Maria Romoren

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BACKGROUND Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are major causes of morbidity among women in developing countries. Both infections have been associated with pregnancy-related complications, and case detection and treatment in pregnancy is essential. In countries without laboratory support, the diagnosis and treatment of cervical infections is based on the syndromic(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection and bacterial vaginosis (BV) among pregnant women in Botswana, and to evaluate the syndromic approach and alternative management strategies for these conditions in pregnancy. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 703 antenatal care attendees were interviewed and examined, and(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital syphilis is recognized as a substantial public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of syphilis among antenatal care attendees in Botswana and to contribute to knowledge about the challenges facing the syphilis-screening programme. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 703(More)
BACKGROUND Millions of patients are prescribed drugs for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in developing countries each year, yet the treatment effect of these prescriptions is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine if the prescribing of erythromycin and ceftriaxone to pregnant women with STI symptoms leads to a reduction in the prevalence among(More)
OBJECTIVES Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide and a major cause of morbidity-particularly among women and neonates. We compared costs and health consequences of using point-of-care (POC) tests with current syndromic management among antenatal care attendees in sub-Saharan Africa. We also compared erythromycin(More)
results, first sentence. “The prevalence of cervical infection was 10%” is not sufficiently specific. Should state the prevalence of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea separately. We have changed the sentence to “The prevalence of chlamydia was 8% and gonorrhoea was found in 3% of the attendees.” State clearly in the Background that the women in the study were(More)
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