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Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »
Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep by Posted Wed 05 Sep 2012 12:56pm If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you should know about Group B Strep (GBS). In the U.S., about 1 in 4 women carry Group B Streptococcal bacteria. Without a test, you wouldn’t know that you were carrying Group B Strep because there are no symptoms and it is usually not harmful to women. However, Group B Strep can be passed on ... Read on »
Part I: GBS (Group Beta Strep) by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted Sat 10 Jul 2010 8:36am I had been thinking it was best for moms to test for GBS at 36 weeks.  My rational was not driven by the belief that testing is necessary but rather by the wish to avoid the following scenario; if a mom enters a hospital in our area without a GBS negative result, even if the baby is asymptomatic, the baby will undergo a septic workup , of ... Read on »
Pregnancy Notes: Treating Group B Strep Naturally by Marillyn B. Posted Wed 17 Oct 2012 12:00am Tweet Hello gals! Sorry that I have been absent the last several weeks, but it has been nice to put aside my computer and enjoy serious family time. We are now settled in my parents' house and awaiting the arrival of baby cuatro! I should post a picture of my belly... remind me to do that before the baby arrives! Now... le ... Read on »
Thoughts on Group B Strep by Kathryn H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 3:16pm Pregnancy is a time when you should relax, take care of yourself, and avoid stress.  It saddens me that so many of the procedures used in routine obstetrical care increase stress without adding benefit.  I've been thinking about Group B Strep recently because a pregnant mom I know will soon be required to undergo testing for this common bacteri ... Read on »
Group B Strep – Why should I care? by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted Sun 25 Jul 2010 3:19am Why do you need to know about Group B Strep? Group B Strep is something most expectant moms don’t think about or even know about until after they get the results of their test.  If it is negative, they don’t think anymore about it, if it is positive there are a number of choices to make. I have a friend who was told she was GBS positive ... Read on »
Group B Strep: Guidelines for Pregnancy by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 08 Jan 2010 9:34am This blog entry was recently given to me from a New York City Midwife. The topic of Group B Strep is often confusing to people and not usually explained very well. I invite you to read about what Group B Strep is and how you can prevent it. I hope you enjoy! What is GBS? Group [...] Read on »
What Cochrane Says About Group B Strep by NicoleD Posted Thu 15 Oct 2009 10:04pm The Cochrane Collaboration recently published a study on Intrapartum antibiotics for known maternal Group B Streptococcal colonization. This review finds that giving antibiotics is not supported by conclusive evidence. The review identified four trials involving 852 GBS positive women. Three trials, which were around 20 years old, compared am ... Read on »
Gen-Probe Inc., AccuProbe Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test, AccuProbe Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Cultur by FDA Posted Thu 17 Mar 2011 3:55pm [Posted 03/17/2011] AUDIENCE: Laboratory, Infectious Disease, Health Professional ISSUE: The affected kits may contain tube components that are partially empty or empty of solution. Possible false-negative results may occur.  This may cause serious adverse consequences and/or death. See the Recall Notice fo ... Read on »
Class I Medical Device Recall: Gen-Probe Inc., AccuProbe Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test, AccuProbe Mycobacter by Health & Human Services Posted Thu 17 Mar 2011 12:00am Recall Class: Class I Date Recall Initiated: December 30, 2008 Products: Product #1: AccuProbe Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test Product #2: AccuProbe Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Culture Identification Test Product #3: AccuProbe Mycobacterium Avium Complex Culture Identification ... Read on »