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Comparison of APTIMA Trichomonas vaginalis transcription-mediated amplification to wet mount microscopy, culture, and polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of trichomoniasis in men and women.
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the performance characteristics of APTIMA Trichomonas vaginalis (ATV) transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) for diagnosis of T vaginalis (TV) infection from female vaginalExpand
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Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis Isolates with Resistance to Metronidazole and Tinidazole
ABSTRACT Clinical isolates of Trichomonas vaginalis were obtained from women consecutively enrolled in a study of partner notification. Testing of susceptibility to metronidazole and tinidazole wasExpand
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Trichomonas vaginalis infection in male sexual partners: implications for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
BACKGROUND Trichomonas vaginalis causes a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in women, yet trichomoniasis in male sexual partners is not well recognized. Nucleic acid amplification tests canExpand
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Longitudinal Association Between Hormonal Contraceptives and Bacterial Vaginosis in Women of Reproductive Age
Objectives: This study examined whether hormonal contraceptive use is associated with diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) over 1 year. Study Design: A total of 3077 women of reproductive age wereExpand
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Suppressive antibacterial therapy with 0.75% metronidazole vaginal gel to prevent recurrent bacterial vaginosis.
OBJECTIVE Efficacy study of suppressive vaginal metronidazole in reducing recurrent symptomatic episodes of bacterial vaginosis. STUDY DESIGN Multicenter prospective study with initial 10-dayExpand
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Re-evaluating the treatment of nongonococcal urethritis: emphasizing emerging pathogens--a randomized clinical trial.
BACKGROUND Nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) is a common chlamydia-associated syndrome in men; however, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium are associated with its etiology and should beExpand
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Bacterial vaginosis assessed by gram stain and diminished colonization resistance to incident gonococcal, chlamydial, and trichomonal genital infection.
BACKGROUND We sought to assess the relationship between bacterial vaginosis (BV) assessed by Gram stain and incident trichomonal, gonococcal, and/or chlamydial genital infection. METHODS ThisExpand
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Detection of Trichomonosis in Vaginal and Urine Specimens from Women by Culture and PCR
ABSTRACT Vaginal trichomonosis is a highly prevalent infection which has been associated with human immunodeficiency virus acquisition and preterm birth. Culture is the current “gold standard” forExpand
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Validity of the Vaginal Gram Stain for the Diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis
Objective To determine the sensitivity and specificity of vaginal Gram stain as interpreted by the Nugent criteria for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis, and to consider the use of Gram stain asExpand
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Sexually transmitted infections: challenges ahead.
WHO estimated that nearly 1 million people become infected every day with any of four curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs): chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. DespiteExpand
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