David H Martin

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Affiliation: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The microbiota of the vagina and its influence on women's health and disease
    David H Martin
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, 70112, USA
    Am J Med Sci 343:2-9. 2012
  2. pmc Unique vaginal microbiota that includes an unknown Mycoplasma-like organism is associated with Trichomonas vaginalis infection
    David H Martin
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1542 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Infect Dis 207:1922-31. 2013
  3. pmc The microbiota of the human genitourinary tract: trying to see the forest through the trees
    David H Martin
    Department of Internal Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center, 1542 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 123:242-56. 2012
  4. pmc Use of multiple nucleic acid amplification tests to define the infected-patient "gold standard" in clinical trials of new diagnostic tests for Chlamydia trachomatis infections
    David H Martin
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4749-58. 2004
  5. pmc A randomized treatment trial: single versus 7-day dose of metronidazole for the treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-infected women
    Patricia Kissinger
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:565-71. 2010
  6. pmc Clinical evaluation of the BD ProbeTec™ Chlamydia trachomatis Qx amplified DNA assay on the BD Viper™ system with XTR™ technology
    Stephanie N Taylor
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Section of Infectious Diseases, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:603-9. 2011
  7. pmc Patient-delivered partner treatment and Trichomonas vaginalis repeat infection among human immunodeficiency virus-infected women
    Megan Gatski
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:502-5. 2010
  8. pmc Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Trichomonas vaginalis infections in men with nongonococcal urethritis: predictors and persistence after therapy
    Arlene C Sena
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Infect Dis 206:357-65. 2012
  9. pmc Short tandem repeat sequences in the Mycoplasma genitalium genome and their use in a multilocus genotyping system
    Liang Ma
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    BMC Microbiol 8:130. 2008
  10. pmc Trichomonas vaginalis treatment reduces vaginal HIV-1 shedding
    Patricia Kissinger
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70012, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:11-6. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications60

  1. pmc The microbiota of the vagina and its influence on women's health and disease
    David H Martin
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, 70112, USA
    Am J Med Sci 343:2-9. 2012
    ..These new findings will inform the design of future clinical investigations of the role of the VMB in health and disease...
  2. pmc Unique vaginal microbiota that includes an unknown Mycoplasma-like organism is associated with Trichomonas vaginalis infection
    David H Martin
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1542 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Infect Dis 207:1922-31. 2013
    ..The prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis infection is highest in women with intermediate Nugent scores. We hypothesized that the vaginal microbiota in T. vaginalis-infected women differs from that in T. vaginalis-uninfected women...
  3. pmc The microbiota of the human genitourinary tract: trying to see the forest through the trees
    David H Martin
    Department of Internal Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center, 1542 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 123:242-56. 2012
    ..This knowledge will be useful in the design of future clinical studies that investigate the mechanisms by which the vaginal microbiome influences human health and disease...
  4. pmc Use of multiple nucleic acid amplification tests to define the infected-patient "gold standard" in clinical trials of new diagnostic tests for Chlamydia trachomatis infections
    David H Martin
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4749-58. 2004
    ..This analytic approach provides a means of clearly visualizing the effects of changing NAAT-based infected-patient gold standards and should be helpful in designing future studies of new C. trachomatis diagnostic tests...
  5. pmc A randomized treatment trial: single versus 7-day dose of metronidazole for the treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-infected women
    Patricia Kissinger
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:565-71. 2010
    ..To determine if the metronidazole (MTZ) 2-gm single dose (recommended) is as effective as the 7-day 500 mg twice a day dose (alternative) for treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) among HIV+ women...
  6. pmc Clinical evaluation of the BD ProbeTec™ Chlamydia trachomatis Qx amplified DNA assay on the BD Viper™ system with XTR™ technology
    Stephanie N Taylor
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Section of Infectious Diseases, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:603-9. 2011
    ..This study evaluated the performance of the BD ProbeTec Chlamydia trachomatis Q (CTQ) Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper System with XTR Technology in a multicenter study...
