Prevalence of vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in the middle belt of Ghana

Vaginal infections usually caused by Candida sp, organisms responsible for bacterial vaginosis and Trichomonas vaginalis are associated with considerable discomfort and adverse outcomes during pregnancy and child...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Conclusion: A high prevalence of STIs was found among pregnant women attending ANC in the West Coast region of The Gambia. Public health intervention programmes should be strengthened to promote the sexual and reproductive health of pregnant women in The Gambia.Keywords: Sexually transmitted infections; pregnant women; antenatal clinics; The Gambia.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the incidence of lower genital infections and related factors in preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and preterm labor.Methodology: A case-control study was conducted on pregnant women who were admitted to the Hospital of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam between November 2017 and May 2019. Cases from 22 to 36 gestational weeks were included as group 1 (patients with preterm labor and intact membranes) or as group 2 (those with PPROM). The control group included women with singleton pregnancies who were matched on gestational age and recruited concurrently with the st...
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study aims to contribute to drug design, avoiding therapy ineffectiveness due to drug resistance. Effective alternative therapies to treat vaginitis will reduce the recurrence of infections and, consequently, the high costs generated in the health system, improving women's wellbeing. PMID: 32753007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Targets Source Type: research
Conclusion: Due to the risks that these microorganisms can bring to a pregnant woman and a fetus, health professionals should be alert to signs and symptoms, requesting the screening of these pathogens, as well as treating gestating women when necessary.RESUMEN Introducci ón: Durante el embarazo, los niveles de estrógeno y progesterona pueden favorecer la colonización vaginal por microorganismos, incluyendo Candida spp., Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis y Streptococcus agalactiae, asociados o no a complicaciones obstétricas e infecciones neonatales. Objetivo: Estimar la prevalencia d...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS The microecological status of pregnant women was basically the same as that of normal women. The most frequent genital tract infection was bacterial vaginosis. While bacterial vaginosis is amalgamative with vulvovaginal candidiasis and T. vaginalis infection, there was no significant difference in vaginal microecological observations among pregnant women in different age groups except that the non-albicans Candida infection incidence in the optimum reproductive age group and the T. vaginalis infection incidence in the younger age group was higher than in the other groups. PMID: 30065240 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Wang H, Huang Z, Wu Z, Qi X, Lin D Abstract The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for vaginitis, the proportion of pathogens, and cognition of reproductive age patients on the harmful effects of vaginitis, its risk factors, and treatment. This retrospective study enrolled 6,150 patients admitted to the Shanghai Jinshan Central Hospital from 2011 to 2015 with a chief complaint of abnormal vaginal discharge. A questionnaire was designed to survey the cognition of patients on the harmful effects of vaginitis. Routine gynecological examinations and laboratory tests were ...
Source: New Microbiologica - Category: Microbiology Tags: New Microbiol Source Type: research
This study purports to test our a priori hypotheses that STIs are associated with genotypes pertaining to the α-group species 9. The objectives were to determine the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV), Trichomonas vaginalis, and Candida spp in FSW, the association between these STIs and the prevalence of any potential HR and HR HPV genotypes in FSWs. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design of 616 FSW from Western Kenya aged between 18 and 61 years during 2009-2015 using a peer recruitment sampling strategy. Inclusion criteria for the study entailed female sex and>18 years of age and having engaged in tran...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of abnormal cervical cytology in pregnant women attending the ANC clinic at Siriraj Hospital was 3.4%. Inclusion of cervical cancer screening as part of antenatal assessment can help to identify precancerous lesions or cervical cancers in patients who might otherwise not be screened, thereby facilitating early treatment and improved patient outcomes. PMID: 27797261 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to assess the utility of the pelvic examination at the 6‐week postpartum visit after cesarean birth. MethodsData were collected from retrospective chart review in an obstetric resident clinic in Detroit, Michigan. Women included were those who had a cesarean birth between January 2012 and June 2014. ResultsOf 388 women who had a cesarean birth, 211 (54.4%) presented for the 6‐week postpartum visit and underwent pelvic examination. Of these women, 185 (87.7%) were asymptomatic, and 26 (12.3%) reported vaginal discharge. No other concerns were elicited. Of those with symptoms, 4 (15%) had ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to assess the utility of the pelvic examination at the 6‐week postpartum visit after cesarean birth. MethodsData were collected from retrospective chart review in an obstetric resident clinic in Detroit, Michigan. Women included were those who had a cesarean birth between January 2012 and June 2014. ResultsOf 388 women who had a cesarean birth, 211 (54.4%) presented for the 6‐week postpartum visit and underwent pelvic examination. Of these women, 185 (87.7%) were asymptomatic, and 26 (12.3%) reported vaginal discharge. No other concerns were elicited. Of those with symptoms, 4 (15%) had ...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
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