the incidence of group b streptococcus in the vaginal tracts of pregnant women in central b streptococcus (streptococcus agalactiae) or gbs is the most common cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis in the united states. one important risk factor for infants who acquire gbs is maternal colonization. colonization rates have been estimated in various studies to be between 15% and 35% of pregnant women. colonization rates for black women have also been shown to be higher than for non-blacks. local data were collected and compared to those of other studies. of the pregnant women in ...200212778951
genital tract methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus: risk of vertical transmission in pregnant estimate the frequency of genital tract colonization by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (mrsa) among pregnant women and evaluate the association of such colonization with infant outcome.200818165399
puerperal and perinatal infections with group b streptococci.twenty-one patients were seen with puerperal sepsis owing to group b streptococci (gbs), resulting in an attack rate of 2/1,000 deliveries. most were young primiparous black women from a population with a known high incidence of gbs carriage. the association among abdominal delivery, endometritis, and puerperal sepsis was striking. cultures of the birth canal or lochia were commonly positive for the same serotype recovered from the blood. forty-seven patients with nonbacteremic gbs infections we ...19827044126
universal screening for group b streptococcus: recommendations and obstetricians' practice 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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