Marleen Temmerman

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for human papillomavirus and cervical precancerous lesions, and the role of concurrent HIV-1 infection
    M Temmerman
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 65:171-81. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Declining syphilis prevalence in pregnant women in Nairobi since 1995: another success story in the STD field?
    M Temmerman
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Int J STD AIDS 10:405-8. 1999
  3. pmc Effect of a syphilis control programme on pregnancy outcome in Nairobi, Kenya
    M Temmerman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Sex Transm Infect 76:117-21. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Mother-to-child HIV transmission in resource poor settings: how to improve coverage?
    Marleen Temmerman
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    AIDS 17:1239-42. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Delayed childbearing and maternal mortality
    M Temmerman
    Department of Ob Gyn, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 114:19-22. 2004
  6. pmc Longitudinal qPCR study of the dynamics of L. crispatus, L. iners, A. vaginae, (sialidase positive) G. vaginalis, and P. bivia in the vagina
    Guido Lopes Dos Santos Santiago
    Laboratory for Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e45281. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Promoting contraceptive use among female rural-to-urban migrants in Qingdao, China: a comparative impact study of worksite-based interventions
    Peter Decat
    International Centre for Reproductive Health ICRH, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 17:363-72. 2012
  8. pmc Comparison of different sampling techniques and of different culture methods for detection of group B streptococcus carriage in pregnant women
    Nabil A El Aila
    Laboratory Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 10:285. 2010
  9. pmc Longitudinal study of the dynamics of vaginal microflora during two consecutive menstrual cycles
    Guido Lopes Dos Santos Santiago
    Laboratory for Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e28180. 2011
  10. doi request reprint In vivo evaluation of the vaginal distribution and retention of a multi-particulate pellet formulation
    Nele Poelvoorde
    Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Ghent University, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Eur J Pharm Biopharm 73:280-4. 2009

Detail Information

Publications103 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for human papillomavirus and cervical precancerous lesions, and the role of concurrent HIV-1 infection
    M Temmerman
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 65:171-81. 1999
    ..To identify risk factors for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) of the cervix, and to measure the impact of concurrent HIV-1 infection...
  2. ncbi request reprint Declining syphilis prevalence in pregnant women in Nairobi since 1995: another success story in the STD field?
    M Temmerman
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Int J STD AIDS 10:405-8. 1999
    ..0001, Chi-square test for trend) in contrast to upward trends reported between 1990 and 1994-95 in the same population...
  3. pmc Effect of a syphilis control programme on pregnancy outcome in Nairobi, Kenya
    M Temmerman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Sex Transm Infect 76:117-21. 2000
    ..To assess the impact of a syphilis control programme of pregnant women on pregnancy outcome in Kenya...
  4. ncbi request reprint Mother-to-child HIV transmission in resource poor settings: how to improve coverage?
    Marleen Temmerman
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    AIDS 17:1239-42. 2003
    ..To review coverage of the current nevirapine prevention model in Coast Provincial General Hospital (CPGH) in Mombasa, Kenya, and to reflect on alternative models to reduce mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV...
  5. ncbi request reprint Delayed childbearing and maternal mortality
    M Temmerman
    Department of Ob Gyn, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 114:19-22. 2004
    ..To assess the maternal age trend in pregnant women in Flanders, Belgium, and examine the impact of maternal age on maternal mortality...
  6. pmc Longitudinal qPCR study of the dynamics of L. crispatus, L. iners, A. vaginae, (sialidase positive) G. vaginalis, and P. bivia in the vagina
    Guido Lopes Dos Santos Santiago
    Laboratory for Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e45281. 2012
    ..To obtain more detailed understanding of the causes of disturbance of the vaginal microflora (VMF), a longitudinal study was carried out for 17 women during two menstrual cycles...
  7. doi request reprint Promoting contraceptive use among female rural-to-urban migrants in Qingdao, China: a comparative impact study of worksite-based interventions
    Peter Decat
    International Centre for Reproductive Health ICRH, Ghent University, Belgium
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 17:363-72. 2012
    ..We conducted a comparative study in worksites to assess the impact of sexual health promoting interventions on contraceptive use among female rural-to-urban migrants...
