Infectious complications following transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy: new challenges in the era of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli.

@article{Williamson2013InfectiousCF,
  title={Infectious complications following transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy: new challenges in the era of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli.},
  author={Deborah A. Williamson and Lucinda K. Barrett and Benjamin A Rogers and Joshua T. Freeman and Paul Hadway and David L Paterson},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={267-74}
}
Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy is currently considered the standard technique for obtaining tissue to make a histological diagnosis of prostatic carcinoma. Infectious complications following TRUS-guided prostate biopsy are well described, and are reportedly increasing in incidence. The role of antibiotic prophylaxis in reducing post-TRUS biopsy infections is now established, and many guidelines suggest that fluoroquinolone antimicrobials are the prophylactic agents of… CONTINUE READING
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