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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Effect Of Breathable" Panty Liners On The Female Lower Genital Tract."
Author: Giraldo, Paulo C
Amaral, Rose L G
Juliato, Cássia
Eleutério, José
Brolazo, Eliane
Gonçalves, Ana K S
Abstract: To evaluate whether the use of breathable panty liners (BPLs) alters the normal vaginal flora, increases the incidence of bacterial vaginosis and/or vaginal candidiasis, or causes vulvar irritation. A randomized controlled trial assessed the vaginal ecosystem of women without complaints of vaginal discharge. The study group (n=53) wore BPLs for 10-12 hours each day for 75 consecutive days, whereas the control group (n=54) wore only their usual underwear. At each of 6 visits during 3 menstrual cycles, participants underwent gynecologic examination with colposcopic evaluation and pH measurement, in addition to assessment of vaginal microbial flora, intensity of inflammatory processes, and presence of vaginal candidiasis/bacterial vaginosis in Gram-stained smears. After 75 consecutive days of BPL use, 40/44 (90.9%) and 42/44 (95.5%) women reported no complaints of vaginal discharge or vulvar itching/burning, respectively. There was no significant difference between the study group and the control group with regard to positive vaginal fungus cultures (5/44 [11.4%] vs 8/50 [16.0%]; P=0.7848) or bacterial vaginosis (3/44 [6.8%] vs 2/50 [4.0%]; P=0.7974) at the end of the study period. After 75 days of BPL use, there was no significant increase in vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal irritation, or vulvovaginal inflammation.
Subject: Adult
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal
Feminine Hygiene Products
Hydrogen-ion Concentration
Menstrual Cycle
Vaginal Smears
Vaginosis, Bacterial
Young Adult
Citation: International Journal Of Gynaecology And Obstetrics: The Official Organ Of The International Federation Of Gynaecology And Obstetrics. v. 115, n. 1, p. 61-4, 2011-Oct.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2011.04.016
Date Issue: 2011
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