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Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9857

Al Barqawi

Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Denver School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Colorado, United States

Publications
  • Research Article   
    Hematuria after Transrectal Prostate Biopsy: A Warning of Future Infection
    Author(s): Alan Quach, Colin I. O’Donnell, Mohammed Al-Musawi, Simon Kim, Tracey MacDermott and Al Barqawi*

    Purpose: To identify the incidence and predictive factors of infectious complications in a prophylactic-controlled cohort of men undergoing transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy (TRUS-Bx) at a single institution. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review was performed on 539 patients who underwent TRUS-Bx between 2010-2015. All patients received prophylactic Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim and Levofloxacin prior to the biopsy. Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) was calculated for each patient. The characteristics of patients with and without infectious complications were compared using Fisher exact tests and student’s t-test. Results: 539 biopsies were performed. Mean age was 64 years, PSA was 17, prostate volume was 41 mL, and CCI score was 3. A total of 7 (1.3%) infectious complications were repo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9857.20.9.233

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