vaginal microbiota

The Role of Opportunistic Microorganisms in the Etiology of Chronic Endometritis in Women of Reproductive Age

Objective. To assess potential role of opportunistic microorganisms in the etiology of chronic endometritis by comparison of microbiota of upper and lower genital tract in women of reproductive age with different histopathologic findings of chronic endometritis and endometrial polyps. Materials and Methods. A total of 164 women of reproductive age were enrolled in this study and assigned to four groups by histopathologic changes in endometrium: I — complete set of chronic endometritis findings (n=38); II — partial set of chronic endometritis findings (n=92); III — endometrial polyps (n=15); IV — control group (n=19).

Lactobacilli Species Diversity in Different States of Vaginal Microbiota in Pregnant Women

Objective. To determine lactobacilli species diversity in different states of vaginal microbiota in pregnant women using culture, mass-spectrometry, and DNAbased assays. Materials and Methods. A total of 163 pregnant women (18 to 40 years of age) were examined in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. A comprehensive microbiological examination of vaginal swabs, including Gram staining, methylene blue staining, and culture was performed. All isolated microorganisms were identified to species level using mass-spectrometry.