N Low

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bern
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Does population screening for Chlamydia trachomatis raise anxiety among those tested? Findings from a population based chlamydia screening study
    Rona Campbell
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:106. 2006
  2. pmc Timing of progression from Chlamydia trachomatis infection to pelvic inflammatory disease: a mathematical modelling study
    Sereina A Herzog
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern CH 3012, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 12:187. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Repeat chlamydia screening among adolescents: cohort study in a school-based programme in New Orleans
    Nicola Low
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Sex Transm Infect 89:20-4. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Chlamydia control activities in Europe: cross-sectional survey
    Nicola Low
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 22:556-61. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Perioperative antibiotics to prevent infection after first-trimester abortion
    Nicola Low
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD005217. 2012
  6. pmc Testing for sexually transmitted infections in general practice: cross-sectional study
    Katharine E Sadler
    Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:667. 2010
  7. pmc Sexual health of ethnic minority MSM in Britain (MESH project): design and methods
    Jonathan Elford
    School of Community and Health Sciences, City University London, 20 Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7QN, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:419. 2010
  8. pmc Mapping HIV/STI behavioural surveillance in Europe
    Françoise Dubois-Arber
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 10:290. 2010
  9. pmc Screening programmes for chlamydial infection: when will we ever learn?
    Nicola Low
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, CH 3012, Switzerland
    BMJ 334:725-8. 2007
  10. pmc Incidence of severe reproductive tract complications associated with diagnosed genital chlamydial infection: the Uppsala Women's Cohort Study
    N Low
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, Bern, CH 3012, Switzerland
    Sex Transm Infect 82:212-8. 2006

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Publications57

  1. pmc Does population screening for Chlamydia trachomatis raise anxiety among those tested? Findings from a population based chlamydia screening study
    Rona Campbell
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:106. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an invitation to be screened for chlamydia and of receiving a negative result on levels of anxiety, depression and self-esteem...
  2. pmc Timing of progression from Chlamydia trachomatis infection to pelvic inflammatory disease: a mathematical modelling study
    Sereina A Herzog
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern CH 3012, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 12:187. 2012
    ..This study investigates three hypothetical processes for the timing of progression: at the start, at the end, or throughout the duration of chlamydia infection...
  3. doi request reprint Repeat chlamydia screening among adolescents: cohort study in a school-based programme in New Orleans
    Nicola Low
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Sex Transm Infect 89:20-4. 2013
    ..To describe uptake of chlamydia screening, determine rates of repeated yearly screening and investigate determinants of repeated participation in an organised school-based screening programme...
  4. doi request reprint Chlamydia control activities in Europe: cross-sectional survey
    Nicola Low
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 22:556-61. 2012
    ..Chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in Europe. The objective of the Screening for Chlamydia in Europe (SCREen) project was to describe current and planned chlamydia control activities in Europe...
  5. doi request reprint Perioperative antibiotics to prevent infection after first-trimester abortion
    Nicola Low
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD005217. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Testing for sexually transmitted infections in general practice: cross-sectional study
    Katharine E Sadler
    Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:667. 2010
    ..We sought to explore the extent of testing for chlamydia and HIV in general practice and its relation to associated measures of sexual health in two contrasting geographical settings...
  7. pmc Sexual health of ethnic minority MSM in Britain (MESH project): design and methods
    Jonathan Elford
    School of Community and Health Sciences, City University London, 20 Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7QN, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:419. 2010
    ..The aim of the MESH project was to examine in detail the sexual health of ethnic minority MSM living in Britain...
  8. pmc Mapping HIV/STI behavioural surveillance in Europe
    Françoise Dubois-Arber
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 10:290. 2010
    ..In 2008, mapping of behavioural surveillance in EU/EFTA countries was performed on behalf of the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control...
  9. pmc Screening programmes for chlamydial infection: when will we ever learn?
    Nicola Low
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, CH 3012, Switzerland
    BMJ 334:725-8. 2007
  10. pmc Incidence of severe reproductive tract complications associated with diagnosed genital chlamydial infection: the Uppsala Women's Cohort Study
    N Low
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, Bern, CH 3012, Switzerland
    Sex Transm Infect 82:212-8. 2006
    ..To estimate the cumulative incidence of severe complications associated with genital chlamydia infection in the general female population...