  7. pmc Patient-delivered partner treatment and Trichomonas vaginalis repeat infection among human immunodeficiency virus-infected women
    Megan Gatski
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:502-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate adherence to PDPT and possible causes of repeat TV infection among HIV-infected women...
  8. pmc Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Trichomonas vaginalis infections in men with nongonococcal urethritis: predictors and persistence after therapy
    Arlene C Sena
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Infect Dis 206:357-65. 2012
    ..Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Mycoplasma genitalium (MG), and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) associated with nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). We assessed their predictors and persistence after treatment...
  9. pmc Short tandem repeat sequences in the Mycoplasma genitalium genome and their use in a multilocus genotyping system
    Liang Ma
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    BMC Microbiol 8:130. 2008
    ..genitalium using the newly developed system...
  10. pmc Trichomonas vaginalis treatment reduces vaginal HIV-1 shedding
    Patricia Kissinger
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70012, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:11-6. 2009
    ..Vaginal HIV-1 shedding has been associated with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection and could play a role in HIV transmission. The purpose of the study was to examine if effective TV treatment reduces the presence of vaginal HIV-1 RNA...
  11. pmc The influence of bacterial vaginosis on the response to Trichomonas vaginalis treatment among HIV-infected women
    Megan Gatski
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 87:205-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) on the response to TV treatment among HIV+ women...
  12. doi request reprint Chlamydia positivity in New Orleans public high schools, 1996-2005: implications for clinical and public health practices
    M Jacques Nsuami
    School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Acad Pediatr 13:308-15. 2013
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  13. pmc Utility of urine, vaginal, cervical, and rectal specimens for detection of Mycoplasma genitalium in women
    Rebecca A Lillis
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 49:1990-2. 2011
    ..The relative sensitivity was 85.7% for the vaginal swab specimen, 74.3% for the endocervical swab specimen, 61.4% for the urine specimen, and 24.3% for the rectal swab specimen...
  14. pmc Co-occurrence of Trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis among HIV-positive women
    Megan Gatski
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:163-6. 2011
    ..0% for TV, 51.4% for BV, and 17.5% for TV/BV co-infection. Among human immunodeficiency virus+/TV+ women, the rate of BV was 61.0%. Research is needed to examine how BV affects the clinical course and treatment of T. vaginalis...
  15. pmc Response to therapy following retreatment of serofast early syphilis patients with benzathine penicillin
    Arlene C Sena
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:420-2. 2013
    ..Only 27% exhibited serological response after retreatment and after an additional 6 months of follow-up...
  16. pmc Variability of trinucleotide tandem repeats in the MgPa operon and its repetitive chromosomal elements in Mycoplasma genitalium
    Liang Ma
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Med Microbiol 61:191-7. 2012
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  17. pmc Impact of patient characteristics on performance of nucleic acid amplification tests and DNA probe for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in women with genital infections
    Jeanne M Marrazzo
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:577-84. 2005
    ..These findings support expanded use of NAAT for screening and diagnosis of C. trachomatis in diverse clinical populations of women...
  18. ncbi request reprint Missed opportunities for early detection of chlamydia and gonorrhea in school-based health centers
    Malanda Nsuami
    School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:703-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of the study was to assess the extent to which students are screened for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in their school-based health centers (SBHCs) in a Louisiana school district...
  19. ncbi request reprint Extensive variation and rapid shift of the MG192 sequence in Mycoplasma genitalium strains from patients with chronic infection
    Liang Ma
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Infect Immun 82:1326-34. 2014
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  20. doi request reprint Screening methods for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections in sexually transmitted infection clinics: what do patients prefer?
    Elizabeth J Howard
    School of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 87:149-51. 2011
    ..The purpose of this clinic-based survey was to determine if non-invasive clinic-based SOV swabs and FCU samples for CT and GC screening are acceptable replacements for a traditional provider visit...
  21. pmc Persistent Mycoplasma genitalium infection of human endocervical epithelial cells elicits chronic inflammatory cytokine secretion
    Chris L McGowin
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Infect Immun 80:3842-9. 2012
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  22. pmc A distinct cellular profile is seen in the human endocervix during Chlamydia trachomatis infection
    Mercedes Ficarra
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112 1393, USA
    Am J Reprod Immunol 60:415-25. 2008
    ..The endocervix is a major target of Chlamydia trachomatis infection, but little is known about the immune repertoire in this tissue, or its response to these common bacteria...
