J Schachter

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Ability of the digene hybrid capture II test to identify Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in cervical specimens
    J Schachter
    Chlamydia Research Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 37:3668-71. 1999
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Elimination of blinding trachoma
    Julius Schachter
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94110, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 15:491-5. 2002
  4. pmc Confirming positive results of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) for Chlamydia trachomatis: all NAATs are not created equal
    J Schachter
    Chlamydia Research Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 3416, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1372-3. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint NAATs to diagnose Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection: a promise still unfulfilled
    J Schachter
    UCSF Chlamydia Research Lab, SF General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Bdg 30 Rm 416, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 1:137-44. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Azithromycin in control of trachoma
    J Schachter
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0842, USA
    Lancet 354:630-5. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Treatment of hospitalized patients with acute pelvic inflammatory disease: comparison of cefotetan plus doxycycline and cefoxitin plus doxycycline
    R L Sweet
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 158:736-41. 1988
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of chlamydial and gonococcal infections of the oropharynx and rectum in men who have sex with men
    Julius Schachter
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:637-42. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Pooling of Chlamydia laboratory tests to determine the prevalence of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection
    J Diamant
    Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143-0944, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 8:109-17. 2001

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  1. pmc Ability of the digene hybrid capture II test to identify Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in cervical specimens
    J Schachter
    Chlamydia Research Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 37:3668-71. 1999
    ..trachomatis culture and is at least as sensitive as culture for gonococci. It deserves further evaluation and comparison with NAATs and may well offer an attractive alternative for diagnosis and screening of these infections...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Elimination of blinding trachoma
    Julius Schachter
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 94110, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 15:491-5. 2002
    ..A recently initiated major effort to eliminate blinding trachoma as a public health problem is discussed...
  4. pmc Confirming positive results of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) for Chlamydia trachomatis: all NAATs are not created equal
    J Schachter
    Chlamydia Research Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 3416, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1372-3. 2005
    ..e., culture and immunoassays) should not be used to confirm the results of more sensitive nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs). We show that the same principle applies when NAATs are used for confirmation...
  5. ncbi request reprint NAATs to diagnose Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection: a promise still unfulfilled
    J Schachter
    UCSF Chlamydia Research Lab, SF General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Bdg 30 Rm 416, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 1:137-44. 2001
    ..This is based on the purchase price of tests and fails to consider the total cost of testing, which also includes costs of specimen collection, where NAATs have a major advantage...
  6. ncbi request reprint Azithromycin in control of trachoma
    J Schachter
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0842, USA
    Lancet 354:630-5. 1999
    ..Programmes to prevent blindness due to trachoma are based on community-wide treatment with topical tetracycline. We assessed the potential of community-wide azithromycin treatment for trachoma control...
  7. ncbi request reprint Treatment of hospitalized patients with acute pelvic inflammatory disease: comparison of cefotetan plus doxycycline and cefoxitin plus doxycycline
    R L Sweet
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 158:736-41. 1988
    ..trachomatis. These regimens also were very effective in eradicating anaerobic and aerobic pathogens from the endometrial cavity. Both regimens were well tolerated by the patients, and few adverse drug affects were noted...
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint Nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of chlamydial and gonococcal infections of the oropharynx and rectum in men who have sex with men
    Julius Schachter
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:637-42. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Pooling of Chlamydia laboratory tests to determine the prevalence of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection
    J Diamant
    Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143-0944, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 8:109-17. 2001
    ..If the population prevalence is expected to be around 10%, then 14 specimens should be pooled per test. Even at 50% prevalence, costs can be reduced by pooling two samples per test...
  11. ncbi request reprint Chlamydial genovar distribution after community wide antibiotic treatment
    D L Bain
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7360, USA
    J Infect Dis 184:1581-8. 2001
    ..Evidence consistent with reinfection and persistence as mechanisms of communitywide continued presence of trachoma was provided by data for individuals infected with rare genovars...
