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Title: Easiness of use and validity testing of VS-SENSE device for detection of abnormal vaginal flora and bacterial vaginosis
Authors: Donders, Gilbert ×
Marconi, Camila
Bellen, Gert #
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Series Title: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology vol:2010 pages:504972
Article number: 504972
Abstract: Accessing vaginal pH is fundamental during gynaecological visit for the detection of abnormal vaginal flora (AVF), but use of pH strips may be time-consuming and difficult to interpret. The aim of this study was to evaluate the VS-SENSE test (Common Sense Ltd, Caesarea, Israel) as a tool for the diagnosis of AVF and its correlation with abnormal pH and bacterial vaginosis (BV). The study population consisted of 45 women with vaginal pH ≥ 4.5 and 45 women with normal pH. Vaginal samples were evaluated by VS-SENSE test, microscopy and microbiologic cultures. Comparing with pH strips results, VS-SENSE test specificity was 97.8% and sensitivity of 91%. All severe cases of BV and aerobic vaginitis (AV) were detected by the test. Only one case with normal pH had an unclear result. Concluding, VS-SENSE test is easy to perform, and it correlates with increased pH, AVF, and the severe cases of BV and AV.
ISSN: 1064-7449
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Basic Research in Gynaecology Section (-)
Medicine Teaching Programs
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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