  23. pmc Early repeated infections with Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-positive and HIV-negative women
    Patricia Kissinger
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:994-9. 2008
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  24. pmc The major CD8 T cell effector memory subset in the normal and Chlamydia trachomatis-infected human endocervix is low in perforin
    Joyce A Ibana
    Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology Department, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    BMC Immunol 13:66. 2012
    ..Determination of perforin expression of the CD8 T cell population in the endocervix would therefore provide insights on the granule-mediated cytolytic potential of these cells at this site...
  25. ncbi request reprint Vaginal swabs versus lavage for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis among HIV-positive women
    Patricia J Kissinger
    Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:227-30. 2005
    ..Cervicovaginal lavage (CVL) is often used for research and may be easier and more accurate than vaginal swabs as a specimen collection method...
  26. pmc Cultivation-independent analysis of changes in bacterial vaginosis flora following metronidazole treatment
    Michael J Ferris
    Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New, Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1016-8. 2007
    ..Lactobacillus iners was prominent in all patients posttreatment. Atopobium vaginae concentrations were highest for patients who failed or responded incompletely to treatment and lowest for patients who were cured...
  27. pmc From the NIH: proceedings of a workshop on the importance of self-obtained vaginal specimens for detection of sexually transmitted infections
    Marcia M Hobbs
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:8-13. 2008
    ..Similarly, SOVs should be explored for use in the diagnosis of other sexually transmitted pathogens...
  28. pmc Quantitative PCR assessments of bacterial species in women with and without bacterial vaginosis
    Marcela Zozaya-Hinchliffe
    The Research Institute for Children, Children s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 200 Henry Clay Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1812-9. 2010
    ..qPCR assays can be a useful tool for describing the structure of vaginal communities and elucidating their role in health and disease...
  29. pmc Genetic variation in the complete MgPa operon and its repetitive chromosomal elements in clinical strains of Mycoplasma genitalium
    Liang Ma
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e15660. 2010
    ..This study not only provides new insights into the role of the MgPa operon in the pathogenesis of M. genitalium infection but has important implications for the development of diagnostic tools...
  30. pmc Mycoplasma genitalium infection activates cellular host defense and inflammation pathways in a 3-dimensional human endocervical epithelial cell model
    Chris L McGowin
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112 2822, USA
    J Infect Dis 207:1857-68. 2013
    ..genitalium elicits mucosal inflammation is an essential component to managing lower and upper reproductive tract disease syndromes in women...
  31. pmc Use of species-directed 16S rRNA gene PCR primers for detection of Atopobium vaginae in patients with bacterial vaginosis
    Michael J Ferris
    Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5892-4. 2004
    ..In the present study, specific primers enhanced detection of A. vaginae and provided additional evidence that this bacterium is prevalent among patients with BV but absent among patients with normal vaginal flora...
  32. pmc Draft genome sequences of four axenic Mycoplasma genitalium strains isolated from Denmark, Japan, and Australia
    Chris L McGowin
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    J Bacteriol 194:6010-1. 2012
    ..genitalium strains worldwide is unknown. Herein we present the complete draft genome sequences of four geographically diverse strains of M. genitalium...
  33. ncbi request reprint Patient-delivered partner treatment for male urethritis: a randomized, controlled trial
    Patricia Kissinger
    Tulane University Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70012, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:623-9. 2005
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  34. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia and gonorrhea co-occurrence in a high school population
    Malanda Nsuami
    Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:424-7. 2004
    ..Chlamydia and gonorrhea coinfection outside of healthcare facilities is less well known...
  35. doi request reprint "Testing-only" visits: an assessment of missed diagnoses in clients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Fujie Xu
    Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 40:64-9. 2013
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  36. doi request reprint Sexually transmitted infections and risk behaviors among African American women who have sex with women: does sex with men make a difference?
