Should antibiotics be given prior to outpatient cystoscopy? A plea to urologists to practice antibiotic stewardship
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Practice Patterns, Physicians'
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urinary Tract Infections
Antibacterial therapy before outpatient flexible cystoscopy does not appear necessary in bladder tumor patients who have no clinical signs or symptoms of acute UTI, including asymptomatic bacteriuria. Antibiotic stewardship is the responsibility of all urologists.