  11. doi request reprint Effectiveness of chlamydia screening: systematic review
    Nicola Low
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, Bern, CH 3012, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 38:435-48. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of register-based and opportunistic chlamydia screening interventions...
  12. ncbi request reprint Immunogenicity and safety of aerosolized measles vaccine: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nicola Low
    Insititute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Vaccine 26:383-98. 2008
    ..Large randomized trials are needed to establish the efficacy and safety of aerosolized measles vaccine as primary and booster doses...
  13. pmc Partner notification of chlamydia infection in primary care: randomised controlled trial and analysis of resource use
    Nicola Low
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR
    BMJ 332:14-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a practice nurse led strategy to improve the notification and treatment of partners of people with chlamydia infection...
  14. pmc Intravaginal practices, bacterial vaginosis, and HIV infection in women: individual participant data meta-analysis
    Nicola Low
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 8:e1000416. 2011
    ..Secondary objectives were to investigate associations between intravaginal practices and disrupted vaginal flora; and between disrupted vaginal flora and HIV acquisition...
  15. ncbi request reprint Global control of sexually transmitted infections
    Nicola Low
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Lancet 368:2001-16. 2006
    ..We must not allow stigma, prejudice, and moral opposition to obstruct the goals of infectious disease control...
  16. doi request reprint Chlamydia infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility: cross-national study
    Nicole Bender
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern CH 3012, Switzerland
    Sex Transm Infect 87:601-8. 2011
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological, social, diagnostic and economic evaluation of population screening for genital chlamydial infection
    N Low
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Health Technol Assess 11:iii-iv, ix-xii, 1-165. 2007
    ..To investigate epidemiological, social, diagnostic and economic aspects of chlamydia screening in non-genitourinary medicine settings...
  18. ncbi request reprint Wheeze and asthma prevalence and related health-service use in white and south Asian pre-schoolchildren in the United Kingdom
    C E Kuehni
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Swiss Paediatric Respiratory Research Group, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:1738-46. 2007
    ..These studies have not distinguished different asthma phenotypes or controlled for varying environmental exposures...
  19. pmc Screening for chlamydial infections and the risk of ectopic pregnancy in a county in Sweden: ecological analysis
    M Egger
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR
    BMJ 316:1776-80. 1998
    ..To analyse trends in rates of genital chlamydial infection and ectopic pregnancy between 1985 and 1995 in a county in Sweden...
  20. pmc Investigating ethnic inequalities in the incidence of sexually transmitted infections: mathematical modelling study
    K M E Turner
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:379-85. 2004
    ..To investigate ethnic differences in rates of gonorrhoea using empirical sexual behaviour data in a simple mathematical model. To explore the impact of different intervention strategies in this simulated population...
  21. pmc Inequalities in rates of gonorrhoea and chlamydia between black ethnic groups in south east London: cross sectional study
    N Low
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 77:15-20. 2001
    ..To examine differences in population based rates of gonorrhoea and chlamydia between black ethnic groups in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority...
  22. pmc The chlamydia screening studies: rationale and design
    N Low
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:342-8. 2004
    ..Screening has been recommended to reduce the prevalence and morbidity associated with genital chlamydia infection in the United Kingdom...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for tuberculosis in patients with AIDS in London: a case-control study
    J del Amo
    MRC UK Centre for Co ordinating Epidemiological Studies of HIV and AIDS, Department of STD, Mortimer Market Centre, London, UK
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 3:12-7. 1999
    ..To identify risk factors for the acquired immune-deficiency syndrome (AIDS) associated with tuberculosis, in patients with AIDS attending 11 of the largest human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS Units in London...
  24. pmc Developing national outcome standards for the management of gonorrhoea and genital chlamydia in genitourinary medicine clinics
    N Low
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:223-9. 2004
    ..We describe an approach to the development of national standards for measuring outcomes of care for gonorrhoea and genital chlamydia in genitourinary medicine clinics...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sleepless night, the moon is bright: longitudinal study of lunar phase and sleep
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Sleep Res 15:149-53. 2006
    ..027) at full moon. The study was designed for other purposes and the association between lunar cycle and sleep duration will need to be confirmed in further studies...
