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Journal Club: Do text message reminders help youth and young adults with Chlamydia trachomatis to improve retesting and to decrease reinfection rates?

February 4, 2016 by Katie Mitchell, Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital

Article reviewed Kampman CJG, Koedijk FDH, Driessen-Hulshof HCM, et al. Retesting young STI clinic visitors with urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the Netherlands; response to a text message reminder and reinfection rates: a prospective study with historical controls. Sex Transm Infect. Published Online First: [24 Sept 2015] doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052115. Purpose of the study In the Netherlands,…

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Journal Club: Risk factors and clinical predictors of rectal lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) infection

March 13, 2015 by Shazia Masud, PGY-3 Medical Microbiology, UBC

Articles reviewed N. Macdonald, A.K. Sullivan, P. French, J.A. White, G. Dean, A. Smith, A.J. Winter, S. Alexander, C. Ison and H. Ward. Risk factors for rectal lymphogranuloma venereum in gay men: results of a multicentre case-control study in the UK. Sex Transm Infect 2014;90:262–268. S.N.S. Pallawela, A.K. Sullivan, N. Macdonald, P. French, J. White,…

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Journal Club: Meta-analysis of Azithromycin versus Doxycycline for genital chlamydia infection

October 29, 2014 by Michael Payne, MD, Medical Microbiology Resident

Article reviewed F. Y. S. Kong, S. N. Tabrizi, M. Law, L. A. Vodstrcil, M. Chen, C. K. Fairley, R. Guy, C. Bradshaw, and J. S. Hocking. Azithromycin Versus Doxycycline for the Treatment of Genital Chlamydia Infection: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014;59(2):193–205. Purpose of the study Currently, the United States…

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Journal Club: The known unknowns of HPV

September 17, 2014 by Leah Scott, PGY-2 Dermatology, UBC

Article reviewed Patti E. Gravitt. The Known Unknowns of HPV.  J Clin Invest. 2011;121(12):4593-4599. doi:10.1172/JCI57149. Purpose of the study The discovery that certain high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) cause nearly 100% of invasive cervical cancer has spurred a revolution in cervical cancer prevention by promoting the development of viral vaccines. Although the efficacy of…

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Journal Club: Anoscopy screening of HIV+ MSM: longitudinal results from a pilot study

April 9, 2014 by Patrick Wong, MD, Infectious Diseases Fellow

Article reviewed Dalla Pria A, Alfa-Wali M, Fox P, Holmes P, Weir J, Francis N, et al. High-resolution anoscopy screening of HIV positive MSM: longitudinal results from a pilot study. Aids. 2014;28:861-7 Purpose The prevalence and incidence of anal cancer in the HIV+ population has continued to increase over the last two decades [1, 2]….

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Journal Club: Risk factors for syphilis infection in MSM: a case-control study in Lille, France

January 15, 2014 by Michael Samycia, PGY-2 Dermatology, UBC

Article reviewed Karen Champenois, Anthony Cousien, Bakhao Ndiaye, et al. Risk factors for syphilis infection in men who have sex with men:  results of a case-control study in Lille, France. Sex Transm Infect 2013 89: 128-132. Purpose of study Since the early 2000s, there has been a surprising resurgence of infectious syphilis cases in North…

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Sexuality and health among older adults in the United States

December 5, 2013 by Clara Iturra, PGY-2 Family Practice

Article reviewed Stacy T Lindau, L Philip Schumm, Edward O. Laumann, Wendy Levinson, Colm A. O’Muircheartaigh, Linda J. Waite. A Study of Sexuality and Health Among Older Adults in the United States. NEJM  357;8. August 23, 2007. Purpose of study Little is known about sexuality among older persons in the United States, despite an aging…

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Journal Club: Quadrivalent HPV vaccine efficacy against disease related to vaccine and non-vaccine HPV types in males

October 1, 2013 by Diana Diao, PGY-2 UBC Dermatology resident

Article reviewed Goldstone SE, Jessen H, Palefsky JM, Giuliano AR, Moreira ED Jr, Vardas E, Aranda C, Hillman RJ, Ferris DG, Coutlee F, Marshall JB, Vuocolo S, Haupt RM, Guris D, Garner E. Quadrivalent HPV vaccine efficacy against disease related to vaccine and non-vaccine HPV types in males. Vaccine. 2013 Aug 20;31(37):3849-55. Purpose of study…

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Journal Club: Patient attitudes to type specific serological testing in the diagnosis of genital herpes

July 5, 2013 by Chanelle Edwards, R2 Family Practice

Article reviewed Fairley I, Monteiro E F. Patient attitudes to type specific serological testing in the diagnosis of genital herpes. Genitourin Med 1997;73:259-262. Purpose of study The purpose of this research study was to assess patient attitudes towards serotesting for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), and to assess the effect of providing detailed information…

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Journal Club: Intravaginal practices and risk of bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis infection

May 29, 2013 by Inna Sekirov, Medical Microbiology resident, UBC

Article reviewed Brown JM, Hess KL, Brown S, Murphy C, Waldman AL, Hezareh M. Intravaginal practices and risk of bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis infection among a cohort of women in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Apr;121(4):773-80. Purpose of study A normal vaginal environment is a concept that has eluded an ultimate definition for decades,…

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