Introduction Purpose To determine the rate of hospital admissions for infection after transperineal biopsy of prostate (TPB) with Prostate biopsies are essential in the diagnosis of prostate single-dose cephazolin prophylaxis using a prospective cancer and therefore are a common procedure performed database. by urologists [1, 2]. The most frequently used approach to Method Between April 2013 and February 2016, 577 prostate biopsy is via the transrectal route guided by ultra- patients undergoing TPB had 2 g of cephazolin given intra- sound imaging (TRUS biopsy) [2–4]. It is the method of venously at induction of anaesthesia. Data collected from choice amongst many urologists as it can be performed these patients included age, PSA, prostate volume, number quickly under local anaesthesia . However, in recent of cores taken and post-operative complications. years, there have been increasing concerns that this Results No patients were readmitted to hospital with infec- approach is associated with rising rates of infective com- tion post-TPB. Seven patients developed acute urinary plications. Nam et al.  reported a fourfold increase in retention, and one patient developed clinical prostatitis that the admissions to hospital for complications from TRUS was treated with oral antibiotics in the community. biopsy comparing the
World Journal of Urology – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 16, 2016
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