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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,...

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...

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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...

2005-12-08 15:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Black women, health care workers, and overweight women are at increased risk for carrying group B streptococcus (GBS) during pregnancy, new research suggests. GBS is a microbe that can live in or "colonize" the birth canal and then be passed onto the infant during birth, resulting in a potentially life-threatening infection. Better knowledge of factors that increase the risk of GBS colonization in pregnancy could help efforts to prevent or treat the infection and...

2005-09-20 15:45:00

Common bacteria that live harmlessly in the gastrointestinal tract and vagina of 25 percent of women can become lethal if a newborn gets exposed to them during birth. Researchers are studying a vaccine that may one day eliminate that risk. "If we could give a vaccine to prevent women from harboring group B streptococcus in the vagina, then babies are not going to get it," says Dr. Daron Ferris, family medicine physician at the Medical College of Georgia and a principal investigator on a...