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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326541/manipulating-the-baby-biome-what-are-the-issues
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Lai-Yang Lee, Suzanne M Garland, Michelle L Giles, Andrew J Daley
Establishing a baby biome through the controversial practice of 'vaginal seeding' has generated interest among the general public and healthcare providers alike. We discuss the potential risks of this practice and offer a harm minimisation approach to managing women requesting vaginal microbiome transfer after delivery by caesarean section.
March 22, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326084/hiv-infection-and-compromised-mucosal-immunity-oral-manifestations-and-systemic-inflammation
#2
REVIEW
Samantha E Heron, Shokrollah Elahi
Mucosal surfaces account for the vast majority of HIV transmission. In adults, HIV transmission occurs mainly by vaginal and rectal routes but rarely via oral route. By contrast, pediatric HIV infections could be as the result of oral route by breastfeeding. As such mucosal surfaces play a crucial role in HIV acquisition, and spread of the virus depends on its ability to cross a mucosal barrier. HIV selectively infects, depletes, and/or dysregulates multiple arms of the human immune system particularly at the mucosal sites and causes substantial irreversible damage to the mucosal barriers...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322134/reproductive-microbiomes
#3
Michael L Power, Caroline Quaglieri, Jay Schulkin
Almost every part of our body has a coevolved microbial community. The expressed microbial genes comprise the various microbiomes that play important roles in normal physiology and development. The various microbiomes are separate, yet often connected, with the species composition of one affecting others. The female reproductive system microbiomes (eg, vaginal, placental, and mammary/milk) remain less well explored than the gut microbiome although they comprise a large proportion of the female microbial network...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315860/determinants-and-duration-of-impact-of-early-gut-bacterial-colonization
#4
Christine Ann Edwards
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies show low diversity of the gut microbiome in those with chronic diseases such as obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and allergy. Manipulation of the microbiota may promote health. However, the adult microbiota is stable and may be difficult to change. Understanding the fixed and modifiable factors, which determine colonization in early life, may provide strategies for acquisition of a health-promoting microbiome. SUMMARY: Not enough is known about the long-term effects of established determinants of gut colonization, including delivery mode, perinatal antibiotics, and infant diet...
March 18, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301987/properties-of-epithelial-cells-and-vaginal-secretions-in-pregnant-women-when-lactobacillus-crispatus-or-lactobacillus-iners-dominate-the-vaginal-microbiome
#5
Julie Leizer, Dimitrios Nasioudis, Larry J Forney, G Maria Schneider, Karol Gliniewicz, Allison Boester, Steven S Witkin
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine differences in properties of vaginal epithelial cells and the composition of vaginal secretions when Lactobacillus crispatus or Lactobacillus iners are numerically dominant in the vaginal microenvironment of pregnant women. METHODS: The vaginal microbiomes of 157 first-trimester pregnant women were identified by classifying partial 16S gene sequences amplified from the V1 to V3 region of bacterial ribosomal 16S RNA genes...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285169/microbial-profiling-of-cpn60-universal-target-sequences-in-artificial-mixtures-of-vaginal-bacteria-sampled-by-nylon-swabs-or-self-sampling-devices-under-different-storage-conditions
#6
John J Schellenberg, Angela Yena Oh, Janet E Hill
The vaginal microbiome is increasingly characterized by deep sequencing of universal genes. However, there are relatively few studies of how different specimen collection and sample storage and processing influence these molecular profiles. Here, we evaluate molecular microbial community profiles of samples collected using the HerSwab™ self-sampling device, compared to nylon swabs and under different storage conditions. In order to minimize technical variation, mixtures of 11 common vaginal bacteria in simulated vaginal fluid medium were sampled and DNA extracts prepared for massively parallel sequencing of the cpn60 universal target (UT)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278350/the-role-of-the-vaginal-microbiome-in-gynecological-cancer-a-review
#7
REVIEW
Miriam Champer, Alexandra M Wong, Jackson Champer, Ilana L Brito, Philipp W Messer, June Y Hou, Jason D Wright
Human microbiome research has shown commensal bacteria to be a major factor in both wellness and disease pathogenesis. Interest in the microbiome has recently expanded beyond the gut to include a multitude of other organ systems for which the microbiome may have health implications. Here, we review the role of the vaginal microbiome in health and disease, with a particular focus on gynecologic malignancies. Further, we suggest that it may be possible to expand the use of probiotics in the treatment of gynecologic cancers...
