Marilyn J Ohm-Smith

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the endometrial microbiology and histopathology in women with symptomatic bacterial vaginosis but no signs or symptoms of upper genital tract disease or other vaginal or cervical infections. METHODS Endometrial biopsies were performed on 41 women complaining of vaginal discharge or pelvic pain at a sexually transmitted disease(More)
We compared the clinical and microbiologic efficacy of two broad-spectrum combination antimicrobial regimens in the treatment of 148 patients with acute pelvic inflammatory disease. Patients were randomized to inpatient treatment with either cefoxitin and doxycycline (n = 75) or clindamycin and tobramycin (n = 73). These antibiotics were administered(More)
A prospective, randomized, controlled, non-blind clinical trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of monotherapy with ciprofloxacin with that of a combination of clindamycin plus gentamicin in the treatment of patients with acute pelvic inflammatory disease. Pretreatment and post-treatment cervical culture specimens were obtained for Neisseria(More)
The Binax NOW assay (Binax, Inc., Portland, Maine) and the BD Directigen EZ assay (Becton Dickinson and Company, Sparks, Md.), two new rapid immunoassays for detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as the BD Directigen RSV assay (DRSV) (Becton Dickinson and Company) and direct immunofluorescence staining (DFA) were compared with culture for(More)
The prevalence of selected microorganisms in the lower genital tract in postmenarchal adolescent girls was assessed, including vaginal Gardnerella vaginalis, group B streptococcus, lactobacillus, Mycoplasma species, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Staphylococcus aureus, and yeast, and endocervical Mycoplasma species, U. urealyticum, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria(More)
Accurate rapid detection of maternal lower genital tract colonization with group B streptococci (GBS) in high-risk patients is essential for selective institution of intrapartum antibiotic treatment to reduce neonatal GBS infection. In this study, pure GBS isolates were used to evaluate five commercially available rapid tests in terms of speed, ease of use,(More)
Acute pelvic inflammatory disease remains the major medical and economic consequence of sexually transmitted diseases among young women. The polymicrobial origins of pelvic inflammatory disease have been well documented and the major organisms recovered from the upper genital tract in patients with pelvic inflammatory disease include Chlamydia trachomatis,(More)
Piperacillin sodium (Pipracil, Lederle Laboratories, Wayne, New Jersey), a new semisynthetic penicillin, demonstrated in vitro activity against a broad spectrum of clinical pathogens. It is active against most strains of the clinically important gram-negative aerobic or facultative bacteria and against virtually all the clinically important anaerobic(More)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), one of the major sequelae of the current epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, has been shown to be a polymicrobial infection. This study compares the efficacy and safety of two broad-spectrum combination drug regimens, cefotetan with doxycycline and cefoxitin with doxycycline, in the treatment of PID. A total of 108(More)
Urethral cultures were obtained from 90 adolescent youth, 16 of whom denied previous sexual activity. Among the sexually active boys was a group of 32 with clinically significant pyuria, consistent with the diagnosis of urethritis, on a first-part urinalysis (FPU) specimen. To relate differences in urethral microflora to sexual activity, 42 sexually active(More)