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If a woman is tested for GBS at 35-37 weeks and is found to be a carrier, she can be given intravenous penicillin in labour.
In Figure 3, we separately present 3-way sensitivity analyses of absolute GBS risk by influenza incidence rate and vaccine effectiveness for each age group.
Mark Glover, PMW/A 170 program manager, stated, "The NMT and GBS teams recognized that a small design change to the NMT antennas during the development process could lead to future cost savings.
Certain statements in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our plans to launch the GBS assay commercially, the benefits of our products, the importance of this milestone, and the expected growth in the number of tests over the next 18 months.
The purpose of screening pregnant women from 35 to 37 weeks gestation is to identify possible GBS infection for the mother and also to give an indication of the possibility that the newborn could be infected at the time of birth.
But the Government says only a small minority of babies whose mothers test positive for GBS will become infected, leading to many women and babies being exposed to "unnecessary antibiotic use".
A patient has a right to choose whether to be screened for GBS and to choose whether to receive antibiotics.
stated, "illumigene GBS is a key addition to the illumigene platform given the importance of early detection of GBS to prevent serious disease in infants.
Testing for inducible clindamycin resistance should be performed on antenatal GBS isolates that are susceptible to clindamycin and resistant to erythromycin.
We recently reported an increased incidence of neonatal GBS sepsis in HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants born in Belgium, compared with the general population (2).
The incidence of group B streptococcal disease in infants has declined sharply since guidelines for prevention were implemented nearly 15 years ago, but GBS nonetheless remains the leading infectious cause of morbidity and mortality among infants in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recently updated the guidelines to further promote prevention efforts.
Besides the equipment it is necessary to plan for the employment of the GBS.
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