First Trimester Vaginal Ureaplasma Biovar Colonization and Preterm Birth: Results of a Prospective Multicenter Study.

@article{RittenschoberBhm2018FirstTV,
  title={First Trimester Vaginal Ureaplasma Biovar Colonization and Preterm Birth: Results of a Prospective Multicenter Study.},
  author={Judith Rittenschober-B{\"o}hm and Thomas Waldhoer and Stefan M. Schulz and Birgit Stihsen and Birgit Pimpel and Katharina Goeral and Erich Hafner and Gerhard Sliutz and David C. Kasper and Armin Witt and Angelika Berger},
  journal={Neonatology},
  year={2018},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={
          1-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND While there is a proven association of upper genital tract Ureaplasma infection during pregnancy with adverse pregnancy outcome, the effect of vaginal Ureaplasma colonization on preterm delivery has been controversially debated. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that women with isolation of vaginal U. parvum but not U. urealyticum are at increased risk for spontaneous preterm birth (SPB) compared to women with negative results. METHODS A vaginal swab taken between 12 and 14 weeks of… CONTINUE READING

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