Presented by James A. McGregor, MDCM
Measurable Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to…
1. Identify sites where GBS can commonly be isolated
2. Explain how GBS can cause intrauterine fetal death with intact membranes
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
James A. McGregor, MDCM
Dr. James A. McGregor has served as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology practicing at UCLA, USC and the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. McGregor practiced as a fully engaged obstetrician and gynecologist for forty years at CedarsSinai/UCLA, Tucson Medical Center and University of Colorado Hospitals until his retirement in 2010. He is currently on Group B Strep International's Board of Directors and shares his expertise with GBSI through giving presentations and talking to providers and parents at perinatal conference exhibits around the world.
10/15/2018 03:39:16 pm
Thank you Dr McGregor for this. I wish this could be viewed by all gynaecologist! My daughter was stillborn at term plus 9 days and we were not encouraged to have an autopsy as "these things just happen". It has always been something I have regretted. How are we every going to decrease the number of stillbirths if we do not know why babies are dying? How many stillbirth are caused by GBS that we are unaware of. I would love for my consultant to watch this and see all of my test results again to see if my case falls within the Likely section. Great work you are doing and oh how I wish more was being done here in the UK. GBS is considered rare/very rare here, yet I have read stories of hundereds of babies who have died from this disease plus many more who have survived. Not so rare in my eyes. Amazing work - thank you.
10/15/2018 08:50:17 pm
Thank you, Kim. All of your work to bring awareness to the need for GBS disease prevention is an inspiration to us! Look forward to being in contact in the future.
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