Navigation Links
UTHealth researchers say more rapid test for Group B strep successful
Date:3/8/2013

HOUSTON (March 8, 2013) A more rapid laboratory test for pregnant women to detect potentially deadly Group B strep (GBS) has been successful at identifying GBS colonization in six and a half hours, according to the results of a study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

The more rapid test could be helpful for the 13 percent of patients who experience pre-term labor before they are screened for GBS, which usually occurs between 35 and 37 weeks of gestation. The current standard test takes 48 hours. Antibiotics can be administered at the time of delivery to kill the bacteria.

"This new test could change the management of patients who present to labor and delivery with threatened preterm labor and are not expected to deliver right away," said Jonathan Faro, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, part of UTHealth. "It would likely gain use in this patient population, which is a small number, but still very significant clinically. We could target this population and this would help cut down on overuse of resources and minimize our contribution to the increased level of bacterial resistance."

The new test, developed by NanoLogix, can also detect antibiotic sensitivities for women who are allergic to penicillin, saving the additional 48 hours the standard test for antibiotic sensitivity takes, Faro said.

GBS is the most common cause of sepsis (blood infection) and meningitis and a frequent cause of pneumonia in newborns, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC estimates the bacterium, which is passed from mother to child through the birth canal, is carried by 25 to 30 percent of women at any one time. Because GBS has few symptoms, many women do not know they are carriers. In 2001, 1,700 babies less than 1 week old contracted GBS, which can lead to disability
'/>"/>

