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Prophylactic antibiotic therapy in extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy: prospective, randomized study

Sep 1, 1991 | Magazine: Actas Urológicas Españolas

Robles JE, De Castro F, Frades MC, Sánchez PL, Rosell D, Agüera LG, Isa WA, Berián JM.
Departamento de Urología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona


Two hundred patients that underwent ESWL were randomized into 4 groups in order to determine the benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis.

All comparisons among groups were not statistically significant. Neither cephalosporin nor quinolone prophylaxis impacted significantly on bacteriuria rate after ESWL.

Thus, in patients without infected stones, urinary tract obstruction and ancillary procedures ESWL could be performed without prophylactic antibiotic regimes.

CITATION Actas Urol Esp. 1991 Sep-Oct;15(5):442-5