Laura Elizabeth Riley

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BACKGROUND The link between histologic acute chorioamnionitis and infection is well established in preterm deliveries, but less well-studied in term pregnancies, where infection is much less common. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We conducted a secondary analysis among 195 low-risk women with term pregnancies enrolled in a randomized trial. Histologic and(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of obstetricians and gynecologists regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for prevention of healthcare-associated group A streptococcal (GAS) infections as well as general management of pregnancy-related and postpartum infections are unknown. METHODS Questionnaires were(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) have not been well described among obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs). This information is useful for determining whether an OB/GYN-specific program promoting appropriate antibiotic use would significantly contribute to the efforts(More)
Globally, group B Streptococcus (GBS) remains the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in young infants, with its greatest burden in the first 90 days of life. Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) for women at risk of transmitting GBS to their newborns has been effective in reducing, but not eliminating, the young infant GBS disease burden in many(More)
In their study of the diversity of graduate medical education in the United States, Deville and colleagues 1 call attention yet again to the continued underrepresentation of women and minority groups in medicine compared with the population as a whole. Among the many interesting findings, I was most struck that among all specialties , obstetrics and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify opportunities to reduce overuse of antibiotics for prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal (GBS) disease and management of preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). METHODS An anonymous written questionnaire was sent to each of 1031 Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the responses were(More)
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