  12. ncbi request reprint Is the routine pelvic examination needed with the advent of urine-based screening for sexually transmitted diseases?
    M A Shafer
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0503, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:119-25. 1999
    ..To determine the most cost-effective method of screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in asymptomatic sexually active adolescent females...
  13. pmc Utility of pooled urine specimens for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in men attending public sexually transmitted infection clinics in Mumbai, India, by PCR
    Christina Lindan
    Institute for Global Health, Department of Epidemiology, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:1674-7. 2005
    ..3% of reagent costs. In this resource-limited setting, the use of pooling to detect C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae by PCR proved to be a simple, accurate, and cost-effective procedure compared to individual testing...
  14. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted diseases in a health maintenance organization teen clinic: associations of race, partner's age, and marijuana use
    C B Boyer
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0503, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:838-44. 1999
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Complete local elimination of infectious trachoma from severely affected communities after six biannual mass azithromycin distributions
    Jesse B Biebesheimer
    FI Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0412, USA
    Ophthalmology 116:2047-50. 2009
    ..To determine whether infectious trachoma can be completely eliminated from severely affected villages...
  16. pmc Chlamydial infection during trachoma monitoring: are the most difficult-to-reach children more likely to be infected?
    Jeremy D Keenan
    Francis I Proctor Foundation, San Francisco, CA 94143 0412, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 17:392-6. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether individuals who are difficult to locate were more likely to be infected with ocular chlamydia than those who were easier to locate...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic markers and behavioral correlates of sexually transmitted infections in a nonclinical sample of adolescent and young adult women
    Cherrie B Boyer
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0503, USA
    J Infect Dis 194:307-15. 2006
    ..We examined sociodemographic markers and 3-month behavioral correlates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in a nonclinical cross-section of adolescent and young adult women...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral, group, randomized controlled intervention trial to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies in young women
    Cherrie B Boyer
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0503, USA
    Prev Med 40:420-31. 2005
    ..Military recruit training provides a well-defined, national, nonclinic sample in which to evaluate such an intervention...
  19. pmc Evaluation of CDC-recommended approaches for confirmatory testing of positive Neisseria gonorrhoeae nucleic acid amplification test results
    Jeanne Moncada
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 46:1614-9. 2008
    ..With >90% of all GC-positive NAATs being confirmed, our results show that confirmatory testing is not warranted for these genital specimens...
  20. doi request reprint Acquisition of Chlamydia trachomatis by young women during their first year of military service
    Mary Ann B Shafer
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94941, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:255-9. 2008
    ..To define the acquisition rate of Chlamydia trachomatis among a cohort of young, nonhealth-care seeking, sexually active women with well-defined exposure periods over a 12-month period...
  21. 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)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sexually transmitted infection/HIV laboratory testing in resource-limited countries: steps to improve use effective testing and to ensure diagnostic capacity
    Elizabeth Donegan
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:905-8. 2003
  23. pmc Volume effect on sensitivity of nucleic acid amplification tests for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in urine specimens from females
    Jeanne Moncada
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:4842-3. 2003
    ..We analyzed data from a head-to-head comparison of NAATs on female FCU specimens and found that the volume of urine collected could affect test performance...
  24. pmc Comparing first-void urine specimens, self-collected vaginal swabs, and endocervical specimens to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by a nucleic acid amplification test
    Mary Ann Shafer
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 41:4395-9. 2003
    ..Self-collected vaginal swab collections are a feasible alternative to cervical specimen collections in this population, and the use of multiple types of specimens increases the positive yield markedly...
  25. ncbi request reprint Should trachoma be treated with antibiotics?
    Chandler R Dawson
    Francis I Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of Caifornia, San Francisco 94143, USA
    Lancet 359:184-5. 2002
  26. ncbi request reprint Fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Bali, Indonesia: 2004
    Elizabeth A Donegan
    University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:625-9. 2006
    ..To assess the importance of this observation, we determined antimicrobial susceptibilities and strain types of N. gonorrhoeae isolates from FSWs seen in a sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia...
