Management of Chlamydia trachomatis genital tract infection in Genitourinary Medicine clinics in the United Kingdom's North Thames Region 1999

A W Dale, P J Horner, G E Forster, D Daniels, D Tomlinson, M G Brook, North Thames GUM/HIV Audit Group

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-8
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • England
  • Female
  • Female Urogenital Diseases
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Male Urogenital Diseases
  • Medical Audit
  • Middle Aged
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Questionnaires
  • Urology Department, Hospital

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    Dale, A. W., Horner, P. J., Forster, G. E., Daniels, D., Tomlinson, D., Brook, M. G., & North Thames GUM/HIV Audit Group (2001). Management of Chlamydia trachomatis genital tract infection in Genitourinary Medicine clinics in the United Kingdom's North Thames Region 1999. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 12(3), 204-8.