Contact: Deborah Lake
deborah.m.lake@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3304
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UTHealth, French researchers discover gene defect for new syndrome
2. UTHealth research shows American Indians at greater risk of suicide after alcohol intoxication
3. UTHealth: Alcohol consumption may be in response to smoking cessation
4. UTHealth research: Low incidence of venous insufficiency in MS
5. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
6. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
7. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
8. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
9. Researchers find evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry products
10. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
11. Autism by the numbers: Yale researchers examine impact of new diagnostic criteria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology ... of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. ... trials, it may pave the way for the early ... diabetic autonomic neuropathy, which is common among people with ... progressively affects the autonomic nerves controlling vital organs like ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Top Northridge ... coupon for new patients. Finding a new dentist can be ... dental issues that have gone untreated and worry about how ... Ariz specializes in patients with special concerns and dental needs ... comfortable and right at home. This special coupon can help ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 "I injured my shoulder ... said an inventor from Sunnyvale, Calif. "When I slept in ... the market are cumbersome and require too many straps. That ... developed the Multiple Functioning Vest to improve the design of ... so that they heal properly. This helps to speed up ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July ... health insurance this year will face fines of up to ... the Internal Revenue Service says. The Obama administration on ... that some Americans will owe for failing to have health ... monthly national average premium for a bronze-level health plan. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Glidewell Laboratories announced today that ... successfully passed the five-year mark in clinical usage, and ... units prescribed by US dentists. , Even as BruxZir ... good results from respected clinical studies, many dentists expressed ... over extended years of clinical service before they would ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Wearable device for the early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition 2Health News:Northridge Dentist, Dr. Farshid Ariz, is Now Offering a $100 Coupon for New Patients 2Health News:IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5 2Health News:BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Surpasses Five Years of Clinical Use 2
... , HARRISBURG, Pa. , Jan. 13 ... launch of an innovative initiative to create clinically proven, ... of care for patients.  The P4 Pathways Program will ... for the treatment of patients with cancer, as well ...
... , NEW YORK , Jan. 13 ... been named president and CEO of Siemens Corporation. Spiegel, an ... on January 18 . , (Logo:   http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ... Senior Partner at Booz & Co. and brings more than ...
... Bradley C. Brennecke , a resident of Pleasant Plain, Ohio ... , pleaded guilty late Tuesday to conspiracy and tax evasion charges before District ... Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. , Mrusek and Brennecke, who ... icted in July 2009 and charged with tax ...
... in the general population use the drug responsibly, study finds ... taking Viagra will lead to sexually risky behavior can relax: ... make men more likely to engage in potentially unhealthy sex. ... a doctor who may worry that prescribing erectile-dysfunction drugs to ...
... say researchers working with mice , WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13 ... greater understanding of how a brain becomes susceptible to ... some people are resistant to antidepressants. , Scientists think ... -- cause the mental disorders. Antidepressants (such as Prozac) ...
... aged 6-19 still climbing, government study finds , WEDNESDAY, Jan. ... on weight: Obesity in the United States may finally be ... the rates of obesity remain high, with about one-third of ... obesity among already heavy 6- to 19-year-old boys appear to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Capital BlueCross and P4 Healthcare Launch Cancer Pathways Initiative 2Health News:Capital BlueCross and P4 Healthcare Launch Cancer Pathways Initiative 3Health News:Capital BlueCross and P4 Healthcare Launch Cancer Pathways Initiative 4Health News:Siemens Taps Top Energy Expert as New Head of U.S. Business 2Health News:Siemens Taps Top Energy Expert as New Head of U.S. Business 3Health News:Two Cincinnati Dentists Plead Guilty to Conspiracy, Tax Evasion on Eve of Trial 2Health News:Taking Viagra Won't Spur Risky Sexual Behavior 2Health News: U.S. Obesity Rates Leveling Off, But Still High 2Health News: U.S. Obesity Rates Leveling Off, But Still High 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. , July 28, 2014 ... announced that the Company will release its second quarter 2014 ... Monday, August 11, 2014, after market close. PDL,s management will ... p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results.  A slide ... webcast link on the PDL website. Conference Call ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , Germany and ... , Collaboration aims to create and ... to guide the use of IRESSA  for non-small cell ... build on QIAGEN,s FDA-approved  therascreen   EGFR test and is ... of automated instruments  Project enabled by AstraZeneca ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... HILL, N.C. , July 25, 2014  Corporate ... challenges, including understanding new advancements in technology and how ... of this, libraries in the pharmaceutical and medical device ... value of the information and services they provide. ... Best Practices, LLC there are many forces of change ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PDL BioPharma to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 11, 2014 2QIAGEN and AstraZeneca Collaborate to Develop Liquid Biopsy-Based Companion Diagnostic to Advance EGFR Mutation Profiling in Lung Cancer Patients 2QIAGEN and AstraZeneca Collaborate to Develop Liquid Biopsy-Based Companion Diagnostic to Advance EGFR Mutation Profiling in Lung Cancer Patients 3QIAGEN and AstraZeneca Collaborate to Develop Liquid Biopsy-Based Companion Diagnostic to Advance EGFR Mutation Profiling in Lung Cancer Patients 4QIAGEN and AstraZeneca Collaborate to Develop Liquid Biopsy-Based Companion Diagnostic to Advance EGFR Mutation Profiling in Lung Cancer Patients 5QIAGEN and AstraZeneca Collaborate to Develop Liquid Biopsy-Based Companion Diagnostic to Advance EGFR Mutation Profiling in Lung Cancer Patients 6Forces of Change Reshaping Corporate Libraries & Information Services 2
... on 01/05/2012 of Santa Barbara physician Dr. Julio Diaz ... overdose deaths from prescription medications. According to one of ... centers, Dr. Diaz,s arrest points to the dangers both ... of finding a physician who will prescribe medication for ...
... PHILADELPHIA, January 10, 2012 Shire plc (LSE: ... company, announced today that it has acquired the rights to ... States (US) in an agreement  with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.  Terms ... a prokinetic, is part of Shire,s gastrointestinal (GI) portfolio in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Arrest of California Doctor Coincides with Uptick in Prescription Drug Overdoses 2Shire Acquires US Rights to Resolor® (prucalopride) 2Shire Acquires US Rights to Resolor® (prucalopride) 3Shire Acquires US Rights to Resolor® (prucalopride) 4
... TCS Symphony orchestrates images and patient ... and information sources in one central ... workflow and improves cost-effectiveness so that ... they do best, helping people., ,Many ...
... Bright quartz halogen illumination with ... filter for whiter light Worldwide ... controlled fan keeps unit coo. ... change Optional tray will clamp ...
... Lite positions directly over one,eye permitting ... lens an exclusive feature ,resulting ... optic light that penetrates,deep into a ... swivel mount enables the,surgeon to rotate ...
Mounted on a remarkably lightweight and,flexible cotton headband with crown strap,the Sport is fully adjustable....
Medicine Products: