Navigation Links
Streptococci and E. coli continue to put newborns at risk for sepsis
Date:4/24/2011

Bloodstream infections in newborns can lead to serious complications with substantial morbidity and mortality. What's more, the pathogens responsible for neonatal infections have changed over time. In recent years, however, antibiotic prophylaxis given to at-risk mothers has reduced the incidence of early-onset group B streptococcal infections among their babies.

A new nationwide, multi-site study aimed at determining current early-onset sepsis rates among newborns, the pathogens involved, and associated morbidity and mortality demonstrates that the most frequent pathogens associated with sepsis are group B streptococci (GBS) in full-term infants and Escherichia coli in preterm infants.

The study, which included nearly 400,000 newborns, also found that infection rates in newborns increased with decreasing gestational age and birth weight. The overall rate of infection was 0.98 per 1,000 live births; 0.41 per 1,000 live births involving GBS and 0.28 per 1,000 live births involving E. coli.

The study appears online April 25 and in the May 2011 issue of Pediatrics.

GBS emerged as the leading cause of early-onset sepsis and meningitis in newborns in the 1970s. In 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended universal screening of women at 35 to 37 weeks of pregnancy followed by chemoprophylaxis for women with GBS colonization.

Sepsis occurs when pathogenic bacteria enter the blood stream, causing systemic infection. In infants less than 72 hours old, sepsis is considered of early onset.

"Infections occur in almost one case per thousand live births," says Barbara Stoll, MD, lead investigator for the study. Stoll is the George W. Brumley, Jr., Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics in Emory University School of Medicine. "With approximately 4 million births a year in the United States, this equates to a substantial burden of disease. We estimate that approximately 3,000
'/>"/>

Contact: Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
404-727-3990
Emory University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. More women medical students select general surgery and continue to close the gender gap
2. U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall
3. Explosions Continue to Rock Japanese Nuclear Complex
4. Women who miscarry continue to have mental health problems
5. Need for Blood and Organ Donors Continues to Grow
6. Heavy Drinking in Teen Years May Continue Into Adulthood
7. Pollution controls used during China Olympics could save lives if continued
8. Race gap narrows for some cancers in African-Americans; continues to increase for others
9. Oncology basic research director at John Theurer Cancer Center continues transplantation research
10. Rep. Giffords Continues to Improve
11. Rep. Giffords Continues to Recover From Gunshot Wound
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... The popular television program ... Jones, recently announced that it will be devoting an entire short segment to the ... of people around the globe on a daily basis, but recent advancements in medical ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Approximately 2,000 United Methodists ... celebrate children helping children, a thank you to the many creative and generous ... to the United Methodist initiative to end malaria deaths. , The Columbus Zoo ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices:, Understanding the FDA’s Position and ... – Rockville, MD, http://www.fdanews.com/cybersecuritymd , This workshop, chaired by internationally ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... 20 grams of high grade protein with zero fat, carbs, sugar, gluten, lactose ... been named a finalist for the 2015 SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards. , ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... The Nashville Business Journal recently announced ... business. Mr. Troy Mizell, Chairman of the Board at MyGenetx, is one ... Veterans Awards will recognize Nashville military veterans who, through their professional and personal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 2Health News:Saturday’s United Methodist Event at Columbus Zoo Celebrates Imagine No Malaria 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 5Health News:Pocket Protein™ Named 2015 CPG Editor’s Choice Award Finalist by Informa’s SupplySide 2Health News:Pocket Protein™ Named 2015 CPG Editor’s Choice Award Finalist by Informa’s SupplySide 3Health News:MyGenetx Board Member Receives Veterans Award 2
... illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure when ... to a RAND Corporation study issued today. , Even ... new health plan year, a significant number of seniors ... findings published in the September/October edition of the journal ...
... Angeles, Sept. 14, 2007 -- A new study by researchers ... may be good for you. , Researchers found that ... dealt with teen obesity, hypertension and healthy eating habits had ... particularly among men. , The study, published in the Sept. ...
... concern and disappointment about reports that the pending SCHIP ... are critical to access to care for Medicare beneficiaries ... College of Physicians (ACP). David C. Dale, MD, ... the 124,000 internal medicine physicians and medical student members ...
... advance over invasive tests , , FRIDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay ... blood could become the lens through which doctors monitor ... study suggests. , "It,s amazing that all these pregnant ... blood," said Dr. Jill L. Maron, the study,s lead ...
... (Nasdaq: ADLS ), has received approval from the ... common stock,to the NASDAQ Capital Market from the NASDAQ ... of the Market today. The Company continues to be,listed ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050428/CGTH039LOGO ) "Advanced Life Sciences currently meets ...
... will honor,Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick and his wife, ... event that sold out faster and well,exceeded the amount ... participants and sponsors still on its waiting list. ... lent their names to,this important event, proceeds from the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study finds drug spending caps cause some seniors to quit taking key medicines 2Health News:ER episode impacts viewers' health knowledge and behavior 2Health News:'Deep concern and disappointment' with exclusion of Medicare from SCHIP legislation 2Health News:'Deep concern and disappointment' with exclusion of Medicare from SCHIP legislation 3Health News:Mother's Blood Could Offer Insights Into Fetal Health 2Health News:Mother's Blood Could Offer Insights Into Fetal Health 3Health News:Advanced Life Sciences Joins NASDAQ Capital Market 2Health News:2007 Speaker's Golf Tournament Sets 5-Year Fundraising Record 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... Research and Markets ( ... "Investigation Report on China,s Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019" report ... was approved by CFDA to treat wet age- related ... product of Novartis, is available in the Chinese market. ... drug for the treatment of wet AMD in ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 Perrigo Company ... on the Mylan N.V. ("Mylan") (NASDAQ: MYL ) ... Perrigo. "Our views of Mylan,s offer to ... be, based on our Board,s careful reflection of the ... on the limited choices that Mylan has allowed its ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH ... (NASDAQ: MYL ) today announced that its ... Company plc (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) and ... Perrigo,s shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting of ... of two-thirds of the votes cast at the extraordinary general ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 3Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 4Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 5Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 9
... Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a biopharmaceutical company ... disease, today announced that Michael R. Bristow, M.D. Ph.D. ... of CD-NP, a dual natriuretic peptide receptor agonist in ... Dr. Bristow, a recognized leader in ...
... Oct. 7 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... U.S. Venous Access Catheter Market ... This study covers U.S. markets for venous access ... venous catheters (CVCs), dialysis catheters, implantable ports, and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Michael R. Bristow, M.D. Ph.D. Joins Nile Therapeutics Scientific Advisory Board 2Michael R. Bristow, M.D. Ph.D. Joins Nile Therapeutics Scientific Advisory Board 3Reportlinker Adds U.S. Venous Access Catheter Market 2Reportlinker Adds U.S. Venous Access Catheter Market 3Reportlinker Adds U.S. Venous Access Catheter Market 4
... is a freestanding cryostat with a ... and a radial cutting microtome. It ... wide range of specimens and materials ... in high biohazard risk laboratories where ...
The HM 550 series is a uniquely progressive concept for use with frozen specimens of all types. User applications define module selection and make even serial sectioning enjoyable....
... TP1020 product family are semi-enclosed tissue processors. ... of approved technology with modern and functionally ... safety for tissues at all stages of ... on proven precision mechanics in conjunction with ...
The HMP300 Histo Pro delivers all the features and benefits that conventional tissue processing have to offer....
Medicine Products: