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Antibiotic prophylaxis for transurethral prostatic resection in men with preoperative urine containing less than 100,000 bacteria per ml: a systematic review.

Authors
  • Qiang, Wei
  • Jianchen, Wu
  • MacDonald, Roderick
  • Monga, Manoj
  • Wilt, Timothy J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Urology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2005
Volume
173
Issue
4
Pages
1175–1181
Identifiers
PMID: 15758736
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Prophylactic antibiotics decrease the incidence of post-TURP bacteriuria, high fever, bacteremia and additional antibiotic treatment. Additional research should evaluate the optimal antibiotic regimen, and whether the cost and possibility of the development of resistant strains of organisms justify the routine use of prophylactic antibiotics.

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