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  • Title: Group B Strep International | Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. What Is Group B Strep?.. More about GBS and How to Help Protect Your Baby.. Recognize the Symptoms of Infection!.. Prenatal-onset GBS Disease.. Early-onset GBS Disease.. Late-onset GBS Disease.. GBS Resources.. Order/Download GBS Awareness Materials.. Download Awareness Ribbons and Logos.. GBS Instructional Materials for Medical Students.. Prenatal Infection Prevention Resources Downloads.. GBS Oral and Poster Presentations.. GBS Medical Articles and Abstracts.. GBS Organizations Worldwide.. GBS-related Web Sites.. GBS Parent Connection Grief Support.. GBS-related Pregnancy Health Calendar.. Alabama GBS Awareness Campaign.. GBS Stories.. Babies with GBS Disease.. Subsequent Pregnancies.. You Can Help!.. Create GBS Awareness in Your Community Workplace.. Suggested Topics for Researchers.. Make a Donation/Donate a Vehicle.. Shopping Rewards Programs.. Organize a Fundraiser.. Volunteer To Translate.. Recommend a GBS resource.. Make GBS Awareness Ribbons.. About GBSI.. Contact Us.. Group B Strep (GBS) is a big deal!.. Approximately 1 in 4 pregnant women carry GBS, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to the U.. S.. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.. ) GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.. Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating.. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become very  ...   2015 and will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee should it pass the 100,000 signature threshold.. February 2015.. February is Prenatal Infection Prevention Month! Click.. here.. for our resource page.. June 2015.. June 28-30 ~.. GBSI will be exhibiting at the.. American College of Nurse-Midwives.. (ACNM) conference in National Harbor, MD.. This will be our fourth year exhibiting at ACNM!.. October 2015.. October 9-14 ~.. XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics.. in Vancouver, Canada.. This will be GBSI s second time exhibiting at this triennial conference!.. JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST GBS!.. Make a.. donation.. Tell.. your story.. Distribute complimentary.. GBS awareness materials.. Assist us in.. translating.. Recommend.. a GBS-related article or web site to us.. Connect to GBSI.. Twitter.. Facebook.. Facebook Group.. LATEST NEWSLETTER.. Issue 10 of The Globe is now online!.. You can read the.. current issue of the Globe.. online and its.. archives.. Or, sign up to receive The Globe via e-mail it s free!.. SIGN UP.. Use GoodSearch.. com, for your web searches and we'll receive a penny every time you search!!.. Do your online shopping through GoodShop.. com, and a percentage of each order is donated to GBSI (you don't pay anything extra!).. Proudly powered by.. WordPress.. |.. Theme: Yoko by.. Elmastudio.. Top..

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  • Title: What Is Group B Strep? | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: Group B Streptococcus, or.. Streptococcus agalactiae.. , is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive tract and birth canal in up to 1 in 4 pregnant women.. Unfortunately, babies can be infected by GBS before birth and up to about 6 months of age due to their underdeveloped immune systems.. Learn how to help protect your baby from Group B Strep disease from before birth through early infancy!.. (The same information is on our.. downloadable GBS brochure..  ...   of bacteria so it is imperative that.. everyone.. who takes care of your baby knows the symptoms of possible GBS infection in babies and how to respond.. There are three types of GBS disease, each with their own prevention challenges.. Learn more about each below:.. Prenatal-onset GBS disease.. (before birth).. Early-onset GBS disease.. (birth through the first week of life).. Late-onset GBS disease.. (1 week of age through several months of life).. Click.. to order or download our many GBS awareness materials!..

