Improved needle design to reduce the risk of infection in transrectal prostate biopsies

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This thesis addresses infections in prostate biopsy – a global problem. Over 3 million prostate biopsies are performed annually and 3% of men suffer a severe infection. The risk of infection is increasing in parallel with rising antibiotic resistance. By combining clinical knowledge with technical development, this thesis aims to address the risk of infection in a novel way – by redesigning the medical needle that causes the infections.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund
  • Linder, Adam, Supervisor
  • Bratt, Ola, Assistant supervisor, External person
  • Fisher, Jane, Assistant supervisor
  • Nilson, Bo, Assistant supervisor
Award date2022 Nov 18
Place of PublicationLund
ISBN (Print)978-91-8021-312-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

Defence details
Date: 2022-11-18
Time: 09:00
Place: Belfragesalen, BMC D15, Klinikgatan 32 i Lund. Join by Zoom:
External reviewer(s)
Name: Häggman, Michael
Title: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Uppsala University Hospital, Department of Urology, Uppsala, Sweden

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Urology and Nephrology
  • Infectious Medicine

Free keywords

  • sepsis
  • Biopsy needle
  • Forsvall needle
  • tru-cut biopsy needle
  • infection
  • health economics
  • Prostate Cancer
  • complication
  • Needle : adverse effects
  • Needle biopsy
  • Needle


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