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What Cochrane Says About Group B Strep

Posted Oct 15 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 ampicillin or penicillin to no treatment and found no clear differences in newborn deaths although the occurrence of early GBS infection in the newborn was reduced with antibiotics.

This means that the ACOG is, once again, found to be not practicing evidence-based medicine.

Oh that the medical community would trust women to make sound, personal, fully educated decisions regarding their own health care and that of their children. Give us the true facts and let us make our own choices people!

For more information on GBS check out: GBS: Giant Bothersome Stumbling Block
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