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Management of Chlamydia trachomatis genital tract infection in Genitourinary Medicine clinics in the United Kingdom's North Thames Region 1999.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11231875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Assessment of clinical management of Chlamydia trachomatis genital tract infection was made, with particular regard to the UK National Guideline. Questionnaires for self-completion, mailed to lead clinicians in 31 Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinics in the North Thames Region between May and June 1999, focused on policies and practice. Audit of actual management of up to 10 most recent cases (5 male and 5 female) attending each clinic within the past 2 years was also undertaken. Twenty-two units (71% response) completed the survey questionnaire and 23 units (74% response) audited a total of 229 cases (males=108, females=118, sex not stated=3). Findings indicate that GUM clinics are managing these infections largely as recommended in the national guideline. Nucleic acid amplification techniques will supersede established diagnostic tests for GUM clinics in North Thames, increasing costs for the service, but also sensitivity of detection.
A W Dale; P J Horner; G E Forster; D Daniels; D Tomlinson; M G Brook;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0956-4624     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-20     Completed Date:  2001-05-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-8     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
North Thames Regional GU/HIV Audit Group, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
Chlamydia Infections / drug therapy*,  economics,  microbiology
Chlamydia trachomatis / isolation & purification*
Costs and Cost Analysis
DNA, Bacterial / analysis
Female Urogenital Diseases / drug therapy*,  economics,  microbiology
Guideline Adherence / statistics & numerical data*
Health Care Surveys*
Male Urogenital Diseases*
Medical Audit / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital / statistics & numerical data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Urology Department, Hospital / statistics & numerical data
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/DNA, Bacterial

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