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group b streptococcal colonization and antibody status in lower socioeconomic parturient women.this investigation was undertaken to determine the prevalence of group b streptococcal vaginal and throat colonization among lower socioeconomic pregnant women and the antibody concentration to the capsular polysaccharide antigen of type iii group b streptococcus in their sera. group b streptococci were recovered from 28.6 per cent of the 112 women studied; vaginal colonization was detected in 23.4 per cent, throat colonization in 4.7 per cent, and colonization at both sites in 0.9 per cent of t ...1979369376
invasive disease due to group b streptococcus in pregnant women and neonates from diverse population groups.from 1993 through 1996, surveillance for invasive disease due to group b streptococcus (gbs) in neonates aged <7 days and in peripartum pregnant women was performed in a racially and ethnically diverse cohort in 4 cities in the united states. in a birth population of 157,184, 130 neonatal cases (0.8 per 1000) and 54 maternal cases (0.3 per 1000) were identified. significant correlates with neonatal disease were black or hispanic race and a birth weight <2500 g. the attack rate for peripartum mat ...200010671328
seasonal evaluation of antigenic bacterial infections among working class in the inner city of houston.this paper evaluates the monthly, quarterly, and seasonal variation of antigenic bacterial infections among the working class in the inner city of houston using the wellcogen rapid test methods. one of the aims was to demonstrate how this method could be used effectively in screening patients at risk and preventing the spread of antigenic bacteria such as streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae b, streptococcus (strep b), and neisseria meningitidis (mainly group c and b). a total of 2,8 ...200415349517
maternal peripartum complications associated with vaginal group b streptococci colonization.the study was done to determine the risk of clinically diagnosed intra-amniotic infection (iai) and postpartum endometritis (ppe) associated with vaginal group b streptococci (gbs) colonization. pregnant women were enrolled in a cross-sectional, observational study from 1992 to 1996 in houston (n=908), seattle (n=2676), and pittsburgh (n=4338). swab samples were obtained from the lower vagina of participants at admission for delivery and inoculated into selective broth and onto blood agar media. ...199910228062
nosocomial transmission of group b streptococci in a newborn nursery.group b streptococcal colonization of normal newborn infants increased from 22.5% within 20 hours of birth to 65.4% at the time of hospital discharge (p less than .001). in contrast, colonization in mothers did not change significantly between the time of admission to labor and delivery (27.7%) and the time of discharge (31.1%). epidemiologic data suggested but did not prove that the mode of nosocomial transmission of group b streptococci among infants was cross colonization via personnel contac ...1977323810
the spectrum of group b streptococcal infections in infancy. 19744613165
patterns of neonatal bacterial infection in the 1970's. 1977350004
the changing spectrum of neonatal meningitis over a fifteen-year period.one hundred seventy-seven cases of neonatal meningitis treated at the university of texas medical branch at galveston over a 15-year period (1974-1988) were reviewed. over this period, the incidence of bacterial meningitis decreased, the incidence of aseptic meningitis remained stable, and the diagnosis of enteroviral meningitis increased in frequency. during 1984-1988, enterovirus was the most common cause of meningitis in neonates older than seven days and accounted for one third of all cases ...19921547583
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