What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Get Tested for Sexually-Transmitted Infections
When Charlie Sheen disclosed his HIV infection last fall, sexually transmitted infections were back in the public eye. His case will likely contribute to the belief many people have that HIV is caused by sexual promiscuity or injection drug use, when in reality having unprotected sex with someone HIV-positive just one time can lead to HIV infection. April is STD Awareness Month. The new term for STD is STI -- sexually transmitted infection -- to focus on the infection rather than the disease it could lead to. One way to mark the occasion is to get tested for HIV and thus help eradicate the stigma. A focus on HIV for STD A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to control chlamydia: An ECDC guidance for Europe
They are young and mostly female: with more than 3.2 million cases between 2005 and 2014, chlamydia remains the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection across Europe. An updated Guidance on chlamydia control in Europe from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control makes the case for national chlamydia control strategies in the European Union Member States and shows ways to develop, implement or improve national or local control activities. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to control chlamydia
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) ) They are young and mostly female: with more than 3.2 million cases between 2005 and 2014, chlamydia remains the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection across Europe. An updated Guidance on chlamydia control in Europe from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control makes the case for national chlamydia control strategies in the European Union Member States and shows ways to develop, implement or improve national or local control activities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zombie Video Takes Turn You'll Never See Coming
Zombies typically aren’t all that discerning when it comes to choosing their victims. But they should be –- as this short thriller points out. The video, produced by Serve, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit ad agency, opens in standard horror fashion. As a young woman pulls out of an eerily dark driveway on a rainy night, a zombie slams against her car and chases her when she makes a run for it. But the creepy corpse backs off after asking one loaded question: You don’t have an STD or anything, do you? The upending PSA was launched in conjunction with the Women’s Fund of Omaha as part of a yearlong campai...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zombie Video Takes Turn You'll Never See Coming
Zombies typically aren’t all that discerning when it comes to choosing their victims. But they should be –- as this short thriller points out. The video, produced by Serve, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit ad agency, opens in standard horror fashion. As a young woman pulls out of an eerily dark driveway on a rainy night, a zombie slams against her car and chases her when she makes a run for it. But the creepy corpse backs off after asking one loaded question: You don’t have an STD or anything, do you? The upending PSA was launched in conjunction with the Women’s Fund of Omaha as part of a yearlong campai...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prom Dresses Made Out Of Condoms Aim To Promote Safe Sex
Here’s one way to dress for succ-sex. As prom season looms, a local effort in Omaha is encouraging teens to practice safe sex by putting condoms front and center of their party prep, WOWT 6 News reported. At two area stores, shoppers will find bold dresses made entirely from condoms among the racks of festive wear. But instead of listing a price, the accompanying tags bear a foreboding message: “Being safe is always in style. Avoid sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies." The campaign was launched by Adolescent Health Project and the Women's Fund of Omaha in hopes of combating the city&rs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Tests for STIs in WomenDiagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Tests for STIs in Women
How accurate are rapid diagnostic tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in women having symptoms of lower urinary tract infection? Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 23, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Chlamydia bacteria can 'cause tropical disease that leads to loss of vision'
Australian scientists revealed a genetic variation turns the bacteria that causes the STD chlamydia into bacteria (pictured) that causes trachoma, an infectious disease that causes blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Francisco officials vote to give condoms to middle schoolers
Health official said in a letter that San Francisco has among the highest rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis of any city in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genomic sequencing reveals link between STIs and leading cause of infectious blindness
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) For the first time, genome sequencing has been carried out on Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacteria responsible for the disease Trachoma -- the world's leading infectious cause of blindness, according to a study in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Vaginal seeding' may put newborns at risk of infection
"'Vaginal seeding' of babies born by C-section could pose infection risk," The Guardian reports.  The practice of exposing babies born by caesarean section to their mother's vaginal fluid in an effort to boost their immunity may actually lead to an infection, experts say. Vaginal seeding involves rubbing vaginal fluid on the baby with the intention of exposing it to the "healthy" bacteria it would be exposed to in a vaginal birth. However, there is no evidence the practice is effective, and it runs the risk of babies developing serious infections from potentially harmful b...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Acceptability of a Home-based Chlamydia Retesting StrategyAcceptability of a Home-based Chlamydia Retesting Strategy
Chlamydia retesting three months after treatment is recommended, but adherence to this is low. Could a home-based test improve compliance and reduce costs? BMC Public Health (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 24, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Past chlamydia infection 'makes type 2 diabetes 82% more likely'
UCLA scientists found people who have had chlamydia, as well as those previously diagnosed with chicken pox, shingles and intestinal infections are at greater risk of type 2 diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes, UCLA researchers find
In 2012, a group of UCLA researchers set out to mine thousands of electronic health records for a more accurate and less expensive way to identify people who have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. The researchers got much more than they bargained for. Not only did they develop an algorithm with the potential to vastly increase the number of correct diagnoses of the disease by refining the pool of candidates who are put forward for screening; they also uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for diabetes, including a history of sexual and gender identity disorders, intestinal infections and a category of illnesses...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes
By mining electronic health records, big data experts have develop a screening algorithm with the potential to vastly increase the number of correct diagnoses of the disease by refining the pool of candidates who are put forward for screening. They also uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for diabetes, including a history of sexual and gender identity disorders, intestinal infections and a category of illnesses that includes such sexually transmitted diseases as chlamydia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New test detects chlamydia in 30 minutes
(University of Bath) University of Bath spin-out biotechnology company Atlas Genetics has won approval from the EU to sell a device that detects the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Atlas Genetics Gains CE Approval for First Product
Approval of Chlamydia test for marketing and sale in Europe BATH, England, February 8, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Atlas Genetics Ltd ("Atlas Genetics" or the "Company"), the ultra-rapid Point-Of-Care (POC) mol... Diagnostics, RegulatoryAtlas Genetics, Chlamydia, io CT test (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Well: Are You at Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections?
