Fosfomycin antimicrobial prophylaxis for transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate: A prospective randomised study

@inproceedings{Fahmy2016FosfomycinAP,
  title={Fosfomycin antimicrobial prophylaxis for transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate: A prospective randomised study},
  author={Ahmed Mohamed Fahmy and Ahmed Hafez El-Badri Kotb and Tamer Abo Youssif and Hussien Abdeldiam and Omer Algebaly and Ahmed A. Elabbady},
  booktitle={Arab journal of urology},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the incidence of infectious complications after single-dose fosfomycin vs. standard fluoroquinolone (FQ)-based prophylaxis in patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate (TRUSBx), as there is an alarming trend worldwide of increasing resistance to FQs limiting their suitability as appropriate prophylaxis for TRUSBx. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted in 412 consecutive patients undergoing TRUSBx between February 2012 and… CONTINUE READING
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