Safety and efficacy of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillations in steroid treated and immunocompromised patients.

@article{Yossepowitch2006SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and efficacy of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillations in steroid treated and immunocompromised patients.},
  author={Ofer Yossepowitch and Scott Eggener and Bernard H. Bochner and Sherri Machele Donat and Harry W. Herr and Guido Dalbagni},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2006},
  volume={176 2},
  pages={482-5}
}
PURPOSE We assessed the safety and efficacy of intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillations in steroid treated and immunocompromised patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 697 patients treated with bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillations at our institution from 1991 to 2004. In 24 patients (3.5%) an underlying comorbidity directly affecting the immune system was diagnosed before bacillus Calmette-Guerin administration or steroids were administered at… CONTINUE READING