Sepsis and 'superbugs': should we favour the transperineal over the transrectal approach for prostate biopsy?

Jeremy Grummet, Mahesha Weerakoon, Sean Huang, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Mark Frydenberg, Daniel Moon, Mary A O'Reilly, Declan G M Murphy

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To determine the rate of hospital re-admission for sepsis after transperineal (TP) biopsy using both local data and worldwide literature, as there is growing interest in TP biopsy as an alternative to transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)-guided biopsy for patients undergoing repeat prostate biopsy. Patients and Methods Pooled prospective databases on TP biopsy from multiple centres in Melbourne were queried for rates of re-admission for infection
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384 - 388
Number of pages5
JournalBJU International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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