Publications

18e Doelencongres Infertiliteit, Gynaecologie en Obstetrie
conference location Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Dutch

Development of rapid and sensitive detection methods for group B streptococci (GBS) in pregnant women remains useful in order to adequately identify pregnant women at risk of transferring GBS to their neonate. This study compared the CDC recommended sampling and culture method with two qPCR methods for detecting GBS colonization. For a total of 100 pregnant women at 35e37 weeks of gestation, one rectovaginal ESwab each was collected. Eswab medium was inoculated into Lim broth, incubated for 24 h and plated onto chromID Strepto B agar (ChromAgar). DNA was extracted with the bioMe´rieux easyMAG platform, either directly from the rectovaginal ESwab or from Lim broth enrichment culture.

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We sampled the vagina and rectum in 71 pregnant women and bacterial loads of Lactobacillus crispatus, L. jensenii, L. gasseri, L. iners,
Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae were determined by culture and quantitative PCR (qPCR).

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Schadelijke culturele praktijken’ verwijzen naar bepaalde discriminerende gebruiken jegens vrouwen die tot voor kort overwegend in verband gebracht werden met culturele normen en tradities uit het Zuiden, voornamelijk Afrika en Azië. Er wordt daarbij veelal gedacht aan zaken als genitale verminking, kindhuwelijken, verstoting van vrouwen, eergerelateerd geweld, infanticide van meisjes en selectieve abortus ten aanzien van meisjes.

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Vaginal infection with group A streptococci (GAS) is an established cause of vaginitis amongst prepubescent girls, but largely unrecognized in adult women and therefore often misdiagnosed as vulvovaginal candidosis. We sought to give an overview of the epidemiology, risk factors, symptoms, signs, and treatment of GAS vaginitis in adult women.

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Background Considerable sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges have been reported among rural-to-urban migrants in China. Predictors thereof are urgently needed to develop targeted interventions.

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV), an alteration of vaginal flora involving a decrease in Lactobacilli and predominance of anaerobic bacteria, is among the most common cause of vaginal complaints for women of childbearing age.

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The objective of this systematic lterature review is to review current scientific knowledge on the definition of and the indications for maternal/obstetric intensive care (MIC).

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objective: MMPs may play a role in initiating labour and rupture of membranes. Therefore, we measured serum concentrations of MMP-3 and MMP-9 in women in preterm labour (group 1) as compared to women in term labour (group 2) and gestational age matched controls between 24-33 weeks not in labour (group 3).

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Self-tests for HIV in South Africa are currently unregulated. Gaps in law and policy have created a legal loophole where such tests could effectively be sold in supermarkets, but not in pharmacies. At the same time, South Africa lacks an effective regulating mechanism for diagnostic tests, which brings the quality and reliability of all self-tests into question. The authors argue for greater access to, and availability of, quality HIV self-tests. This strategy will encourage regular HIV testing, allay fears about stigma and confidentiality when testing in public facilities, and decrease the costs associated with traditional voluntary counselling and testing, and is likely to lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of HIV.

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