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decreasing incidence of perinatal group b streptococcal disease--united states, 1993-1995.group b streptococcal (gbs) infections are the leading cause of bacterial disease and death among newborns in the united states and an important cause of morbidity among peripartum women and nonpregnant adults with chronic medical conditions. disease in infants usually presents as sepsis, pneumonia or meningitis but also may include cellulitis or osteomyelitis. in 1990, gbs infections caused an estimated 7600 serious illnesses and 310 deaths among u.s. infants aged < or = 90 days; infections amo ...19979182211
beyond screening: identifying new barriers to early onset group b streptococcal disease prevention.group b streptococcal infections remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality in newborns.200515933562
outbreak of late-onset group b streptococcus in a neonatal intensive care unit.in september 2007, the tennessee department of health was notified of a cluster of late-onset group b streptococcal (gbs) infections in a neonatal intensive care unit (nicu). outbreaks of late-onset gbs are rare.201020022407
adherence to perinatal group b streptococcal prevention guidelines.to estimate compliance with the 2002 revised perinatal group b streptococci (gbs) prevention guidelines in tennessee, which recommend universal gbs screening of pregnant women at 35-37 weeks of gestation and, when indicated, administration of intrapartum chemoprophylaxis.201020502293
prevention of early-onset group b streptococcal disease in infants. 200515934534
patient preference for self-collected cultures for group b streptococcus in pregnancy.to determine pregnant women's preference for self-culture technique, 251 women between 24 and 42 weeks' gestation were interviewed after performing self-collected cultures (vaginal and rectal) for group b streptococcus. patient receptiveness to self-culture, the ability to perform self-culture, and the desire for choice in the future were derived using the patient preference tool. the majority of women (77%, n = 194) gave positive descriptions of self-culture technique, and the majority of women ...19979358704
universal screening for group b streptococcus: recommendations and obstetricians' practice decisions.to determine how obstetricians' opinions regarding universal screening of pregnant women for group b streptococcus (gbs) and their responses to positive culture results vary from american academy of pediatrics recommendations, and to determine the physician characteristics that predict divergent opinions.19957862388
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