Impact of Intrapartum Antimicrobial Prophylaxis upon the Intestinal Microbiota

This is my personal comment on “Impact of intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis upon the intestinal microbiota and the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in vaginally delivered full-term neonates” research which authored by Alicja Nogacka, Nuria Salazar, Marta Suárez, Christian Milani, Silvia Arboleya, Gonzalo Solís, Nuria Fernández, Lidia Alaez, Ana M. Hernández-Barranco, Clara G. de los Reyes-Gavilán, Marco Ventura and Miguel Gueimonde. This article published on Microbiome Journal on August 8th, 2017.

In this article researchers tried to understand effects of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) on new born babies until 90 days old. And they worked on vaginally delivered full-term neonates. This article helped me to learn effect of antibiotics on alteration of intestinal microbiota.

We need more researches about intestinal microbiota. Researchers found imbalance of microbiota and antibiotics may increase the risk for metabolic and autoimmune diseases. It also effects people’s behaviors. And even intrapartum antibiotics can disrupt the balance of bacterias in human gut.

I think those little microbiota bacterias are responsible for all diseases. And most of effects of them are still undiscovered. We should focus on it to solve and understand molecular mechanisms of microbiome.

I suggest you to read this open access research article. If you want to see the article, you can click here