How to Use Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Urological Procedures

By: Tommaso Caia , Gernot Bonkatb, Zafer Tandogduc, Riccardo Bartolettid, Florian M.E. Wagenlehnere, Magnus Grabef and Truls E. Bjerklund Johanseng

EU Focus, Volume 2 Issue 4, October 2016, Pages 348-350

Published online: 01 October 2016

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Take Home Message

A revision of clinical practice in terms of antimicrobial prophylaxis is urgently needed starting from: (1) obtaining information about local pathogen profiles and antimicrobial resistance, (2) evaluating all patient-related risk factors for the development of infectious complications, (3) and prescribing antimicrobials according to the principles of the European Association of Urology guidelines.


a Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Regional Hospital, Trento, Italy

b Department of Urology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

c Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

d Department of Urology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

e Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie, Kinderurologie und Andrologie, Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg GmbH, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany

f Department of Urology, University of Malmo, Malmo, Sweden

g Department of Urology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Corresponding author. Department of Urology, Santa Chiara Regional Hospital, Largo Medaglie d’Oro, Trento 938123, Italy. Tel. +39 461903306; Fax: +39 461902400.

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