A publication by a member of staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been published within an international journal.
Katrina Rigby, Senior Research Midwife at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, and Joanna Harrison, Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) co-wrote the article which has now been published within the internationally recognised Practising Midwife Journal.
The Practising Midwife Journal is a monthly, international midwifery journal which shares best practice and new ideas in the field of midwifery.
The article is entitled “Intrapartum Antibiotics for Maternal Group B Streptococcus: Do they improve neonatal outcomes.” Group B strep is a type of bacteria which is very common and normally harmless. Group B strep only usually becomes a problem if it affects pregnant women, young babies or elderly people. The article looks into whether antibiotics throughout childbirth would have any effects or benefits in relation to the contraction of Group B strep.
Katrina said: “I’m really pleased that this has been published in The Practising Midwife, as this journal reaches a wide global audience and the article summarises the latest evidence in this topic area.”