Antimicrobial prophylaxis for transrectal prostatic biopsy: a prospective randomized trial of cefuroxime versus piperacillin/tazobactam.


OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical and microbiological outcome of a single-dose administration of cefuroxime or combined piperacillin/tazobactam (PT) after transrectal prostatic core-biopsy (TPB) in a prospective, randomized, open-label study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 111 eligible men consecutively undergoing ultrasonographically guided TPB, 56 received 1.5… (More)


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