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      The rapid emergence of bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics is a global health problem. Overuse of antibiotics in human beings as well as in livestock contributes to selective pressures that that allow resistant organisms to flourish. The article by XXX in this issue of Urology, as well as other recent publications, brings this to the forefront of urological practice.
      • Mosharafa A.A.
      • Torky M.H.
      • El Said W.M.
      • et al.
      Rising incidence of acute prostatitis following prostate biopsy: fluoroquinolone resistance and exposure is a significant risk factor.
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        Rising incidence of acute prostatitis following prostate biopsy: fluoroquinolone resistance and exposure is a significant risk factor.
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      • Rising Incidence of Acute Prostatitis Following Prostate Biopsy: Fluoroquinolone Resistance and Exposure Is a Significant Risk Factor
        UrologyVol. 78Issue 3
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          To evaluate the frequency and potential risk factors for infection-related complications after transrectal prostate biopsy and to propose adjustments in current antimicrobial prophylaxis recommendations.
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        UrologyVol. 78Issue 3
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          The emergence of bacterial resistance is a global problem that becomes even more critical in parts of the world where adherence to good standards of prescribing and dispensing antibiotics is lacking. In the face of rising postprocedural infective complications, local health authorities and leading healthcare centers should work toward updating and adapting antimicrobial prophylactic recommendations based on local bacterial resistance data, as well as enforcing guidelines for prescribing and dispensing antibiotics.
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