Is neonatal group B streptococcal infection preventable?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136850
Title:
Is neonatal group B streptococcal infection preventable?
Authors:
Azam, M; Allen, N M; O'Donovan, D; Moylett, E
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway.
Citation:
Is neonatal group B streptococcal infection preventable? 2011, 104 (5):149-51 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136850
PubMed ID:
21736092
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21736092
Abstract:
Early onset group B streptococcal (EOGBS) infection causes significant neonatal morbidity and mortality. We determined the incidence of EOGBS at Galway University Hospital (GUH) and examined any "missed opportunities" for preventing neonatal infection between 2004 and 2009. Our obstetric approach is risk-based. The incidence was 0.45/1,000 live-births; one death and one with neurological sequelae. A single mother received IAP; however we could not determine any potential for reducing cases of EOGBS by improving current IAP usage.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAzam, Men
dc.contributor.authorAllen, N Men
dc.contributor.authorO'Donovan, Den
dc.contributor.authorMoylett, Een
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T13:24:51Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T13:24:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.identifier.citationIs neonatal group B streptococcal infection preventable? 2011, 104 (5):149-51 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid21736092-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136850-
dc.description.abstractEarly onset group B streptococcal (EOGBS) infection causes significant neonatal morbidity and mortality. We determined the incidence of EOGBS at Galway University Hospital (GUH) and examined any "missed opportunities" for preventing neonatal infection between 2004 and 2009. Our obstetric approach is risk-based. The incidence was 0.45/1,000 live-births; one death and one with neurological sequelae. A single mother received IAP; however we could not determine any potential for reducing cases of EOGBS by improving current IAP usage.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21736092en
dc.titleIs neonatal group B streptococcal infection preventable?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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