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Cross-sectional study of urethral exposures at last sexual episode associated with non-gonococcal urethritis among STD clinic patients
  1. Laura C Chambers1,
  2. Jennifer L Morgan2,
  3. M Sylvan Lowens2,
  4. Tashina S Robinson1,
  5. Sarah S Romano1,
  6. Gina L Leipertz1,
  7. James P Hughes3,
  8. Matthew R Golden1,2,4,
  9. Christine M Khosropour1,
  10. David N Fredricks4,5,6,
  11. Lisa E Manhart1,7
  1. 1 Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  2. 2 HIV/STD Program, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Seattle, Washington, USA
  3. 3 Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  4. 4 Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  5. 5 Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
  6. 6 Department of Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  7. 7 Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to Laura C Chambers, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, HMC 359931, Seattle; lauracc{at}uw.edu

Footnotes

  • Handling editor Professor Jackie A Cassell

  • Presented at This work was presented in part at the 2016 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 20–23 September 2016.

  • Contributors Authors contributed to the manuscript (MS) in the following manner. MS concept: LCC, LEM. Data collection: LCC, JLM, SML, TSR, SSR, GLL. Data analysis and interpretation: LCC, JPH, MRG, CMK, DNF, LEM. Drafting of the MS: LCC. Critical revision of the MS: LCC, JLM, SML, TSR, SSR, GLL, JPH, MRG, CMK, DNF, LEM.

  • Funding This study was funded by http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100000060 the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Grant Number: 1 R01 AI110666-011 U19 AI113173-01), and http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100006108 the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (Grant Number: TL1 TR002318UL1 TR002319).

  • Competing interests CMK and LEM have received donations of test kits and reagents from Hologic. All other authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the University of Washington Human Subjects Division, IRB Committee J (STUDY00002016).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement This study is nested within a larger project. Data will be made available to other investigators after the completion of the project and publication of additional key results.

  • Author note This work was performed while TSR was at UW; she is currently in the Public Health Associate Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support in Shoreline, Washington.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Professor Jackie A Cassell

  • Presented at This work was presented in part at the 2016 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 20–23 September 2016.

  • Contributors Authors contributed to the manuscript (MS) in the following manner. MS concept: LCC, LEM. Data collection: LCC, JLM, SML, TSR, SSR, GLL. Data analysis and interpretation: LCC, JPH, MRG, CMK, DNF, LEM. Drafting of the MS: LCC. Critical revision of the MS: LCC, JLM, SML, TSR, SSR, GLL, JPH, MRG, CMK, DNF, LEM.

  • Funding This study was funded by http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100000060 the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Grant Number: 1 R01 AI110666-011 U19 AI113173-01), and http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100006108 the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (Grant Number: TL1 TR002318UL1 TR002319).

  • Competing interests CMK and LEM have received donations of test kits and reagents from Hologic. All other authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by the University of Washington Human Subjects Division, IRB Committee J (STUDY00002016).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement This study is nested within a larger project. Data will be made available to other investigators after the completion of the project and publication of additional key results.

  • Author note This work was performed while TSR was at UW; she is currently in the Public Health Associate Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support in Shoreline, Washington.

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