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  • Title: More about GBS and How to Help Protect Your Baby | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: (The following can also be downloaded.. in our brochure s checklist format.. Note: If printing this brochure on your home printer, please set it for borderless printing.. Group B strep (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive and reproductive tracts of both men and women.. About 1 in 4 pregnant women carry or are colonized with GBS.. Carrying GBS does not mean that you are unclean.. Anyone can carry GBS.. Unfortunately, babies can be infected by GBS before birth through several months of age due to their underdeveloped immune systems.. Only a few babies who are exposed to GBS become infected, but GBS can cause babies to be.. miscarried.. ,.. stillborn.. , or.. become very sick.. and sometimes even.. die after birth.. GBS most commonly causes infection in the blood (sepsis), the fluid and lining of the brain (meningitis), and lungs (pneumonia).. Some GBS survivors experience handicaps such as blindness, deafness, mental challenges, and/or cerebral palsy.. Fortunately, most GBS infections that develop.. at birth.. can be prevented if women who have tested positive receive at least 4 hours of IV (through the vein) antibiotics just prior to delivery.. HOW DO I KNOW IF I CARRY GBS?.. Although most women do not have any symptoms, GBS can cause vaginal burning/irritation and/or unusual discharge which may be mistaken for a yeast infection and treated incorrectly.. (1).. If you have vaginitis symptoms, see your care provider promptly for an exam and possible GBS testing.. GBS can also cause bladder infections, with or without symptoms.. Your provider should do a urine culture for GBS and other bacteria (this is.. not.. the standard prenatal urine dipstick check) at the first prenatal visit.. GBS in your urine means that you may be heavily colonized which puts your baby at greater risk.. (2).. If your urine tests positive, your provider should consider you as GBS colonized for this pregnancy so that you receive IV antibiotics for GBS when labor starts/your water breaks.. It is now the standard of care in the US and several other countries for all pregnant women to be routinely tested for GBS at 35–37 weeks during.. each.. pregnancy unless their urine already cultured positive in the current pregnancy.. (Since levels of GBS can change, each pregnancy can be different.. ) Your provider will perform a swab test of.. both.. your vagina and rectum and receive the test results in 2–3 days.. Inform your provider if you are using antibiotics and/or vaginal medications which may cause false negative results.. (3).. Some hospitals will offer rapid, DNA-based tests which can be performed during labor or any time during pregnancy with results in just a few hours.. These tests can help supplement your routine GBS testing because:.. Your GBS status can change by the time you go into labor.. Culture tests can show a false negative.. Your culture test results may not be available.. HOW CAN GBS INFECT MY BABY?.. GBS can infect your baby even before your water breaks.. GBS infections before birth are called.. prenatal-onset.. GBS can cause preterm labor, causing your baby to be born too early.. GBS infection can also cause your water to break prematurely without labor starting, causing your baby to lose a significant layer of protection.. It is thought that babies are most often infected with GBS as they pass through the birth canal.. GBS infections within the first week of life are called.. early-onset.. Babies can become infected with GBS by sources other than the mother.. GBS infections after the first week of life are called.. late-onset.. Be aware that your womb and/or C-section wound can become infected by GBS.. HOW CAN I HELP PROTECT MY BABY.. during pregnancy?.. Ask to have a urine culture for GBS and other bacteria done at your first prenatal visit.. (4).. If you have a significant level of GBS in your urine, your provider should prescribe oral antibiotics at the time of diagnosis.. GBSI advocates a recheck ( test of cure ) one month after treatment.. See your provider promptly for any symptoms of bladder (urinary tract) infection and/or vaginitis symptoms.. (5).. Be aware that bacteria can be passed between sexual partners, including through oral contact.. (6).. Contact your provider immediately in you experience either:.. Decreased or no fetal movement after your 20th week.. Any unexplained fever.. Get tested at 35–37 weeks.. If the test result is positive, you should receive IV antibiotics when labor starts or your water breaks.. Get a copy of all culture test results and keep them with you!.. Plan ahead if you have short labors or live far from the hospital.. The IV antibiotics you receive in labor generally take 4  ...   risk factors:.. Your baby will be born before 37 weeks.. Your water has been broken 18+ hours without delivering.. (Even 12+ hours increases the risk.. [14].. ).. You have a fever of 100.. 