All publications of “Bárbara Rocha Rodrigues”

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Streptococcus mutans detection in saliva and colostrum samples

Camilla Beatriz da Silva ORCID logo , Marcelly Milhomem Mendes ORCID logo , Bárbara Rocha Rodrigues ORCID logo , Thiago Lima Pereira ORCID logo , Denise Bertulucci Rocha Rodrigues ORCID logo , Virmondes Rodrigues Junior ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4515

ABSTRACT Objective To detect Streptococcus mutans in colostrum and saliva of neonates and compare with its detection in saliva of mothers. Methods Forty-three healthy women, full-term gestations with no complications, submitted to elective Cesarean section, and their newborns were included in the study. Samples were investigated by polymerase chain reaction to detect S. mutans in genetic material from the samples. Results Approximately 16% of colostrum samples showed S. mutans , but not correlated with the presence of the bacteria in […]