Risk factors for urinary lithotripsy-associated sepsis

Robert Orenstein, James E. Bross, Mary Dahlmann

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OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors for sepsis following urinary extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study with two control groups. SETTING: A rural, 570-bed, regional referral center. RESULTS: Six cases (four bacteremias and two fungemias) were compared with two sets of 18 controls. Cases had a higher frequency and number of urinary tract infections prior to the procedure and tended to have larger stone size. CONCLUSIONS: Patients undergoing ESWL who are at high risk for infectious complications may be identified by preprocedure evaluation. Such patients may require alternative prophylactic regimens and close postprocedure follow-up. (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1993; 14:469-472).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-472
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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