Intrapartum GBS screening and antibiotic prophylaxis: a European consensus conference.

  title={Intrapartum GBS screening and antibiotic prophylaxis: a European consensus conference.},
  author={Gian Carlo di Renzo and Pierrette Melin and Alberto Berardi and Mats Blennow and Xavier Carbonell-Estrany and Gian Paolo Donzelli and Stellan H{\aa}kansson and Moshe Hod and Robert Hughes and M Kurtzer and Claire Poyart and Eric Shinwell and Babill Stray-Pedersen and Mirosław Wielgoś and Najoua El Helali},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  volume={28 7},
Group B streptococcus (GBS) remains worldwide a leading cause of severe neonatal disease. Since the end of the 1990s, various strategies for prevention of the early onset neonatal disease have been implemented and have evolved. When a universal antenatal GBS screening-based strategy is used to identify women who are given an intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis, a substantial reduction of incidence up to 80% has been reported in the USA as in other countries including European countries… CONTINUE READING
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