    Christina A Muzny
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:1118-25. 2011
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  37. doi request reprint Comparison of methylene blue/gentian violet stain to Gram's stain for the rapid diagnosis of gonococcal urethritis in men
    Stephanie N Taylor
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Section of Infectious Diseases, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:995-6. 2011
    ..The sensitivity and specificity of both Gram stain and methylene blue/gentian violet stain were 97.3% and 99.6%, respectively. There was a 100% correlation between the 2 methods...
  38. ncbi request reprint Management of women with cervicitis
    Jeanne M Marrazzo
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:S102-10. 2007
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  39. pmc Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the rRNA operon and variable numbers of tandem repeats in the lipoprotein gene among Mycoplasma genitalium strains from clinical specimens
    Liang Ma
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4876-8. 2004
    ..Examination of sequential specimens from 10 patients showed that these genotypes were stable for at least 5 weeks. These data suggest the potential usefulness of the rRNA genotypes and the MG309 repeats for genotyping of M. genitalium...
  40. doi request reprint Streptococcus pneumoniae soft tissue infections in human immunodeficiency virus
    Tehmina Khan
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Med Sci 342:235-8. 2011
    ..The authors report here a case of S pneumoniae cellulitis in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient and review the literature on pneumococcal skin and soft tissue infections in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients...
  41. pmc Mycoplasma genitalium: an efficient strategy to generate genetic variation from a minimal genome
    Liang Ma
    Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Mol Microbiol 66:220-36. 2007
    ..It appears plausible that M. genitalium has the ability to generate unlimited variants from its minimized genome, which presumably allows the organism to adapt to diverse environments and/or to evade host defences by antigenic variation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Mycoplasma genitalium infections in asymptomatic men and men with urethritis attending a sexually transmitted diseases clinic in New Orleans
    Leandro Mena
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the Delgado Clinic, New Orleans Health Department, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:1167-73. 2002
    ..Among men with urethritis, the sensitivities of PCR of urine and swab specimens for the detection of M. genitalium were 87% and 91%, respectively. M. genitalium is associated with nongonococcal urethritis in this population...
  43. pmc Predictors of serological cure and Serofast State after treatment in HIV-negative persons with early syphilis
    Arlene C Sena
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:1092-9. 2011
    ..Syphilis management requires serological monitoring after therapy. We compared factors associated with serological response after treatment of early (ie, primary, secondary, or early latent) syphilis...
  44. pmc An intravaginal live Candida challenge in humans leads to new hypotheses for the immunopathogenesis of vulvovaginal candidiasis
    Paul L Fidel
    Department of Microbiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Infect Immun 72:2939-46. 2004
    ..These results suggest that rather than RVVC/VVC being caused by an aberrant adaptive immune response, symptoms that define infection appear to be due to an aggressive innate response by PMNs...
  45. ncbi request reprint Detection of human papillomavirus DNA in self-administered vaginal swabs as compared to cervical swabs
    Melanie E Palmisano
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1542 Tulane Ave, LA 70112, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 14:560-7. 2003
    ..If validated, a self-vaginal swab method to detect cervical HPV DNA status could be utilized to triage women with indeterminate Pap smears and be a useful method to collect epidemiological data from large populations...
  46. ncbi request reprint The acceptability and behavioral effects of antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis prevention
    Thomas A Farley
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:844-9. 2003
    ..Use of preexposure antibiotic prophylaxis for syphilis control has been limited by concerns about acceptability and adverse behavioral effects...
  47. pmc Association of Atopobium vaginae, a recently described metronidazole resistant anaerobe, with bacterial vaginosis
    Michael J Ferris
    Dept of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 4:5. 2004
    ..The bacterium Atopobium vaginae has been recognized only recently. It is not readily identified by commercial diagnostic kits. Its clinical significance is unknown but it has recently been isolated from a tuboovarian abcess...
  48. pmc Vaginal swabs are appropriate specimens for diagnosis of genital tract infection with Chlamydia trachomatis
    Julius Schachter
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:3784-9. 2003
    ..That patients can efficiently collect them offers important benefits for screening programs. It would be beneficial for public health programs if the NAAT manufacturers sought FDA clearance for this specimen...
