Detection of fluoroquinolone-resistant organisms from rectal swabs by use of selective media prior to a transrectal prostate biopsy

Michael A. Liss, Amy N. Peeples, Ellena M. Peterson

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Abstract

Sepsis caused by fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli is a risk for patients undergoing an ultrasound-guided, transrectal prostate biopsy. A method incorporating selective broth and media was evaluated using rectal swabs obtained from 136 patients prior to a biopsy procedure. Fluoroquinolone- resistant organisms were isolated from 22% of the patients included in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1116-1118
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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