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Preoperative urine culture is unnecessary in asymptomatic men prior to prostate needle biopsy

Overview of attention for article published in International Urology and Nephrology, November 2017
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Title
Preoperative urine culture is unnecessary in asymptomatic men prior to prostate needle biopsy
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International Urology and Nephrology, November 2017
DOI 10.1007/s11255-017-1752-2
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David Z. Qi, Kathleen Lehman, Kalyan Dewan, Girish Kirimanjeswara, Jay D. Raman

Abstract

To determine the clinical utility of preoperative urine cultures in asymptomatic men undergoing prostate needle biopsy (PNB). One hundred fifty asymptomatic men had urine cultures obtained 14-days prior to PNB. As per study protocol, positive cultures were not treated. Antibiotic prophylaxis prior to PNB included ciprofloxacin 500 mg the night before and morning of the biopsy. Repeat urine cultures were obtained immediately prior to PNB with colony-forming units (CFUs) annotated. Infectious complications post-biopsy were recorded. Of the 150 men, six patients (4%) had evidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria with > 10,000 CFU/mL on office urine culture. Repeat urine cultures on morning of biopsy in all 150 patients noted a mean bacterial count of 55 CFU/mL (range 0-1000). All six patients with positive office urine cultures had < 100 CFU/mL at time of PNB. Following biopsy, four patients (2.7%) developed an infectious complication including two with sepsis and two with culture-positive UTIs. The causative organism in all cases was quinolone-resistant E. coli. None of the six patients with preoperative positive urine cultures developed an infectious complication following PNB. In this prospective observational study, under 5% of asymptomatic men had positive office cultures prior to PNB. Furthermore, repeat urine culture on the morning of biopsy showed resolution in these patients, and none developed post-biopsy infectious complications. Routine office urine culture in the asymptomatic male prior to PNB was unnecessary.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 3 30%
Student > Bachelor 2 20%
Librarian 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Researcher 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 40%
Unspecified 2 20%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 10%
Other 0 0%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2018.
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