Pediatrics

Low recurrence with shortened IV abx course in GBS bacteremia

(HealthDay)—For infants with uncomplicated, late-onset group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteremia, a shortened intravenous (IV) course of antibiotic therapy is sometimes prescribed and is associated with low rates of disease ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study questions practice of placenta eating by new moms

(HealthDay)—You may have heard that some new mothers choose to eat their own placenta after childbirth. But there's no indication the trendy practice offers any health benefits, and some evidence it could prove dangerous, ...

Pediatrics

Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection

A type of sugar found naturally in some women's breast milk may protect new born babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new study from Imperial College ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Most obstetricians screen for group B strep at 35 to 37 weeks

(HealthDay)—Almost all obstetricians collect group B streptococcus screening samples, but practice patterns vary, according to research published in the August issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Group B Streptococcus breaches the blood-brain-barrier

Bacterial meningitis is a life-threating infection of the central nervous system. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of meningitis in newborn babies and can cause severe complications in those that survive the ...

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