Postoperative catheterization and prophylactic antimicrobials in children with hypospadias

Isaac Shohet, Mordechai Alagam, Raphael Shafir, Haggai Tsur, Bernard Cohen

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A prospective study of 78 children who underwent 84 operations for correction of hypospadias was done. Of these, 54 had a transperineal indwelling Foley catheter for ten days after surgery and 30, a transurethral catheter. Forty-five randomly selected children received prophylactic antimicrobial therapy (sulfamethoxazole), and the remaining 39 children served as controls. Incidence of urinary tract infection was significantly higher in the control group (10 of 39) as compared with the treated group (3 of 45) in spite of the higher incidence of vesicoureteral reflux in the treated group. This suggests that prophylactic antimicrobial treatment may prevent urinary tract infection from prolonged indwelling catheterization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-393
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1983


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