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Is there a role for antibiotic prophylaxis in transperineal interstitial permanent prostate brachytherapy?

Authors
  • Dicker, A P
  • Figura, A T
  • Waterman, F M
  • Valicenti, R K
  • Strup, S E
  • Gomella, L G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Techniques in urology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2000
Volume
6
Issue
2
Pages
104–108
Identifiers
PMID: 10798809
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When cystoscopy is used in conjunction with TIPPB, perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended. However, due to the low infection rate expected from TIPPB, postimplant antibiotic use is not recommended. As a result of the low infection rate anticipated from TIPPB and cystoscopy, a large multiinstitutional trial is needed to determine the necessity of antibiotic prophylaxis for TIPPB and cystoscopy.

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