Hans Verstraelen

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The biofilm in bacterial vaginosis: implications for epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vulvovaginal Disease Clinic, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:86-9. 2013
  2. pmc Antiseptics and disinfectants for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis: a systematic review
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 12:148. 2012
  3. pmc Screening for inter-hospital differences in cesarean section rates in low-risk deliveries using administrative data: an initiative to improve the quality of care
    Willem Aelvoet
    Federal Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:3. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Vaginal lactobacilli, probiotics, and IVF
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 11:674-5. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis: an update on diagnosis and treatment
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 7:1109-24. 2009
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. doi request reprint The biofilm in bacterial vaginosis: implications for epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vulvovaginal Disease Clinic, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 26:86-9. 2013
    ..Recent evidence supports the view that bacterial vaginosis presents as a polymicrobial biofilm infection. This has far-reaching implications for the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial vaginosis...
  2. pmc Antiseptics and disinfectants for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis: a systematic review
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 12:148. 2012
    ..The study objective was to assess the available data on efficacy and tolerability of antiseptics and disinfectants in treating bacterial vaginosis (BV)...
  3. pmc Screening for inter-hospital differences in cesarean section rates in low-risk deliveries using administrative data: an initiative to improve the quality of care
    Willem Aelvoet
    Federal Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Brussels, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:3. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Vaginal lactobacilli, probiotics, and IVF
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Reprod Biomed Online 11:674-5. 2005
    ..Carefully designed trials using well characterized probiotic strains and treatment regimens are still required to evaluate the effect of probiotics on IVF-embryo transfer pregnancy rates...
  5. doi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis: an update on diagnosis and treatment
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 7:1109-24. 2009
    ..As an adjuvant to standard treatment with antibiotics, alternative treatments with antiseptics and disinfectants, vaginal-acidifying and -buffering agents, and probiotics hold some promise for long-term prevention...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
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  11. 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
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  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
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  15. pmc Comparison between Gram stain and culture for the characterization of vaginal microflora: definition of a distinct grade that resembles grade I microflora and revised categorization of grade I microflora
    Rita Verhelst
    Department Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University Hospital, UGent, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Microbiol 5:61. 2005
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  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  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. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc Microflora of the penile skin-lined neovagina of transsexual women
    Steven Weyers
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Microbiol 9:102. 2009
    ..Secondary objectives were to describe possible correlations of this microflora with multiple patients' characteristics, such as sexual orientation, the incidence of vaginal irritation and malodorous vaginal discharge...
  23. pmc Antibiotic susceptibility of Atopobium vaginae
    Ellen De Backer
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Infect Dis 6:51. 2006
    ..Thus far the four isolates of this fastidious micro-organism were found to be highly resistant to metronidazole and susceptible for clindamycin, two antibiotics preferred for the treatment of BV...
  24. 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...
  25. pmc Cloning of 16S rRNA genes amplified from normal and disturbed vaginal microflora suggests a strong association between Atopobium vaginae, Gardnerella vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis
    Rita Verhelst
    Department Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Microbiol 4:16. 2004
    ..Here, we report on the results obtained by combining culture and PCR-based methods to characterize the normal and disturbed vaginal microflora...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Vaginal distribution and retention of a multiparticulate drug delivery system, assessed by gamma scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging
    Samata Mehta
    Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, Ghent University, Harelbekestraat 72, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Pharm 426:44-53. 2012
    ..A conventional cream formulation was used as reference in both studies...
  30. ncbi request reprint Culture-independent analysis of vaginal microflora: the unrecognized association of Atopobium vaginae with bacterial vaginosis
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1130-2. 2004
    ..Culture-independent analysis of vaginal microflora using 16S rDNA cloning and sequencing of total bacterial communities reveals the gram-positive Atopobium vaginae as a predominant species in disturbed vaginal flora...
  31. pmc Susceptibility testing of Atopobium vaginae for dequalinium chloride
    Guido Lopes dos Santos Santiago
    Laboratory Bacteriology Research, Faculty Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Res Notes 5:151. 2012
    ..We aimed to determine the MIC and MBC range of the broad-spectrum anti-infective and antiseptic dequalinium chloride for 28 strains, belonging to 4 species of the genus Atopobium, i.e. A. vaginae, A. minutum, A. rimae and A. parvulum...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. doi request reprint Long-term assessment of the physical, mental, and sexual health among transsexual women
    Steven Weyers
    Department of Gynaecology, University Hospital of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    J Sex Med 6:752-60. 2009
    ..Studies have shown good sexual satisfaction after transition. However, long-term follow-up data on physical, mental and sexual functioning are lacking...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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)...
  39. 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
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Electrospun cellulose acetate phthalate fibers for semen induced anti-HIV vaginal drug delivery
    Chaobo Huang
    Lab of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy, Ghent University, Harelbekestraat 72, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Biomaterials 33:962-9. 2012
    ..The pH-dependent release properties have been carefully studied and we show that the released anti-viral drugs, together with the CAP which has been reported to have intrinsic antimicrobial activity, efficiently neutralize HIV in vitro...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. doi request reprint Clinical and transvaginal sonographic evaluation of the prostate in transsexual women
    Steven Weyers
    Department of Gynaecology, University Hospital of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
    Urology 74:191-6. 2009
    ..To assess feasibility and diagnostic performance of prostate examination through transvaginal palpation and transvaginal ultrasound in transsexual women (TSW)...
  44. doi request reprint Risks associated with bacterial vaginosis in infertility patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Noortje van Oostrum
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent B 9000, Belgium
    Hum Reprod 28:1809-15. 2013
    ..Is bacterial vaginosis (BV) associated with the cause of infertility and does BV impinge on conception rates and early pregnancy loss following IVF?..
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prenatal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in fetal varicella syndrome: correlation with pathology findings
    Hans Verstraelen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Prenat Diagn 23:705-9. 2003
    ..To assess the diagnostic value of prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in addition to prenatal ultrasound in a case of fetal varicella syndrome...
  47. doi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis: a sexually enhanced disease
    Hans Verstraelen
    Int J STD AIDS 19:575-6. 2008
  48. ncbi request reprint An adherent Gardnerella vaginalis biofilm persists on the vaginal epithelium after standard therapy with oral metronidazole
    Alexander Swidsinski
    Molekulargenetisches Labor für polymikrobielle Infektionen und bakterielle Biofilme, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:97.e1-6. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of standard treatment with oral metronidazole in the eradication of the bacterial vaginosis biofilm...
  49. ncbi request reprint Human transferrin G277S mutation and iron deficiency in pregnancy
    Joris Delanghe
    Br J Haematol 132:249-50. 2006
  50. pmc Bacterial vaginosis: not a risk factor for preterm birth?
    Hans Verstraelen
    Br J Gen Pract 54:547; author reply 547. 2004
  51. doi request reprint Biostructure of fecal microbiota in healthy subjects and patients with chronic idiopathic diarrhea
    Alexander Swidsinski
    Gastroenterology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Gastroenterology 135:568-79. 2008
    ..Our aim was to quantitatively access the biostructure of fecal microbiota in healthy subjects and patients with chronic idiopathic diarrhea and evaluate the responses to Saccharomyces boulardii treatment...