Urinary infection and transurethral prostatectomy.


Positive preoperative urine cultures were obtained from 31 of 107 patients who underwent transurethral prostatectomy (TUR). The incidence was 59% among the patients who had had indwelling catheter and 15% in the non-catheterized cases. Of the 76 patients whose urine was sterile before TUR, 24 (32%) became infected in connection with the operation or in the… (More)


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