CDC issues interim guidance on congenital Zika infectionNew interim guidance from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the need for standard screening and monitoring of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection plus hearing screening and specific testing and evaluation in three clinical scenarios. Plus: Are at-risk women commonly tested for rectal gonorrhea, chlamydia? Also: According to a study, ovarian cancer may originate in fallopian tubes.
Vaginal self-sampling for STIsA self-sampling device being used in Canada is receiving high marks from patients.
Single-dose azithromycin still effective against chlamydia, study findsThe study was designed for tight control of the usual variables.
Does preeclampsia increase risk of infant heart defects?A population analysis examines if preeclampsia may serve as a warning sign for heart defects in the neonate. Also, do chlamydia antibodies mean reduced fertility? Plus: Can ovary removal help CVD risk in diabetic women?
Guideline change affects chlamydia screening rateChange in Pap smear recommendation has meant fewer occasions for testing for the STI, according to one study.
Ramifications of pelvic exam guidelinesHave pelvic guideline changes led to a reduction in other recommended screenings? Plus, how does menopause impact future cardiovascular health? And: Does childhood stress lead to negative obstetric outcomes?
CDC: Chlamydia remains most widespread STIChlamydia trachomatis is the most often reported sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States with more than 1.4 million cases in 2012, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AAP issues advice on screening teens for STIsNew screening recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to protect adolescents and young adults from nonviral sexually transmitted infections and their sequelae by promoting early diagnosis and treatment.
Sexually transmitted infections in adolescentsTo optimize treatment and prevent sequelae of STIs in adolescents, screening and diagnosis must be tailored to their unique needs.