Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 14th, 2004
C. Tokyol and colleagues conducted their study "to determine the reliability of the Pap smear in making the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis and to examine the characteristics of Pap smear versus vaginal culture in diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis, with the vaginal Gram stain used as the diagnostic standard."
They "performed a prospective, blinded study involving 245 women who referred to the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics in our hospital [in Afyon, Turkey] for routine genital examination between September 2001 and...
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