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Making inroads into improving treatment of bacterial vaginosis – striving for long-term cure

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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Title
Making inroads into improving treatment of bacterial vaginosis – striving for long-term cure
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-1027-4
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Authors

Catriona S. Bradshaw, Rebecca M. Brotman

Abstract

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the great enigmas in women's health, a common condition of unknown aetiology, which is associated with significant morbidity and unacceptably high recurrence rates. While it remains unclear whether BV recurrence is predominantly due to failure of current antibiotic regimens to eradicate BV-associated bacteria (BVAB) and biofilm, a failure of some women to re-establish a resilient Lactobacillus-dominant vaginal microbiota, reinfection from sexual partners, or a combination of these factors, it is inherently challenging to make significant inroads towards this goal. In this review, we will outline why BV is such a clinical and epidemiologic conundrum, and focus on several key approaches that we believe merit discussion and clinical research, including strategies to: i) prevent reinfection (partner treatment trials), ii) boost favourable vaginal Lactobacillus species and promote a Lactobacillus-dominant vaginal microbiome (hormonal contraceptive and probiotic trials) and iii) disrupt vaginal BV-associated biofilm.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 157 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 15%
Student > Bachelor 20 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Other 16 10%
Researcher 16 10%
Other 33 21%
Unknown 32 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 12 8%
Other 28 18%
Unknown 36 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 April 2022.
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#1,194,796
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#271
of 7,248 outputs
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#17,110
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#1
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