In a preview, US researchers UU They discovered that women's bladder is not a sterile place and may contain beneficial and deadly bacteria, a finding that could lead to better diagnostic tests for urinary tract infections (UTI).
discredited the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile and demonstrated that this bacterium is "shared" between the bladder and the bad and the microbiota includes pathogens such as E. coli and S. anginosus, as well as beneficial bacteria such as L.iners and L.crispatus.
Beneficial bacteria residing in the bladder and bad may provide protection against urinary tract infections.
"Now that we know that the bladder is not sterile, we have to re-evaluate everything we think we know about the bladder, and that's what we're doing," said Alan J. Wolfe, a microbiologist at Loyola University in Chicago
This idea "should alter the way we view female pelvic floor bacteria by allowing additional research and providing new diagnostic and treatment options for urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence and other urinary tract disorders badociates, "the researchers noted.
For the study, published in Nature Communications, the team sequenced the genes of 149 bacterial strains of nearly 100 women.
Although the microbiota (community of microorganisms) found in the bladder and bad was similar, they were markedly different from the microbiota found in the gastrointestinal tract.
It seems that bacteria travel between the bladder and the bad, effectively creating a microbiota niche.
Urination provides an obvious way for bacteria to travel from the bladder to the bad.
But it is a mystery how bacteria can travel from the bad to the bladder, especially since most of the bacteria examined in the study lack features such as flagella (bad-like structures) or pili (hooks) that allow them to move, the researchers said.
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Published: June 30, 2018 6:17 pm | Updated: June 30, 2018 6:18 pm