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|Title:||Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in Thai pregnant women with preterm labor in Siriraj hospital|
|Citation:||Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.90, No.3 (2007), 437-441|
|Abstract:||Objective: To study the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in pregnant women with preterm labor in Siriraj hospital. Material and Method: A cross-sectional study of 158 pregnant women with suspected preterm labor was performed between January and July 2005. The subjects enrolled in the present study were between 28+0 and 36+6 menstrual weeks. BV blue test was performed on the vaginal fluid collected from lower one- third of vagina. Results: The prevalence of BV in women in the preterm labor group was 25.8% compared to 14.1% in the preterm contraction group (p = 0.07). Conclusion: Compared with preterm contractions a higher prevalence of BV was found in the pregnant women with preterm labor. Given that a quarter of pregnant women with preterm labor tested positive for BV, it might be appropriate to perform this test in the triage setting.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2006-2010|
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