Bacteremia in connection with transurethral resection of the prostate.


A bacteriological survey of 50 consecutive patients undergoing transurethral resection of the prostate was performed. Preoperatively, 28% of the patients had asymptomatic bacteriuria. In the postoperative period, 46% of all the patients developed transient bacteremia. A significantly higher rate of bacteremia was found in patients with hypertrophy of the… (More)


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