Mother reveals her baby was nearly KILLED by the common group B strep bacteria

Bethany Davies, 26, from The Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, is now calling for group B strep screening to be offered to pregnant women. She nearly lost her daughter Elsie to the infection last May.
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A mother whose baby got meningitis because of Group B Strep says all pregnant women should be tested.
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the recommended practice of screening patients admitted preterm for group B streptococcal (GBS) colonization by comparing culture results between those who received antibiotics before culture and those who did not. Since many patients (e.g. those transferred from other facilities) receive antibiotics before screening culture specimens are obtained, false negative results might occur.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: IDSOG Abstract Source Type: research
The association between obesity and group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization remains to be fully defined, and has implications for antibiotic prophylaxis in an era of increasing obesity prevalence and severity. We estimated the association between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and GBS colonization.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: IDSOG Abstract Source Type: research
To determine the rates of maternal GBS screening during pregnancy and to identify demographic characteristics associated with maternal GBS screening in Latin America.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: IDSOG Abstract Source Type: research
Although Streptococcus agalactiae is the leading causative agent of neonatal sepsis and meningitis, recently it is increasingly isolated from non-pregnant adults. The relation between its presence in the genitour...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen that contributes to miscarriage, preterm birth, and serious neonatal infections. Studies have indicated that some multilocus sequence types (STs) of GBS are more likely to cause severe disease than others. We hypothesized that the ability of GBS to elicit varying host responses in maternal decidual tissue during pregnancy is an important factor regulating infection and disease severity. To address this hypothesis, we utilized an antibody microarray to compare changes in production and activation of host signaling proteins in decidualized telomerase-immortal...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Cellular Microbiology: Pathogen-Host Cell Molecular Interactions Source Type: research
A £2.8million study will compare the ECM test and 'bedside test' on women across the UK to see if they reduce rates of Strep B, complications of which can kill children like Archie Powell (pictured).
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This article will review established screening techniques, intrapartum antibiotic prophylactic regimens, and management specifically of the penicillin-allergic pregnant woman who is colonized with GBS.
Source: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: New Antibiotics and Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Obstetrics Source Type: research
Zoe Ely, 22, from Aylesbury, found out she had group B strep at 31 weeks pregnancy. When she went into labour at 37 weeks, her daughter was stillborn - a 'rare and tragic case'.
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Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
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