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A multicentre double-blind randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of daily use of antibacterial mouthwash against oropharyngeal gonorrhoea among men who have sex with men: the OMEGA (Oral Mouthwash use to Eradicate GonorrhoeA) study protocol

  • Eric P. F. Chow1, 2Email author,
  • Sandra Walker1, 2,
  • Jane S. Hocking3,
  • Catriona S. Bradshaw1, 2,
  • Marcus Y. Chen1, 2,
  • Sepehr N. Tabrizi4, 5, 6,
  • Benjamin P. Howden7,
  • Matthew G. Law8,
  • Kate Maddaford1,
  • Tim R. H. Read1, 2,
  • David A. Lewis8, 9,
  • David M. Whiley10, 11,
  • Lei Zhang1, 2,
  • Andrew E. Grulich12,
  • John M. Kaldor12,
  • Vincent J. Cornelisse1, 2, 12,
  • Samuel Phillips4, 5,
  • Basil Donovan13, 14,
  • Anna M. McNulty14, 15,
  • David J. Templeton13, 16, 17,
  • Norman Roth14,
  • Richard Moore18 and
  • Christopher K. Fairley1, 2
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:456

Received: 25 May 2017

Accepted: 9 June 2017

Published: 28 June 2017

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Original Submission
25 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Eric Chow
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
28 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2541-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Alfred Health, Carlton, Australia
Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Parkville, Australia
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Parkville, Australia
Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Western Sydney Local Health District, Parramatta, Australia
Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity & Sydney Medical School-Westmead, The University of Sydney, Westmead, Australia
Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory, Brisbane, Australia
The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Campus, Herston, Australia
Prahran Market Clinic, Prahran, Australia
The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, Australia
Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, Australia
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Sydney, Kensington, Australia
RPA Sexual Health, Community Health, Sydney Local Health District, Camperdown, Australia
Central Clinical School, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia
Northside Clinic, Fitzroy North, Australia