Journal article

Compliance with screening for and recommended management of maternal group B streptococcus carriage in pregnancy

Rebecca Moorhead, Andrew J Daley, Lai-yang Lee, Alexandra Gorelik, Suzanne M Garland

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Universal screening of pregnant women at 35-37 weeks gestation is recommended for detection of anogenital group B streptococcus carriage. Intrapartum chemoprophylaxis is prescribed to carriers to prevent transmission to babies, reducing early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal sepsis. AIMS: To review compliance with, and the effects of education on group B streptococcus screening and intrapartum chemoprophylaxis practices at The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective audit of women delivering in February 2016 and February-March 2017 was conducted. In February 2017, updated early-onset group B streptococcal disease prevention guideli..

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