Effect of Shorter Antimicrobial Prophylaxis and Pre-Intervention Measures on Infections Developing After Transrectal Prostate Biopsies


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ARDA B. , Erdem H. A. , KISMALI E. , AYDEMIR S., ŞİMŞİR A. , Tamsel S. , ...More

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS, vol.6, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mjima.2017.6
  • Title of Journal : MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS

Abstract

Introduction: Transrectal prostate biopsy (TPB) is currently a commonly used invasive procedure for the diagnosis of prostatic diseases. Due to increasing infectious complications after TPBs in our institute, it was decided to change antimicrobial prophylaxis regimens and pre-intervention measures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of shorter antimicrobial prophylaxis, intestinal cleansing and single use sterile gels on infections developing after TPBs in our tertiary-care educational hospital.