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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624570/effects-of-intrauterine-contraception-on-the-vaginal-microbiota
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Christine M Bassis, Jenifer E Allsworth, Heather N Wahl, Daniel E Sack, Vincent B Young, Jason D Bell
OBJECTIVES: There have been conflicting reports of altered vaginal microbiota and infection susceptibility associated with contraception use. The objectives of this study were to determine if intrauterine contraception altered the vaginal microbiota and to compare the effects of a copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) and a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) on the vaginal microbiota. STUDY DESIGN: DNA was isolated from the vaginal swab samples of 76 women using Cu-IUD (n=36) or LNG-IUS (n=40) collected prior to insertion of intrauterine contraception (baseline) and at 6 months...
June 14, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611760/bacterial-composition-and-diversity-in-breast-milk-samples-from-mothers-living-in-taiwan-and-mainland-china
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Shiao-Wen Li, Koichi Watanabe, Chih-Chieh Hsu, Shiou-Huei Chao, Zheng-Hua Yang, Yan-Jun Lin, Chun-Chiang Chen, Yong-Mei Cao, Hsuan-Cheng Huang, Chuan-Hsiung Chang, Ying-Chieh Tsai
Human breast milk is widely recognized as the best source of nutrients for healthy growth and development of infants; it contains a diverse microbiota. Here, we characterized the diversity of the microbiota in the breast milk of East Asian women and assessed whether delivery mode influenced the microbiota in the milk of healthy breast-feeding mothers. We profiled the microbiota in breast milk samples collected from 133 healthy mothers in Taiwan and in six regions of mainland China (Central, East, North, Northeast, South, and Southwest China) by using 16S rRNA pyrosequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597813/therapeutic-opportunities-in-the-vaginal-microbiome
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Gregor Reid
The reproductive tract of females lies at the core of humanity. The immensely complex process that leads to successful reproduction is miraculous yet invariably successful. Microorganisms have always been a cause for concern for their ability to infect this region, yet it is other, nonpathogenic microbial constituents now uncovered by sequencing technologies that offer hope for improving health. The universality of Lactobacillus species being associated with health is the basis for therapeutic opportunities, including through engineered strains...
June 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594946/association-of-vaginal-dysbiosis-and-biofilm-with-contraceptive-vaginal-ring-biomass-in-african-women
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Liselotte Hardy, Vicky Jespers, Irith De Baetselier, Jozefien Buyze, Lambert Mwambarangwe, Viateur Musengamana, Janneke van de Wijgert, Tania Crucitti
We investigated the presence, density and bacterial composition of contraceptive vaginal ring biomass and its association with the vaginal microbiome. Of 415 rings worn by 120 Rwandese women for three weeks, the biomass density was assessed with crystal violet and the bacterial composition of biomass eluates was assessed with quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). The biomass was visualised after fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) and with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The vaginal microbiome was assessed with Nugent scoring and vaginal biofilm was visualised after FISH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594642/ce-health-and-the-human-microbiome-a-primer-for-nurses
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Katie Gresia McElroy, Seon-Yoon Chung, Mary Regan
What findings about the GI and vaginal microbiota mean for patient care. ABSTRACT: The profound impact of the human microbiome on health makes it imperative that nurses understand the basic structures and functions of the various microbial communities. In studying the human microbiome, advances in DNA and RNA sequencing technology offer benefits over traditional culturebased methods. Such technology has permitted more thorough investigations of microbial communities, particularly those of the gastrointestinal (GI) and female reproductive tracts...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585849/-contemporary-technicqes-in-diagnostic-patients-with-vaginal-microbiota
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D Leško, V Buchta, M Salavec, P Jílek, J Kestřánek, A Drbohlavová, J Špaček
OBJECTIVE: Review of literature dealing with the specificity of the vagina from the standpoint of microbial colonization. DESIGN: Literature review. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Clinical Microbiology, University Hospital and Medical Faculty in Hradec Kralove, Charles University Prague. METHODS: Analysis of the literature review and personal experience dealing with vaginal microbiota...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580872/effects-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-and-lactobacillus-acidophilus-on-bacterial-vaginal-pathogens
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Lucia Bertuccini, Rosario Russo, Francesca Iosi, Fabiana Superti
The human vagina is colonized by a variety of microbes. Lactobacilli are the most common, mainly in healthy women; however, the microbiota composition can change rapidly, leading to infection or to a state in which potential pathogenic microorganisms co-exist with other commensals. In premenopausal women, urogenital infections, such as bacterial vaginosis and aerobic vaginitis, remain an important health problem. Treatment of these infections involves different kind of antibiotics; however, the recurrence rate remains high, and it must be also underlined that antibiotics are unable to spontaneously restore normal flora characterized by an abundant community of Lactobacilli...
