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Latest Group B streptococcal infection Stories

2011-04-25 13:05:04

Bloodstream infections in newborns can lead to serious complications with substantial morbidity and mortality.

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„¢, 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.

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.

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.

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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.

2009-10-30 17:35:30

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.

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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

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.

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.


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