Antibiotic Prophylaxis after Instrumentation for Urodynamic Testing


Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, California 90509, USA


Summary— This study of 96 women shows that there is doubtful value in routine antibiotic prophylaxis after urodynamic investigation. An unexpectedly high number of women harboured unsuspected infections at the time of evaluation despite prior screening, which suggests prophylaxis would be more useful if given before the tests.