Lucinda K. Barrett

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Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy is currently considered the standard technique for obtaining tissue to make a histological diagnosis of prostatic carcinoma. Infectious complications following TRUS-guided prostate biopsy are well described, and are reportedly increasing in incidence. The role of antibiotic prophylaxis in reducing(More)
INTRODUCTION Streptococci are a genus of Gram-positive bacteria which cause diverse human diseases. Many of these species have the potential to cause invasive infection resulting from the presence of bacteria in a normally sterile site. SOURCES OF DATA Original articles, reviews and guidelines. AREAS OF AGREEMENT Invasive infection by a streptococcus(More)
Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) complicates ∼1% of arthroplasties but accounts for considerable morbidity. Both the timing and features of PJI can vary widely. Patients may present with early (≤3 months post-operatively), delayed (3-24 months) or late disease (>24 months). They may be acutely unwell with systemic signs of sepsis or describe only a(More)
BACKGROUND Fosfomycin is increasingly called upon for the treatment of multi drug-resistant (MDR) organisms causing urinary tract infection (UTI). We reviewed oral fosfomycin use for UTI treatment in a large UK hospital. The primary goal was to audit our clinical practice against current national guidelines. Secondary aims were to identify factors(More)
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