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Development of nosocomial and iatrogenic urinary tract infections (UTI) following urological interventions. A prospective clinical study.
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PMID:  3481469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Development of nosocomial and iatrogenic UTI was investigated over 3 months period of time. Included were 140 patients following 228 instrumentations or endoscopical or surgical interventions. Of these 84 were carried out under antimicrobial medication. 30 UTIs developed 1-8 days after the various procedures (= 13.2%): 10% after TUR-B, 14% after TUR-P and ureteral instrumentation, 16% following cystoscopy and catheterisation. No significant difference was observed between: Males and females, patients with or without antimicrobial medication, younger and older patients and after long or short procedures. Indwelling catheters remain sterile for 3 days. Though antimicrobial prophylaxis did not significantly influence the generally low rate of infection it appeared as a trend that the elderly patient who requires repeated interventions and who suffers from additional diseases as diabetes, consuming tumours and renal insufficiency may benefit from medication.
M Westenfelder; K Rosset; K Pelz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology. Supplementum     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0300-8886     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Urol Nephrol Suppl     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-29     Completed Date:  1988-03-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153034     Medline TA:  Scand J Urol Nephrol Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, University of Freiburg i. Br., FRG.
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection / epidemiology*
Germany, West
Iatrogenic Disease / epidemiology
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects
Urinary Tract Infections / epidemiology*
Urologic Diseases / surgery*

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