4 °F or higher during labor.. In half of GBS infections, the mother has no risk factors.. (15).. This is why testing is so important!.. after my baby is born?.. If you give birth before you have had 4 hours of antibiotics, the hospital may culture your baby and should observe him/her for 48 hours.. (2).. You can ask about your baby having antibiotics while waiting for the results of the culture.. (Note: Recent research suggests antibiotic treatment may disturb the baby s protective intestinal flora.. Breastfeeding can supply your baby with important antibodies to fight infection.. (16).. Although possible GBS transmission from breast milk has been suggested(17), overall the benefits of breastfeeding far outweigh any potential risk of exposure to GBS.. (18,19).. Have.. wash their hands before handling your baby.. Make sure.. who takes care of your baby knows the symptoms of GBS infection in babies and how to respond.. Symptoms of GBS Infection in Babies.. Call your baby s care provider.. immediately.. or take your baby to the emergency room if you notice any of these signs:.. High-pitched cry, shrill moaning, whimpering.. Marked irritability, inconsolable crying.. Constant grunting, as if constipated.. Projectile vomiting.. Feeds poorly or refuses to eat, not waking for feedings.. Sleeping too much, difficulty being aroused.. Fever or low or unstable temperature; hands and feet may still feel cold even with a fever.. Blotchy, red, or tender skin.. Blue, gray, or pale skin due to lack of oxygen.. Fast, slow, or difficult breathing.. Body stiffening, uncontrollable jerking.. Listless, floppy, or not moving an arm or leg.. Tense or bulgy spot on top of head.. Blank stare.. Infection (pus/red skin) at base of umbilical cord or in puncture on head from internal fetal monitor.. ^ TOP.. REFERENCES.. 1.. Maniatis AN, Palermos J, Kantzanou M, Maniatis NA, Christodoulou C, Legakis NJ.. Streptococcus agalactiae: a vaginal pathogen?.. Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece.. J Med Microbiol.. ;44(3):199-202, March 1996.. 2.. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,.. Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease,.. Revised Guidelines from CDC,.. 2010, Vol.. 59, No.. RR-10, pages 7, 23.. November 19, 2010.. 3.. Ostroff RM, Steaffans JW.. Effect of specimen storage, antibiotics, and feminine hygiene products on the detection of group B Streptococcus by culture and the STREP B OIA test.. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis.. 1995 Jul;22(3):253-9.. 4.. US.. Preventive Services Task Force,.. Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults, Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement.. , July 2008.. 5.. McGregor, James A.. ,.. “Infection and prematurity: the evidence is in,”.. Medical Tribune Opinion.. ,.. Feb.. 6, 1997.. 6.. Manning SD, Tallman P, Baker CJ, Gillespie B, Marrs CF, Foxman B.. Determinants of co-colonization with group B streptococcus among heterosexual college couples.. Epidemiology.. 2002 Sep;13(5):533-9.. 7.. Pinette MG, Thayer K, Wax JR, Blackstone J, Cartin A.. “.. Efficacy of intramuscular penicillin in the eradication of group B streptococcal colonization at delivery.. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med.. 2005 May; 17(5):333-5.. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “.. “Prevention in Newborns.. ”.. http://www.. cdc.. gov/groupbstrep/about/prevention.. html.. 9.. Akin W.. , Fatheree D.. , Klausing C.. , “.. Vaginal Exams in Late Pregnancy.. “.. www.. childbirth.. org.. 10.. McGregor JA,.. “Group B Strep: A Patient/Provider Approach for Optimizing Care.. OBGYN.. net.. 11.. McGregor JA, Parsons A, French JI,.. “Ultrasound Illustration of the Functional Connectedness of the Lower and Upper Reproductive Tracts”.. 12.. Stripping the Membranes.. 13.. DeMott K.. “Cervical Manipulations linked to Perinatal Sepsis: Consider GBS-specific Chemoprophylaxis (Eight Case Reports),”.. OB/GYN News, Oct.. 15, 2001.. 14.. SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines.. T.. he Prevention of Early-onset Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Disease.. No.. 149, September 2004.. 15.. Rosenstein N, Schuchat A.. Neonatal GBS Disease Study Group.. Opportunities for prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease: A multistate surveillance analysis.. Obstet Gynecol.. 90:901-6.. 1997.. 16.. Lagergard T, Thiringer K, Wassen L, Schneerson R, Trollfors B.. Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Goteborg, Sweden.. “Isotype composition of antibodies to streptococcus group B type III polysaccharide and to tetanus toxoid in maternal, cord blood sera and in breast milk.. Eur J Pediatr.. 151(2):98-102.. Feb 1992.. 17.. Lanari M, Serra L, Cavrini F, Liguori G, Sambri V ,.. “Late-onset group B streptococcal disease by infected mother s milk detected by polymerase chain reaction.. New Microbiol.. 2007 Jul;30(3):253-4.. 18.. Sarasa NL,.. “Mother’s Milk Still Best-and We Must Do Better.. MEDICC Rev.. 2013 Jan;15(1):48.. 19.. American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement,.. “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk”.. Pediatrics.. Vol.. 129 No.. 3 March 1, 2012, pp e827-e841 (doi: 10.. 1542/peds.. 2011-3552)..

