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Community-based trial of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis to prevent pelvic inflammatory disease: the POPI (prevention of pelvic infection) trial.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is common and can lead to tubal factor infertility, ectopic pregnancy or chronic pelvic pain. Despite major UK government investment in the National Chlamydia Screening Programme, evidence of benefit remains controversial. The main aim of this trial was to investigate whether screening and treatment of chlamydial infection reduced the incidence of PID over 12 months. Secondary aims were to conduct exploratory studies of the role of bacterial vagin...

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10.1186/1745-6215-9-73

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Oakeshott, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Aghaizu, A More by this author
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
73
Publication date:
2008
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
URN:
uuid:e6e1c0bc-2943-4972-abfc-69e236de4640
Source identifiers:
244251
Local pid:
pubs:244251
Language:
English

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