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2014-05-12 08:31:17

AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) is the fifth assay planned for the launch menu of its new sample-to-answer system, ARIES(TM). The assay will complement Luminex's growing portfolio of ASR and IVD products. Previously announced items in the five assay launch menu targeted for the ARIES system include: Flu A/B and RSV, HSV 1&2, Norovirus, and Clostridium difficile (C. diff)....

2014-05-07 09:51:33

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that the scientists have found helps the body's immune cells recognize and fight Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria. These bacteria are found in the vagina or lower gastrointestinal tract of approximately 15 to 20 percent of healthy women, but may cause life-threatening infections, such as sepsis...

2013-08-21 10:47:14

Infection during a newborn's first 7 days of life is associated with bacterial infection or colonization in the mother Early-onset neonatal infection, defined as infection in the first 7 days of life, is associated with maternal infection and colonization, a systematic review and meta-analysis by Grace Chan (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) and colleagues found in this week's issue of PLOS Medicine. Newborns of mothers with laboratory-confirmed infection had an odds ratio of 6.6...

2013-03-11 10:24:33

A more rapid laboratory test for pregnant women to detect potentially deadly Group B strep (GBS) has been successful at identifying GBS colonization in six and a half hours, according to the results of a study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The more rapid test could be helpful for the 13 percent of patients who experience pre-term labor before they are screened for GBS, which usually occurs between 35 and 37 weeks of gestation. The current...

2012-06-27 11:59:50

A more accurate, faster diagnostic test for Group B Streptococcal infection in babies has been reported in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The new test could allow better treatment and management of the disease and reduce the risk of mortality among newborns. Group B streptococcus (GBS) infections, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus agalactiae, are the most common cause of meningitis, septicaemia and pneumonia in newborns. In 2010 there were 506 cases of GBS infections in infants...

2011-04-26 07:50:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Bloodstream infections in newborns can lead to serious complications with substantial morbidity and mortality. What's more, the pathogens responsible for neonatal infections have changed over time. In recent years, however, antibiotic prophylaxis given to at-risk mothers has reduced the incidence of early-onset group B streptococcal infections among their babies. A new study aimed at determining current early-onset sepsis rates among newborns, the pathogens involved, and...

2011-04-25 13:05:04

Bloodstream infections in newborns can lead to serious complications with substantial morbidity and mortality. What's more, the pathogens responsible for neonatal infections have changed over time. In recent years, however, antibiotic prophylaxis given to at-risk mothers has reduced the incidence of early-onset group B streptococcal infections among their babies. A new nationwide, multi-site study aimed at determining current early-onset sepsis rates among newborns, the pathogens involved,...


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