nasal colonization of infants with group b streptococcus associated with intrauterine pressure transducers.the rate of nasal colonization with group b streptococcus in infants cultured at the time of discharge from the nursery rose significantly during a four-month interval. investigation of this trend resulted in detection of group b streptococci in the domes of two intrauterine pressure transducers (ipts). subsequent routine sterilization of ipt domes after each maternal use was associated with a decline in infant group b streptococcal colonization to the usual endemic rate in the nursery. retrospe ...1978105055
the prevalence and persistence of group b streptococcal colonization among hospital personnel.a prospective study was performed to determine the prevalence and persistence of group b streptococcal colonization among obstetric (high-risk) and nonobstetric (low-risk) personnel. seventy-four individuals participated in the study and the following sites were sampled: throat, rectum, vagina (females) and anterior urethra (males). the overall colonization rate was 32.4% and no statistical difference was found between high- and low-risk groups. the most frequently recovered serotypes were type ...197832118
the development of a group b streptococcus prevention policy at a community 1996, the centers for disease control (cdc) issued guidelines for antepartum antibiotic prophylaxis of group b streptococcal (gbs)-positive women. the objective of this study is to document results of a gbs prophylaxis policy at one nonacademically affiliated, community hospital and discern its effectiveness with regard to compliance as well as in decreasing the incidence of early onset gbs (eogbs) disease.200212368966
disparities in universal prenatal screening for group b streptococcus--north carolina, b streptococcus (gbs) is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the united states. intrapartum antibiotics administered to women at risk for transmitting gbs to their newborns are effective in preventing perinatal gbs infection. in 2002, cdc, the american academy of pediatrics, and the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists recommended universal prenatal screening for vaginal and rectal gbs colonization at 35-37 weeks' gestation. to examine prenatal gbs screeni ...200516034316
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