USPSTF Recommends Screening Pregnant Women for Syphilis

On Feb. 6, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation statement recommending that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis.
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MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- From 2012 to 2016, there was a 61 percent increase in syphilis cases among pregnant women, with no traditional behavioral risk factors reported among half of these women, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in...
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Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND: There is a global rise in maternal syphilis and infants born with congenital syphilis. CLINICAL FINDINGS: This case report presents a 32-week gestation premature male infant with initial clinical findings significant for respiratory failure as well as blueberry muffin spot rash and hepatosplenomegaly, which are consistent with congenital syphilis. PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS: This case study is unique in that the diagnosis of congenital neurosyphilis was demonstrated despite negative maternal serology because of the prozone phenomenon. This phenomenon refers to an overwhelming acute infection ...
Source: Advances in Neonatal Care - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Adv Neonatal Care Source Type: research
Condition:   Syphilis Female Interventions:   Drug: Cefixime;   Drug: Benzathine penicillin 2.4 million units Sponsor:   World Health Organization Not yet recruiting
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Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Background Syphilis is a cause of morbidity and mortality and is of particular concern in pregnancy in low-income countries because of the risks associated with maternal-fetal transmission. Ugandan national guidelines recommend a nontreponemal rapid plasma reagin (RPR) followed by treponemal testing for diagnosis of syphilis. The RPR test confirms a reactive specific treponemal test, or confirms serological “cure” with a 4-fold dilutional decrease; RPR is beset with technical and biological limitations, making accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment problematic. The aim of this analysis was to compare pe...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Antenatal register data from 62 clinics in 5 regions of Kenya were used to estimate women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk (partner HIV status, syphilis). With individual risk-guided preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) offer in all regions, 39% of pregnant women would be offered PrEP nationally. Offering PrEP to all women in high-prevalence regions reached 26% of the pregnant women.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Notes Source Type: research
myLAB Box, a healthcare company based in California, has developed and pioneered an at-home sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing service. With the number of STDs rising, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 20 mi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Medicine Public Health Reproductive Medicine Source Type: blogs
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