Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary before midurethral sling procedures for female stress incontinence? A decision analysis

@article{Shepherd2013IsAP,
  title={Is antibiotic prophylaxis necessary before midurethral sling procedures for female stress incontinence? A decision analysis},
  author={Jonathan Shepherd and Keisha A. Jones and Ozgur H. Harmanli},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={227-233}
}
A recent randomized controlled trial (RCT) with and without prophylactic antibiotics (pABX) for midurethral slings (MUS) was terminated early owing to lower than predicted infectious complications in both groups. Adequate power required an unattainable sample size. Because of low infectious risks, omitting pABX may be justified. Since an RCT was not… CONTINUE READING