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Vaginal Microbiota Among Postmenopausal Women

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2010
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2010
Information provided by:
Lawson Health Research Institute

Brief Summary:
It is known that vaginal bacteria have an impact upon the health status of the host, in some cases protecting against infection and in other cases causing infection, depending on the bacterial types present. This study will compare the composition of vaginal bacteria to symptoms of vaginal dryness in order to try and identify if certain bacteria might cause some of the problems associated with vaginal dryness among post-menopausal women.

Condition or disease
Vulvovaginal Atrophy

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Role of Vaginal Microbiota in Symptoms of Vaginal Dryness in Postmenopausal Women
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

Vaginal Dryness
Non-vaginal dryness

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Postmenopausal women

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 30 and 80 years old.
  • Postmenopausal = 12 months of spontaneous amenorrhea or 6 months of spontaneous amenorrhea with serum FSH levels > 40 mIU/ml or 6 weeks postsurgical bilateral oophorectomy with or without hysterectomy.
  • Prepared not to take hormone replacement therapy during 8 weeks follow-up and not taking estrogen alone or estrogen/progestin containing drug products at the time of screening.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01084616

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Canada, Ontario
Victoria Family Medical Center
London, Ontario, Canada, ON N5Z
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
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Principal Investigator: Gregor Reid, PhD Lawson Health Research Institute

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Responsible Party: Dr. Gregor Reid, Lawson Health Research Institute Identifier: NCT01084616    
Other Study ID Numbers: R-09-804
16182E ( Other Identifier: Research Ethics Board )
First Posted: March 10, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2010
Last Verified: December 2010
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pathological Conditions, Anatomical