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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75  

Prophylactic antibiotic: The need for clear guidelines

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Aden, Yemen

Date of Web Publication3-Apr-2013

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Mahdi Muqarmea
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Aden, PO Box 6038 Khormaksar Aden
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Muqarmea MM. Prophylactic antibiotic: The need for clear guidelines. Urol Ann 2013;5:75

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Muqarmea MM. Prophylactic antibiotic: The need for clear guidelines. Urol Ann [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Sep 23];5:75. Available from: https://www.urologyannals.com/text.asp?2013/5/2/75/109996

Almost 50 years after its introduction, perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis is still controversial. European Association of Urology guidelines recommend the use of prophylactic antibiotic before transurethral prostate resection (TURP) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). [1]

The authors of this systematic review try to shed a light on this controversial issue, they do exhaustive organized search with scientifically sound methodology.

Their review reach to the conclusion reached by other reviews and meta-analysis. [2],[3] Meanwhile, this review leaves unaddressed many critical questions with regard to the use of prophylactic antibiotics in other settings, and does not provide guidance about the optimal type of antibiotic, its timing, or dosage. Findings of this review therefore underscore the critical need for more randomized controlled trials of high methodological quality.

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1.Grabe M, Bjerklund-Johansen TE, Botto H, Cek M, Naber KG, Pickard R S, Tenke P, Wagenlehner F, Wullt B. Guidelines on Urological Infections. In: EAU Guidelines Office (eds.) European Association of Urology Pocket Guidelines. 1st ed. Netherlands: Eropean Association of Urology; 2011. p194-195.  Back to cited text no. 1
2.Berry A, Barratt A. Prophylactic antibiotic use in transurethral prostatic resection: A meta-analysis. J Urol 2002;167:571-7.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Qiang W, Jianchen W, MacDonald R, Monga M, Wilt TJ. Antibiotic prophylaxis for transurethral prostatic resection in men with preoperative urine containing less than 100,000 bacteria per ml: A systematic review. J Urol 2005;173:1175-81.  Back to cited text no. 3


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