prostate biopsy and prophylactic antibiotics
Hi-been looking for comprehensive answers to several questions..
1)even though pre procedure antibiotics of varying type and duration seem to be given,it seems many men still go on to develop infections. What do you consider to be the most likely reason?
2) if emerging antibiotic resistance is one of them,why are rectal swabs prior to procedure not done as standard?
3)is there an agreed timescale for antibiotic administration BEFORE procedure to ensure best coverage,and if not,why not?
4)if there is (given pharmacokinetic properties of certain antibiotics-for instance ciprofloxacin oral),what would justify giving these just a minute or two before procedure,with several more to take home?
5)am I right or wrong when assuming that insufficient time allowed for antibiotics to reach maximum concentration in bloodstream will put men in greater danger of infection?
These are questions for a trained medical doctoras I am not qualified to answer them.
I can say that oral antibiotics often do not work with prostatitis because they cannot penetrate deep enough inside the prostate gland... and so the condition worsens over time or just does not get better.
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