  27. 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...
  28. pmc Eliminating trachoma in areas with limited disease
    Bruce D Gaynor
    WHO Collaborating Center, F I Proctor Foundation, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:596-8. 2003
    ..We describe the success of multiple mass antibiotic treatments, demonstrating that complete elimination of infection may be an attainable goal in an area with modest disease...
  29. pmc Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by nucleic acid amplification testing: our evaluation suggests that CDC-recommended approaches for confirmatory testing are ill-advised
    Julius Schachter
    Chlamydia Research Laboratory, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1001 Potrero Avenue, Bldg 30 Room 416, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2512-7. 2006
    ..The use of repeat testing did not confirm 11% of C. trachomatis SDA positive results that could be confirmed by more extensive testing. Doing more testing confirms more positive results; >90% of all positive NAATs could be confirmed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Does clinical diagnosis indicate ocular chlamydial infection in areas with a low prevalence of trachoma?
    Jocelyn Thein
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 9:263-9. 2002
    ..In the context of a trachoma program, both clinically active cases and the community as a whole may stand to benefit less from antibiotic treatment in lower prevalence areas...
  31. pmc Evaluation of self-collected glans and rectal swabs from men who have sex with men for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by use of nucleic acid amplification tests
    Jeanne Moncada
    Chlamydia Laboratory at SFGH, UCSF Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bldg 30, Rm 416, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1657-62. 2009
    ..trachomatis or for the detection of N. gonorrhoeae in low-risk or asymptomatic patients by AC2 and SDA, and we would not recommend their use on the basis of our results. Further studies are needed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Correlates of sexually transmitted diseases in a young male deployed military population
    Mary Ann Shafer
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 245, San Francisco, CA 94143 0503, USA
    Mil Med 167:496-500. 2002
    ..To examine risk factors of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in a non-clinic-based sample of young male military personnel...
  33. pmc Lack of allelic polymorphism for the major outer membrane protein gene of the agent of guinea pig inclusion conjunctivitis (Chlamydia psittaci)
    Q Zhao
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0412
    Infect Immun 61:3078-80. 1993
    ..The lack of omp1 allelic polymorphism among GPIC isolates suggests that, unlike C. trachomatis, the GPIC agent lacks antigenic variation in the major outer membrane protein...
  34. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cefotetan plus doxycycline with cefoxitin plus doxycycline in the inpatient treatment of acute salpingitis
    C K Walker
    Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
    Sex Transm Dis 18:119-23. 1991
    ..trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae in all patients. Also, both regimens were effective in reducing aerobic and anaerobic pathogens. Finally, both regimens were well tolerated, with few side-effects...
  35. doi request reprint Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis ocular infection in trachoma-endemic communities by rRNA amplification
    Jon L Yang
    F I Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:90-4. 2009
    ..A newer ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA)-based amplification test was compared with the current DNA-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the detection of C. trachomatis...
  36. pmc Lack of macrolide resistance in Chlamydia trachomatis after mass azithromycin distributions for trachoma
    Kevin Cyrus Hong
    University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1088-90. 2009
    ..trachomatis are highly endemic. We found no significant differences in susceptibilities to azithromycin and doxycycline in 6 posttreatment and 4 pretreatment samples...
  37. pmc Comparison of an rRNA-based and DNA-based nucleic acid amplification test for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in trachoma
    Jon L Yang
    F I Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0412, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:293-5. 2007
    ..This study compares an rRNA-based test to a DNA-based test for the detection of ocular C trachomatis infection in children living in trachoma-endemic villages...
  38. pmc Comparison of two azithromycin distribution strategies for controlling trachoma in Nepal
    S O Holm
    Francis I Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 79:194-200. 2001
    ..Antibiotic treatment reduced the prevalence of chlamydial infection more than it did the level of clinically active trachoma...
