Charles B. Smith's scientific contributions

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Article
The recent association of menstruation, tampon use, and staphylococcal infection with toxic shock syndrome led us to study the association of menstruation and catamenial product use with changes in vaginal flora. Cultures of the cervical os were obtained in midcycle and during menstruation from 12 women who used napkins and 40 women who used tampon...

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... In addition to the use of intravaginal protection, vaginal colonization with TSST-1producing organisms combined with the absence of protective antibodies against TSST-1 represents the major risk factor for the development of MTSS in susceptible women (3). Due to the low incidence of the disease (1/100,000), factors that are associated with an increased risk of MTSS are mainly investigated individually in healthy women (3,(15)(16)(17)(18)(19)(20). Using this strategy, we examined the factors that concur with vaginal colonization by S. aureus in tampon users. ...