36. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch36

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch36

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • sexually transmitted diseases (STDs);
  • STDs, and ED visits, for genitourinary symptoms as dysuria/discharge;
  • nucleic acid amplification–based tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea;
  • urethritis/or cervicitis, common presenting complaints with STDs;
  • PID in the ED, as frequent gynecologic cause;
  • urethritis, diagnostics for Chlamydia trachomatis and N. gonorrhea;
  • UTI and urethritis/cervicitis from STD differentiation, important clinicals;
  • diagnostic tests for Chlamydia, culture/ELISA/and NAATs;
  • clinical effectiveness of rapid POC tests for genital chlamydia;
  • genitourinary symptoms, suggestive of UTI/PID based on STD presence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References