Prevalence of the genital tract bacterial infections after vaginal reconstructive surgery

Maghsoudi, Reza. and danesh, Azar. and Kabiri, najmeh. and Setorki, Mahbubeh. and Doudi, Monir. (2014) Prevalence of the genital tract bacterial infections after vaginal reconstructive surgery. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 17 (9). pp. 1058-1063.


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Due to frequent childbirth, heavy lifting and the structure of the lives of rural women in Shahrekord region, Iran, cystocele and rectocele are of the main medical problems of the women in this area and for its correction, vaginal reconstructive surgery is needed which causes infection. The purpose of this study was to identify the bacteria causing infection after vaginal reconstructive surgery and performing antibiogram to help these patients for faster recovery. Patients enrolled this study were 92 who had undergone previous vaginal reconstructive surgery and now had infection. After examination, the group of patients taking antibiotics (n = 26) were excluded and the remaining 66 completed the study questionnaire. A gynecologist performed sampling; related tests (aerobic and anaerobic culture using an anaerobic culture gas pack jar and type A which provides absolute anaerobic conditions) were performed; antimicrobial susceptibility testing using Disk Diffusion Method was carried out; and the results were recorded. All the positive samples were polymicrobial. Gardnerella vaginalis in 20 cases (31), peptostreptococci and anaerobic cocci in 9 cases (13.6), staphylococcus aureus in 8 cases (9.1), bacteroides and fusobacterium in 7 cases (10.6), streptococcus group B in 4 cases (6), yeast cells in 11 cases (16.6) and Trichomonas vaginalis in wet mount of 4 (6) existed. Anaerobic bacteria showed 85 sensitivity to clindamycin, 82 to chloramphenicol, 85 sensitivity to ceftizoxime and 45 to penicillin. Facultative anaerobic bacteria showed a sensitivity rate of 90 to ceftizoxime, chloramphenicol and cephalothin. According to our findings, the rate of vaginal bacterial infection in women with vaginal reconstructive surgery has increased; from which, infections with anaerobic bacteria origins have increased dramatically. We recommend antibiotic prophylaxis prior to genital reconstructive surgeries. © 2014 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: antiinfective agent, adult; Bacterial Infections; female; Genital Diseases, Female; human; microbial sensitivity test; microbiology; middle aged; plastic surgery; surgery; vagina, Adult; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Bacterial Infections; Female; Genital Diseases, Female; Humans; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Middle Aged; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Vagina
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Infection.Bacterial Infections
WP Gynecology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences Academic Groups > Department of Microbiology
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 10:06

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