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Commentary to ‘Is parenteral antibiotic prophylaxis associated with fewer infectious complications stented, distal hypospadias repair?’

      In this report, Doersch and co-authors address the controversy of the use of antibiotics for hypospadias repair [
      • Doersch K.
      • Logvinenko T.
      • Nelson C.
      Is parenteral antibiotic prophylaxis associated with fewer infectious complications stented, distal hypospadias repair?.
      ]. The two reasons to consider antibiotic prophylaxis during hypospadias repair are to reduce wound infections and symptomatic urine infections associated with a catheter. Both of these are quite uncommon, as shown in this study reporting only a single infectious complication in 100 boys undergoing distal repairs without preoperative parenteral antibiotics, and no infections in those not receiving postoperative antibiotics.
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        • Doersch K.
        • Logvinenko T.
        • Nelson C.
        Is parenteral antibiotic prophylaxis associated with fewer infectious complications stented, distal hypospadias repair?.
        J Pediatr Urol. 2022; 18: 759-763

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