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2011-02-11 14:12:07

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that many women are having different test results for Group B streptococcus (GBS) between their routine third trimester screening and a rapid test performed at the time of labor. GBS early-onset sepsis is a leading cause of neonatal infection. GBS is a bacterium that normally...

2010-08-03 08:50:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), announced today that it has received "Moderate Complexity" status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), for the BD MAX(TM) GBS Assay for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) on the BD MAX(TM) System. With the "Moderate Complexity" categorization, the BD MAX GBS Assay will increase access to cost effective...

2010-06-02 10:08:00

BALTIMORE, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the BD MAX(TM) GBS Assay for Group B Streptococcus (GBS) on the BD MAX(TM) System. The BD MAX System is a next-generation automated workstation for molecular testing designed to streamline workflow and offer full walkaway automation to accommodate varying workloads...

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2010-02-19 08:55:00

A common bacteria found in many healthy adult females that can cause life-threatening infections when passed to newborns could be introduced to some women through frequent contact with cows, according to a research team led by a Michigan State University pediatrician. The recently published findings that Group B streptococcus could be a zoonotic disease - transmitted between different species - may have significant public health implications, said Dele Davies, chairperson of MSU's Department...

2009-10-30 17:35:30

WHAT: Scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have completed a Phase II clinical study that indicates a vaccine to prevent Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection is possible. GBS is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It can also cause severe illness in pregnant women, the elderly and adults...

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2009-07-13 10:55:00

Group B Streptococcus (GBS), a bacterial pathogen that causes sepsis and meningitis in newborn infants, is able to shut down immune cell function in order to promote its own survival, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Their study, published online July 13 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, offers insight into GBS infection "“ information that may lead to new medical...

2009-06-24 06:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today noted that a new article, Evaluation of Universal Antenatal Screening for Group B Streptococcus, published in the June 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that rapid, PCR-based testing at the time of admission for delivery may improve the accuracy of Group B streptococcal (GBS) screening over the normal antepartum testing done at 35-37 weeks of gestation. GBS disease is one of the most...

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2009-06-18 12:37:36

In a huge effort to test pregnant women for deadly bacteria that can be transmitted to their babies, it was found that many test results were false, leaving some infants untreated. A study found that the test missed more of the infections than usually expected. The mothers that tested positive for the Group B strep bacteria were given antibiotics during labor to decrease the chance of passing it to their infants. Group B Strep is a species of the normal flora of the female urogenital tract...

2009-05-15 06:00:00

Test results to establish Group B Strep colonization of pregnant women and help clinicians guide antibiotic therapy to prevent infections in newborns GBS PNA FISH shown to detect up to 42% more positive results than conventional culture methods (1) WOBURN, Mass. and VEDBAEK, Denmark, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvanDx today announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for GBS PNA FISH(R) for detection of Streptococcus agalactiae, aka Group B Strep, from turbid Lim Broths inoculated with vaginal...

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2008-08-13 15:50:00

"Flesh-eating" or "Strep" bacteria are able to survive and spread in the body by degrading a key immune defense molecule, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The finding, which could aid in development of new treatments for serious infections in human patients, will be reported in the August 14 issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe. Led by senior author Victor Nizet, M.D., UC...


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