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Gonorrhea infection in women: prevalence, effects, screening, and management

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Women's Health, July 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#35 of 532)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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2 news outlets
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8 tweeters
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1 video uploader

Citations

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Title
Gonorrhea infection in women: prevalence, effects, screening, and management
Published in
International Journal of Women's Health, July 2011
DOI 10.2147/ijwh.s13427
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Authors

Richard Sweet, Walker

Abstract

Gonorrhea is a set of clinical conditions resulting from infection with the sexually-acquired bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Acquisition may involve multiple mucosal sites in the lower female genital tract, including the urethra, cervix, Bartholin's and Skene's glands, as well as the anorectal canal, pharynx, and conjunctivae. It may spread to the upper genital tract, uterine tubes, abdominal cavity, and other systemic sites. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported sexually-transmitted infection in the US and rates are higher among women than men. Women and infants are affected disproportionately by gonorrhea, because early infection may be asymptomatic and also because extension of infection is often associated with serious sequelae. Screening is critical for infection identification and the prevention or limitation of upper genital tract spread, and horizontal and vertical transmission. Routine genital screening is recommended annually for all sexually active women at risk for infection, including women aged < 25 years and older women with one or more of the following risks: a previous gonorrhea infection, the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases, new or multiple sex partners, inconsistent condom use, commercial sex work, drug use, or human immunodeficiency virus infection with sexual activity or pregnancy. Pharyngeal gonococcal infections are common in adolescents, and direct culture screening is necessary to identify affected individuals. Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are considered the standard for screening and diagnosis. Although urine NAAT testing is most commonly used, there is growing support for vaginal swabs collected by providers or patients themselves. Resistance to all antibiotics currently recommended for the treatment of gonorrhea has been documented and complicates therapeutic strategies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend treatment of gonorrhea with a single class of drugs, ie, the cephalosporins.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 89 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 12%
Student > Master 5 6%
Professor 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 1%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 65 73%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 1%
Mathematics 1 1%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 65 73%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 November 2018.
All research outputs
#662,394
of 13,727,890 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Women's Health
#35
of 532 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,333
of 122,749 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Women's Health
#4
of 36 outputs
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