Prophylaxis in transurethral surgery: oral lomefloxacin versus intravenous cefuroxime.

@article{MartinLuengo1993ProphylaxisIT,
  title={Prophylaxis in transurethral surgery: oral lomefloxacin versus intravenous cefuroxime.},
  author={F M Martin-Luengo and Lucia Fontana and Jes{\'u}s Rico and M Tom{\'a}s-Ros and Antonio Murcia and Anna Bel{\'e}n Romero},
  journal={Methods and findings in experimental and clinical pharmacology},
  year={1993},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={57-9}
}
A randomized study compared the efficacy of a single dose of lomefloxacin given orally vs. cefuroxime given intravenously for prophylaxis against urinary tract infection in patients who were undergoing transurethral surgery. Patient groups were demographically similar; 25 received 400 mg lomefloxacin orally 2-6 h before surgery and 26 received 1.5 g cefuroxime intravenously 30-90 min before surgery. Urine cultures were obtained prior to surgery, 24 h after surgery and 3-5 days after surgery or… CONTINUE READING