The comparison of the influence between two different bowel preparation methods on sepsis after prostate biopsies - Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) guided prostate needle biopsy has been performed to diagnose and stage prostate cancer for many years.

There are many different bowel preparation protocols to diminish the infectious complications, but there is no standardized consensus among urologists. Therefore, we aimed to assess two different bowel preparation methods on the rate of infectious complications in patients who underwent TRUS-guided prostate biopsy.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 387 cases of TRUS-guided prostate biopsy were included in this retrospective study. All patients received antibiotic prophylaxis with ciprofloxacin (500 mg) twice a day orally for 7 days starting on the day before the biopsy. The patients were divided into two groups according to the bowel preparation method used. Patients (Group 1, n = 164) only received self-administrated phosphate enema) on the morning of the prostate biopsy. Other patients (Group 2, n = 223) received sennasoid a-b laxatives the night before the prostate biopsy. Infectious complications were classified as sepsis, fever (greater than 38°C) without sepsis, and other clinical infections.

RESULTS: Major complications developed in 14 cases (3.8%), including 3 cases (0.8%) of urinary retention, and 11 (3%) infectious complications, all of which were sepsis. There were 3 and 8 cases of urosepsis in Group 1 and Group 2, respectively. There were no statistically significant differences between both Groups regarding to the rates of urosepsis (p = 0.358).

CONCLUSIONS: Despite both methods of bowel preparation, sodium phosphate enema or sennasoid a-b calcium laxatives, before TRUS-guided prostate biopsy have similar effect on the rate of urosepsis, so both methods of bowel preparation can be safely used.

Written by:
Yildirim ME, Badem H, Cavis M, Karatas OF, Cimentepe E, Unal D, Incebay IB.   Are you the author?
Turgut Ozal University School of Medicine Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey; Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey.

Reference: Cent European J Urol. 2015;68(1):91-4.
doi: 10.5173/ceju.2015.01.424

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25914845 Prostate Cancer Section


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