  8. pmc Comparison of different sampling techniques and of different culture methods for detection of group B streptococcus carriage in pregnant women
    Nabil A El Aila
    Laboratory Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 10:285. 2010
    ..However, this procedure may require 48 h to complete. We compared different sampling and culture techniques for the detection of GBS...
  9. pmc Longitudinal study of the dynamics of vaginal microflora during two consecutive menstrual cycles
    Guido Lopes Dos Santos Santiago
    Laboratory for Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e28180. 2011
    ....
  10. doi request reprint In vivo evaluation of the vaginal distribution and retention of a multi-particulate pellet formulation
    Nele Poelvoorde
    Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Ghent University, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Eur J Pharm Biopharm 73:280-4. 2009
    ..These results were confirmed by swabbing to determine the amount of riboflavin sodium phosphate (used as marker) distributed in the different vaginal regions...
  11. pmc Identification and genotyping of bacteria from paired vaginal and rectal samples from pregnant women indicates similarity between vaginal and rectal microflora
    Nabil Abdullah El Aila
    Laboratory Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 9:167. 2009
    ..The vaginal microflora is important for maintaining vaginal health and preventing infections of the reproductive tract. The rectum has been suggested as the major source for the colonisation of the vaginal econiche...
  12. pmc Effectiveness of a peer-led HIV prevention intervention in secondary schools in Rwanda: results from a non-randomized controlled trial
    Kristien Michielsen
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan, 185 6K4, 9000, Gent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 12:729. 2012
    ..4% in young men and 3.3% in young women. This study assesses the effectiveness of a peer-led HIV prevention intervention in secondary schools in Rwanda on young people's sexual behavior, HIV knowledge and attitudes...
  13. doi request reprint Perinatal outcome of twin pregnancies in women of advanced age
    Ilse Delbaere
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 23:2145-50. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of twin pregnancies in women of advanced age (>or=35 years) compared with women aged 25-29 years old...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of two commercially available alternatives for HIV-1 viral load testing in resource-limited settings
    Kim Steegen
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Virol Methods 146:178-87. 2007
    ..Hence, false positive results and the need for an expensive PCR instrument for the Generic HIV viral load assays still limit the implementation of these tests in less equipped, less experienced laboratories...
  15. doi request reprint Comparison of culture with two different qPCR assays for detection of rectovaginal carriage of Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococci) in pregnant women
    Nabil Abdullah El Aila
    Laboratory Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University, 3BlokA, 185 De Pintelaan, 9000 Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 162:499-505. 2011
    ..qPCR after Lim broth enrichment further increased the percentage of GBS-positive women, as detected by direct qPCR, from 27 to 33%, although the bacterial inoculum was low for these subjects...
  16. pmc Association of HIV infection with distribution and viral load of HPV types in Kenya: a survey with 820 female sex workers
    Stanley M F Luchters
    International Centre for Reproductive Health ICRH, Ghent University, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 10:18. 2010
    ..Interactions between these infections pose substantial public health challenges, especially where HIV prevalence is high and HPV vaccine coverage low...
  17. ncbi request reprint Placental malaria and perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1
    Ingrid Inion
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Infect Dis 188:1675-8. 2003
    ..No association was found between placental malaria and either maternal virus load, genital HIV-1 DNA, or HIV-1 RNA. Placental malaria did not correlate with in utero or peripartal transmission of HIV-1...
  18. doi request reprint Strong correspondence in bacterial loads between the vagina and rectum of pregnant women
    Nabil Abdullah El Aila
    Laboratory of Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University, 3BlokA, 185 De Pintelaan, 9000 Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
    Res Microbiol 162:506-13. 2011
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  19. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy outcome in primiparae of advanced maternal age
    Ilse Delbaere
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 135:41-6. 2007
    ..To investigate the impact of maternal age on singleton pregnancy outcome, taking into account intermediate and confounding factors...
