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Accuracy of a rapid intrapartum test for maternal group B streptococcal colonisation and its potential to reduce antibiotic usage in mothers with risk factors (GBS2)
Project title: Accuracy of a rapid intrapartum test for maternal group B streptococcal colonisation and its potential to reduce antibiotic usage in mothers with risk factors (GBS2)
Call to action: 13/88 13/88 Anti-microbial Resistance Themed Call
Research type: Primary Research
Chief investigator: Professor Shakila Thangaratinam
Lead Author: Professor Shakila Thangaratinam
Contractor: Queen Mary University of London
Co-investigators: Dr James Gray, Dr Julie Dodds, Dr Mark Wilks, Dr Michael Millar, Dr Shahid Husain, Dr Steve Kempley, Mrs Jane Plumb, Professor Jane Daniels, Professor Jonathan Deeks, Professor Karla Hemming, Professor Khaled Ismail, Professor Tracy Roberts.
Started: May 2016 | Status: Published February 2022
The rapid test did not reduce rates of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent group B Streptococcus infection compared with usual care, but showed reasonable sensitivity and specificity.
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