Prophylactic ciprofloxacin for catheter-associated urinary-tract infection

@article{Wall1992ProphylacticCF,
  title={Prophylactic ciprofloxacin for catheter-associated urinary-tract infection},
  author={Elsken van der Wall and Roel P. Verkooyen and J. A. Mintjes-de Groot and J. Oostinga and Aalt van Dijk and Willem N. M. Hustinx and Henri A. Verbrugh},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1992},
  volume={339},
  pages={946-951}
}
Patients receiving antibiotics during bladder drainage have a lower incidence of urinary-tract infections compared with similar patients not on antibiotics. However, antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with a urinary catheter is opposed because of the fear of inducing resistant bacterial strains. We have done a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of prophylactic ciprofloxacin in selected groups of surgical patients who had postoperative bladder drainage scheduled to last for 3 to 14 days… CONTINUE READING
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