Guillain-Barre syndrome

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  • noun

Synonyms for Guillain-Barre syndrome

a form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs

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In the UK, on average, one newborn baby a day develops a GBS infection, one baby a week dies from it, and one baby a fortnight survives the infection but is left with long-term disabilities, including cerebral palsy, brain damage, blindness, deafness and amputated limbs.
Previous studies of the risk for GBS from seasonal influenza vaccination and illness either looked solely at vaccination (4-6) or considered seasonal influenza illness and vaccination separately within the same study (7,8,11).
The GBS Antenna Reduction Initiative will eliminate the need to procure and install a dedicated GBS antenna and the associated antenna controller unit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), GBS disease remains the leading infectious cause of morbidity and mortality among newborns in the United States.
GBS looks different from the other beta-hemolytic organisms.
One newborn baby develops GBS every single day and of those who survive, one in 14 are left with long-term physical and mental disabilities.
At GBS, Santos's primary role will be to oversee the GBS book of business for stop-loss breaches and ensure accurate reinsurance reimbursement transactions for all clients.
But once the bug strikes, there's no way to lower your risk of developing GBS.
For years, the standard of care in many medical communities was to neither test for GBS nor treat pregnant women who tested positive.
Consultant midwife Alison Herron, who is leading the campaign, said: 'As an advocate for the health of mothers and babies, being involved in the loss of a baby through 'unknown' GBS infection is not something I wish to repeat.
While you may think that one GBS baby in a thousand babies isn't high, it is, if it is your baby," she says.
The approval in Australia for the commercialization of illumigene GBS, comes on the heels of the recent FDA clearance in the United States.
Harvey joins the growing GBS marketing team due to GBS' market expansions and will be serving certain regions within the Florida market.
Contract Awarded For Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DEC C) Software Sustainment And GBS Operations Center (GBSOC) Operations
GBS colonization status should be determined by collecting both vaginal and rectal specimens at 35 to 37 weeks gestation.