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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812207/the-vaginal-microbiome-and-its-potential-to-impact-efficacy-of-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-women
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Jennifer Velloza, Renee Heffron
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes existing evidence addressing the potential modulation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) products, specifically 1% tenofovir (TFV) gel and oral tenofovir-based PrEP, by vaginal dysbiosis and discusses future considerations for delivering novel, long-acting PrEP products to women at high risk for vaginal dysbiosis and HIV. RECENT FINDINGS: We describe results from analyses investigating the modification of PrEP efficacy by vaginal dysbiosis and studies of biological mechanisms that could render PrEP ineffective in the presence of specific microbiota...
August 15, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807017/the-urinary-microbiota-of-men-and-women-and-its-changes-in-women-during-bacterial-vaginosis-and-antibiotic-treatment
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Cornelia Gottschick, Zhi-Luo Deng, Marius Vital, Clarissa Masur, Christoph Abels, Dietmar H Pieper, Irene Wagner-Döbler
BACKGROUND: The urinary microbiota is similarly complex as the vaginal and penile microbiota, yet its role as a reservoir for pathogens and for recurrent polymicrobial biofilm diseases like bacterial vaginosis (BV) is not clear. RESULTS: Here, we analysed the urinary microbiota of healthy men and women and compared it with that of women during BV and after antibiotic treatment using next-generation sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene V1-V2 regions. Eight different community types, so called urotypes (UT), were identified in healthy humans, all of which were shared between men and women, except UT 7, dominated in relative abundance by Lactobacillus crispatus, which was found in healthy women only...
August 14, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792372/treatment-failure-of-bacterial-vaginosis-is-not-associated-with-higher-loads-of-atopobium-vaginae-and-gardnerella-vaginalis
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Carolina Sanitá Tafner Ferreira, Gilbert Gerard Donders, Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada, Andrea da Rocha Tristão, Thaiz Fernandes, Márcia Guimarães da Silva, Camila Marconi
PURPOSE: Cervicovaginal Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis are strongly associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV) and are the main components of vaginal biofilms. The low efficacy of BV treatment with metronidazole may be due to the presence of such biofilms. Thus, the aim of this study was to compare the pretreatment cervicovaginal loads of A. vaginae and G. vaginalis for women who restored normal flora and those who persisted with BV after a full course of oral metronidazole...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789705/impact-of-intrapartum-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-upon-the-intestinal-microbiota-and-the-prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-vaginally-delivered-full-term-neonates
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Alicja Nogacka, Nuria Salazar, Marta Suárez, Christian Milani, Silvia Arboleya, Gonzalo Solís, Nuria Fernández, Lidia Alaez, Ana M Hernández-Barranco, Clara G de Los Reyes-Gavilán, Marco Ventura, Miguel Gueimonde
BACKGROUND: Disturbances in the early establishment of the intestinal microbiota may produce important implications for the infant's health and for the risk of disease later on. Different perinatal conditions may be affecting the development of the gut microbiota. Some of them, such as delivery mode or feeding habits, have been extensively assessed whereas others remain to be studied, being critical to identify their impact on the microbiota and, if any, to minimize it. Antibiotics are among the drugs most frequently used in early life, the use of intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis (IAP), present in over 30% of deliveries, being the most frequent source of exposure...