  20. pmc Reproductive health services for populations at high risk of HIV: Performance of a night clinic in Tete province, Mozambique
    Yves Lafort
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:144. 2010
    ..To evaluate this clinic model, we assessed relevance, service utilisation, efficiency and sustainability...
  21. ncbi request reprint Quality and quantity of antenatal HIV counselling in a PMTCT programme in Mombasa, Kenya
    Wim Delva
    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Care 18:189-93. 2006
    ..Ample pre- and post-test counselling including follow-up should be pursued for optimal effectiveness of PMTCT. We propose a number of health system interventions preceded and guided by ongoing audit...
  22. pmc Feasibility of detecting human immunodeficiency virus type 1 drug resistance in DNA extracted from whole blood or dried blood spots
    Kim Steegen
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    J Clin Microbiol 45:3342-51. 2007
    ..The use of DNA extracted from whole blood or DBS for the detection of archived drug resistance mutations deserves further study...
  23. ncbi request reprint Modified classification of Gram-stained vaginal smears to predict spontaneous preterm birth: a prospective cohort study
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:528.e1-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify women at risk of spontaneous preterm birth through a 4-category Gram-stained vaginal smear method, not restricted to bacterial vaginosis...
  24. pmc Association between bacterial vaginosis and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Evy Gillet
    International Centre for Reproductive Health ICRH, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e45201. 2012
    ..Previous studies examining the relationship between BV and cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) provided inconsistent and conflicting results. The aim of this study is to clarify the association between these two conditions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Vulnerability of women in an African setting: lessons for mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention programmes
    Philippe Gaillard
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS 16:937-9. 2002
    ..To increase the uptake of interventions to reduce perinatal HIV transmission safely, we recommend the involvement of partners in HIV testing. In addition, the counselling of women has to address methods and skills to deal with violence...
  26. ncbi request reprint Low efficacy of nevirapine (HIVNET012) in preventing perinatal HIV-1 transmission in a real-life situation
    Ann Quaghebeur
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS 18:1854-6. 2004
    ..1%, similar to the 21.7% before the intervention. These data call for further evaluation of the simple nevirapine regimen in field conditions, and underline the need for alter-native strategies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Antenatal HIV screening in Europe: a review of policies
    Jessika Deblonde
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 17:414-8. 2007
    ..Therapeutic protocols are being updated and increasingly applied in most European countries, but there is no structured information on policies and strategies with regard to antenatal HIV screening as such...
  28. doi request reprint HIV testing and sexually transmitted infection care among sexually active youth in the Balkans
    Wim Delva
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:817-21. 2008
    ..Practical and psychological factors seem to challenge the accessibility of facilities for HIV testing and STI care...
  29. ncbi request reprint Should we adjust for gestational age when analysing birth weights? The use of z-scores revisited
    Ilse Delbaere
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 22:2080-3. 2007
    ..g. single-embryo transfer (SET) versus double-embryo transfer (DET)] to birth weight, may induce bias, regardless of whether the adjustment happens via stratification, regression or through the use of z-scores...
  30. doi request reprint Dignity and the right of internally displaced adolescents in Colombia to sexual and reproductive health
    Marleen Bosmans
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, De Pintelaan 185 P3, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Disasters 36:617-34. 2012
    ..The availability of and access to sexual and reproductive health services remains a problem and displaced populations continue to have little or no power to hold their authorities accountable...
  31. pmc Limiting the caesarean section rate in low risk pregnancies is key to lowering the trend of increased abdominal deliveries: an observational study
    Ilse Delbaere
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:3. 2012
    ..This research aims to assess the incidence and trend of CS in a population-based birth register in order to identify patient groups with an increasing risk for CS...
  32. doi request reprint Creatine kinase as an indicator for hysterectomy in postpartum endomyometritis due to group A streptococci: a hypothesis illustrated by a case report
    Isabelle Dehaene
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AZ Sint Jan, Brugge Oostende, Belgium
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 73:82-8. 2012
    ..Immediate recognition and implementation of therapy is crucial for survival. Making informed decisions regarding surgical debridement, namely hysterectomy, based on clinical indicators is difficult for practitioners...
