Urological Infections

The 2019 Urological Infections Guidelines were subject to peer review prior to publication. All updates within the text reflect the comments of the independent review team. Specific changes include:

  • The incorporation of the ‘Prostate biopsy’ chapter into section 3.15 Peri-procedural antibiotic prophylaxis.
  • The inclusion of Table 12: Suggested regimens for antimicrobial prophylaxis prior to urological procedures also in section 3.15. As stated in section of the Guidelines the panel have decided not to make recommendations for specific agents for particular procedures, those listed in table 12 represent possible choices only. Urologists should choose a specific antimicrobial based on their knowledge of local pathogen prevalence for each type of procedure, their antibiotic susceptibility profiles and virulence.