• Publications
  • Influence
Reliability of diagnosing bacterial vaginosis is improved by a standardized method of gram stain interpretation.
The purpose of the study was to examine intercenter variability in the interpretation of Gram-stained vaginal smears from pregnant women. The intercenter reliability of individual morphotypesExpand
  • 2,617
  • 132
Bacterial vaginosis is a strong predictor of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection.
To evaluate whether bacterial vaginosis predicts the acquisition of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), we studied 255 nonpregnant female subjects aged 15-30 who reported recent sexual contact withExpand
  • 443
  • 23
  • PDF
A case‐control study of chorioamnionic infection and histologic chorioamnionitis in prematurity
To study the role of infection in prematurity, we studied the demographic and obstetrical characteristics, chorioamnionic cultures, and placental histologic features of women who deliveredExpand
  • 533
  • 18
Association between acquisition of herpes simplex virus type 2 in women and bacterial vaginosis.
A longitudinal cohort study of sexually active women 18-30 years of age was conducted to identify variables associated with the acquisition of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections. SixExpand
  • 320
  • 17
  • PDF
The Relationship of Amniotic Fluid Cytokines and Preterm Delivery, Amniotic Fluid Infection, Histologic Chorioamnionitis, and Chorioamnion Infection
Objective: To assess the association between cytokines in the amniotic fluid (AF) and preterm delivery, the isolation of bacteria from the AF or chorioamnion, and histologic chorioamnionitis.Expand
  • 586
  • 16
The association of occult amniotic fluid infection with gestational age and neonatal outcome among women in preterm labor.
To evaluate the relationships between gestational age, neonatal outcome, and amniotic fluid (AF) bacteria, we obtained AF from women with intact membranes in idiopathic preterm labor. PositiveExpand
  • 423
  • 16
Association between bacterial vaginosis and preterm delivery of a low-birth-weight infant. The Vaginal Infections and Prematurity Study Group.
BACKGROUND Bacterial vaginosis is believed to be a risk factor for preterm delivery. We undertook a study of the association between bacterial vaginosis and the preterm delivery of infants with lowExpand
  • 382
  • 14
Trichomonas vaginalis Associated With Low Birth Weight and Preterm Delivery
Background: Several studies have suggested that pregnant women infected with Trichomonas vaginalis may be at increased risk of an adverse outcome. Goal: To evaluate prospectively the associationExpand
  • 754
  • 13
A Delicate Balance: Risk Factors for Acquisition of Bacterial Vaginosis Include Sexual Activity, Absence of Hydrogen Peroxide-Producing Lactobacilli, Black Race, and Positive Herpes Simplex Virus
Background: The etiology of bacterial vaginosis (BV) is poorly understood, but better definition of the risk factors associated with its acquisition should improve our understanding of this complexExpand
  • 195
  • 13
Interleukin-6 promoter -174 polymorphism and spontaneous preterm birth.
OBJECTIVE We assessed the relationship between interleukin-6 (IL-6) promoter -174 polymorphism and spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) less than 34 weeks and the relationship of polymorphism status withExpand
  • 115
  • 10