Management of Chlamydia trachomatis in a women's hospital: A review of current practice

Citation
T. Gleave et al., Management of Chlamydia trachomatis in a women's hospital: A review of current practice, J FAM PLAN, 27(3), 2001, pp. 161-162
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Editorial Material
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
ISSN journal
1471-1893 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
161 - 162
Database
ISI
SICI code
1471-1893(200107)27:3<161:MOCTIA>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Objective. To establish a measure of testing for Chlamydia trachomatis with in the Liverpool Women Hospital with a view to optimising both testing and management of infection. Design. Prospective observational study to review the outcome of Chlamydia testing and subsequent management of patients between September 1997 - Sept ember 1998. Results. It was observed that opportunities for detecting infection were mi ssed and testing was undertaken predominantly for diagnostic purposes. Recommendation. Consideration be given to a centralised system for overview of positive results linking with audit/education to reduce sequelae of Chl amydia within gynaecology.