procedures for prevention of perinatal group b streptococcal diseases: a multicenter questionnaire survey of hospitals in the kyoto neonatal disease study group, explore clinical protocols for the prevention of early-onset group b streptococcus (eogbs) disease of the newborn in japan, we conducted a multicenter questionnaire survey. of 32 regional centers participating in the kyoto neonatal study group, 28 provided usable data concerning prevention practices undertaken between 2000 and 2004. twenty-three (82%) of the 28 hospitals implemented bacteriological screening to identify maternal gbs carriage, and all 23 hospitals administered intrapartum anti ...200717334732
antigenicity of group b streptococcus strain "m9" and its prevalence in japan.serological typing of group b streptococci is important for the epidemiological study of group b streptococcal infections. these days, non typable (nt) strains by conventional serotypes were on an increase. in 1984, strain "m9" was isolated from a pregnant woman in meijo hospital, nagoya city; herein the antigenicity and prevalence of strains typed as "m9" were investigated and discussed. the results obtained were as follows: 1) it was confirmed that strain "m9" had a new polysaccharide antigen, ...19902193068
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