Navigation Links
Concerns about MRSA for expectant mothers may be unfounded
Date:4/19/2012

The need to swab the noses of pregnant women and newborns for the presence of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) may be unfounded, according to a Vanderbilt study now available online and published in the May issue of Pediatrics.

The study's senior author, Buddy Creech, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics, said it is often feared that mothers carrying MRSA may risk transmitting an infection to their newborn babies, but Vanderbilt Pediatric Infectious Diseases researchers found that babies rarely became ill from MRSA infections, despite frequently carrying the germ.

"Describing the timing and mode of transmission is important, since the most critical finding in this research is that babies are very commonly exposed to MRSA in early infancy, often with strains that aren't likely to cause disease," Creech said.

The study enrolled more than 500 pregnant women in Nashville and Memphis. Nasal and vaginal swabs were collected and tested for the presence of bacteria at regular intervals, including at the time of delivery. Babies were swabbed right after birth and at 2 and 4 months of age.

Results show little vertical transmission of MRSA from mother to child, Creech said, but babies did closely match their mother's carrier status by 2 months of age. This suggests a mother who carries S. aureus bacteria in her nose will give it to her baby and her baby will become colonized from close contact within six to eight weeks after birth, which is called horizontal transmission.

"Labs were finding a substantial amount of MRSA. Even in our study we found 20 percent of pregnant women will have it, as will 20 percent of babies at eight weeks," Creech said. "But there is tremendous anxiety about what that means and, for physicians, what do you do?"

"We don't want to overreact to carriage when incidence of disease is low. A lot of babies are colonized. A lot. Twenty percent at 2 months of age
'/>"/>

Contact: Craig Boerner
craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Fire Protection Online Resolves Safety Concerns with CO2 Fire Extinguishers
2. Home palliative sedation checklist may ease concerns
3. Registered Nurses from Public Health - Seattle & King County Hold Informational Picket to Highlight Public Safety Concerns
4. NOW Foods Response to Fish Oil and PCB Concerns
5. Concerns over radiation exposure may overshadow life-saving benefits of cardiac imaging tests
6. Poll finds concerns about pace of medical and health research
7. Cost concerns prevent many cancer survivors from getting medical care
8. Pro Ana Versus Pro Recovery Sites: New Study by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University raises concerns.
9. Sunscreen Concerns Unfounded, Experts Say
10. Fertility concerns of cancer survivors inadequately addressed, study finds
11. Scientists Raise Concerns About Flame Retardants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Concerns about MRSA for expectant mothers may be unfounded
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 The American College of ... in June. They will hold a webinar on the ... two-day class on Classical Chinese Medicine. , Webinar – ... Steve Given, the Dean of Clinical Education, will lead ... First Professional Doctorate program. ACTCM is currently developing this ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Following yesterday’s announcement that Ascenta Health ... health brand Nature’s Way, Marc St-Onge has affirmed his ... Skin is an integral part of the agreement with ... to further develop Ascenta Skin into a leading player ... a breakthrough, anti-aging skincare supplement featuring 6 active ingredients ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Topsfield, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 ... Keri Hart, MS/CCC, SLP, RAC-CT, CHHRP-QT, Vice President ... International, “A very important ‘language’ that impacts how ... International, the leader in long term care reimbursement, ... and education programs and talent management, launches a ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... R.I. (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Memorial Day ... Amica Insurance is offering some tips to help ... Safety Council, there will be 383 traffic fatalities this Memorial ... from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association: , ... in the vehicle is wearing a seatbelt, whether they’re driving ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... ZH Healthcare (ZH), ... today that Bill Lane, joins ZH’s Advisory Board. ... BlueEHS,a first of its kind, Freemium SaaS, Electronic ... Health Records (EHR) with an integrated practice management ... patient portal, and more. Combined with its Revenue ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ACTCM Announces Upcoming June Events 2Health News:Ascenta Skin President Announces Plans to Grow Brand 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Takes the Lead in Launching ICD-10 Coding Transition in Post-Acute Care 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Takes the Lead in Launching ICD-10 Coding Transition in Post-Acute Care 3Health News:Amica Has 4 Road Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend 2Health News:ZH Healthcare Adds Bill Lane to Advisory Board 2
... FRIDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Young women say they flock ... their natural beauty, protects them from the sun,s rays and fills ... lasting. A deep tan may help project beauty and confidence ... give way to permanent skin damage caused by the ultraviolet rays ...
... main treatment for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, helps some ... Herceptin-based therapies, according to a study led by researchers ... and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. ... the targeted therapies, which play different roles in cancer, ...
... , FRIDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) ... and biofeedback to help prevent chronic migraine headaches ... study suggests. Researchers compared the costs of ... drugs. After six months, minimal-contact behavioral treatment was ...
... , FRIDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Along with rising ... an open window also increases, experts say, with many children ... years and younger are treated for falls from windows, according ... 5 years, the majority of a child,s weight is concentrated ...
... For the past decade, researchers have tried to reprogram the ... one of the most sought-after cells in regenerative medicine because ... by replacing lost tissue. Now, researchers at the Perelman School ... to demonstrate the direct conversion of a non-heart cell type ...
... , FRIDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people ... likely to suffer from complications than those of normal ... outcomes are often used by insurance companies, the Johns ... doctors and hospitals are reimbursed for more complex procedures ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A Safe Tan? No Way, Experts Say 2Health News:A Safe Tan? No Way, Experts Say 3Health News:A Safe Tan? No Way, Experts Say 4Health News:Targeted agent addition to herceptin has positive effect on metastatic HER-2 breast cancer 2Health News:Targeted agent addition to herceptin has positive effect on metastatic HER-2 breast cancer 3Health News:Windows Pose Safety Risk for Young Children, Experts Warn 2Health News:A change of heart: Penn researchers reprogram brain cells to become heart cells 2Health News:Obesity May Increase Risk of Surgical Complications 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: RGRX), ... repair and regeneration, today announced that J.J. Finkelstein ... present a corporate overview at two upcoming investor conferences. ... SeeThruEquity 4 th Annual Microcap Conference on Thursday ... at 11:00 am EDT.  A webcast will ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015  The Mesothelioma ... diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best possible ... certain individuals with this rare cancer caused by ... most up-to-date information related to treatment options such ... please call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "Latest Regulations on Pharmaceutical International ... their offering. This is first time ... guidance on international multi-center clinical trials of drugs ... begun to be implemented on March 1, 2015. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:RegeneRx to Present at 2 Investor Conferences 2RegeneRx to Present at 2 Investor Conferences 3Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 2Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 3Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 4Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 52015 Regulations on Pharmaceutical International Multi-Center Clinical Trials in China 2
... its great versatility in epilation and ... the compactness and easy-transportability of the ... protocols developed for Smartepil II plus, ... indicated for hair removal of tricky ...
... Plus is a CO2 laser system ... W. Its functions in continuous and ... requiring extreme laser intervention delicacy. Excellent ... studios, it comes with a large ...
... Performance ZyDoc offers HIPAA-secure web-based access to ... days a week through the utilization of ... documents, listen to the original dictation at ... electronically sign the document, and fax to ...
Auto Refkeratomoeter...
Medicine Products: