Clinical Outcome of Neonates With GBS Positive Culture-12 Year Retrospective Study

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2006 by Sheba Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 16, 2006
Information provided by:
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Streptococci group B (GBS) is a the major reason for morbidity and mortality in neonates. It can present as pneumonia ,meningitis or sepsis.The mortality today is 5-20% and even more in preterm babies.

During the past two decade, the introduction of protocols for prophylactic antibiotics for women with a high risk for GBS infection, have led to a decline of 65% in GBS cases(0.32 for 1000 live birth compared to 1.8 cases in 1000).The purpose of the study is to check the morbidity and mortality at Sheba medical center in the last 12 years in children with positive blood culture for GBS. We assume that in our hospital the morbidity and mortality is less then expected. If proven right, we would then check the reasons for that outcome considering the type and length of treatment and the different virulence of the streptococcus.

Condition or disease
Infants With Positive GBS Bacteremia

Detailed Description:
This is a retrospective case control study. We will review from archive the charts of all the neonates with positive blood culture for GBS, reviewing the course and severity of their illness.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 74 participants
Official Title: Clinical Outcome of Neonate With GBS Positive Culture-12 Year Retrospective Study
Study Start Date : June 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 2 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • GBS positive blood culture neonate and preterm babies

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Congenital malformations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00326313

Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Tzipora Strauss, MD Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT00326313     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-06-4132-TS-CTIL
First Posted: May 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 16, 2006
Last Verified: May 2006

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
Group B streptococci

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bacterial Infections
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Pathologic Processes