Application and comparison of the AUA and EAU current recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis in the urologic patient undergoing office procedures

Morgan Koepke, Jeffrey Cerone and Raymond Bologna

The signifi cant and frequent morbidity of post-procedural urinary tract infections has resulted in both the American Urological Association and European Association of Urology developing guidelines and recommendations. The diffi culty with any guideline is the practical application to the offi ce setting. The goal is to effectively and safely evaluate and treat patients by effi cient and cost-sensitive means. By creating an algorithm to aid in the application of the guidelines, the clinician can identify the high-risk patient and potentially reduce post-procedural urinary tract infections in an effi cient and cost-effective manner.