chesson, Jennifer A Ludovic, Andrés A Berruti, Thomas L Gift
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this article was to describe methods that sexually transmitted disease (STD) programs can use to estimate the potential effects of changes in their budgets in terms of disease burden and direct medical costs. METHODS: We proposed 2 distinct approaches to estimate the potential effect of changes in funding on subsequent STD burden, one based on an analysis of state-level STD prevention funding and gonorrhea case rates and one based on analyses of the effect of Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) activities on gonorrhea case rates...
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232348/external-reviewers
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140891/the-evolution-of-hiv-testing-continues
#15
Kevin P Delaney, Laura G Wesolowski, Sherry Michele Owen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140890/selecting-an-hiv-test-a-narrative-review-for-clinicians-and-researchers
#16
Christopher B Hurt, Julie A E Nelson, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman, William C Miller
Given the many options available, selecting an HIV test for a particular clinical or research setting can be daunting. Making an informed decision requires an assessment of the likelihood of acute infection in the test population and an understanding of key aspects of the tests themselves. The ability of individual tests to reliably detect HIV infection depends on the target(s) being detected, when they can be expected to be present after infection, and the concentration of stable target in test specimens, all of which are explained by the virologic and serologic events after infection...
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140889/can-chlamydia-serology-be-used-to-help-inform-a-potential-future-chlamydia-vaccination-strategy
#17
Patrick Horner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876312/screening-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-in-mombasa-kenya-feasibility-prevalence-and-correlates
#18
Linnet N Masese, George Wanje, Emmanuel Kabare, Valentine Budambula, Francis Mutuku, Grace Omoni, Anisa Baghazal, Barbra A Richardson, R Scott McClelland
INTRODUCTION: As adolescents and young women become sexually active, they are at risk of adverse reproductive health outcomes including sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We assessed feasibility and acceptability of STI screening among 15- to 24-year-old women in Mombasa, Kenya. METHODS: After sensitization activities, participants were recruited from 3 high schools and 1 university. Study staff conducted informational sessions. Students interested in participating were given consent forms to take home, and invited to visit our clinic for STI screening...
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876304/human-papillomavirus-prevalence-is-associated-with-socioeconomic-gradients-within-a-medically-underserved-appalachian-region
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S Lee Ware, Richard Crosby, Rebecca Fisher, Michael E Hagensee
OBJECTIVES: To assess type-specific prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in a medically underserved Appalachian area and to determine whether gradients in poverty are associated with prevalence. METHODS: Among 398 women, a validated assay tested self-collected cervicovaginal samples for 37 HPV types. Three economic strata were created based on household income: below the federal poverty level for 1 person, between the FPLs for families of 1 to 4 persons, and above the FPL for a family of 4...
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876303/determinants-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-intention-among-female-sex-workers-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands
#20
Elske Marra, Laura van Dam, Niki Kroone, Marianne Craanen, Gregory D Zimet, Titia Heijman, Arjan A Hogewoning, Gerard J B Sonder, Henry J C de Vries, Catharina J Alberts, Theo G W M Paulussen, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff
INTRODUCTION: Female sex workers (FSWs) are at risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-induced diseases but are currently not targeted by the HPV vaccination program in the Netherlands. We explored determinants of their intention to get vaccinated against HPV in case vaccination would be offered to them. METHODS: In 2016, FSWs 18 years and older having a sexually transmitted infection consultation with the Prostitution & Health Center (P&G292) in Amsterdam, either at the clinic or at their working location, were invited to complete a questionnaire assessing sociopsychological determinants of HPV vaccination intention (scale ranging from -3 to +3)...
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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