Is There a Role for Probiotics in the Prevention of Preterm Birth?

@inproceedings{Yang2015IsTA,
  title={Is There a Role for Probiotics in the Prevention of Preterm Birth?},
  author={Siwen Yang and Gregor Reid and John R. G. Challis and Sung Ouk Kim and Gregory B. Gloor and Alan D. Bocking},
  booktitle={Front. Immunol.},
  year={2015}
}
Preterm birth (PTB) continues to be a global health challenge. An over-production of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, as well as an altered maternal vaginal microbiome has been implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammation/infection-associated PTB. Lactobacillus represents the dominant species in the vagina of most healthy pregnant women. The depletion of Lactobacillus in women with bacterial vaginosis (BV) has been associated with an increased risk of PTB. It remains unknown at what… CONTINUE READING
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