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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Guidelines for Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease-Neonatal Evaluation

Description of Collaborative Activity:

This Interagency Agreement requires the technical assistance of the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research network for development of current guidelines for prevention of group B streptococcal disease calling for a limited neonatal evaluation including blood culture at birth and initiation of empiric antibiotic therapy for all newborns born to mothers with chorioamnionitis. Four publications have resulted from current work. NICHD has an ongoing data collection that began in April 2015 to provide more information regarding early onset sepsis in infants (the infants are all babies at our NRN centers with documented sepsis).

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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