Microbial colonisation of follicular fluid : alterations in cytokine expression and adverse assisted reproductive technology outcomes
Pelzer, E.S., Cunningham, K.A., Allan, J.J., Mengersen, K.L., Allan, J.M., Launchbury, T., Beagley, K.W., & Knox, C.L. (2010) Microbial colonisation of follicular fluid : alterations in cytokine expression and adverse assisted reproductive technology outcomes. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 86(1), pp. 30-31.
Previous studies have measured cytokine expression within follicular fluid collected at the time of trans-vaginal oocyte retrieval and compared the profiles with the aetiology of infertility and/or successful or unsuccessful assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes. Seventy-one paired follicular fluid and vaginal swab specimens collected from ART patients were cultured to detect microorganisms and then were tested for the presence of cytokines by multiplex fluorescence bead assays. Specimen selection was based on two criteria: whether the follicular fluid specimen was colonised (with microorganisms prior to oocyte retrieval) or contaminated by lower genital tract microflora at the time of oocyte retrieval and; the aetiology of infertility...
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||microorganisms, follicular fluid, assisted reproductive technology (ART), ART outcomes, cytokines|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > MICROBIOLOGY (060500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > IMMUNOLOGY (110700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PAEDIATRICS AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (111400) > Reproduction (111404)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.|
|Deposited On:||06 May 2013 00:51|
|Last Modified:||12 Jul 2013 11:44|
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