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Group B streptococcus.
Schuchat A. Schuchat A. Lancet. 1999 Jan 2;353(9146):51-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(98)07128-1. Lancet. 1999. PMID: 10023965 Review.
Although GBS has traditionally been considered a perinatal pathogen, the burden of invasive GBS disease among nonpregnant adults has been measured. Adverse outcomes of pregnancy attributable to GBS were addressed through a multicentre study which confirmed the impor …
Although GBS has traditionally been considered a perinatal pathogen, the burden of invasive GBS disease among nonpregnant adults has …
Chlorhexidine maternal-vaginal and neonate body wipes in sepsis and vertical transmission of pathogenic bacteria in South Africa: a randomised, controlled trial.
Cutland CL, Madhi SA, Zell ER, Kuwanda L, Laque M, Groome M, Gorwitz R, Thigpen MC, Patel R, Velaphi SC, Adrian P, Klugman K, Schuchat A, Schrag SJ; PoPS Trial Team. Cutland CL, et al. Lancet. 2009 Dec 5;374(9705):1909-16. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61339-8. Epub 2009 Oct 19. Lancet. 2009. PMID: 19846212 Clinical Trial.
METHODS: In a trial in Soweto, South Africa, 8011 women (aged 12-51 years) were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to chlorhexidine vaginal wipes or external genitalia water wipes during active labour, and their 8129 newborn babies were assigned to full-body (interven …
METHODS: In a trial in Soweto, South Africa, 8011 women (aged 12-51 years) were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to chlorhexid …
Evaluation of universal antenatal screening for group B streptococcus.
Van Dyke MK, Phares CR, Lynfield R, Thomas AR, Arnold KE, Craig AS, Mohle-Boetani J, Gershman K, Schaffner W, Petit S, Zansky SM, Morin CA, Spina NL, Wymore K, Harrison LH, Shutt KA, Bareta J, Bulens SN, Zell ER, Schuchat A, Schrag SJ. Van Dyke MK, et al. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jun 18;360(25):2626-36. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0806820. N Engl J Med. 2009. PMID: 19535801
METHODS: We evaluated the implementation of the guidelines in a multistate, retrospective cohort selected from the Active Bacterial Core surveillance, a 10-state, population-based system that monitors invasive group B streptococcal disease. ...We compared our result …
METHODS: We evaluated the implementation of the guidelines in a multistate, retrospective cohort selected from the Active Bacterial C …
Perinatal group B streptococcal disease.
Heath PT, Schuchat A. Heath PT, et al. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 Jun;21(3):411-24. doi: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2007.01.003. Epub 2007 Mar 2. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. 2007. PMID: 17336588 Review.
Decisions on which strategy to use will depend on a number of factors. A swab-based approach appears to have higher efficacy but is likely to lead to more antibiotic exposure....
Decisions on which strategy to use will depend on a number of factors. A swab-based approach appears to have higher efficacy b …
Perinatal infections due to group B streptococci.
Gibbs RS, Schrag S, Schuchat A. Gibbs RS, et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Nov;104(5 Pt 1):1062-76. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000144128.03913.c2. Obstet Gynecol. 2004. PMID: 15516403 Review.
Since then, there has been a 70% reduction in early-onset neonatal GBS infection, but no decrease in late-onset neonatal GBS disease. In 2002, new national guidelines were released recommending 1) solely a screen-based prevention strategy, 2) a new algorithm …
Since then, there has been a 70% reduction in early-onset neonatal GBS infection, but no decrease in late-onset neonatal GBS disease. …
Infections in international pregnancy study: performance of the optical immunoassay test for detection of group B streptococcus.
Thinkhamrop J, Limpongsanurak S, Festin MR, Daly S, Schuchat A, Lumbiganon P, Zell E, Chipato T, Win AA, Perilla MJ, Tolosa JE, Whitney CG. Thinkhamrop J, et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Nov;41(11):5288-90. doi: 10.1128/jcm.41.11.5288-5290.2003. J Clin Microbiol. 2003. PMID: 14605186 Free PMC article.
Prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease. Revised guidelines from CDC.
Schrag S, Gorwitz R, Fultz-Butts K, Schuchat A. Schrag S, et al. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2002 Aug 16;51(RR-11):1-22. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2002. PMID: 12211284
Group B streptococcus (GBS) remains a leading cause of serious neonatal infection despite great progress in perinatal GBS disease prevention in the 1990s. ...Prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease: a public health perspective. MMWR 1996;45[RR-7]:1-24) …
Group B streptococcus (GBS) remains a leading cause of serious neonatal infection despite great progress in perinatal GBS disease pre …
Barriers to implementing the group B streptococcal prevention guidelines.
Cárdenas V, Davis RL, Hasselquist MB, Zavitkovsky A, Schuchat A. Cárdenas V, et al. Birth. 2002 Dec;29(4):285-90. doi: 10.1046/j.1523-536x.2002.00203.x. Birth. 2002. PMID: 12431267
METHODS: A descriptive and cohort analysis was conducted of failure to comply with the screening-based approach to group B streptococcus prevention among singleton birth pregnancies in two Group Health Cooperative hospitals, September 1, 1996 to December 31, 1997. ...A
METHODS: A descriptive and cohort analysis was conducted of failure to comply with the screening-based approach to group B streptococ …
Meningococcal vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa.
Perkins BA, Broome CV, Rosenstein NE, Schuchat A, Reingold AL. Perkins BA, et al. Lancet. 1997 Dec 6;350(9092):1708; author reply 1709-10. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(05)64314-0. Lancet. 1997. PMID: 9400540 No abstract available.
Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease? A cost-benefit analysis.
Jackson LA, Schuchat A, Gorsky RD, Wenger JD. Jackson LA, et al. Am J Public Health. 1995 Jun;85(6):843-5. doi: 10.2105/ajph.85.6.843. Am J Public Health. 1995. PMID: 7762722 Free PMC article.
Outbreaks and sporadic cases of meningococcal disease among college students have prompted consideration of a policy of routine vaccination for this group. ...More cost-effective prevention strategies might be yielded by further studies to identify students at substantial …
Outbreaks and sporadic cases of meningococcal disease among college students have prompted consideration of a policy of routine vacci …
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