Journal article

Zero hospital admissions for infection after 577 transperineal prostate biopsies using single-dose cephazolin prophylaxis.

Lana Pepdjonovic, Guan Hee Tan, Sean Huang, Sarah Mann, Mark Frydenberg, Daniel Moon, Uri Hanegbi, Adam Landau, Ross Snow, Jeremy Grummet

World J Urol | Published : 2017

Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine the rate of hospital admissions for infection after transperineal biopsy of prostate (TPB) with single-dose cephazolin prophylaxis using a prospective database. METHOD: Between April 2013 and February 2016, 577 patients undergoing TPB had 2 g of cephazolin given intravenously at induction of anaesthesia. Data collected from these patients included age, PSA, prostate volume, number of cores taken and post-operative complications. RESULTS: No patients were readmitted to hospital with infection post-TPB. Seven patients developed acute urinary retention, and one patient developed clinical prostatitis that was treated with oral antibiotics in the community. CONCLUSION: It is..

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