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The vaginal microbiota as a predictor of the risk of premature delivery

The bacterial composition of the vaginal microbiota could be correlated to the risk of premature delivery. In this respect, women of African descent seem to be more at risk. The search for specific biomarkers could allow us to better anticipate and prevent such incidents.   With around 15...
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Are placental bacteria involved in preterm birth?

The main cause of infant morbidity and mortality in the world is preterm birth; it affects 5% to 18% of pregnancies and represents a real public health issue. A British team has attempted to demonstrate the role of the placental microbiota in different types of premature birth.   Spontane...
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Do premature babies have a specific microbiota?

Babies born prematurely have an intestinal dysbiosis which vanishes over time. It does not seem to be related to environmental factors but might be correlated to the gestation period.   Intestinal microbiota of children born prematurely (before 37 weeks) exhibit low diversity and a reduce...
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