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A national audit on the management of pelvic inflammatory disease in UK genitourinary medicine clinics.
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PMID:  22362690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The prompt and effective treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) may reduce the risk of complications such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy and pelvic pain. We conducted a national audit to investigate the treatment of women diagnosed with PID and associated rates of partner notification in genitourinary (GU) medicine clinics during 2008 and compared our results with the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) 2005 national guideline. Among a total of 1,105,587 female attendees, national data showed 18,421 cases of PID diagnosed in GU medicine clinics, giving an incidence of 167 cases per 10,000 attendences. We audited a national sample of 1132 PID cases for review. Of those, 504 (44.5%) received a recommended treatment regimen and 447 (39%) of named male contacts were treated. Adherence to recommended treatment and partner notification did not reach national standards.
Authors:
C Oroz; H Bailey; K Hollows; J Lee; H Mullan; N Theobald;
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1758-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  53-54     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of GU Medicine, Chalmers Sexual Health Clinic, Edinburgh.
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