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Summary Despite substantial progress in prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal GBS disease since the s, GBS remains the leading cause of early-onset neonatal sepsis in the United States. InCDC, in collaboration with relevant professional societies, published guidelines for the prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease CDC.
Prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease: RR-7] ; those guidelines were updated and republished in CDC. In Junea meeting of clinical and public health representatives was held to Comparative study of text and context richard iii prevention strategies on the basis of data collected after the issuance of the guidelines.
The recommendations were made on the basis of available evidence when such evidence was sufficient and on expert opinion when available evidence was insufficient. The key changes in the guidelines include the following: Although early-onset GBS disease has become relatively uncommon in recent years, the rates of maternal GBS colonization and therefore the risk for early-onset GBS disease in the absence of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis remain unchanged since the s.
Continued efforts are needed to sustain and improve on the progress achieved in the prevention of GBS disease. There also is a need to monitor for potential adverse consequences of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis e.
In the absence of a licensed GBS vaccine, universal screening and intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis continue to be the cornerstones of early-onset GBS disease prevention. Introduction In the s, the bacterium group B Streptococcus GBS emerged as the leading infectious cause of early neonatal morbidity and mortality in the United States Maternal colonization with GBS in the genitourinary or gastrointestinal tracts is the primary risk factor for disease.
Beginning in the mid s, clinical trials and well-designed observational studies demonstrated that administering intravenous antibiotics during labor to women at risk for transmitting GBS to their newborns could prevent invasive disease in the first week of life i.
As a result of the collaborative efforts of clinicians, researchers, professional organizations, parent advocacy groups, and the public health community in the s, recommendations for intrapartum prophylaxis to prevent perinatal GBS disease were issued in by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ACOG 12 and CDC 13 and in by the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP Before active prevention was initiated, an estimated 7, cases of neonatal GBS disease occurred annually in the United States Striking declines in disease incidence coincided with increased prevention activities in the s 17and a further reduction occurred following the issuance of the recommendation for universal screening in However, GBS disease remains the leading infectious cause of morbidity and mortality among newborns in the United States 19, The continued burden of disease and newly available data relevant to early-onset GBS disease prevention from the fields of epidemiology, obstetrics, neonatology, microbiology, molecular biology, and pharmacology prompted revision of the guidelines for early-onset GBS disease prevention.
The group held regular telephone conference calls to identify potential areas of change in the recommendations to prevent GBS disease, and to define sources of newly available data published and unpublished to inform the revision of the guidelines.
For these topics, a thorough review was conducted of published literature through PubMed searches, other sources including abstracts and conference proceedingsand unpublished data from ongoing surveillance and research activities of which the working group was aware.
For topics on which several sources of data were available, evidence was summarized in tables.
For topics on which relatively little new evidence was available, summaries of pertinent data were provided to working group members. Expert opinion was sought from working group members regarding topics on which no new evidence was available.
In Junean in-person meeting of the technical working group was held to review available data and develop updated recommendations using an evidence-based approach when possible and relying on expert scientific opinion when sufficient data were lacking Table 1.
They are intended for providers of prenatal, obstetric, and neonatal care; supporting microbiology laboratories, hospital administrators, and managed-care organizations; childbirth educators; public health authorities; and expectant parents and their advocates.
Invasive Group B Streptococcal Disease Group B Streptococcus, or Streptococcus agalactiae, is a gram-positive bacterium that causes invasive disease primarily in infants, pregnant or postpartum women 19,and older adults, with the highest incidence among young infants Infections in newborns occurring within the first week of life are designated early-onset disease.
Because of the burden of disease among infants and the availability of effective interventions to prevent early-onset GBS disease, these guidelines concern only early-onset disease. The measures used to prevent early-onset GBS disease also might prevent some perinatal maternal infections 17,28 ; however, they do not prevent late-onset infant disease As a result of prevention efforts, incidence of GBS has declined dramatically over the past 15 years, from 1.
Infants with early-onset GBS disease generally present with respiratory distress, apnea, or other signs of sepsis within the first hours of life 3, The most common clinical syndromes of early-onset disease are sepsis and pneumonia; less frequently, early-onset infections can lead to meningitis.This reference list was compiled by Robert Hare for personal use.
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