Prevalence of Group B Streptococcus in Pregnant Women in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that GBS screening measures and chemoprophylaxis guidelines concerning GBS infections must be established for pregnant women in Iran, and these guidelines must provide guidance for obstetricians, midwives and neonatologists on the prevention of GBS infections.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

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Authors: Money D, Allen VM Abstract OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence in the literature and to provide recommendations on the management of pregnant women in labour for the prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease. The key revisions in this updated guideline include changed recommendations for regimens for antibiotic prophylaxis, susceptibility testing, and management of women with pre-labour rupture of membranes. OUTCOMES: Maternal outcomes evaluated included exposure to antibiotics in pregnancy and labour and complications related to antibiotic use. Neonatal outcomes of rates of early-...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe protein peak of 6251 Da may play a role of emergence of ST-1 clone, serotype VI GBS in central Taiwan and could be useful in rapid identifying invasive serotype VI from III isolates, which is hardly achieved by LA.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Streptococcus Group B (GBS) colonization in pregnant women is the most important risk factor for newborn disease due to vertical transmission during delivery. GBS colonization during pregnancy has been implicated...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In conclusion, our findings show for the first time that adult females - but not males - in utero-exposed to GBS-induced inflammation presented a hyperactive and disinhibited phenotype emerging after puberty. PMID: 29920305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Int J Dev Neurosci Source Type: research
We evaluated the diversity of group B Streptococcus (GBS) vaginal carriage populations in pregnant women. For this purpose, we studied each isolate present in a primary culture of a vaginal swab using a new approach based on clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) locus analysis. To evaluate the CRISPR array composition rapidly, a restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis was performed. For each different pattern observed, the CRISPR array was sequenced and capsular typing and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were performed. A total of 970 isolates from 10 women were analyzed by C...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The carrier rate in Arab pregnant women in northern Israel is higher than the national average, at least partially due to the more sensitive method of GBS detection used in the present study. PMID: 29761674 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Is a Leading Cause of Invasive Neonatal Infections and Has Increasingly Been Associated with Invasive Diseases in Non-pregnant Adults. We Collected 113 GBS Isolates Recovered from Sterile and Non-sterile Specimens from seven Tertiary Hospitals in China between October 2014 and September 2016. Medical Records Were Retrospectively Reviewed and the Sequence Types, Serotypes, Virulence, and Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of the Isolates Were Characterized and Correlated.
Source: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
Streptococcus agalactiae or Group B Streptococcus (GBS) remains the leading cause of infections in newborns worldwilde. Prenatal GBS screening of pregnant women for vaginal-rectal colonization is recommended in m...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Chelsea O'Brien, from Grimsby, passed Group B Strep (GBS) to her daughter, Olivia, during birth. The youngster survived her close encounter with death.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Thirteen percent of pregnancies result in preterm birth or stillbirth, accounting for fifteen million preterm births and three and a half million deaths annually. A significant cause of these adverse pregnancy outcomes is in utero infection by vaginal microorganisms. To establish an in utero infection, vaginal microbes enter the uterus by ascending infection; however, the mechanisms by which this occurs are unknown. Using both in vitro and murine models of vaginal colonization and ascending infection, we demonstrate how a vaginal microbe, group B streptococcus (GBS), which is frequently associated with adverse pregnancy ou...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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