A quick sex quiz from researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will give you a better idea of your chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 29, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Gonorrhea Sex Sexually Transmitted Diseases Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Women and Girls Men and Boys Condoms Love Syphilis Chlamydia Featured Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Well: Are You at Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections?
A quick sex quiz from researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will give you a better idea of your chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Gonorrhea Sex Sexually Transmitted Diseases Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Women and Girls Men and Boys Condoms Love Syphilis Chlamydia Featured Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Children diagnosed with STIs in 5 years with the highest rates in Chlamydia 
A Public Health England study showed that contractions of chlamydia in teenagers has been rife with 178,845 cases in those under 19 and 2,938 in those between 13 and 14, in the past five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia Accelerated Partner Therapy in Primary CareChlamydia Accelerated Partner Therapy in Primary Care
How acceptable and feasible is accelerated partner therapy for people with genital chlamydia diagnosed in the primary care setting? Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 24, 2015 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Doxycycline Barely Beats Azithromycin for Chlamydia Doxycycline Barely Beats Azithromycin for Chlamydia
Although azithromycin failed a noninferiority comparison with doxycycline, the greater difficulty of treatment adherence for the latter drug may make the findings moot, experts suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HIV and Hepatitis Health Disparities Update: December 2015
Featured in this issue: • Snapshot of the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic • UNAIDS Report Highlights “Fast-Track” Efforts to End AIDS by 2030 • White House Issues Federal Action Plan to Implement Updated AIDS Strategy • New HIV Diagnoses in U.S. Have Fallen Nearly 20% in Past Decade, But Major Disparities Persist • CDC Estimates That There Are Over 1.2 Million Candidates for PrEP in the U.S. • New York Governor Announces Progress and Next Phase in the State’s Plan to End the Epidemic • Cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis All Rise in U.S. During 2014 • Highest-...
Source: AIDS Action News - December 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The sex health MOT for older daters to help those at high risk of STIs
Nationwide figures reveal that 1,139 over-65s were diagnosed with a new STI in England last year, up from 854 in 2012. The new kits will test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia rates on the rise
Stephen FellerATLANTA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are on the rise nationally for the first time 2006, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STD epidemic is sweeping the US with cases of chlamydia reaching 'record levels'
The CDC report into STDs in 2014 reveals cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have all risen for the first time since 2006 - with 1.4 million cases of chlamydia - the highest annual cases of any condition ever reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising: CDC
Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC
Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 17, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Rates Rising for First Time in Years: CDC
Increases are largely driven by STD epidemic among men, U.S. researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing and treatment after adolescent sexual assault in pediatric emergency departments - Schilling S, Samuels-Kalow M, Gerber JS, Scribano PV, French B, Wood JN.
