Biofilm formation on intrauterine devices in relation to duration of use.

@article{Pl2005BiofilmFO,
  title={Biofilm formation on intrauterine devices in relation to duration of use.},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n P{\'a}l and Edit Urb{\'a}n and Erika D{\'o}sa and Attila P{\'a}l and Elisabeth Nagy},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 Pt 12},
  pages={1199-203}
}
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are highly effective, long-term methods of contraception; however, IUD use is limited due to concerns about an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and subsequent complications. A retrospective review of clinical and microbiological data of 127 participants was carried out over a 3 year period. IUDs were removed and sent for microbiological examination. A 10 year old IUD, removed because of the symptoms of PID, was investigated via both microbial… CONTINUE READING

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