June 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579980/vaginal-lactobacillus-inhibits-hiv-1-replication-in-human-tissues-ex-vivo
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Rogers A Ñahui Palomino, Sonia Zicari, Christophe Vanpouille, Beatrice Vitali, Leonid Margolis
Lactobacillus species, which dominate vaginal microbiota of healthy reproductive-age women, lower the risks of sexually transmitted infections, including the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition. The exact mechanisms of this protection remain to be understood. Here, we investigated these mechanisms in the context of human cervico-vaginal and lymphoid tissues ex vivo. We found that all six Lactobacillus strains tested in these systems significantly suppressed HIV type-1 (HIV-1) infection. We identified at least three factors that mediated this suppression: (i) Acidification of the medium...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572388/vaginal-bacteria-modify-hiv-tenofovir-microbicide-efficacy-in-african-women
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Nichole R Klatt, Ryan Cheu, Kenzie Birse, Alexander S Zevin, Michelle Perner, Laura Noël-Romas, Anneke Grobler, Garrett Westmacott, Irene Y Xie, Jennifer Butler, Leila Mansoor, Lyle R McKinnon, Jo-Ann S Passmore, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Salim S Abdool Karim, Adam D Burgener
Antiretroviral-based strategies for HIV prevention have shown inconsistent results in women. We investigated whether vaginal microbiota modulated tenofovir gel microbicide efficacy in the CAPRISA (Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa) 004 trial. Two major vaginal bacterial community types-one dominated by Lactobacillus (59.2%) and the other where Gardnerella vaginalis predominated with other anaerobic bacteria (40.8%)-were identified in 688 women profiled. Tenofovir reduced HIV incidence by 61% (P = 0...
June 2, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562623/relationship-between-nugent-score-and-vaginal-epithelial-exfoliation
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Courtney P Amegashie, Nicole M Gilbert, Jeffrey F Peipert, Jenifer E Allsworth, Warren G Lewis, Amanda L Lewis
OBJECTIVE: Clue cells characteristic of bacterial vaginosis (BV) are thought to arise due to exfoliation of the vaginal epithelium; however, there is little published data connecting total numbers of epithelial cells to markers of BV. The purpose of this study was to enumerate exfoliated epithelial cells (independent of clue cells) and examine the relationship to Nugent score. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional sub-study of the Contraceptive CHOICE Project cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554813/impact-of-exopolysaccharides-epss-of-lactobacillus-gasseri-strains-isolated-from-human-vagina-on-cervical-tumor-cells-hela
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Tolga Sungur, Belma Aslim, Cagtay Karaaslan, Busra Aktas
Lactobacilli, commonly used as probiotics, have been shown to maintain vaginal health and contribute to host microbiota interaction. Exopolysaccharides (EPSs) produced by lactobacillus have been found to have an important role in probiotic activity; however, there is limited knowledge concerning their impact on cervical cancer and urogenital health. The objective of this study is to investigate and compare EPSs of L. gasseri strains (G10 and H15), isolated from a healthy human vagina, for their capability to inhibit cervical cancer cell (HeLa) growth and modulate immune response...
May 26, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552417/quantification-isolation-and-characterization-of-bifidobacterium-from-the-vaginal-microbiomes-of-reproductive-aged-women
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Aline C Freitas, Janet E Hill
The vaginal microbiome plays an important role in women's reproductive health. Imbalances in this microbiota, such as the poorly defined condition of bacterial vaginosis, are associated with increased susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections and negative reproductive outcomes. Currently, a "healthy" vaginal microbiota in reproductive aged women is understood to be dominated by Lactobacillus, although "atypical" microbiomes, such as Bifidobacterium-dominated profiles, have been described. Despite these observations, vaginal bifidobacteria remain relatively poorly characterized, and questions remain regarding their actual abundance in the microbiome...
May 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527759/selection-of-new-lactic-acid-bacteria-strains-bearing-probiotic-features-from-mucosal-microbiota-of-healthy-calves-looking-for-immunobiotics-through-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-approaches-for-immunoprophylaxis-applications
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Sávio Sandes, Luige Alvim, Bruno Silva, Leonardo Acurcio, Cinara Santos, Márcia Campos, Camila Santos, Jacques Nicoli, Elisabeth Neumann, Álvaro Nunes
From the birth, since their mucosal microbiota and immune system are not fully developed, newborn calves are susceptible to several mucosal pathogenic microorganisms. Operating through humoral and non-humoral mechanisms in the host, several lactic acid bacteria strains bearing probiotic features are often employed in livestock as food supplement, improving animal production performance, promoting health and reducing the severity of mucosal infections. Accordingly, we isolated, species-level identified and screened for their probiotic potentials seventy lactic acid bacteria strains from upper airway, vaginal and intestinal mucosa of healthy calves...
July 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508168/distinct-histone-modifications-modulate-defb1-expression-in-human-vaginal-keratinocytes-in-response-to-lactobacillus-spp
#14
Jaehyouk Lee, Ara Jang, Jin Wook Kim, Jun Hyun Han, Byung Hee Chun, Hye Su Jung, Che Ok Jeon, Soon Chul Myung
Vaginal commensal lactobacilli are considered to contribute significantly to the control of vaginal microbiota by competing with other microflora for adherence to the vaginal epithelium and by producing antimicrobial compounds. However, the molecular mechanisms of symbiotic prokaryotic-eukaryotic communication in the vaginal ecosystem remain poorly understood. Here, we showed that both DNA methylation and histone modifications were associated with expression of the DEFB1 gene, which encodes the antimicrobial peptide human β-defensin-1, in vaginal keratinocyte VK2/E6E7 cells...