  39. pmc Cytochemical localization of glycogen in Chlamydia trachomatis inclusions
    M L Chiappino
    Francis I Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA
    J Bacteriol 177:5358-63. 1995
    ..From these observations, we conclude that glycogen in inclusions of C. trachomatis originates in the organisms themselves...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV in young military men: evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral skills-building intervention
    C B Boyer
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0503, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 28:349-55. 2001
    ..Military personnel deployed to foreign countries with high endemic rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at risk...
  41. ncbi request reprint Immune response to the Chlamydia trachomatis outer membrane protein PorB
    Diane E Kawa
    Program in Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, University of California, 140 Earl Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Vaccine 22:4282-6. 2004
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint The Chlamydia trachomatis plasmid deletion mutant--what does it mean to us?
    Julius Schachter
    Sex Transm Dis 34:257. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint Pelvic examination findings and Chlamydia trachomatis infection in asymptomatic young women screened with a nucleic acid amplification test
    William M Geisler
    STD Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:335-8. 2007
    ..Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) allow chlamydia screening in asymptomatic women who otherwise may not have pelvic examinations. How often these women have examination findings that may prompt empiric therapy is unclear...
  47. pmc Slow epidemic of lymphogranuloma venereum L2b strain
    Joke Spaargaren
    Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1787-8. 2005
    ..All recent lymphogranuloma venereum cases in Amsterdam were caused by the L2b variant. This variant was also present in the 1980s in San Francisco. Thus, the current "outbreak" is most likely a slowly evolving epidemic...
  48. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia trachomatis, herpes simplex virus 2, and human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 are not associated with grade of cervical neoplasia in Jamaican colposcopy patients
    Philip E Castle
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:575-80. 2003
    ..A few recent studies have suggested that other sexually transmitted infections may increase the likelihood of a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection progressing to high-grade cervical neoplasia and cancer...
  49. 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...
  50. pmc Comparison of an industry-derived LCx Chlamydia pneumoniae PCR research kit to in-house assays performed in five laboratories
    Max Chernesky
    McMaster University, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2357-62. 2002
    ..19 to 0.74 on two challenges of 60 specimens 1 month apart. The LCx C. pneumoniae RUO PCR shows excellent potential for use in clinical studies, which could enable standardization of results in the field...
  51. pmc Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections among men and women entering California prisons
    Kyle T Bernstein
    California Department of Health Services, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch, Berkeley, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1862-6. 2006
    ..We estimated the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection among newly arriving inmates at 6 California prisons...
  52. ncbi request reprint What sexually transmitted disease screening method does the adolescent prefer? Adolescents' attitudes toward first-void urine, self-collected vaginal swab, and pelvic examination
    Michelle Serlin
    Children s Hospital, Oakland, CA, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:588-91. 2002
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Prototype misidentification makes conclusions about pathotype growth characteristics uncertain
    Julius Schachter
    J Infect Dis 195:307-8; author reply 308-9. 2007
  54. ncbi request reprint Comparing ceftriaxone plus azithromycin or doxycycline for pelvic inflammatory disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Ricardo Francalacci Savaris
    Departamento e Serviço de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Obstet Gynecol 110:53-60. 2007
    ..To evaluate the equivalence of ceftriaxone plus doxycycline or azithromycin for cases of mild pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)...
  55. pmc Polymorphisms in Chlamydia trachomatis tryptophan synthase genes differentiate between genital and ocular isolates
    Harlan D Caldwell
    Laboratory of Intracellular Parasites, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Hamilton, Montana, USA
    J Clin Invest 111:1757-69. 2003
    ..We speculate that this relationship involves the production of indole by components of the vaginal microbial flora, allowing chlamydiae to escape IFN-gamma-mediated eradication and thus establish persistent infection...
  56. ncbi request reprint Targeted treatment of active trachoma
    Chandler R Dawson
    JAMA 297:588-9; author reply 589-90. 2007