Prophylactic ciprofloxacin for catheter-associated urinary-tract infection.

@article{Wall1992ProphylacticCF,
  title={Prophylactic ciprofloxacin for catheter-associated urinary-tract infection.},
  author={Elsken W A van der Wall and Roel P A J Verkooyen and Joke A.J. Mintjes-De Groot and J Oostinga and Aalt van Dijk and Willem N M Hustinx and Henri A. Verbrugh},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1992},
  volume={339 8799},
  pages={946-51}
}
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… CONTINUE READING