  49. ncbi request reprint Patient-delivered partner treatment with azithromycin to prevent repeated Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women: a randomized, controlled trial
    Julia A Schillinger
    Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:49-56. 2003
    ..A substantial proportion of women treated for C trachomatis infection are reinfected by an untreated male sex partner in the first several months after treatment. Effective strategies to ensure partner treatment are needed...
  50. ncbi request reprint Women find it easy and prefer to collect their own vaginal swabs to diagnose Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections
    Max A Chernesky
    St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Sex Transm Dis 32:729-33. 2005
    ..We surveyed women's opinions on ease and preferences as to sampling after collecting their own vaginal swab and urine and a physician collection of vaginal swab and cervical swab...
  51. ncbi request reprint The effect of urine testing in evaluations of the sensitivity of the Gen-Probe Aptima Combo 2 assay on endocervical swabs for Chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae: the infected patient standard reduces sensitivity of single site evaluation
    Jeanne Moncada
    University of California, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:273-7. 2004
    ..The Gen-Probe APTIMA Combo 2 (AC2) assay is a second-generation transcription-mediated amplification assay for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG)...
  52. pmc Head-to-head multicenter comparison of DNA probe and nucleic acid amplification tests for Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women performed with an improved reference standard
    Carolyn M Black
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Mailstop C17, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 40:3757-63. 2002
    ..trachomatis infections in women. In our study, NAATs improved the detection of infected women by 17 to 38% compared to PACE 2...
  53. ncbi request reprint Population-based genetic epidemiologic analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes and lack of association between ompA polymorphisms and clinical phenotypes
    Kim Millman
    Children s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, 5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
    Microbes Infect 8:604-11. 2006
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  54. pmc Prevalence and abundance of uncultivated Megasphaera-like bacteria in the human vaginal environment
    Marcela Zozaya-Hinchliffe
    The Research Institute for Children, 1 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:1656-9. 2008
    ..Quantitative PCR suggests that both phylotypes are present in higher concentrations in women with bacterial vaginosis...
  55. pmc Sequence-based typing of Mycoplasma genitalium reveals sexual transmission
    Sofie Vetli Hjorth
    Mycoplasma Laboratory, Statens Serum Institut, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2078-83. 2006
    ..In the laboratory, this system may document the uniqueness of newly isolated M. genitalium strains...
  56. ncbi request reprint Vaginal swabs are the specimens of choice when screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: results from a multicenter evaluation of the APTIMA assays for both infections
    Julius Schachter
    Chlamydia Research Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Avenue, SFGH 3416, CA 94110, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:725-8. 2005
    ..We assessed the APTIMA CT Assay (ACT) for CT, APTIMA GC Assay (AGC) for GC, and AC2 for both organisms using patient- and clinician-collected vaginal swabs...
  57. ncbi request reprint When and where do youths have sex? The potential role of adult supervision
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e66. 2002
    ..In this study, we examined when and where youths have sex and whether there is a relationship between unsupervised time and sex, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and substance use...
  58. ncbi request reprint Measuring sex partner concurrency: it's what's missing that counts
    Sara J Nelson
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:801-7. 2007
    ..Sex partner concurrency is an important determinant of STI transmission dynamics, yet its measurement is not standardized...
  59. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of antimicrobial resistance and treatment failures for Chlamydia trachomatis: a meeting report
    Susan A Wang
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:917-23. 2005
    ..Evaluating C. trachomatis clinical treatment failures, interpreting laboratory findings, and correlating the 2 clearly remain extremely challenging undertakings...
  60. pmc Population-based genetic and evolutionary analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital strain variation in the United States
    Kim Millman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Bacteriol 186:2457-65. 2004
    ..Collectively, these data suggest a diverse evolutionary strategy for different serogroups of the organism...

Research Grants4

  1. Gulf South STI/Topical Microbicide Cooperative Res Cent
    David Martin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Funding this center will have significant social and public health impact on STIs in this high risk region for many years into the future. ..