Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

An Evaluation and Comparison of Antibacterial Effects of Human Amniotic Membranes and the Amniotic Fluid in Vitro

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

An Evaluation and Comparison of Antibacterial Effects of Human Amniotic Membranes and the Amniotic Fluid in Vitro

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Background: The present study was conducted to evaluate antibacterial effects of human amniotic membranes and am- niotic fluid in vitro circumstances.

Methods: Samples, including amniotic membrane and amni- otic fluid were taken from 60 pregnant women who had ce- sarean delivery. After spreading plates by individual microbial suspensions of seven species, each sample was cultured on seven bacterial species. For amniotic fluid, normal saline and probiotic bacterial extract were used as negative and positive control respectively. For amniotic membrane, the umbilical cord and antibiogram discs were used as negative and posi- tive controls respectively. Inhibition zones were measured and compared.

Results: All 61 amniotic fluid samples showed antibacterial effects. However, the effects were highly variable among different bacterial strains. 39 amniotic fluid samples (63.9%) showed inhibitory effects against Staphylococcus aureus while no amniotic fluid samples revealed inhibitory effects on Lactoba- cillus plantarum All 61 amniotic fluid samples showed anti- bacterial effects. However, the effects were highly variable among different bacterial strains. …

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