Impact of gestational diabetes on group B Streptococcus vaginal colonization and dissemination
Kathryn A. Patras, PhD
Group B Strep International
7/19/2021 10:00:38 pm
Thank you for your excellent presentation, Dr. Patras! We so appreciate your work to better understand and prevent ascending infection!
7/20/2021 05:52:15 am
Happy to answer any questions!
7/20/2021 08:17:44 am
Since high vaginal burdens are key risk factors, do you think there might be value in pregnancy care being managed differently for women with high rates of colonization?
7/21/2021 01:29:59 pm
That's a great question, with unfortunately not a definitive answer. Currently GBS screening doesn't classify women into high and low colonization levels (outside of a few studies). GBS is urine however has been linked to high vaginal colonization and it is recommended that all pregnant women with GBS bacteriuria be considered GBS positive for the entire pregnancy.
7/21/2021 10:29:45 am
Thank you for a MASTER CLASS of both thinking aBOUT GBS and host and host physiologic interactions ( health and disease) Thanks also for your acknowledgments of your colleagues . Your work will inform/instruct research for years to come. It will also reinforce/ inform use of host defenses (vaccination ) , diagnosis and treatment of GDM/ hyperglycosuria among patients ,providers , finders, and policy makers worldwide,
7/21/2021 01:30:43 pm
Thanks for your encouraging words!
7/21/2021 12:21:08 pm
Great talk. Gestational diabetes is becoming more and more of an issue around the globe and the implications for GBS colonization need understood by a wider audience.
7/21/2021 01:31:51 pm
I agree, we need to understand so much more about the implications of gestational diabetes on the health of mom and baby.
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