  33. doi request reprint HIV testing in Europe: mapping policies
    Jessika Deblonde
    Ghent University, International Centre for Reproductive Health, De Pintelaan 185 P3, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Policy 103:101-10. 2011
    ..With increasing treatment effectiveness, early HIV diagnosis became important, calling for the normalization of testing. National HIV testing policies were mapped to explore the characteristics and variations across European countries...
  34. pmc The risk factor profile of women with secondary infertility: an unmatched case-control study in Kigali, Rwanda
    Nathalie Dhont
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Womens Health 11:32. 2011
    ....
  35. pmc Longitudinal analysis of the vaginal microflora in pregnancy suggests that L. crispatus promotes the stability of the normal vaginal microflora and that L. gasseri and/or L. iners are more conducive to the occurrence of abnormal vaginal microflora
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Microbiol 9:116. 2009
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Psychological well-being and socio-economic hardship among AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children in Guinea
    Wim Delva
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Care 21:1490-8. 2009
    ..This situation calls for sustainable and holistic approaches to ensure the psychological and socio-economic stability of AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children...
  37. doi request reprint HIV infection and sexual behaviour in primary and secondary infertile relationships: a case--control study in Kigali, Rwanda
    Nathalie Dhont
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Sex Transm Infect 87:28-34. 2011
    ..Primary infertility is here defined as never having conceived before, secondary infertility as infertility subsequent to having conceived at least once...
  38. doi request reprint Gene polymorphisms of Toll-like and related recognition receptors in relation to the vaginal carriage of Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    J Reprod Immunol 79:163-73. 2009
    ..Our data suggest that some degree of genetic susceptibility involving pathogen recognition may occur with the key bacterial vaginosis organism, A. vaginae...
  39. doi request reprint Safer sexual behaviors after 12 months of antiretroviral treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: a prospective cohort
    Stanley Luchters
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Mombasa, Kenya, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 22:587-94. 2008
    ..Positive prevention interventions for those receiving ART must reinforce safer sex practices and partner disclosure...
  40. pmc Effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy and development of drug resistance in HIV-1 infected patients in Mombasa, Kenya
    Kim Steegen
    AIDS Reference Laboratory, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Res Ther 6:12. 2009
    ....
  41. pmc Genotyping of Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococci) isolated from vaginal and rectal swabs of women at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy
    Nabil Abdullah El Aila
    Laboratory Bacteriology Research, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 9:153. 2009
    ..Here we compared different culture media for GBS detection and we compared the occurrence of different genotypes and serotypes of GBS isolates from the vagina and rectum...
  42. ncbi request reprint Disclosure and health-seeking behaviour following intimate partner violence before and during pregnancy in Flanders, Belgium: a survey surveillance study
    Kristien Roelens
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 137:37-42. 2008
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint A sensitive in-house RT-PCR genotyping system for combined detection of plasma HIV-1 and assessment of drug resistance
    Kim Steegen
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Virol Methods 133:137-45. 2006
    ..The assay enables the accurate follow-up of patients under treatment at a significantly reduced cost compared to the currently available commercial assays for viral load assessment and genotyping...
  44. doi request reprint Smoking patterns, depression, and sociodemographic variables among Flemish women during pregnancy and the postpartum period
    Katrien S De Wilde
    Katrien S De Wilde, MSc, Doctoral candidate Leen C Trommelmans, PhD, is Staff Member and Hans H Laevens, DVM, PhD, is Staff Member, Department of Health, Catholic University College Ghent, Belgium Lea R Maes, PhD, is Professor, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD, is Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium Hedwig L Boudrez, PhD, is Staff Member, Stop Smoking Clinic, Ghent University, Belgium
    Nurs Res 62:394-404. 2013
    ..Feelings of depression may contribute to persistent smoking during pregnancy. No longitudinal studies assessing feelings of depression in women with different antepartum and postpartum smoking patterns are available...
