What are the causative organisms of bacterial vaginosis?
Grant number: 1020457 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015
Bacterial vaginosis (BV), a vaginal infection affecting 10% of Australian women, is an important cause of premature birth, yet its cause is unknown. We are conducting studies to understand the cause of BV in order to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Related publications (6)
Gardnerella vaginalis Clade Distribution Is Associated With Behavioral Practices and Nugent Score in Women Who Have Sex With Women
Erica L Plummer, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Gerald L Murray, Christopher K Fairley, Jennifer A Danielewski, Suzanne M Garland, Eric PF Chow, Dieter M Bulach, Katherine A Fethers, Jane S Hocking, Catriona S Bradshaw
BACKGROUND: Gardnerella vaginalis is detected in women with and without bacterial vaginosis (BV). Identification of 4 G. vaginalis..
Sexual practices have a significant impact on the vaginal microbiota of women who have sex with women
Erica L Plummer, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Christopher K Fairley, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Suzanne M Garland, Matthew G Law, Jane S Hocking, Katherine A Fethers, Dieter M Bulach, Gerald L Murray, Catriona S Bradshaw
Women-who-have-sex-with-women (WSW) are at increased risk of bacterial vaginosis (BV). We investigated the impact of practices and..
The influence of sexual activity on the vaginal microbiota and Gardnerella vaginalis clade diversity in young women
Lenka A Vodstrcil, Jimmy Twin, Suzanne M Garland, Christopher K Fairley, Jane S Hocking, Matthew G Law, Erica L Plummer, Katherine A Fethers, Eric PF Chow, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Catriona S Bradshaw
OBJECTIVES: To examine the influence of sexual activity on the composition and consistency of the vaginal microbiota over time, an..
Molecular diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis: Does adjustment for total bacterial load or human cellular content improve diagnostic performance?
EL Plummer, SM Garland, CS Bradshaw, MG Law, LA Vodstrcil, JS Hocking, CK Fairley, SN Tabrizi
We investigated the utility of quantitative PCR assays for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis and found that while the best model ut..
The Influence of Behaviors and Relationships on the Vaginal Microbiota of Women and Their Female Partners: The WOW Health Study
Catriona S Bradshaw, Sandra M Walker, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Jade E Bilardi, Matthew Law, Jane S Hocking, Katherine A Fethers, Glenda Fehler, Susan Petersen, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Marcus Y Chen, Suzanne M Garland, Christopher K Fairley
BACKGROUND: A community-based study of women who have sex with women (WSW) was performed to determine the burden of bacterial vagi..
Hormonal Contraception Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Bacterial Vaginosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Lenka A Vodstrcil, Jane S Hocking, Matthew Law, Sandra Walker, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Christopher K Fairley, Catriona S Bradshaw
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between hormonal contraception (HC) and bacterial vaginosis (BV) by systematic review and me..