Chlamydia Infections

Publication Title: 
BMC public health

BACKGROUND: In pregnancy, untreated chlamydia infection has been associated with adverse outcomes for both mother and infant. Like most women, pregnant women infected with chlamydia do not report genital symptoms, and are therefore unlikely to be aware of their infection. The aim of this study was to determine the acceptability of screening pregnant women aged 16-25 years for chlamydia as part of routine antenatal care.

Author(s): 
Bilardi, Jade E.
De Guingand, Deborah L.
Temple-Smith, Meredith J.
Garland, Suzanne
Fairley, Christopher K.
Grover, Sonia
Wallace, Euan
Hocking, Jane S.
Tabrizi, Sepehr
Pirotta, Marie
Chen, Marcus Y.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi = Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi = China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica

OBJECTIVE: To detect the susceptibility of urogenital chlamydia trachomatis(CT) to 12 kinds of diuretic traditional Chinese medicines. METHODS: The inhibitory activity of these medicines for CT was detected by microculture technique of McCoy cell in vitro. RESULTS: All the 12 kinds of diuretic traditional Chinese medicines had inhibitory activities for urogenital CT, with minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) from 0.122 mg.ml-1 to 62.5 mg.ml-1. The activities of Dianthus superbus L., Poria cocos(Shcw.) Woft, Polyporus umbellatus and Artemissia capillaris were stronger.

Author(s): 
Li, J. J.
Tu, Y. Y.
Tong, J. Z.
Wang, P. T.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are gaining significant importance at present due to rapid spread of the diseases, high cost of treatment, and the increased risk of transmission of other STDs and AIDS. Current therapies available for symptomatic treatment of STDs and AIDS are quite expensive beyond the reach of common man and are associated with emergence of drug resistance. Many patients of STDs and AIDS are seeking help from alternative systems of medicines such as Unani, Chinese, Ayurvedic, naturopathy, and homeopathy.

Author(s): 
Vermani, Kavita
Garg, Sanjay
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are gaining significant importance at present due to rapid spread of the diseases, high cost of treatment, and the increased risk of transmission of other STDs and AIDS. Current therapies available for symptomatic treatment of STDs and AIDS are quite expensive beyond the reach of common man and are associated with emergence of drug resistance. Many patients of STDs and AIDS are seeking help from alternative systems of medicines such as Unani, Chinese, Ayurvedic, naturopathy, and homeopathy.

Author(s): 
Vermani, Kavita
Garg, Sanjay
Publication Title: 
Journal of Women's Health (2002)

BACKGROUND: Many women use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Although CAM use has been associated with reductions in conventionally recommended pediatric preventive care (e.g., vaccination), little is known about associations between CAM use and receipt of recommended preventive screening in women.

Author(s): 
Downey, Lois
Tyree, Patrick T.
Lafferty, William E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Vascular Surgery

Exposure to Chlamydia pneumoniae is extremely common, and its incidence increases with age. C pneumoniae infection is strongly associated with coronary artery disease, as well as with atherosclerosis of the carotid artery, aorta, and peripheral arteries. This association has been shown in seroepidemiologic studies and by direct detection of the organism in atherosclerotic lesions by immunohistochemistry, polymerase chain reaction, electron microscopy, and tissue culture.

Author(s): 
Mussa, Firas F.
Chai, Hong
Wang, Xinwen
Yao, Qizhi
Lumsden, Alan B.
Chen, Changyi
Publication Title: 
Journal of Women's Health (2002)

BACKGROUND: Many women use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Although CAM use has been associated with reductions in conventionally recommended pediatric preventive care (e.g., vaccination), little is known about associations between CAM use and receipt of recommended preventive screening in women.

Author(s): 
Downey, Lois
Tyree, Patrick T.
Lafferty, William E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Chemotherapy (Florence, Italy)

Chlamydia trachomatis (C.t.) cell culture represents a sensitive method for the diagnosis of chlamydial infection and the only one which makes it possible to determine the susceptibility of an isolate to antibiotics so that an appropriate drug can be selected for individual treatment. In 11 patients, affected by urethroprostatitis and suspected of treatment failure with standard drug regimens, either due to lack of compliance with therapy or antibiotic resistance, C.t. was isolated in McCoy cell culture from urethral swabs, after prostatic massage.

Author(s): 
Chiarini, F.
Mansi, A.
Tomao, P.
Gentile, V.
De Marco, F.
Brunori, S.
Wongher, L.
Di Silverio, F.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Chemotherapy (Florence, Italy)

A total of 123 patients, older than 18 years of age, with symptoms of chronic prostatitis and inflammatory findings as well as the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis confirmed by DNA/RNA DIGENE hybridization method in expressed prostatic secretion or in voided bladder urine collected immediately after prostatic massage, were examined. The patients were randomized to receive a total of 4.5 g of azithromycin for 3 weeks, given as a 3-day therapy of 1 x 500 mg weekly or clarithromycin 500 mg b.i.d. for 15 days. Patients' sexual partners were treated at the same time.

Author(s): 
Skerk, V.
Schönwald, S.
Krhen, I.
Markovinović, L.
Barsić, B.
Mareković, I.
Roglić, S.
Zeljko, Z.
Vince, A.
Cajić, V.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

A total of 89 patients, (>18 years), with symptoms of chronic prostatitis and inflammatory findings as well as the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis confirmed by DNA/RNA DIGENE hybridization method and/or by isolation, McCoy culture and Lugol stain in expressed prostatic secretion or in voided bladder urine collected immediately after prostatic massage, were examined. The patients were randomized to receive a total of 4.5 g of azithromycin for 3 weeks, given as a 3-day therapy of 1 x 500 mg weekly or ciprofloxacin 500 mg b.i.d. for 20 days.

Author(s): 
Skerk, Visnja
Schönwald, Slavko
Krhen, Ivan
Banaszak, Arthur
Begovac, Josip
Strugar, Jadranka
Strapac, Zvonimir
Vrsalovic, Renata
Vuković, Jacinta
Tomas, Margita

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