Probiotics and Vaginas 2019

Probiotics + Vaginas Webinar Resources

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Anahtar, M. N., Byrne, E. H., Doherty, K. E., Bowman, B. A., Yamamoto, H. S., Soumillon, M., … Kwon, D. S. (2015). Cervicovaginal bacteria are a major modulator of host inflammatory responses in the female genital tract. Immunity, 42(5), 965–976.  

Bertran, T., Brachet, P., Vareille-Delarbre, M., Falenta, J., Dosgilbert, A., Vasson, M.-P., … Evrard, B. (2016). Slight Pro-Inflammatory Immunomodulation Properties of Dendritic Cells by Gardnerella vaginalis: The “Invisible Man” of Bacterial Vaginosis? Journal of Immunology Research, 2016. 

Bodean, O., Munteanu, O., Cirstoiu, C., Secara, D., & Cirstoiu, M. (2013). Probiotics - a helpful additional therapy for bacterial vaginosis. Journal of Medicine and Life, 6(4), 434–436.

Bradshaw, C. S., & Brotman, R. M. (2015). Making inroads into improving treatment of bacterial vaginosis – striving for long-term cure. BMC Infectious Diseases, 15.

Hasslöf, P., Hedberg, M., Twetman, S., & Stecksén-Blicks, C. (2010). Growth inhibition of oral mutans streptococci and candida by commercial probiotic lactobacilli--an in vitro study. BMC Oral Health, 10, 18.

Hickey, R. J., Zhou, X., Settles, M. L., Erb, J., Malone, K., Hansmann, M. A., … Forney, L. J. (2015). Vaginal Microbiota of Adolescent Girls Prior to the Onset of Menarche Resemble Those of Reproductive-Age Women. mBio, 6(2).

Homayouni, A., Bastani, P., Ziyadi, S., Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, S., Ghalibaf, M., Mortazavian, A. M., & Mehrabany, E. V. (2014). Effects of probiotics on the recurrence of bacterial vaginosis: a review. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 18(1), 79–86.

Huang, B., Fettweis, J. M., Brooks, J. P., Jefferson, K. K., & Buck, G. A. (2014). The Changing Landscape of the Vaginal Microbiome. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, 34(4), 747–761.

Iavazzo, C., Gkegkes, I. D., Zarkada, I. M., & Falagas, M. E. (2011). Boric acid for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis: the clinical evidence. Journal of Women’s Health (2002), 20(8), 1245–1255.

Ling, Z., Liu, X., Chen, W., Luo, Y., Yuan, L., Xia, Y., … Xiang, C. (2013). The restoration of the vaginal microbiota after treatment for bacterial vaginosis with metronidazole or probiotics. Microbial Ecology, 65(3), 773–780.

Machado, A., & Cerca, N. (2015). Influence of Biofilm Formation by Gardnerella vaginalis and Other Anaerobes on Bacterial Vaginosis. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 212(12), 1856–1861.

MacIntyre, D. A., Chandiramani, M., Lee, Y. S., Kindinger, L., Smith, A., Angelopoulos, N., … Bennett, P. R. (2015). The vaginal microbiome during pregnancy and the postpartum period in a European population. Scientific Reports, 5, 8988.

Macklaim, J. M., Clemente, J. C., Knight, R., Gloor, G. B., & Reid, G. (2015). Changes in vaginal microbiota following antimicrobial and probiotic therapy. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, 26.

Mayer, B. T., Srinivasan, S., Fiedler, T. L., Marrazzo, J. M., Fredricks, D. N., & Schiffer, J. T. (2015). Rapid and Profound Shifts in the Vaginal Microbiota Following Antibiotic Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 212(5), 793–802.

Melkumyan, A. R., Priputnevich, T. V., Ankirskaya, A. S., Murav’eva, V. V., & Lubasovskaya, L. A. (2015). Effects of antibiotic treatment on the lactobacillus composition of vaginal microbiota. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 158(6), 766–768.

Mirmonsef, P., Hotton, A. L., Gilbert, D., Burgad, D., Landay, A., Weber, K. M., … Spear, G. T. (2014). Free Glycogen in Vaginal Fluids Is Associated with Lactobacillus Colonization and Low Vaginal pH. PLoS ONE, 9(7).

Mitchell, C., & Marrazzo, J. (2014). Bacterial vaginosis and the cervicovaginal immune response. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989), 71(6), 555–563.

Murina, F., Graziottin, A., Vicariotto, F., & De Seta, F. (2014). Can Lactobacillus fermentum LF10 and Lactobacillus acidophilus LA02 in a slow-release vaginal product be useful for prevention of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis?: A clinical study. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 48 Suppl 1, S102–105.

Pendharkar, S., Brandsborg, E., Hammarström, L., Marcotte, H., & Larsson, P.-G. (2015). Vaginal colonisation by probiotic lactobacilli and clinical outcome in women conventionally treated for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection. BMC Infectious Diseases, 15.

Pointer, B. R., Boyer, M. P., & Schmidt, M. (2015). Boric acid destabilizes the hyphal cytoskeleton and inhibits invasive growth of Candida albicans. Yeast (Chichester, England), 32(4), 389–398.

Ravel, J., Gajer, P., Abdo, Z., Schneider, G. M., Koenig, S. S. K., McCulle, S. L., … Forney, L. J. (2011). Vaginal microbiome of reproductive-age women. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 Suppl 1, 4680–4687.

Rönnqvist, P. D. J., Forsgren-Brusk, U. B., & Grahn-Håkansson, E. E. (2006). Lactobacilli in the female genital tract in relation to other genital microbes and vaginal pH. Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 85(6), 726–735.

Srinivasan, S., Liu, C., Mitchell, C. M., Fiedler, T. L., Thomas, K. K., Agnew, K. J., … Fredricks, D. N. (2010). Temporal Variability of Human Vaginal Bacteria and Relationship with Bacterial Vaginosis. PLoS ONE, 5(4).

Vicariotto, F., Mogna, L., & Del Piano, M. (2014). Effectiveness of the two microorganisms Lactobacillus fermentum LF15 and Lactobacillus plantarum LP01, formulated in slow-release vaginal tablets, in women affected by bacterial vaginosis: a pilot study. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 48 Suppl 1, S106–112.

Yang, S., Reid, G., Challis, J. R. G., Kim, S. O., Gloor, G. B., & Bocking, A. D. (2015). Is There a Role for Probiotics in the Prevention of Preterm Birth? Frontiers in Immunology, 6.

Zárate, G., & Nader-Macias, M. E. (2006). Influence of probiotic vaginal lactobacilli on in vitro adhesion of urogenital pathogens to vaginal epithelial cells. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 43(2), 174–180.

Zhou, X., Brown, C. J., Abdo, Z., Davis, C. C., Hansmann, M. A., Joyce, P., … Forney, L. J. (2007). Differences in the composition of vaginal microbial communities found in healthy Caucasian and black women. The ISME Journal, 1(2), 121–133.

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