The impact of repeat biopsies on infectious complications in men with prostate cancer on active surveillance Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biopsy
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Surgical Wound Infection

abstract

  • In men with prostate cancer on active surveillance the number of previous prostate biopsies is associated with a significant risk of infectious complications and every previous biopsy increases the risk of infectious complication. Fluoroquinolone resistant and extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing isolates represent the most commonly identified organisms. Men with prostate cancer on active surveillance should be informed of the risks associated with serial repeat prostate biopsies.

publication date

  • March 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2013.08.088

PubMed ID

  • 24018237

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 660

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 191

number

  • 3