A less invasive approach to screening for early onset neonatal GBS.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559103
Title:
A less invasive approach to screening for early onset neonatal GBS.
Authors:
Glackin, S; Miletin, I; Deasy, A M
Citation:
A less invasive approach to screening for early onset neonatal GBS. 2015, 108 (3):81-3 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559103
PubMed ID:
25876300
Abstract:
Recent recommendations for the management of an asymptomatic term infant with one septic risk factor for Group B Streptococcal (GBS) invasive disease have advised a clinical approach. Following a previous audit in our unit which showed that high numbers of asymptomatic infants were receiving antibiotics, a new protocol was introduced which emphasised the importance of clinical examination. This study assessed the safety and efficacy of this new protocol through chart review of 1855 eligible infants. We found a statistically significant decrease (P < 0.0001) from 444 (19%) to 121 (6.5%) in the total number of term infants who underwent septic evaluations and received antibiotics. 241 asymptomatic infants with one septic risk factor were managed conservatively. No eligible infants had GBS invasive disease during the three month study period. The new protocol is a safe and effective tool for evaluating infants at risk of GBS invasive disease.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INFANTS; ANTIBIOTIC USE; STREPTOCOCCUS B
MeSH:
Anti-Bacterial Agents; Antibiotic Prophylaxis; Asymptomatic Infections; Clinical Audit; Clinical Protocols; Female; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical; Ireland; Neonatal Screening; Perinatal Care; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications, Infectious; Retrospective Studies; Risk Factors; Sepsis; Streptococcal Infections; Streptococcus agalactiae
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGlackin, Sen
dc.contributor.authorMiletin, Ien
dc.contributor.authorDeasy, A Men
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-07T08:57:40Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-07T08:57:40Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03en
dc.identifier.citationA less invasive approach to screening for early onset neonatal GBS. 2015, 108 (3):81-3 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25876300en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559103en
dc.description.abstractRecent recommendations for the management of an asymptomatic term infant with one septic risk factor for Group B Streptococcal (GBS) invasive disease have advised a clinical approach. Following a previous audit in our unit which showed that high numbers of asymptomatic infants were receiving antibiotics, a new protocol was introduced which emphasised the importance of clinical examination. This study assessed the safety and efficacy of this new protocol through chart review of 1855 eligible infants. We found a statistically significant decrease (P < 0.0001) from 444 (19%) to 121 (6.5%) in the total number of term infants who underwent septic evaluations and received antibiotics. 241 asymptomatic infants with one septic risk factor were managed conservatively. No eligible infants had GBS invasive disease during the three month study period. The new protocol is a safe and effective tool for evaluating infants at risk of GBS invasive disease.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectINFANTSen
dc.subjectANTIBIOTIC USEen
dc.subjectSTREPTOCOCCUS Ben
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agentsen
dc.subject.meshAntibiotic Prophylaxisen
dc.subject.meshAsymptomatic Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshClinical Auditen
dc.subject.meshClinical Protocolsen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen
dc.subject.meshInfectious Disease Transmission, Verticalen
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshNeonatal Screeningen
dc.subject.meshPerinatal Careen
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications, Infectiousen
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSepsisen
dc.subject.meshStreptococcal Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshStreptococcus agalactiaeen
dc.titleA less invasive approach to screening for early onset neonatal GBS.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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