  26. doi request reprint Population based screening - the difficulty of how to do more good than harm and how to achieve it
    Marcel Zwahlen
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:w13061. 2010
    ..Without explicit processes there is a danger that beneficial screening programmes could be neglected and that ineffective, and potentially harmful, screening procedures could be introduced...
  27. pmc The role of reinfection and partner notification in the efficacy of Chlamydia screening programs
    Janneke C M Heijne
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Infect Dis 203:372-7. 2011
    ..Effective management of sex partners to prevent reinfection might need to be strengthened in chlamydia control programs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Asthma in young south Asian women living in the United Kingdom: the importance of early life
    C E Kuehni
    Swiss Paediatric Respiratory Research Group, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:47-53. 2007
    ..Little is known about the importance of the timing of the exposure in the host country and whether migrants might be especially vulnerable in certain age windows...
  29. ncbi request reprint 'You can't tell by looking': pilot study of a community-based intervention to detect asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections
    N Low
    MRC Health Service Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 14:830-4. 2003
    ..Only 7% of those tested found it embarrassing. The intervention was both feasible and acceptable to young people. It could be tested in a wider variety of non-clinical settings and evaluated in a cluster randomized trial...
  30. pmc Investigating ethnic differences in sexual health: focus groups with young people
    P Connell
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 80:300-5. 2004
    ..To compare normative beliefs about sexual health in young men and women from black Caribbean, black African, and white ethnic groups in order to better understand ethnic inequalities in sexual health...
  31. doi request reprint Changing epidemiology of HIV anonymous testing in Switzerland for 1996-2006
    L R Prasad
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:256-63. 2009
    ....
  32. pmc Prioritising prevention strategies for patients in antiretroviral treatment programmes in resource-limited settings
    A Spaar
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    AIDS Care 22:775-83. 2010
    ..Strategies that might be equally or more important in this setting, including partner notification, prompt diagnosis and treatment of STI and reduction of stigma in the community, have not been implemented widely...
  33. doi request reprint Gender inequity in the provision of care for hip disease: population-based cross-sectional study
    P Juni
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 18:640-5. 2010
    ..To examine gender differences along the care pathway to total hip replacement...
  34. ncbi request reprint Trends in primary care consultations for asthma in Switzerland, 1989-2002
    Ueli Bollag
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1012-8. 2005
    ..There is widespread debate about trends in the occurrence of asthma in industrialized countries. This study was conducted to investigate time trends in consultations for asthma in primary care in Switzerland...
  35. doi request reprint Uptake of regular chlamydia testing by U.S. women: a longitudinal study
    Janneke C M Heijne
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Prev Med 39:243-50. 2010
    ..Routine chlamydia screening is a recommended preventive intervention for sexually active women aged </=25 years in the U.S. but rates of regular uptake are not known...
  36. pmc Improved effectiveness of partner notification for patients with sexually transmitted infections: systematic review
    Sven Trelle
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, Bern, CH 3012, Switzerland
    BMJ 334:354. 2007
    ..To examine the effectiveness of methods to improve partner notification by patient referral (index patient has responsibility for informing sex partners of their exposure to a sexually transmitted infection)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Surveillance systems for sexually transmitted diseases in Switzerland
    Marcel Zwahlen
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Sex Transm Dis 34:76-80. 2007
    ..In Switzerland (population 7.4 million), 3 different systems contribute to surveillance for sexually transmitted infections...
  38. pmc What can be gained from comprehensive disaggregate surveillance? The Avon Surveillance System for Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Wendi Slater
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Sex Transm Infect 83:411-5. 2007
    ..To describe a new disaggregate surveillance system covering key diagnosed sexually transmitted infections in a UK locality...
  39. pmc Phase specific strategies for the prevention, control, and elimination of sexually transmitted infections: case study in Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham, London, UK
    N Low
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 78:i133-8. 2002
    ..There is, however, insufficient empirical evidence about whether particular interventions introduced at different epidemic stages are effective...
