Are prophylactic antibiotics necessary in patients with preoperative sterile urine undergoing ureterorenoscopic lithotripsy?

@article{Hsieh2014ArePA,
  title={Are prophylactic antibiotics necessary in patients with preoperative sterile urine undergoing ureterorenoscopic lithotripsy?},
  author={Cheng-Hsing Hsieh and Stephen Shei-Dei Yang and Chia-Da Lin and S C Chang},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={275-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics in reducing post-surgical infections in patients undergoing ureterorenoscopic lithotripsy (URSL). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was a double-blind, prospective, randomized controlled trial. Between 2009 and 2012, 212 patients with preoperative sterile urine undergoing URSL were randomly allocated, in a ratio of 1:1:1:1, to receive prophylactic antibiotics with single-dose i.v. cefazolin (1 g), ceftriaxone (1 g) or oral… CONTINUE READING