Timing of Group B Streptococcus Screening in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review

@article{Berg2009TimingOG,
  title={Timing of Group B Streptococcus Screening in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review},
  author={Arijaan W Valkenburg-van den Berg and Rebecca L Houtman-Roelofsen and P. Oostvogel and F. Dekker and P. D{\"o}rr and A. Sprij},
  journal={Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation},
  year={2009},
  volume={69},
  pages={174 - 183}
}
  • Arijaan W Valkenburg-van den Berg, Rebecca L Houtman-Roelofsen, +3 authors A. Sprij
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
  • Background: Group B streptococcus (GBS) is an important cause of neonatal sepsis. Guidelines advise to collect cultures at 35–37 weeks’ gestation and to administer intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis in case of GBS-positive cultures, as well as in all preterm deliveries. Improved effectiveness of antenatal cultures might help to further decrease GBS early-onset disease. Objective: To determine the best timing of antenatal cultures, which may help establish optimal prevention of perinatal GBS… CONTINUE READING
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