Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up
- Jun 24th, 2023
- Clay Smith
Vaginal swabs are more accurate than urine samples in diagnosing Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis. These results support CDC recommendations that vaginal swabs are the preferred sample modality when testing for STIs in women.
Vaginal Swab vs Urine for Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis: A Meta-Analysis. Ann Fam Med. 2023 Mar-Apr;21(2):172-179. doi: 10.1370/afm.2942.
In a meta-analysis of 1,685 patients with suspected scaphoid fracture after negative plain radiographs, no clinical feature adequately rules out occult fracture.
Which clinical features best predict occult scaphoid fractures? A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy studies. Emerg Med J. 2023 May 11;emermed-2023-213119. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2023-213119. Online ahead of print.