Turkish Journal of Urology
UROONCOLOGY - Original Article

Turkish Urologists’ preferences regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for transrectal prostate biopsy

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Department of Urology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Kayseri City Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

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Turkish Urology Academy, Study Group of Prostate Biopsy: Ateş Kadıoğlu, Asıf Yıldırım, Sakıp Erturhan, Akif Erbin

Turk J Urol 2020; 46: 213-218
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2019.19051
Read: 116 Downloads: 30 Published: 02 December 2019

Objective: Antibiotic prophylaxis for transrectal prostate biopsy (PB) is very important in preventing infectious complications, and in this study, we aimed to evaluate the antibiotic preferences of Turkish urologist for transrectal PB.

Material and methods: The survey about PB and antibiotic prophylaxis behaviors was administered to urologists working in Turkey who had previously participated in at least one international and one national congress.

Results: A total of 237 urologists were included in the study. Antibiotic prophylaxis prior to PB was performed by 234 (98.7%) participants. Rectal swabbing prior to PB was not performed by 227 (95.8%) participants. The most common complication associated with PB was prostatitis (63%), followed by urinary tract infection (29%). Only 25.7% of Turkish urologists reported a single dose of antibiotic prophylaxis. Our participants often administered antibiotic prophylaxis for a period of 3, 5, or 7 days (16%, 21.1%, 35.9%, respectively). The most common antibiotic agent preferred for prophylaxis was ciprofloxacin (65%).

Conclusion: The biopsy behavior of Turkish urologists was mostly compatible with the literature, but it was revealed that Turkish urologists do not prefer single-dose antibiotic therapy, and their practice patterns regarding the administration of pre-biopsy rectal swabbing are inconsistent with the literature.

Cite this article as: Demirtaş A, Eren E, Sönmez G, Tombul ŞT, Alp E, Turkish Urology Academy, Study Group of Prostate Biopsy. Turkish Urologists’ preferences regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for transrectal prostate biopsy. Turk J Urol 2020; 46(3): 213-8.

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