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Universal Screening vs. Risk-based Strategy for Prevention of Early-onset Neonatal Group-B Streptococcal Disease.
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PMID:  21335324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To evaluate the difference between universal screening and risk-based strategies in the prevention of early-onset Group-B streptococcal (EOGBS) disease. Subjects: Cases of EOGBS disease from 2003 to 2009 were identified by a search of the microbiology laboratory's computerized database. Interventions: Maternal screening for Group-B Streptococci was done for all pregnant women by taking rectovaginal swabs and urine culture at 35-37 weeks of gestation and for all high-risk cases at the time of presentation. Results: From 2003 to 2009, a total of 87 260 live births were recorded, 1948 neonates were very low-birth weight. We reviewed labor and delivery records for 1268 live births randomly sampled from total live births. Forty-five cases of EOGBS disease were identified during the period of study (overall incidence of 0.51 cases per 1000 live births).
Mohamed Abdelmaaboud; Abdelbaset Fakhry Mohammed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Egypt.
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