Publications

Background: The pathogenesis of bacterial vaginosis remains largely elusive, although some microorganisms, including Gardnerella vaginalis, are suspected of playing a role in the etiology of this disorder. Recently culture-independent analysis of microbial ecosystems has proven its efficacy in characterizing the diversity of bacterial populations. Here, we report on the results obtained by combining culture and PCR-based methods to characterize the normal and disturbed vaginal microflora.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful traditional practice imported in Europe with rising migration of African, FGM-practicing communities. In the West, cutting or removing female genitalia for non-medical reasons is seen as a human rights violation.

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To use PERISTAT data on indicators of maternal mortality and morbidity to explore maternal health outcomes in Europe, and to discuss the implications of variations in the data sources for these indicators.

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To investigate the outcome of fetuses affected by congenital heart defects (CHD), either detected or undetected at ultrasound screening, according to their complexity and severity.

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Objective: To assess the influence of heart defect frequency and severity on screening sensitivity of the entire spectrum of congenital anomalies (CA) and on detection rate of congenital heart defect (CHD) when performing routine ultrasound screening in unselected pregnant women.

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Dr. Fabian Mwanyumba defended his PhD entitled: Mother to child transmission of HIV, in 2002.

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We studied the status of selenium, iodine and fungal contamination in 353 school children (age 5-14 years) from four rural villages in the District of Yulin. In three villages Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) was endemic, whereas there were no cases of KBD in the fourth village.

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