Article Abstract

Perioperative cultures and the role of antibiotics during stone surgery

Authors: Piruz Motamedinia, Ruslan Korets, Gina Badalato, Mantu Gupta


Urinary tract infection and urosepsis are the most common complications associated with the procedures urologists employ to manage stone disease. Recommendations regarding antibiotic prophylaxis and utilization of perioperative urine and stone culture prior to shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) or endoscopic intervention have evolved overtime. We sought to provide readers with a comprehensive consensus regarding these most recent recommendations.