Antibiotikaprophylaxe in der Urologie

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The aim of perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis is the prevention of surgical site infections and urinary tract infections during urological procedures. The indication for antibiotic prophylaxis comprises several risk factors such as the degree of contamination of the operative site, duration of surgery, implantation of devices and comorbidities of the individual patient. In general this involves a single antibiotic administration before the operative procedure. The antibiotic prophylaxis is part of the total antibiotic consumption and thus a factor contributing to emergence of antibiotic resistance. It is not a substitute for hygiene measures or operative precision.


  • F. M. E. Wagenlehner
  • Magnus Grabe
  • K. G. Naber
  • T. E. Bjerklund Johansen
  • C. K. Naber
  • W. Weidner
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Urology and Nephrology


  • Antibiotic prophylaxis, Urological procedures, Operative risk factors, Surgical field classification, Postoperative infections
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1469-1478
JournalDer Urologe
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Urology (013243400), Pediatrics/Urology/Gynecology/Endocrinology (013240400)