Empiric antibiotics therapy for mildly elevated prostate specific antigen: Helpful to avoid unnecessary biopsies?

@article{Fandella2014EmpiricAT,
  title={Empiric antibiotics therapy for mildly elevated prostate specific antigen: Helpful to avoid unnecessary biopsies?},
  author={Andrea Fandella and Sara Benvenuto and Elisa Guidoni and Marco Giampaoli and Alessandro Bertaccini},
  journal={Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica},
  year={2014},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={
          202-4
        }
}
PURPOSE The management of mildly elevated (4.0-10.0 ng/ml) prostate specific antigen (PSA) is uncertain. Immediate prostate biopsy, antibiotic treatment, or monitoring PSA level for 1-3 months is still in controversy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analysed the effect of empiric antibiotics on an increased PSA in a mono-institutional study. We analysed the data of 100 patients with a PSA of 4-10 ng/ml and normal digital rectal examination undergoing their first prostate biopsy… CONTINUE READING