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A study was conducted to examine the efficacy of a church-based model of social influence in improving access to and participation of underserved minority women in a cervical cancer control program. The model expanded on strategies used in previous hypertension control and health promotion research. A total of 24 churches, stratified by faith tradition,(More)
Minocycline prophylaxis was compared with a placebo in 126 consecutive patients undergoing hysterectomy. The double-blind nature of this study was guarded until the study was completed. Of 95 patients who had abdominal hysterectomies, 32.7% on minocycline and 39.1% on placebo developed infectious complications. Of 31 vaginal hysterectomy patients, 20% on(More)
This prospective, randomized controlled study compared the efficacy and safety of ciprofloxacin alone versus a conventional two-drug regimen, clindamycin with gentamicin. The study group included 71 patients hospitalized for pelvic infections such as acute (N = 33) and chronic (N = 8) salpingitis, tubo-ovarian abscesses (N = 11), endometritis (N = 9),(More)
In a prospective study the cyclic changes in the cervical microflora and the endometrial histology were correlated with the incidence of postoperative infections in 99 women undergoing elective abdominal hysterectomy. Escherichia coli and Bacteroides fragilis were isolated more frequently during the proliferative phase than during the secretory phase and,(More)
The first atypical Papanicolaou smear in young, sexually active Latino and African-American women of low socioeconomic status may be predictive of underlying cervical neoplasia and human papillomavirus infection of significant quantity. The optimal management of first-time atypia on routine Pap smear has not been established. In many clinics,(More)