  45. ncbi request reprint Distribution of human papillomavirus in a family planning population in nairobi, kenya
    Hugo De Vuyst
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Sex Transm Dis 30:137-42. 2003
    ..The causative role of different human papillomavirus (HPV) types in cervical cancer is established, but the distribution of HPV types within this region is largely unknown...
  46. doi request reprint HIV among out-of-school youth in Eastern and Southern Africa: a review
    Koen Stroeken
    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Care 24:186-94. 2012
    ..To verify such double effect of being-in-school we need to complement the behavioral research of the past decade with longitudinal cohort analyses that map sexual networks, in various regions...
  47. pmc Use of AUDIT, and measures of drinking frequency and patterns to detect associations between alcohol and sexual behaviour in male sex workers in Kenya
    Stanley Luchters
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 11:384. 2011
    ....
  48. pmc A knowledge, attitudes, and practice survey among obstetrician-gynaecologists on intimate partner violence in Flanders, Belgium
    Kristien Roelens
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 6:238. 2006
    ..We therefore attempted to identify potential barriers to IPV screening in a context where no guidelines have been instigated yet...
  49. doi request reprint Palestinian women's sexual and reproductive health rights in a longstanding humanitarian crisis
    Marleen Bosmans
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Reprod Health Matters 16:103-11. 2008
    ..Little attention is paid to the less visible evidence that women's reproductive rights have been subordinated to the political situation...
  50. doi request reprint A pilot study evaluating the safety of vaginal administration of a multi-particulate pellet formulation
    Guido Lopes Dos Santos Santiago
    Laboratory of Bacteriology Research LBR, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Pharm Biopharm 73:399-403. 2009
    ..Quantitative evaluation of the effect caused by vaginal administration of gelatin capsules loaded with starch pellets and lyophilized powder, respectively, on vaginal pH and microflora...
  51. doi request reprint Gardnerella vaginalis comprises three distinct genotypes of which only two produce sialidase
    Guido Lopes Dos Santos Santiago
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, Laboratory for Bacteriology Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:450.e1-7. 2011
    ..Sialidase has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. We genotyped G vaginalis isolates, assessed the presence and diversity of sialidase-encoding genes, and determined the production of sialidase...
  52. doi request reprint Results of infertility investigations and follow-up among 312 infertile women and their partners in Kigali, Rwanda
    Nathalie Dhont
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Trop Doct 41:96-101. 2011
    ..Pregnancy rates were low after conventional therapy. In order to provide effective and affordable treatment for infertility in resource-poor countries the development of low-cost assisted reproductive technologies are needed...
  53. pmc Elevated soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (sTREM)-1 levels in maternal serum during term and preterm labor
    Inge Tency
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e56050. 2013
    ..Few studies have investigated serum sTREM-1 expression during preterm labor. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess sTREM-1 concentrations in maternal serum during term and preterm labor...
  54. doi request reprint Female genital mutilation: knowledge, attitudes and practices of Flemish gynaecologists
    Els Leye
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 13:182-90. 2008
    ..To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices with regard to female genital mutilation (FGM) among gynaecologists in Flanders, Belgium...
  55. ncbi request reprint Opportunity for prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Kenyan youth: results of a population-based survey
    Mark P Hawken
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:529-35. 2002
    ..General population-based surveys attempt to avoid selection bias and are the most appropriate for tracking changes in exposure to risk of HIV infection over time and assessing changes in behavior following prevention campaigns...
  56. doi request reprint Barriers to HIV testing in Europe: a systematic review
    Jessika Deblonde
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 20:422-32. 2010
    ..There is a need to better understand the barriers to HIV testing and counselling with the aim to contribute to the decrease of the number of undiagnosed people...
  57. doi request reprint HIV prevention through sport: the case of the Mathare Youth Sport Association in Kenya
    Wim Delva
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Care 22:1012-20. 2010
    ....
  58. pmc The epidemiology of bacterial vaginosis in relation to sexual behaviour
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 10:81. 2010
    ..We therefore made a critical appraisal of the literature on BV in relation to sexual behaviour...