May 15, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504576/is-the-role-of-human-female-reproductive-tract-microbiota-underestimated
#15
D Kamińska, M Gajecka
An issue that is currently undergoing extensive study is the influence of human vaginal microbiota (VMB) on the health status of women and their neonates. Healthy women are mainly colonised with lactobacilli such as Lactobacillus crispatus, Lactobacillus jensenii, and Lactobacillus iners; however, other bacteria may be elements of the VMB, particularly in women with bacterial vaginosis. The implementation of culture-independent molecular methods in VMB characterisation, especially next-generation sequencing, have provided new information regarding bacterial diversity in the vagina, revealing a large number of novel, fastidious, and/or uncultivated bacterial species...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504574/gut-dysbiosis-following-c-section-instigates-higher-colonisation-of-toxigenic-clostridium-perfringens-in-infants
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R Nagpal, H Tsuji, T Takahashi, K Nomoto, K Kawashima, S Nagata, Y Yamashiro
Herein we investigated the intestinal carriage of α-toxigenic and enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens during infancy, focusing on its association with other gut microbes and mode of delivery and feeding. Faecal samples from 89 healthy term infants were collected at age 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 3 years. C. perfringens was quantified by qPCR; other gut bacteria were quantified by reverse-transcription-qPCR. Alpha-toxigenic C. perfringens was detected in 3.4% infants at day 7 but was present in 35-40% infants at subsequent time-points, with counts ranging from 10(3)-10(7) cells/g faeces...
May 30, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480290/group-b-streptococci-colonization-in-pregnant-guatemalan-women-prevalence-risk-factors-and-vaginal-microbiome
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Anne-Marie Rick, Angie Aguilar, Rosita Cortes, Remei Gordillo, Mario Melgar, Gabriela Samayoa-Reyes, Daniel N Frank, Edwin J Asturias
BACKGROUND: Infection causes 1 of every 5 neonatal deaths globally. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the most significant pathogen, although little is known about its epidemiology and risk in low-income countries. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in 2015 at a public hospital in Guatemala City enrolled women ≥35 weeks' gestation. Vaginal and rectal swabs were processed using Lim broth and GBS CHROMagar then agglutination testing. Risk factors were assessed using multivariate analysis...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479120/what-fertility-specialists-should-know-about-the-vaginal-microbiome-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Juan Antonio García-Velasco, Marco Menabrito, Isidoro Bruna Catalán
Our understanding of the composition of the microbial communities that inhabit the human body, known as the 'microbiome', is aided by the development of non-culture-dependent DNA sequencing. It is increasingly apparent that the balance of microbial species greatly affects the health of the host. Disturbances in the composition of bacterial communities have been shown to contribute to various disease states, and there is a growing body of evidence that the vaginal microbiota, which is unique to each woman, plays an important role in determining many facets of reproductive health...
April 19, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472225/recent-bacterial-vaginosis-is-associated-with-acquisition-of-mycoplasma-genitalium
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Erica M Lokken, Jennifer E Balkus, James Kiarie, James P Hughes, Walter Jaoko, Patricia A Totten, R Scott McClelland, Lisa E Manhart
We assessed the association between recent bacterial vaginosis (BV) and incident Mycoplasma genitalium, a sexually transmitted bacterium associated with adverse female reproductive health outcomes. Female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya completed a monthly sexual behavior interview and clinical examination. During February 2005-February 2006, vaginal fluid specimens collected from women every other month were tested for M. genitalium by nucleic acid amplification testing. Vaginal microbiota was assessed monthly and categorized by Nugent score (0-3 normal, 4-6 intermediate microbiota, 7-10 BV)...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471912/effect-of-synbiotic-on-the-gut-microbiota-of-caesarean-delivered-infants-a-randomized-double-blind-multicenter-study
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Mei Chien Chua, Kaouther Ben-Amor, Christophe Lay, Anne Goh Eng Neo, Wen Chin Chiang, Rajeshwar Rao, Charmaine Chew, Surasith Chaithongwongwatthana, Nipon Khemapech, Jan Knol, Voranush Chongsrisawat
We determined the effect of short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides (scGOS), long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (lcFOS) and Bifidobacterium breve M-16 V on the gut microbiota of caesarean born infants. Infants were randomized to receive a standard formula (control), the same with scGOS/lcFOS and B. breve M-16 V (synbiotic), or with scGOS/lcFOS (prebiotic) from birth until week 16, 30 subjects born vaginally were included as a reference group. Synbiotic supplementation resulted in a higher bifidobacteria proportion from day 3/5 (p < 0...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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