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Arch Esp Urol. 2012 May;65(4):463-6.

Effect of intrarectal povidone-iodine in the incidence of infectious complications after transrectal prostatic biopsy.

[Article in English, Spanish]

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Urology Department, Clinic Hospital of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. josemariagilvernet@mac.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To assess the incidence of genitourinary infections associated with transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (TRUS-BX) using endorectal povidone-iodine gel as a bactericidal agent.

METHODS:

We prospectively studied a total of 530 patients who were given 30g of 10% povidone-iodine intrarectally before TRUS-BX. Each patient received antibiotic prophylaxis with ciprofloxacin, starting the previous day (1g/day x 3 days), as well as cleansing enemas.

RESULTS:

One patient (0.20%) presented with an E. coli acute bacterial epididymitis after biopsy.

CONCLUSIONS:

In our study, the intrarectal use of 10% povidone-iodine gel in TRUS-BX is associated with a much lower rate of infectious complications compared to those described in recent literature.

PMID:
22619137
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