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2013-11-05 11:42:01

A new risk measure called a "home score" could save a patient with symptoms of strep throat a trip to the doctor, according to a new paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine, conducted by Andrew Fine, MD, MPH, and Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, of Boston Children's Hospital. The score combines patients' symptoms and demographic information with data on local strep throat activity to estimate their strep risk, empowering them to seek care appropriately. The home score represents the first health...

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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...

2005-11-08 16:16:07

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Doctors often improperly prescribe antibiotics to children complaining of sore throats but could avoid that mistake by administering a simple test for strep throat, a study said on Tuesday. American physicians prescribe antibiotics for 53 percent of the estimated 7.3 million children with sore throats who visit a doctor each year, the eight-year study said. But antibiotics are called for in just the 15 percent to 36 percent of cases where the source of the pain...

2005-11-08 16:15:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Doctors often improperly prescribe antibiotics to children complaining of sore throats but could avoid that mistake by administering a simple test for strep throat, a study said on Tuesday. American physicians prescribe antibiotics for 53 percent of the estimated 7.3 million children with sore throats who visit a doctor each year, the eight-year study said. But antibiotics are called for in just the 15 percent to 36 percent of cases where the source of the pain and...

2004-11-25 03:00:18

ABSTRACT. Objective. A 4-year longitudinal study of school-aged children was conducted to describe the clinical characteristics and epidemiologic features of infections with group A streptococci (GAS). Methods. Between 1998 and 2002, surveillance throat cultures were performed twice per month (October to May) for a cohort of elementary school children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition, throat cultures were obtained during any respiratory illness. Erythromycin and clindamycin...


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