August 8, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770172/diversity-of-cervical-microbiota-in-asymptomatic-chlamydia-trachomatis-genital-infection-a-pilot-study
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Simone Filardo, Marisa Di Pietro, Maria G Porpora, Nadia Recine, Alessio Farcomeni, Maria A Latino, Rosa Sessa
Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection continues to be an important public health problem worldwide due to its increasing incidence. C. trachomatis infection can lead to severe sequelae, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, obstructive infertility, and preterm birth. Recently, it has been suggested that the cervico-vaginal microbiota may be an important defense factor toward C. trachomatis infection as well as the development of chronic sequelae. Therefore, the investigation of microbial profiles associated to chlamydial infection is of the utmost importance...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744259/development-of-human-breast-milk-microbiota-associated-mice-as-a-method-to-identify-breast-milk-bacteria-capable-of-colonizing-gut
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Xiaoxin Wang, Huifang Lu, Zhou Feng, Jie Cao, Chao Fang, Xianming Xu, Liping Zhao, Jian Shen
Human breast milk is recognized as one of multiple important sources of commensal bacteria for infant gut. Previous studies searched for the bacterial strains shared between breast milk and infant feces by isolating bacteria and performing strain-level bacterial genotyping, but only limited number of milk bacteria were identified to colonize infant gut, including bacteria from Bifidobacterium, Staphylococcus, Lactobacillus, and Escherichia/Shigella. Here, to identify the breast milk bacteria capable of colonizing gut without the interference of bacteria of origins other than the milk or the necessity to analyze infant feces, normal chow-fed germ-free mice were orally inoculated with the breast milk collected from a mother 2 days after vaginal delivery...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732773/efficacy-of-oral-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-for-hiv-among-women-with-abnormal-vaginal-microbiota-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-randomised-placebo-controlled-partners-prep-study
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Renee Heffron, R Scott McClelland, Jennifer E Balkus, Connie Celum, Craig R Cohen, Nelly Mugo, Elizabeth Bukusi, Deborah Donnell, Jairam Lingappa, James Kiarie, Tina Fiedler, Matthew Munch, David N Fredricks, Jared M Baeten
BACKGROUND: Daily oral tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is high efficacious for HIV prevention among women with high adherence. However, the effect of abnormal vaginal microbiota on PrEP efficacy is of concern. We investigated whether bacterial vaginosis modified the efficacy of oral PrEP. METHODS: We used prospectively collected data from women in the Partners PrEP Study, a placebo-controlled trial of daily oral PrEP (either tenofovir monotherapy or a combination of tenofovir and emtricitabine) in HIV serodiscordant couples aged 18 years or older in Kenya and Uganda that showed high efficacy in women...
July 18, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723942/comparative-analysis-of-vaginal-microbiota-sampling-using-16s-rrna-gene-analysis
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Seppo Virtanen, Ilkka Kalliala, Pekka Nieminen, Anne Salonen
BACKGROUND: Molecular methods such as next-generation sequencing are actively being employed to characterize the vaginal microbiota in health and disease. Previous studies have focused on characterizing the biological variation in the microbiota, and less is known about how factors related to sampling contribute to the results. Our aim was to investigate the impact of a sampling device and anatomical sampling site on the quantitative and qualitative outcomes relevant for vaginal microbiota research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721502/mucin-cross-feeding-of-infant-bifidobacteria-and-eubacterium-hallii
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Vera Bunesova, Christophe Lacroix, Clarissa Schwab
Mucus production is initiated before birth and provides mucin glycans to the infant gut microbiota. Bifidobacteria are the major bacterial group in the feces of vaginally delivered and breast milk-fed infants. Among the bifidobacteria, only Bifidobacterium bifidum is able to degrade mucin and to release monosaccharides which can be used by other gut microbes colonizing the infant gut. Eubacterium hallii is an early occurring commensal that produces butyrate and propionate from fermentation metabolites but that cannot degrade complex oligo- and polysaccharides...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704429/effects-of-coconut-oil-on-glycemia-inflammation-and-urogenital-microbial-parameters-in-female-ossabaw-mini-pigs
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Annie E Newell-Fugate, Katherine Lenz, Cassandra Skenandore, Romana A Nowak, Bryan A White, Andrea Braundmeier-Fleming
Forty percent of American women are obese and at risk for type II diabetes, impaired immune function, and altered microbiome diversity, thus impacting overall health. We investigated whether obesity induced by an excess calorie, high fat diet containing hydrogenated fats, fructose, and coconut oil (HFD) altered glucose homeostasis, peripheral immunity, and urogenital microbial dynamics. We hypothesized that HFD would cause hyperglycemia, increase peripheral inflammation, and alter urogenital microbiota to favor bacterial taxonomy associated with inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700747/the-association-between-ethnicity-and-vaginal-microbiota-composition-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands
