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CARO-ZAPATA, Francisco Luis; VASQUEZ-FRANCO, Andrea; CORREA-GALEANO, Édgar David  and  GARCIA-VALENCIA, Jenny. Postoperative infectious complications after open prostatectomy and transurethral resection of the prostate in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Iatreia [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.3, pp.274-283. ISSN 0121-0793.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common tumor in men and may require surgical treatment when there is urinary retention, obstructive uropathy, recurrent hematuria, cystolithiasis or lack of improvement of symptoms with drug therapies. The most common surgical options are open prostatectomy and transurethral resection of the prostate. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the complications of these procedures, and may occur in up to 12.9 % of patients. However, this percentage is variable because the difference between UTI and bacteriuria is not always specified. Risk factors are: preoperative bacteriuria, operating time longer than 60 minutes and handling of postoperative bladder catheter. It is important that health professionals involved in the care of patients with BPH know these infectious complications and their risk factors.

Keywords : Asymptomatic bacteriuria; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; Open Prostatectomy; Postoperative complications; Risk factors; Transurethral Resection of the Prostate; Urinary Tract Infections.

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