OBJECTIVE: To examine rates of recommended of testing and prophylaxis for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and pregnancy in adolescents diagnosed with sexual assault across pediatric emergency departments (EDs) and to determine whether specialized sexual assault path... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Answers elusive in quest for better chlamydia treatment
SAN DIEGO – The hottest topic today in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases caused by Chlamydia trachomatis is the unresolved question of whether azithromycin is still as effective as doxycycline, the other current guideline-recommended, first-line therapy, Dr. Kimberly Workowski... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - November 7, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Sexual health strategy aims to combat rising STI levels
Move follows reports highlighting increase in cases of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - October 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia Infection After Sexual Contact With ChlamydiaChlamydia Infection After Sexual Contact With Chlamydia
What factors increase the likelihood of being infected with chlamydia in individuals who report contact with sexual partners with chlamydia? Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

In men with HIV, GC/CT infections varied by anatomical site
SAN DIEGO – Among HIV-infected males, positivity rates for gonorrhea and chlamydia infections varied significantly by anatomical site and presence of symptoms, judging from the results from a large, 3-year analysis. The findings “suggest a need to consider testing multiple sites regardless of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - October 9, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Chlamydia In Women
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 1, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Self-collected penile swabs provide accurate alternative for STI testing
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Self-collected penile-meatal swabs perform as well as urethral swabs for the detection of chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and Mycoplasma genitalium, but are more acceptable to men, according to a case-control study. Findings presented at the World STI & HIV... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - September 30, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

MobiLab smartphone could help test for chlamydia in just 30 minutes
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have developed mobiLab, a coffee mug-sized unit that analyses genital swabs for traces of chlamydia DNA, providing results in just 30 minutes at a cost of $2. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tinder and Grindr dating apps 'increase the risk of chlamydia and gonorrhea'
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has launched a new billboard campaign in Los Angeles warning that dating apps Tinder and Grindr increase the risk of catching STDs, by making casual sex more easily available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Mortality Rate for Legionellosis in the Pediatric Population?
Discussion Legionella is often a severe, atypical pneumonia caused by the Legionella pneumophilia. It is a gram-negative bacterium that naturally occurs in water and is transmitted by droplet inhalation. No person-to-person contact has been documented to date. Contaminated water supplies have been documented in cooling tanks, decorative fountains, hot tubs, and large plumbing systems. Household and car air conditioners do not transmit the organism. Risk factors in the pediatric populations for legionellosis are being immunodeficient and exposure. Neonates are at risk from hospital settings. Clinically legionellosis includ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Annual chlamydia screening fails to show significant benefit
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – A 3-year randomized, controlled trial of annual chlamydia screening in 16- to 29-year-olds has shown that despite a significant increase in testing rates and diagnoses, screening did not achieve a significant reduction in prevalence when compared with the control group.... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - September 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Sharp rise in sexually transmitted diseases in Ireland in past decade
Incidence of gonorrhoea rises fourfold while infection with syphilis and chlamydia doubles (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant gonorrhoea hits north of England
15 patients have been infected, including 11 in LeedsRelated items from OnMedicaGonorrhoea may become untreatable, European body warnsHPA launches action plan on gonorrhoeaRecent prescribing changes may curb multi drug resistant gonorrhoea Chlamydia and gonorrhoea linked to pregnancy complicationsGPs prescribing outdated antibiotics for gonorrhoea (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 18, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Point-of-care chlamydia, gonorrhea assay as good as lab test
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - A molecular-based, point-of-care test for chlamydia and gonorrhea has shown similar accuracy to laboratory-based testing in a primary care setting, according to new data. The GeneXpert Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea assay was tested in 1,995... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - September 16, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Azithromycin noninferior to doxycycline for chlamydia
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Azithromycin has been shown to be noninferior to doxycycline in the treatment of chlamydia, in a randomized clinical trial conducted in a youth correctional facility. The study, presented at the World STI & HIV Congress 2015, found a 7-day, twice-daily regimen of 100 mg... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - September 15, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Truvada Protected 100 Percent Of Study Participants From HIV
A study of 657 people taking PrEP, the daily pill that can prevent HIV, has found that not a single person contracted the potentially deadly virus over two and a half years of observation.  The research showed that despite rising rates of STIs in the group, as well as a decline in condom use, the pill was able to protect everyone involved from HIV. The study was conducted by doctors from Kaiser Permanente, a managed care company based in Oakland, California. "What our study shows very reassuringly is that PrEP works in a real world setting," said lead researcher Dr. Jonathan Volk of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does a Post-HIV Gay Culture Look Like?
I have recently been confronting my personal issues with Truvada and in the process learning a lot about myself. But it got me wondering, what exactly will sex between men look like after HIV is effectively contained or eradicated? How will it affect gay male culture? And is that the goal of safe sex education and advocating for the use of PrEP? I believe a lot of gay media outlets are being disingenuous in the extreme by pretending as if PrEP and Truvada aren't about barebacking. The response, the #TruvadaWhore online campaign, was useless posturing because it didn't spark the conversation that needs to happen, which is ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Ring Can Diagnose Sexually Transmitted Diseases In A Single Test
A ring with the ability to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis was designed by the Mexican Ernesto Rodríguez Leal.The portable medical device called Hoope is a ring that is placed in the thumb, contains a disposable cartridge with a retractable needle for single use and sends the data to a smartphone in less than a minute. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - August 24, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

New ring can diagnose sexually transmitted diseases in a single test
A ring with the ability to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis has been developed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news