  59. doi request reprint Effectiveness of HIV prevention for youth in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and nonrandomized trials
    Kristien Michielsen
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS 24:1193-202. 2010
    ..Systematically assess the effectiveness of HIV-prevention interventions in changing sexual behaviour of young people (10-25 years) in sub-Saharan Africa...
  60. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in women attending antenatal care in Tete province, Mozambique
    Jhonny Luján
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    S Afr Med J 98:49-51. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and syphilis in pregnant women...
  61. doi request reprint Determinants of ferritin and soluble transferrin receptors as iron status parameters in young adult women
    Ilse Pynaert
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 12:1775-82. 2009
    ..To investigate associations between nutritional and non-nutritional variables and Fe status parameters, i.e. serum ferritin and soluble transferrin receptors (sTfR)...
  62. pmc The role of the healthcare sector in the prevention of sexual violence against sub-Saharan transmigrants in Morocco: a study of knowledge, attitudes and practices of healthcare workers
    Seline van den Ameele
    ICRH International Centre for Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 P3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:77. 2013
    ....
  63. pmc Imbalances between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in maternal serum during preterm labor
    Inge Tency
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e49042. 2012
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine serum concentrations of MMP-3, MMP-9 and all four TIMPs as well as MMP:TIMP ratios during term and preterm labor...
  64. ncbi request reprint Health care in Europe for women with genital mutilation
    Els Leye
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Health Care Women Int 27:362-78. 2006
    ..At the European level, a coordinated approach between all agencies should be developed...
  65. pmc Bacterial vaginosis is associated with uterine cervical human papillomavirus infection: a meta-analysis
    Evy Gillet
    International Centre for Reproductive Health ICRH, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 11:10. 2011
    ..The objective of this meta-analysis of published studies is to clarify and summarize published literature on the extent to which BV is associated with cervical HPV infection...
  66. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of HIV in women experiencing physical partner violence in Nairobi, Kenya
    Karoline Fonck
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 P3, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    AIDS Behav 9:335-9. 2005
    ..Multi-sector approaches are needed to change prevailing attitudes towards violence against women...
  67. pmc Maternal morbidity in the first year after childbirth in Mombasa Kenya; a needs assessment
    Matthew F Chersich
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University, Belgium
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:51. 2009
    ..There is an underutilised opportunity to include these interventions within the package of services provided for woman-child pairs attending child-health clinics...
  68. doi request reprint Group A streptococcal vaginitis: an unrecognized cause of vaginal symptoms in adult women
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 284:95-8. 2011
    ..We sought to give an overview of the epidemiology, risk factors, symptoms, signs, and treatment of GAS vaginitis in adult women...
  69. ncbi request reprint Reproductive health in Afghanistan: results of a knowledge, attitudes and practices survey among Afghan women in Kabul
    Kathia van Egmond
    International Centre for Reproductive Health ICRH, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 P3, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Disasters 28:269-82. 2004
    ..A long-standing commitment from agencies and donors is required, in which the education of women should be placed as a cornerstone of the reconstruction process of Afghanistan...
  70. ncbi request reprint Birthweight of singletons after assisted reproduction is higher after single- than after double-embryo transfer
    Petra De Sutter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital Gent, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 21:2633-7. 2006
    ..Single-embryo transfer (SET) has proven efficient in reducing multiple pregnancy rates after assisted reproduction technologies (ART). This study compares outcome of singletons after SET and double-embryo transfer (DET)...
  71. pmc Subclinical iron deficiency is a strong predictor of bacterial vaginosis in early pregnancy
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 5:55. 2005
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Placental inflammation and perinatal transmission of HIV-1
    Fabian Mwanyumba
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 29:262-9. 2002
    ..We suggest that further research on the role of antimicrobial treatment in the prevention of chorioamnionitis and the reduction of peripartum MTCT needs to be performed...
