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September 2017

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Number Number 718, September 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion 566, June 2013)

ABSTRACT: The overwhelming majority of morbidity and mortality attributable to pertussis infection occurs in infants who are 3 months and younger. Infants do not begin their own vaccine series against pertussis until approximately 2 months of age. This leaves a window of significant vulnerability for newborns, many of whom contract serious pertussis infections from family members and caregivers, especially their mothers, or older siblings, or both. In 2013, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices published its updated recommendation that a dose of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria t...

Number Number 717, September 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion 494, June 2011)

ABSTRACT: The evidence regarding an association between the nitrofuran and sulfonamide classes of antibiotics and birth defects is mixed. As with all patients, antibiotics should be prescribed for pregnant women only for appropriate indications and for the shortest effective duration. During the second and third trimesters, sulfonamides and nitrofurantoins may continue to be used as first-line agents for the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections and other infections caused by susceptible organisms. Prescribing sulfonamides or nitrofurantoin in the first trimester is still consi...

September 2017

Number FAQ105, September 2017

What is group B streptococcus (GBS)? Group B streptococcus is one of the many types of bacteria that live in the body and usually do not cause serious illness. It is found in the digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts of men and women. In women, it can be found in the vagina and rectum. GBS is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Also, although the names are similar, GBS is different from group A streptococcus, the bacteria that causes “strep throat.”

September 2017

Number FAQ028, September 2017

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina. As many as one third of women will have symptoms of vaginitis sometime during their lives. Vaginitis affects women of all ages but is most common during the reproductive years.

Number Number 712, August 2017

ABSTRACT: Intraamniotic infection, also known as chorioamnionitis, is an infection with resultant inflammation of any combination of the amniotic fluid, placenta, fetus, fetal membranes, or decidua. Intraamniotic infection is a common condition noted among preterm and term parturients. However, most cases of intraamniotic infection detected and managed by obstetrician–gynecologists or other obstetric care providers will be noted among term patients in labor. Intraamniotic infection can be associated with acute neonatal morbidity, including neonatal pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, and death. Ma...

SP009 Resumen general de las infecciones de transmisión sexual Toda persona que tenga contacto sexual—sexo vaginal, anal u oral—con otra, puede contraer una infección de transmisión sexual. Es posible que las personas con una infección de transmisión sexual no presenten síntomas y no sepan que la tienen. Aunque no presente síntomas, su salud podría verse afectada. Las infecciones de transmisión sexual pueden ser muy perjudiciales a su organismo, e incluso causar la Cómo prevenir las infecciones de transmisión sexual The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOM...

SP056 El examen médico antes del embarazo Si está planeando quedar embarazada, es buena idea hacerse un examen médico antes de estar embarazada. Durante esta visita, el profesional de atención médica le preguntará sobre su alimentación y estilo de vida, su historial médico y familiar, los medicamentos que usa y sus embarazos previos. El objetivo de este examen médico es detectar problemas que puedan afectar su embarazo. Identificar estos factores antes del embarazo Una buena salud antes del embarazo La atención antes del embarazo The American College of Obstetricians and Gynec...

July 2017

Number FAQ113, July 2017

What is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Number AP105, July 2017

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