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Chlamydia Vaccine Developed At UMass
...which can be sexually transmitted, another form of chlamydia
is a major cause of blindness in Third-World nations. Recent research indicates that chlamydia
also may be responsible for some cardiac and joint disorders. The vaccine has been tested on...
Women Younger Than 30 Need To Be Screened For Chlamydia
...ed women. The finding is important because chlamydia
is the number one sexuallytransmitteddisease in th...her at theNational Institutes of Health. Untreated chlamydia
causes pelvic inflammatorydisease, whichdamages the upper genital tract in women, resulting in infer...
Hopkins Researchers Urge Regular Chlamydia Testing For All Sexually Active Teenage Women
...sted by family doctorsnot once but twicea year for chlamydia
infection, a significant preventable cause of pelv...hool ofMedicine. "The only riskfactor we found for chlamydia
infection was being a teenager." The Hopkins teamalso found theycouldn't predict whether a female w...
Cardiac Clinical Trial Studies Use of Antibiotic In Preventing Heart Attack
...medication andcompares to see if antibodies to the chlamydia
are present. "The ramifications of this study are profound," says Dr. Cercek. "Despitelowering patients' cholesterol levels and using such treatment modalities asangioplasty, we still have difficulty bringing the heart attack recurrence levelto unde...
Urine Tests Will Do Better Than Pelvic Exams To Save Teens From Serious Effects Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, UCSF Analysis Shows
...ive as the traditional STD tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia
using samplestaken from the woman's cervix." "We ... tests is their use on youngwomen and men who have chlamydia
or gonorrhea, but have no symptoms at all,"Shafer said. To detect infection, urine based testing doe...
Hidden toxin gene in chlamydia linked to chronic illnesses
...the world," says Harlan Caldwell, Ph.D., a leading chlamydia
researcher at NIAID's Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont. "If we could find a toxin that helps the bacteria attack and destroy cells, we would have a major new target for diagnostic tests, vaccines and drugs." Dr. Caldwell joined Robert B...
New study finds undiagnosed, untreated gonorrhea, chlamydia infections common
... Between 1997 and 1998, undiagnosed gonorrhea and chlamydia
infections occurred in a combined one in 12, or 7....s with clinically diagnosed cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia
showed the high percentages of hidden cases. UNCs Miller and Leone chiefly helped with data analysi...
Treating bacterial infections can help asthmatics
...cs showed evidence of infection with mycoplasma or chlamydia
bacteria. After six weeks of treatment with the an...and co-author of the paper. "However, diagnosis of chlamydia
or mycoplasma infection requires an invasive procedure. At the present time only select centers can ...
Study sheds light on Chlamydial pathogens
...g array of diseases, from the sexually-transmitted chlamydia
to the major cause of infectious blindness, trachoma. Recent research has also suggested potential links of C. pneumoniae to heart ailments, Alzheimer's disease, and various other human maladies. A recent preliminary study by scientists in Asia...
Infectious disease study findings presented by University of Pittsburgh scientists
...udies have shown that 25 percent of women who have chlamydia
or gonorrhea, and 15 percent of women who have bacterial vaginosis, also have subclinical PID," said Dr. Wiesenfeld, who also is an assistant investigator at the Magee-Womens Research Institute. "Given the vast number of women who have lower genital ...
Chlamydia infection prevalent among female army recruits
...teria that causes the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia
(Chlamydia trachomatis), according to researchers ...d that the number of recruits testing positive for chlamydia
increased over the four-year duration of the study, from 1996 to 1999. "These rates are of great con...
Chlamydiae infection may be associated with ocular adnexal lymphoma
...eria in the same family as the bacteria that cause chlamydia
may be associated with a form of lymphoma that affects the tissue surrounding the eye, according to a study in the April 21 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . The study also found that antibiotic treatment may be associated with...