  40. doi request reprint Variation in partner notification outcomes for chlamydia in UK genitourinary medicine clinics: multilevel study
    Sereina A Herzog
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, Bern 3012, Switzerland
    Sex Transm Infect 87:420-5. 2011
    ....
  41. pmc Opportunistic and systematic screening for chlamydia: a study of consultations by young adults in general practice
    Chris Salisbury
    Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 56:99-103. 2006
    ..There are insufficient data about young peoples' use of primary care services to determine the potential coverage of opportunistic screening in comparison with a systematic population-based approach...
  42. ncbi request reprint Screening for chlamydia
    Nicola Low
    Lancet 365:1539. 2005
  43. pmc Healthcare and patient costs of a proactive chlamydia screening programme: the Chlamydia Screening Studies project
    Suzanne Robinson
    Health Economics Facility, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, 40 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 83:276-81. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Screening for chlamydia
    John Macleod
    Lancet 365:1539-40. 2005
  45. pmc Cost effectiveness of home based population screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in the UK: economic evaluation of chlamydia screening studies (ClaSS) project
    Tracy E Roberts
    Health Economics Facility, HSMC, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, Switzerland
    BMJ 335:291. 2007
    ..To investigate the cost effectiveness of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis compared with a policy of no organised screening in the United Kingdom...
  46. pmc Coverage and uptake of systematic postal screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis and prevalence of infection in the United Kingdom general population: cross sectional study
    John Macleod
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 330:940. 2005
    ..To measure the coverage and uptake of systematic postal screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis and the prevalence of infection in the general population in the United Kingdom. To investigate factors associated with these measures...
  47. ncbi request reprint Co-infection with gonorrhoea and chlamydia: how much is there and what does it mean?
    Sarah Creighton
    Department opf Sexually Transmitted Diseases, King s College Hospital, Caldecot Centre, London, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 14:109-13. 2003
    ..The high proportion of cases of gonorrhoea that also have chlamydia justifies the policy of epidemiological treatment for chlamydia...
  48. ncbi request reprint What should we do about screening for genital chlamydia?
    Nicola Low
    Int J Epidemiol 31:891-3. 2002
  49. ncbi request reprint Bias in chlamydia prevalence surveys
    Nicola Low
    Lancet 362:1157-8. 2003
  50. pmc Enhanced enzyme immunoassay with negative-gray-zone testing compared to a single nucleic Acid amplification technique for community-based chlamydial screening of men
    Paddy Horner
    The Milne Centre, United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Bristol BS2 8HW, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 43:2065-9. 2005
    ..In addition, positive nucleic acid amplification test results should be confirmed and an inhibition control should be used...
  51. ncbi request reprint Quantifying leukocytes in first catch urine provides new insights into our understanding of symptomatic and asymptomatic urethritis
    Rebecca C Wiggins
    Department of Clinical Sciences at South Bristol, University of Bristol, Bristol BS2 8AE, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 17:289-95. 2006
    ..This would explain why men with asymptomatic urethritis are less likely to have a sexually transmitted infection detected than those with discharge and/or dysuria...
  52. doi request reprint Caution: chlamydia surveillance data ahead
    Nicola Low
    Sex Transm Infect 84:80-1. 2008
  53. pmc Vulvovaginal-swab or first-catch urine specimen to detect Chlamydia trachomatis in women in a community setting?
    Sue Skidmore
    Public Health Laboratory Service, Birmingham Laboratory, Birmingham, UK
    J Clin Microbiol 44:4389-94. 2006
    ....
  54. pmc Focus on Chlamydia
    Nicola Low
    Sex Transm Infect 83:251-2. 2007
  55. pmc Direct transmission: introducing a new feature in STI
    Helen Ward
    Sex Transm Infect 83:425. 2007
  56. pmc Travelling far but staying close to home
    Nicola Low
    Sex Transm Infect 83:501-2. 2007
  57. ncbi request reprint Global issues in medical education
    Nicola Low
    Lancet 359:713-4. 2002