The global burden of major infectious complications following prostate biopsy

Bennett, H.Y., Roberts, M.J., Doi, S.A.R. and Gardiner, R.A. (2015) The global burden of major infectious complications following prostate biopsy. Epidemiology and Infection, 144 8: 1-8. doi:10.1017/S0950268815002885

Author Bennett, H.Y.
Roberts, M.J.
Doi, S.A.R.
Gardiner, R.A.
Title The global burden of major infectious complications following prostate biopsy
Journal name Epidemiology and Infection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-4409
Publication date 2015-12-09
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0950268815002885
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 144
Issue 8
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We present a systematic review providing estimates of the overall and regional burden of infectious complications following prostate biopsy. A directly standardized prevalence estimate was used because it reflects the burden of disease more explicitly. Complications included sepsis, hospitalization, bacteraemia, bacteriuria, and acute urinary retention after biopsy. There were 165 articles, comprising 162 577 patients, included in the final analysis. Our findings demonstrate that transrectal biopsy was associated with a higher burden of hospitalization (1·1% vs. 0·9%) and sepsis (0·8% vs. 0·1%) compared to transperineal biopsy, while acute urinary retention was more prevalent after transperineal than transrectal biopsy (4·2% vs. 0·9%). The differences were statistically non-significant because of large heterogeneity across countries. We also demonstrate and discuss regional variations in complication rates, with Asian studies reporting higher rates of sepsis and hospitalization.
Keyword Infection
Post-operative complications
Prostate biopsy
Prostatic neoplasms
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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