March 9, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277350/vaginal-microbiome-and-its-relationship-to-behavior-sexual-health-and-sexually-transmitted-diseases
#8
Felicia M T Lewis, Kyle T Bernstein, Sevgi O Aral
The vaginal microbiota has great significance in maintaining vaginal health and protecting the host from disease. Recent advances in molecular techniques and informatics allow researchers to explore microbial composition in detail and to compare the structure of vaginal microbial communities with behavior and health outcomes, particularly acquisition and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and poor birth outcomes. Vaginal flora have been found to cluster into a limited number of communities, although community structure is dynamic...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266933/endometrial-microbiome
#9
Jason M Franasiak, Richard T Scott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There have been great improvements in assisted reproduction in the recent decade; however, there are still a significant number of chromosomally normal blastocysts that fail to produce live births. The human microbiome is the totality of the microbes and their genomes that exist in and on the host. The understanding of its impact on health and human disease, particularly in human reproduction, is evolving. RECENT FINDINGS: New technologies have empowered metagenomic sample analysis that allows for more fully characterizing the reproductive tract microbiome...
March 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266645/stress-during-pregnancy-alters-temporal-and-spatial-dynamics-of-the-maternal-and-offspring-microbiome-in-a-sex-specific-manner
#10
Eldin Jašarević, Christopher D Howard, Ana M Misic, Daniel P Beiting, Tracy L Bale
The microbiome is a regulator of host immunity, metabolism, neurodevelopment, and behavior. During early life, bacterial communities within maternal gut and vaginal compartments can have an impact on directing these processes. Maternal stress experience during pregnancy may impact offspring development by altering the temporal and spatial dynamics of the maternal microbiome during pregnancy. To examine the hypothesis that maternal stress disrupts gut and vaginal microbial dynamics during critical prenatal and postnatal windows, we used high-resolution 16S rRNA marker gene sequencing to examine outcomes in our mouse model of early prenatal stress...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263902/mollicutes-in-vaginal-microbiology-mycoplasma-hominis-ureaplasma-urealyticum-ureaplasma-parvum-and-mycoplasma-genitalium
#11
David Taylor-Robinson
Mycoplasma hominis was isolated in 1937 from the human genital tract, followed 17 years later by Ureaplasma urealyticum and 27 years after that by Mycoplasma genitalium. The first two proved relatively easy to culture but the latter required a polymerase chain reaction assay for further studies. In sexually mature women, M. hominis may be found in the vagina/cervix of about 20-50%, ureaplasmas in 40-80% and M. genitalium in 0-5%. Some heterogeneity has been found among strains of all these species, sufficient to divide ureaplasmas into two species, namely U...
March 2, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257809/the-global-health-impact-of-vaginal-dysbiosis
#12
Janneke H H M van de Wijgert, Vicky Jespers
The most common dysbiosis of the vaginal microbiome (defined here as a vaginal microbiome not dominated by lactobacilli) is bacterial vaginosis, an anaerobic polybacterial dysbiosis. Other dysbiotic states of importance to global health are vaginal microbiota with a high abundance of streptococci, staphylococci or Enterobacteriaceae, vaginal candidiasis and trichomoniasis. Knowledge about the different types of dysbiosis and their relationship to urogenital and reproductive disease burden has increased in recent years by applying non-culture-based techniques, but is far from complete...
March 1, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252577/maternal-child-microbiome-specimen-collection-storage-and-implications-for-research-and-practice
#13
Sheila Jordan, Brenda Baker, Alexis Dunn, Sara Edwards, Erin Ferranti, Abby D Mutic, Irene Yang, Jeannie Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: The maternal microbiome is a key contributor to the development and outcomes of pregnancy and the health status of both mother and infant. Significant advances are occurring in the science of the maternal and child microbiome and hold promise in improving outcomes related to pregnancy complications, child development, and chronic health conditions of mother and child. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to review site-specific considerations in the collection and storage of maternal and child microbiome samples and its implications for nursing research and practice...
March 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242352/the-role-of-escherichia-coli-in-reproductive-health-state-of-the-art
#14
Piet Cools
Escherichia coli is a well-known commensal of the normal; intestinal microbiome that can also colonize the vaginal microbiome, usually without symptoms. However, E. coli can also be a highly virulent, and frequently deadly, pathogen. In this review, I will discuss the role E. coli has in reproductive health and disease.
