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2006-06-16 22:28:34

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment of pregnant women who have a bacterial infection of the vagina, also referred to as "bacterial vaginosis," with clindamycin cream can help delay delivery and reduce complications for the newborn infant, according to a report in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Bacterial vaginosis is a non-sexually transmitted infection caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina. Douching can raise a...

2006-05-10 13:55:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In the United States, bacterial vaginosis disproportionately affects African American women, according to research reported Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida at the 2006 National STD Prevention Conference sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trichomoniasis is also more prevalent among African-American women, according to related research reported at the meeting. Bacterial vaginitis, the most common vaginal infection in...

2006-03-03 11:44:47

By Karla Gale NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Increases in psychosocial stress seem to increase a woman's odd of having, or developing, a vaginal infection termed bacterial vaginosis (BV), researchers report. "Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition that is not well understood in terms of how women get it and what degree of harm it causes, or even how you can prevent whatever harm it may be causing," Dr. Mark A. Klebanoff told Reuters Health. There is evidence, added the researcher...

2006-01-12 19:04:47

LONDON (Reuters) - A drug prescribed to pregnant women to reduce the risk of early labor could be doing patients more harm than good, a British charity said on Friday. Tommy's, a charity that funds national research programs to prevent miscarriage and stillbirths, said the antibiotic metronidazole may double the risk of pre-term deliveries. "Clinicians and high-risk pregnant women should be aware of this research outcome so that we can avoid escalation of pre-term birth and in turn,...

2005-12-02 16:17:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with bacterial vaginosis are four times more likely to shed cytomegalovirus in their lower genital tract than women without bacterial vaginosis, a new study shows. Bacterial vaginosis, the most common type of vaginal infection in women of childbearing age, occurs when there is imbalance in the bacteria of the vagina favoring certain "bad" microbes over "good" ones. A foul-smelling vaginal discharge is a common symptom of the disease, which if not...

2005-11-07 14:39:14

Findings reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine (November 3 issue) highlight promising findings from two Seattle-based researchers on the origins of bacterial vaginosis (BV). In a collaborative effort to identify specific bacterial markers for bacterial vaginosis in vaginal-fluid samples, David Fredricks, MD, of the Program in Infectious Diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, of the University of Washington and Harborview Medical...

2005-08-15 14:28:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The presence of a specific type of bacteria in the rectum appears to reduce the risk of vaginal infections, researchers report. "The gut has been seen as a site which harbors pathogens, which can cause vaginal infection, principal investigator Dr. Sharon L. Hillier of the University of Pittsburgh commented. These findings are the "first to document that the lower gastrointestinal tract can also harbor the lactobacilli, which are beneficial for vaginal...


Latest Bacterial vaginosis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 16:25:00

Mycoplasma genitalium is a small parasitic bacterium that lives on the ciliated epithelial cells of the primate genital and respiratory tracts. It is the smallest known free-living bacterium. Up until 2002 it was also considered to be the organism with the smallest genome. M. genitalium was isolated in 1980 from urethral specimens of two male patients with non-gonococcal urethritis. Infection is fairly common and can be transmitted between partners during unprotected sex. It can be treated...

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