  73. pmc Diversity of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) env sequence after vertical transmission in mother-child pairs infected with HIV-1 subtype A
    Chris Verhofstede
    AIDS Reference Laboratory, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    J Virol 77:3050-7. 2003
    ..Phylogenetic tree topologies argue against selection processes as the major mechanism driving mother-to-child transmission but support the hypothesis that virus variability is mainly driven by the inoculum level and/or exposure time...
  74. pmc Preterm birth in twins after subfertility treatment: population based cohort study
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital 1P3, De Pintelaan, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMJ 331:1173. 2005
    ..To assess gestational length and prevalence of preterm birth among medically and naturally conceived twins; to establish the role of zygosity and chorionicity in assessing gestational length in twins born after subfertility treatment...
  75. ncbi request reprint Reproductive health indicators in the European Union: The REPROSTAT project
    Marleen Temmerman
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 126:3-10. 2006
    ..Further, harmonisation of data from different Member States will be needed if the benefits of these indicators are to be fully realised...
  76. ncbi request reprint Where have all the condoms gone in adolescent programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Marleen Bosmans
    Political Scientist, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
    Reprod Health Matters 14:80-8. 2006
    ....
  77. pmc Sex work and the 2010 FIFA World Cup: time for public health imperatives to prevail
    Marlise L Richter
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent 9000, Belgium
    Global Health 6:1. 2010
    ..In short, the authors argue for a moratorium on the enforcement of laws that persecute and victimise sex workers during the World Cup period...
  78. ncbi request reprint Reduced HIV risk-taking and low HIV incidence after enrollment and risk-reduction counseling in a sexually transmitted disease prevention trial in Nairobi, Kenya
    Rupert Kaul
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 30:69-72. 2002
    ..This finding should be considered in the design of clinical trials with an endpoint of HIV incidence, in particular HIV preventive vaccine trials...
  79. ncbi request reprint Monthly antibiotic chemoprophylaxis and incidence of sexually transmitted infections and HIV-1 infection in Kenyan sex workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Rupert Kaul
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    JAMA 291:2555-62. 2004
    ..Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common in female sex workers (FSWs) and may enhance susceptibility to infection with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)...
  80. pmc Controlling congenital syphilis in the era of HIV/AIDS
    Saiqa Mullick
    Population Council, Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 82:431-2. 2004
  81. ncbi request reprint The efficacy-effectiveness gap in PMTCT
    Wim Delva
    S Afr Med J 94:796. 2004
  82. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus types in women with invasive cervical carcinoma by HIV status in Kenya
    Hugo De Vuyst
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Int J Cancer 122:244-6. 2008
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Implementation of single-dose nevirapine for prevention of MTCT of HIV--lessons from Cape Town
    Wim Delva
    S Afr Med J 96:706, 708-9. 2006
  84. doi request reprint Low prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in young women attending a youth counselling service in Maputo, Mozambique
    Josefa Melo
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University E Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
    Trop Med Int Health 13:17-20. 2008
    ....
  85. doi request reprint Short- and long-term efficacy of modified directly observed antiretroviral treatment in Mombasa, Kenya: a randomized trial
    Avina Sarna
    Population Council, New Delhi, India
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:611-9. 2008
    ..To determine short- and long-term efficacy of modified directly observed therapy (m-DOT) on antiretroviral adherence...
  86. doi request reprint Mucosal Neisseria gonorrhoeae coinfection during HIV acquisition is associated with enhanced systemic HIV-specific CD8 T-cell responses
    Anthony Sheung
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    AIDS 22:1729-37. 2008
    ..As Neisseria gonorrhoeae can impair dendritic cell and T-cell immune function, we hypothesized that coinfection during HIV acquisition would impair subsequent systemic T-cell responses...
  87. ncbi request reprint Associations of sexual risk taking among Kenyan female sex workers after enrollment in an HIV-1 prevention trial
    Geeta Yadav
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:329-34. 2005
    ..Female sex workers (FSWs) often lack the ability to negotiate safer sex and are at high risk for HIV-1 infection and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
  88. pmc Low use of skilled attendants' delivery services in rural Kenya
    Kristen Cotter
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:467-71. 2006
    ..Targeted programmatic efforts are necessary to increase skilled attendant-assisted births, with the ultimate goal of reducing maternal mortality...