February 24, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178052/fecal-microbiota-transplant-for-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-a-pregnant-patient
#15
Bejan J Saeedi, Doree Gardner Morison, Colleen S Kraft, Tanvi Dhere
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection has been associated with negative outcomes in the general population and in pregnant patients. Fecal microbiota transplant has become the standard for treatment of recurrent as well as refractory C difficile infection. CASE: We present a case of a 28-year-old pregnant woman who presented with recurrent C difficile infection despite treatment with vancomycin and fidaxomicin and underwent a successful fecal microbiota transplant through colonoscopy at 18 weeks of gestation...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176229/charting-the-maternal-and-infant-microbiome-what-is-the-role-of-diabetes-and-obesity-in-pregnancy
#16
REVIEW
Sirtaj Singh, Margaret R Karagas, Noel T Mueller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the evidence on whether diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic derangements during pregnancy are associated with the maternal and infant microbiomes, and to identify gaps in the literature and offer guidance on future research on this topic. RECENT FINDINGS: We found circumstantial evidence from four observational studies that the maternal gut microbiome was associated with either pre-pregnancy body mass index, gestational weight gain, gestational diabetes, and/or related metabolic biomarkers in pregnancy; we did not identify any studies that examined whether the vaginal microbiome varied according to these metabolic parameters...
February 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121709/associations-of-the-vaginal-microbiota-with-hiv-infection-bacterial-vaginosis-and-demographic-factors
#17
Christel Chehoud, Daniel J Stieh, Aubrey G Bailey, Alice L Laughlin, Shannon A Allen, Kerrie L McCotter, Scott A Sherrill-Mix, Thomas J Hope, Frederic D Bushman
OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the effects of HIV infection on the vaginal microbiota, and associations with treatment and demographic factors. We thus compared vaginal microbiome samples from HIV+ and HIV- women collected at two Chicago area hospitals. DESIGN: We studied vaginal microbiome samples from 178 women analyzed longitudinally (n = 324 samples), and collected extensive data on clinical status and demographic factors. METHODS: We used 16S rRNA gene sequencing to characterize the bacterial lineages present, then UniFrac, Shannon Diversity and other measures to compare community structure to sample metadata...
January 24, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120845/association-of-hpv-infection-and-clearance-with-cervicovaginal-immunology-and-the-vaginal-microbiota
#18
B Shannon, T J Yi, S Perusini, P Gajer, B Ma, M S Humphrys, J Thomas-Pavanel, L Chieza, P Janakiram, M Saunders, W Tharao, S Huibner, K Shahabi, J Ravel, A Rebbapragada, R Kaul
Cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infection may increase HIV risk. Since other genital infections enhance HIV susceptibility by inducing inflammation, we assessed the impact of HPV infection and clearance on genital immunology and the cervico-vaginal microbiome. Genital samples were collected from 65 women for HPV testing, immune studies and microbiota assessment; repeat HPV testing was performed after 6 months. All participants were HIV-uninfected and free of bacterial STIs. Cytobrush-derived T cell and dendritic cell subsets were assessed by multiparameter flow cytometry...
January 25, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112736/maturation-of-the-infant-microbiome-community-structure-and-function-across-multiple-body-sites-and-in-relation-to-mode-of-delivery
#19
Derrick M Chu, Jun Ma, Amanda L Prince, Kathleen M Antony, Maxim D Seferovic, Kjersti M Aagaard
Human microbial communities are characterized by their taxonomic, metagenomic and metabolic diversity, which varies by distinct body sites and influences human physiology. However, when and how microbial communities within each body niche acquire unique taxonomical and functional signatures in early life remains underexplored. We thus sought to determine the taxonomic composition and potential metabolic function of the neonatal and early infant microbiota across multiple body sites and assess the effect of the mode of delivery and its potential confounders or modifiers...
March 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103920/ovarian-cycling-and-reproductive-state-shape-the-vaginal-microbiota-in-wild-baboons
#20
Elizabeth A Miller, Joshua A Livermore, Susan C Alberts, Jenny Tung, Elizabeth A Archie
BACKGROUND: The vaginal microbiome is an important site of bacterial-mammalian symbiosis. This symbiosis is currently best characterized for humans, where lactobacilli dominate the microbial community and may help defend women against infectious disease. However, lactobacilli do not dominate the vaginal microbiota of any other mammal studied to date, raising key questions about the forces that shape the vaginal microbiome in non-human mammals. RESULTS: We used Illumina sequencing of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene to investigate variation in the taxonomic composition of the vaginal microbiota in 48 baboons (Papio cynocephalus), members of a well-studied wild population in Kenya...
January 19, 2017: Microbiome
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