Evaluation of Microscopic Examination, Culture and Polymerase Chain Reaction Tests in the Diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis Infection.
In this study, 95.3% of the patients were married and 96.7% had only one sexual partner in the mean time. The rate of detection of pathogens were statistically higher in women who have had two or more pregnancies (p
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[Nyasa Times] Bangwe Health Centre has registered the highest number of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) cases among youths in Blantyre City, according to report of the research conducted by Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD).
ConclusionsA disproportionately high burden ofC.trachomatis is present among young asymptomatic women in Fiji of iTaukei ethnicity despite the low number of lifetime partners. Syndromic management and lack of barrier contraceptives contribute to hyperendemic levels. Strategic STI education and screening of at-risk adolescents, young women, and their partner(s) with appropriate treatment are urgently needed to control the epidemic.
Conclusions There is a high unmet need for STI care in rural South African settings with poor access to health care services. Provision of STI services in a mobile clinic using the syndromic management approach provides a useful approach, but would have to be enhanced by targeted diagnostics to successfully address the burden of infection.
CONCLUSIONS: Sexually transmitted diseases may occur more frequently in sexually active asymptomatic renal transplant recipients than in nontransplanted individuals. Real-time multiplex polymerase chain reaction analysis may be a suitable method for determining these pathogens. PMID: 29619908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract ObjectiveTo assess the effectiveness of the WHO syndromic algorithm in the management of vaginal discharge among women of reproductive age in Dakar. MethodsCross‐sectional study of consecutive female patients (aged 18‐49 years) presenting with vaginal symptoms at six selected study sites in Dakar; of these, 276 patients were included in the analysis. Vaginal and cervical swab samples were collected and analysed to establish an aetiological diagnosis of any infection. Syndrome‐based diagnosis was compared with the laboratory results to evaluate its accuracy based on sensitivity, specificity and positive and n...
Conclusions Provision of menstrual cups and sanitary pads for ~1 school-year was associated with a lower STI risk, and cups with a lower bacterial vaginosis risk, but there was no association with school dropout. A large-scale trial on menstrual cups is warranted. Trial registration ISRCTN17486946; Results
Conclusions There is a high prevalence of adolescent schoolgirls with RTI in rural Kenya. Public efforts are required to identify and treat infections among girls to reduce longer-term sequelae but poor reliability of symptom reporting minimises utility of symptom-based diagnosis in this population. Trial registration number ISRCTN17486946.
Conclusions The over-treatment and inaccurate diagnosis of pathogens due to subjective judgment based on syndromic approach in symptomatic women is a large economic wastage and may also contribute towards increased resistance. The misdiagnosed patients will also serve as a reservoir for transmission of pathogens to their sexual partner.
Objectives Studies examining cervicitis aetiology and prevalence lack comparability due to varying criteria for cervicitis. We aimed to outline cervicitis associations and suggest a best case definition. Methods A cross-sectional study of 558 women at three sexually transmitted infection clinics in Sydney, Australia, 2006–2010, examined pathogen and behavioural associations of cervicitis using three cervicitis definitions: ‘microscopy’ (>30 pmnl/hpf (polymorphonuclear leucocytes per high-powered field on cervical Gram stain)), ‘cervical discharge’ (yellow and/or mucopurulent cervical ...