  89. pmc Bacterial vaginosis: not a risk factor for preterm birth?
    Hans Verstraelen
    Br J Gen Pract 54:547; author reply 547. 2004
  90. pmc Medicines without doctors: why the Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to expand AIDS treatment
    Gorik Ooms
    Belgian section of Médecins Sans Frontières, Brussels, Belgium
    PLoS Med 4:e128. 2007
  91. ncbi request reprint Acceptability of the diaphragm in Mombasa Kenya: a 6-month prospective study
    Stanley Luchters
    International Centre for Reproductive Health ICRH, Tudor Four Estate, Tom Mboya Avenue, PO Box 91109, Mombasa, Kenya
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 12:345-53. 2007
    ..This study's aim was to assess the acceptability and safety of the diaphragm among sexually-active women in Mombasa, Kenya...
  92. ncbi request reprint Health-seeking and sexual behaviors among primary healthcare patients in Nairobi, Kenya
    Karoline Fonck
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Sex Transm Dis 29:106-11. 2002
    ..Health-seeking and sexual behaviors are important elements in the control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of telemonitoring for high-risk pregnant women
    Heidi Buysse
    Department of Medical Informatics and Statistics, Ghent University, Buysse Heidi, 5K3 De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Med Inform 77:470-6. 2008
    ..Clinicians are urged to keep hospital stays as short as possible, also in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments. At present stabilized high-risk pregnant women stay in hospital for the sole purpose of being monitored...
  94. ncbi request reprint Belgian Parliament calls for organised cervical cancer screening and HPV research throughout Europe
    Marc Arbyn
    European Network of Cervical Cancer Screening, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    Lancet Oncol 3:74. 2002
  95. ncbi request reprint Parliament calls for organised cervical cancer screening and HPV research
    Marc Arbyn
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 101:101-2. 2002
  96. ncbi request reprint Secrecy, disclosure and accidental discovery: perspectives of diaphragm users in Mombasa, Kenya
    Jerry Okal
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Mombasa, Kenya
    Cult Health Sex 10:13-26. 2008
    ..Accidental discovery often resulted in partner conflict. Although future uptake of the diaphragm may be high in this setting, its use may be limited to certain types of relationships and relationship context...
  97. pmc Quantitative determination by real-time PCR of four vaginal Lactobacillus species, Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae indicates an inverse relationship between L. gasseri and L. iners
    Ellen De Backer
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University Hospital, UGent, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Microbiol 7:115. 2007
    ..iners and L. jensenii to obtain a quantitative non culture-based determination of these species in 71 vaginal samples from 32 pregnant and 28 non-pregnant women aged between 18 and 45 years...
  98. ncbi request reprint The silent burden of gynaecological disease in low income countries
    Gijs Walraven
    Secrétariat de Son Altesse l Aga Khan, Aiglemont, France
    BJOG 112:1177-9. 2005
  99. doi request reprint HIV-neutralizing immunoglobulin A and HIV-specific proliferation are independently associated with reduced HIV acquisition in Kenyan sex workers
    Taha Hirbod
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Solna, Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Sweden
    AIDS 22:727-35. 2008
    ..We performed a prospective, nested case-control study to examine the association of genital IgA and systemic cellular immune responses with subsequent HIV acquisition in high-risk Kenyan female sex workers (FSWs)...
  100. pmc Impact of five years of peer-mediated interventions on sexual behavior and sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya
    Stanley Luchters
    International Centre for Reproductive Health, Mombasa, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 8:143. 2008
    ..Impact of these interventions was evaluated among those who attended peer education and at the FSW population level...
  101. ncbi request reprint Prevalent herpes simplex virus type 2 infection is associated with altered vaginal flora and an increased susceptibility to multiple sexually transmitted infections
    Rupert Kaul
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    J Infect Dis 196:1692-7. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that HSV-2 infection might also predispose individuals to acquire other common sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...