Sexually Transmitted Diseases present a major public healthchallenge. Over 25 diseases can be transmitted through sexualactivity, and effective treatment, especially where long terminfection can lead to further health problems, and in womeninfertility, requires good diagnostic skills and understanding ofthe best treatment methods. This book aims to give a practicalguide to diagnosis and treamtent in a patient-centred framework, with care at the heart of the book. The aim of the Gynecology in Practice Series is to provide aclinical 'in the office' or 'at the bedside' guide to effectivepatient care for gynecologists. The tone will be practical, notacademic. The working assumption is that readers want to know what(and what not) might or should be done, without over emphasis onthe why. That said, it is important to review the crucial basicscience necessary for effective diagnosis and management, and toprovide reminders in the context of the practical chapters.
The books will not be heavily referenced, in line with a morepractical approach. This allows for smoother reading (and alsorelieves the burden of comprehensive citing from authors). Keyevidence (clinical trials, Cochrane or other meta analyses) shouldbe summarized in 'Evidence at a Glance' boxes and key referencessuch as reviews, major papers can be provided in the 'selectedbibliography' at the end of each chapter.
Practical guidance will be provided through:
the use of algorithms and guidelines where they areappropriate
'Tips and Tricks' boxes - hints on improving outcomesperhaps via practical technique, patient questioning etc
'Caution' warning boxes - hints on avoiding problems, perhaps via contraindications
'Science Revisited' - quick reminder of the basic scienceprinciples necessary for understanding
Richard H. Beigi, MD, MSc. Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
List of Contributors vii Series Foreword ix Preface x 1 Standard Clinical Evaluation 1 Richard H. Beigi 2 Specific Considerations for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients 4 Eduardo Lara-Torre 3 Cervicitis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 14 Oluwatosin Jaiyeoba and David E. Soper 4 Genital Herpes Simplex Infections in Women 26 Carolyn Gardella 5 Syphilis Infection in Women 36 Katherine M. Holman and Alice Goepfert 6 Chancroid and Lymphogranuloma Venereum 45 Tracy L. Lemonovich and Robert A. Salata 7 Bacterial Vaginosis 54 Jeanne M. Marrazzo 8 Trichomonas Vaginalis 64 Ravindu Gunatilake and R. Phillip Heine 9 Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis, and Atrophic Vaginitis 72 Jack D. Sobel 10 Human Papillomavirus 85 Suzanne M. Garland 11 Ectoparasites: Pediculosis Pubis and Scabies 96 Amber Naresh and Richard H. Beigi 12 Dermatological Conditions and Noninfectious Genital Ulcers 104 Kathleen McIntyre-Seltman 13 Vulvodynia 116 Glenn Updike 14 Vulvar Cancer 127 Ashlee Smith and Kristin K. Zorn 15 Different Manifestations and Implications of Sexually Transmitted Infections and Vagnitides in Pregnancy 135 Noor Niyar N. Ladhani and Mark H. Yudin 16 Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnancy 150 Silvia T. Linares and Lisa M. Hollier 17 Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 161 Michelle H. Moniz and Richard H. Beigi Index 171