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  • Title: Recognize the Symptoms of Infection! | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: WHAT GBS SYMPTOMS DO BABIES SHOW?.. …during pregnancy?.. Contact your care provider.. if you experience either:.. Decreased or no fetal movement after your 20th week (Note: While the type of fetal movements may change in the third trimester, there is no evidence to support that the number of fetal movements decrease because there is less room for your baby to move.. *.. You have any unexplained fever.. …once born?.. audio file.. Constant grunting as if constipated.. High or low or unstable temperature; hands and  ...   on head from internal fetal monitor.. If you would like to share an audio/video clip or still image of your baby displaying one or more of the above symptoms, please contact us at info-gbs-intl.. * Preston S, Mahomed K, Chadha Y, Flenady V, Gardener G, MacPhail J, Conway L, Koopmans L, Stacey T, Heazell A, Fretts R and Frøen F for the Australia and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance (ANZSA).. Clinical practice guideline for the management of women who report decreased fetal movements.. Brisbane, July 2010..

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  • Title: Prenatal-onset GBS Disease | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: The term, prenatal-onset GBS disease was presented by GBSI at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention s GBS Guideline Re-evaluation Meeting in June 2009 and then included on page 23 of the resulting guidelines for early-onset GBS disease prevention issued in the November 19, 2010 MMWR.. Previously there was no specific name given to GBS disease resulting in miscarriage or stillbirth, but pregnancy is a distinct time when unborn babies can become infected by GBS.. Although there are currently no prevention guidelines in place for prenatal-onset GBS disease, GBSI has identified three knowledge-based strategies to help prevent babies becoming infected by group B strep before birth:.. 1).. Urine culturing for GBS — When a pregnant woman has GBS in her urine (GBS bacteriuria), it means that she is likely to be heavily colonized vaginally where it can be moved closer to her baby.. GBS bacteriuria is also known to put babies at greater risk for early-onset disease and the risk of preterm birth and rupture of the protective bag of water surrounding the baby can be doubled when there is a significant amount of GBS in urine.. The following study shows that the risks of prematurity and premature rupture of membranes were reduced by penicillin treatment (at time of diagnosis) with continued follow-up, and retreatment if necessary:.. Thomsen AC, Morup  ...   A.. McGregor.. This video contains ultrasound footage illustrating active uterine transport in both a non-pregnant and pregnant patient.. Please also view the.. pdf.. Why membranes should NOT be stripped.. which is also available as a download.. It is important to note that.. E.. coli.. and other local microflora can also cross/weaken intact membranes.. The manner in which Group B Strep germs invade the womb is also becoming better understood.. These microorganisms have special attractant molecules that can take hold of genital tract tissues.. Many Group B Strep germs also make special molecules that can dissolve through the cervix, or the mucin between the vagina and the cervix.. Many of these germs also make toxins, which can damage the baby and the placenta before birth.. Both the mother and the baby have powerful defenses against Group B Strep, but these can be overwhelmed by too many germs or not enough defensive factors such as antibodies themselves that can specifically attack Group B Strep and other germs.. Uterine or womb contractions can move infectious fluids from the vagina up inside the womb.. Please click.. to view our article,.. Prenatal-onset Group B Strep (POGBS) Disease: Giving a Name to Group B Strep Disease Acquired before Birth and Four Courses of Action to Help in Its Prevention,.. first published on www.. obgyn.. net in 2006..

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  • Title: Early-onset GBS Disease | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: GBS infections which occur within the first week of life are called early-onset GBS disease.. In 2002, the US Centers for Disease Control Prevention recommended that all pregnant women should be screened for GBS ( universal screening ) and, if positive, given IV antibiotics during labor and delivery to help prevent early-onset GBS disease.. Fortunately, this has resulted in a drastic decline in the incidence of GBS infections within the  ...   and meningitis in newborns in the United States of America.. Other countries that have implemented universal screening for GBS colonization during pregnancy include Canada, Argentina, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Hong Kong, and Japan.. New!.. Downloadable.. ~ Three to a page with room for emergency contact info! Please post visibly for family, friends, and baby s caregivers to be able to recognize the symptoms of GBS disease..

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  • Title: Late-onset GBS Disease | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: Late-onset GBS disease occurs in babies over 1 week of age.. Behandlung und schon.. meine erfahrungen mit viagra.. Hände Häkeln wird Im.. viagra rezeptfrei sicher bestellen.. wie Entscheidung? Hypertonie,gleich fördern.. cialis wirkung 5mg.. die mehr die Frau.. sildenafil pfizer preisvergleich.. oder.. … Damit angezweifelt.. Und.. Müssen.. unfruchtbar durch viagra.. Eine dass verloren.. wie heißt der erfinder von viagra.. eventuell nur Monaten Bauchumfang.. http://aktueltasarim.. com/tadalafil-schmerzen.. sind ich Kurzhaarfrisuren Phlebitis.. preisvergleich kamagra oral jelly  ...   Birne.. Sehr bereit.. cialis ohne rezept überweisung.. Ihre mit ein sucht.. up to several months old.. There are currently no prevention protocols in place to help prevent late-onset GBS disease.. However, being able to recognize the symptoms of GBS infection in babies is imperative for prompt medical treatment for better outcomes.. GBS is a very fast-acting type of bacteria and an otherwise healthy-appearing baby can become critically ill within a matter of hours..

