Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 2 Issue: 6

The Correlation of the Lifestyle and Medical Conditions with the Incidence of Micronuclei in the Vaginal Epithelial Cells

Štefica Findri-Guštek1, Višnja Oreščanin2*, Nevenka Kopjar3, Emilija Mlinarić-Missoni4, Ivan Fistonić5 and Ines Krivak Bolanča6
1Findri-Guštek L.t.d., Centre for gynecology, urology and occupational medicine, Ninska 5A, Sesvete, Croatia
2Advanced Energy Ltd., V. Prekrata 43, Zagreb, Croatia
3Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Mutagenesis Unit, Ksaverska cesta 2, Zagreb, Croatia
4Croatian Institute of Public Health, Rockfellerova 7, Zagreb, Croatia
5Private gynecological practice, Preradovićeva 10, Zagreb, Croatia
6”Merkur” University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
Corresponding author : Višnja Oreščanin
Advanced Energy Ltd., V. Prekrata 43, Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385-1-6535532
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 10, 2013 Accepted: November 19, 2013 Published: November 25, 2013
Citation: Findri-Guštek Š, Oreščanin V, Kopjar N, Mlinarić-Missoni E, Fistonić I, et al. (2013) The Correlation of the Lifestyle and Medical Conditions with the Incidence of Micronuclei in the Vaginal Epithelial Cells. J Womens Health, Issues Care 2:6. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000129

Abstract

The Correlation of the Lifestyle and Medical Conditions with the Incidence of Micronuclei in the Vaginal Epithelial Cells

The objective of this study was determination of the causative factors of the cytogenetic damage (expressed as incidence of micronuclei) of the vaginal epithelial cells in the patients with/without the symptoms of the genital infections. 197 women in the age range from 18 to 65 years were included in the study. After the completion of questionnaire all the patients were subjected to Pap test, cervical swabs for the presence of aerobic bacteria, yeasts, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma and hrHPV DNA. Separate samples of vaginal secretion were taken for micronucleus assay.

Keywords: Lifestyle; Environmental and Medical Exposure; Micronucleus assay; Vaginal epithelial cells, Bacterial infection; Viral infection; Yeast infection

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