Rebecca M Brotman

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Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Microbiome, sex hormones, and immune responses in the reproductive tract: Challenges for vaccine development against sexually transmitted infections
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:1543-52. 2014
  2. pmc Association between Trichomonas vaginalis and vaginal bacterial community composition among reproductive-age women
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:807-12. 2012
  3. pmc Rapid fluctuation of the vaginal microbiota measured by Gram stain analysis
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, BioPark Building II, 801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 86:297-302. 2010
  4. pmc Vaginal microbiome and sexually transmitted infections: an epidemiologic perspective
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Clin Invest 121:4610-7. 2011
  5. pmc A case control study of anovaginal distance and bacterial vaginosis
    R M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 22:231-3. 2011
  6. pmc Bacterial vaginosis assessed by gram stain and diminished colonization resistance to incident gonococcal, chlamydial, and trichomonal genital infection
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Institute for Genome Sciences and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Infect Dis 202:1907-15. 2010
  7. pmc A longitudinal study of vaginal douching and bacterial vaginosis--a marginal structural modeling analysis
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:188-96. 2008
  8. pmc Vaginal microbiome of reproductive-age women
    Jacques Ravel
    Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4680-7. 2011
  9. pmc Comparison of storage conditions for human vaginal microbiome studies
    Guoyun Bai
    Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e36934. 2012
  10. pmc Race of male sex partners and occurrence of bacterial vaginosis
    Mark A Klebanoff
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:184-90. 2010

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Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Microbiome, sex hormones, and immune responses in the reproductive tract: Challenges for vaccine development against sexually transmitted infections
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:1543-52. 2014
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  2. pmc Association between Trichomonas vaginalis and vaginal bacterial community composition among reproductive-age women
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:807-12. 2012
    ..We sought to evaluate the relationship between vaginal bacterial composition and Trichomonas vaginalis...
  3. pmc Rapid fluctuation of the vaginal microbiota measured by Gram stain analysis
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, BioPark Building II, 801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 86:297-302. 2010
    ..The aetiology of bacterial vaginosis (BV) remains unknown...
  4. pmc Vaginal microbiome and sexually transmitted infections: an epidemiologic perspective
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Clin Invest 121:4610-7. 2011
    ..Longitudinal studies of the vaginal microbiome using molecular techniques such as 16S ribosomal DNA analysis may lead to interventions that shift the vaginal microbiota toward more protective states...
  5. pmc A case control study of anovaginal distance and bacterial vaginosis
    R M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 22:231-3. 2011
    ..Among high-risk women with multiple co-infections, there was no association between anovaginal distance and clinical diagnosis of BV...
  6. pmc Bacterial vaginosis assessed by gram stain and diminished colonization resistance to incident gonococcal, chlamydial, and trichomonal genital infection
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Institute for Genome Sciences and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Infect Dis 202:1907-15. 2010
    ..We sought to assess the relationship between bacterial vaginosis (BV) assessed by Gram stain and incident trichomonal, gonococcal, and/or chlamydial genital infection...
  7. pmc A longitudinal study of vaginal douching and bacterial vaginosis--a marginal structural modeling analysis
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:188-96. 2008
    ..In the absence of a large randomized trial, these findings provide the best evidence to date for a risk of bacterial vaginosis associated with douching...
  8. pmc Vaginal microbiome of reproductive-age women
    Jacques Ravel
    Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4680-7. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Comparison of storage conditions for human vaginal microbiome studies
    Guoyun Bai
    Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e36934. 2012
    ..We evaluated the effect of two common storage conditions used in clinical trials on the bacterial and metabolite composition of the vaginal microbiota using pyrosequencing of barcoded 16S rRNA gene sequencing and (1)H-NMR analyses...
  10. pmc Race of male sex partners and occurrence of bacterial vaginosis
    Mark A Klebanoff
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:184-90. 2010
    ..An association of BV with a characteristic of the male sex partner, such as race, might support sexual transmission as well as account for the observed ethnic disparity in BV...
  11. pmc The effect of vaginal douching cessation on bacterial vaginosis: a pilot study
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:628.e1-7. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to evaluate the risk for bacterial vaginosis (BV) in a douching cessation trial...
  12. pmc Findings associated with recurrence of bacterial vaginosis among adolescents attending sexually transmitted diseases clinics
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 20:225-31. 2007
    ..There are limited data on recurrent BV in adolescents. A relationship between the frequency of BV recurrence and specific risk factors might shed light on the pathophysiology of BV and lead to targeted interventions...
  13. pmc Effect of menses on clearance of Y-chromosome in vaginal fluid: implications for a biomarker of recent sexual activity
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:1-4. 2010
    ..In this study, we found menses results in lower Y-chromosome concentrations but with similar decay patterns as non-menstrual samples...
  14. pmc Temporal dynamics of the human vaginal microbiota
    Pawel Gajer
    Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Sci Transl Med 4:132ra52. 2012
    ..The women studied are healthy; thus, it appears that neither variation in community composition per se nor higher levels of observed diversity (co-dominance) are necessarily indicative of dysbiosis...
  15. doi request reprint Characterizing the temporal dynamics of human papillomavirus DNA detectability using short-interval sampling
    Su Hsun Liu
    Authors Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Department of Family Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan and Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine, Serdang, Malaysia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23:200-8. 2014
    ..Variable detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA can result in misclassification of infection status, but the extent of misclassification has not been quantitatively evaluated...
  16. doi request reprint Hormonal contraception and risk of bacterial vaginosis diagnosis in an observational study of women attending STD clinics in Baltimore, MD
    Samara B Rifkin
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Contraception 80:63-7. 2009
    ..The protective effect of hormonal contraception may offer a potential intervention against bacterial vaginosis (BV)...