The interaction between vaginal microbiota, cervical length and vaginal progesterone treatment for preterm birth risk

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Kindinger, LM; Bennett, PR; Lee, YS; Marchesi, JR; Smith, A; Cacciatore, S; Holmes, E; Nicholson, JK; Teoh, TG; MacIntyre, DA;

Background Preterm birth is the primary cause of infant death worldwide. A short cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy is a risk factor for preterm birth. In specific patient cohorts, vaginal progesterone reduces this risk. Using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, we under... View more
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