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Hanneke Borgdorff, Charlotte van der Veer, Robin van Houdt, Catharina J Alberts, Henry J de Vries, Sylvia M Bruisten, Marieke B Snijder, Maria Prins, Suzanne E Geerlings, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Janneke H H M van de Wijgert
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ethnicity is independently associated with vaginal microbiota (VMB) composition in women living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as has been shown for American women. METHODS: Women (18-34 years, non-pregnant, N = 610) representing the six largest ethnic groups (Dutch, African Surinamese, South-Asian Surinamese, Turkish, Moroccan, and Ghanaian) were sampled from the population-based HELIUS study. Sampling was performed irrespective of health status or healthcare seeking behavior...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681204/association-of-asymptomatic-bacterial-vaginosis-with-persistence-of-female-genital-human-papillomavirus-infection
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K Kero, J Rautava, K Syrjänen, S Grenman, S Syrjänen
More data are needed on the role of abnormal vaginal microbiota in the natural history of cervical human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. Our purpose was to study the prevalence of mixed flora (MF), bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infection in women with known HPV outcomes during the 72-month follow-up (FU). Asymptomatic pregnant women (N = 329) were enrolled in the third trimester of their pregnancy. Pap smears and HPV genotyping samples were taken at baseline and at 12-, 24-, 36- and 72-month FU visits, with one additional sample at 2 months for HPV...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674502/treatment-of-abnormal-vaginal-microbiota-before-frozen-embryo-transfer-case-report-and-minireview-to-discuss-the-longitudinal-treatment-efficacy-of-oral-clindamycin
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Thor Haahr, Helle O Elbaek, Rita J Laursen, Birgit Alsbjerg, Jørgen S Jensen, Peter Humaidan
Abnormal vaginal microbiota (AVM) or bacterial vaginosis (BV) might negatively impact reproductive outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, before randomized controlled trials are initiated to investigate cause and effect, it is necessary to establish the optimal treatment for AVM. Metronidazole seems ineffective to treat the biofilm in AVM; thus, clindamycin could be suggested as a relevant antibiotic agent for future intervention based studies. In the present case report, we present the first longitudinal follow-up of the vaginal microbiota with molecular methods during and after oral clindamycin treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651630/maternal-inheritance-of-bifidobacterial-communities-and-bifidophages-in-infants-through-vertical-transmission
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Sabrina Duranti, Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Leonardo Mancabelli, Federica Armanini, Francesca Turroni, Kieran James, Pamela Ferretti, Valentina Gorfer, Chiara Ferrario, Christian Milani, Marta Mangifesta, Rosaria Anzalone, Moreno Zolfo, Alice Viappiani, Edoardo Pasolli, Ilaria Bariletti, Rosarita Canto, Rosanna Clementi, Marina Cologna, Tiziana Crifò, Giuseppina Cusumano, Sabina Fedi, Stefania Gottardi, Claudia Innamorati, Caterina Masè, Daniela Postai, Daniela Savoi, Massimo Soffiati, Saverio Tateo, Anna Pedrotti, Nicola Segata, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura
BACKGROUND: The correct establishment of the human gut microbiota represents a crucial development that commences at birth. Different hypotheses propose that the infant gut microbiota is derived from, among other sources, the mother's fecal/vaginal microbiota and human milk. RESULTS: The composition of bifidobacterial communities of 25 mother-infant pairs was investigated based on an internal transcribed spacer (ITS) approach, combined with cultivation-mediated and genomic analyses...
June 26, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644357/effect-of-synbiotic-on-the-gut-microbiota-of-cesarean-delivered-infants-a-randomized-double-blind-multicenter-study
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Mei Chin Chua, Kaouther Ben-Amor, Christophe Lay, Anne G E Neo, Wei 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-16V on the gut microbiota of cesarean-born infants. Infants were randomized to receive a standard formula (control), the same with scGOS/lcFOS and B. breve M-16V (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...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640154/vaginal-microbiota-and-genitourinary-menopausal-symptoms-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Caroline M Mitchell, Sujatha Srinivasan, Xiang Zhan, Michael C Wu, Susan D Reed, Katherine A Guthrie, Andrea Z LaCroix, Tina Fiedler, Matthew Munch, Congzhou Liu, Noah G Hoffman, Ian A Blair, Katherine Newton, Ellen W Freeman, Hadine Joffe, Lee Cohen, David N Fredricks
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between the composition of the vaginal microbiota and genitourinary menopausal symptoms, serum estrogen, and vaginal glycogen. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, 88 women aged 40 to 62 years, enrolled in a hot flash treatment trial, provided vaginal swabs and a blood sample at enrollment. Bacterial communities were characterized using 16S rRNA PCR and deep sequencing targeting the V3-V4 region. Quantities of Lactobacillus crispatus and Lactobacillus iners were measured using qPCR...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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 15, 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
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