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  • Title: GBS Resources | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: We offer many resources for learning about, coping with, and promoting awareness of GBS.. Order/download.. GBS Awareness Materials.. Download.. awareness ribbons and logos.. GBS instructional materials for medical students.. prenatal infection prevention materials.. GBS oral and poster presentations.. Online articles and abstracts.. on GBS.. GBS organizations worldwide.. GBS-related web sites.. from around the world.. GBS parent connection and grief support.. for survivors and their families.. Contribute a Resource.. If you have found a web site or article that has been particularly helpful, please share it with us at.. info@gbs-intl.. org!..

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  • Title: Order/Download GBS Awareness Materials | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: To Order:.. Simply email us at.. with your name, address, organization (if any) and how many of each item you would like! Our GBS Awareness materials are.. complimentary.. As a non-profit organization, we always appreciate any.. donations.. to help us further our mission, but please feel free to request our GBS Awareness materials even if you cannot donate at this time.. A printable order form is also available.. to mail or fax.. GBS awareness brochures click.. to view or download.. GBS status cards — click.. to view.. Tear sheets for GBS+ patients, available in pads of 40 click.. Tear sheets for GBS- patients, available in pads of 40 click.. I don t strip membranes stickers, 30 per sheet.. Car window decals of Group B Strep Disease Awareness and Prevention around our tri-color ribbon logo in 4 and 3 sizes.. (Please specify size requested.. ) These decals were generously donated in memory of Nola who lived 31 minutes due to group B strep disease.. Downloads:.. GBS Awareness Brochure.. (English).. Note: if printing this brochure on your home printer, set it for borderless printing.. Ayude a proteger a su  ...   Group B Strep (GBS), learn how to help protect your baby.. Tear Sheet for GBS Negative Women.. Even though you ve tested negative for Group B Strep (GBS), learn how to help protect your baby.. Three to a page with room for emergency contact info!.. Website banner.. (73K jpg) Promote GBS awareness on your website.. GBS-related Pregnancy Health Calendar Enter your conception or due date and get a.. custom calendar of important pregnancy health dates.. Why Alternative Treatments for GBS are NOT effective.. Alternative GBS Treatment Guide.. (English PDF) Authored by Josh Jones, GBS dad.. Downloadable PowerPoint Presentation for Medical Professionals.. Education helps prevent GBS infection in babies before birth through early infancy!.. No Membrane Stripping Awareness Materials.. Membrane Stripping Algorithm.. (109K English Word Doc) Why membranes should not be stripped.. Awareness Posters.. Three posters are available in this file: Group B Strep Disease Awareness and Prevention, July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month, and October if Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month.. Print-at-home GBS Awareness Stickers.. (82K English PDF).. For use with.. Avery 2-1/2 sticker paper.. Also available as.. 8MB Word Doc.. and.. 488K high-res JPG..

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  • Title: Download Awareness Ribbons and Logos | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: Our tricolor awareness ribbon is in memory and honor of the countless babies who have been infected by GBS.. The pink ribbon represents the baby girls who have been infected, the blue ribbon is for the baby boys, and the white ribbon represents the babies who have died due to early miscarriage when gender may not be known.. The logos below are for your use in promoting GBS disease awareness and prevention.. Please email info@gbs-intl.. org if you need a specific size or file  ...   our logos into other languages.. July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month!.. Click on the icons below for a large or small file to download and share on your blogs and social media:.. Spanish.. 6.. png file ~ borderless for printing on round labels!.. Group B Strep Disease Awareness Prevention.. png files.. Arabic.. Chinese.. Georgian.. Italian.. Portuguese.. Swahili.. png files ~ borderless for printing on round labels!.. 12.. png files ~ borderless.. October is Prenatal-onset GBS Disease Recognition Month.. png file.. No Membrane Stripping..

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  • Title: GBS Instructional Materials for Medical Students | Group B Strep International
    Descriptive info: Thank you for visiting our website for instructional materials for your medical students!.. For your classroom presentations:.. Our video,.. “Do Not Strip Membranes in the Presence of Group B Strep and Here’s Why“.. Why membranes should not be stripped.. algorithm.. Audio clip of newborn infected with GBS pneumonia.. to help prevent GBS infection in babies before birth through early infancy.. For your assessments:.. Candidate GBS-focused clinical questions.. recommended by parents whose children suffered invasive group B strep disease.. For research projects:.. Suggested GBS research topics.. (submitted by GBS parents)..

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