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Is It Necessary to Shave the Pubic and Genital Regions of Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Urological Surgery?

  • Violeta Menéndez (a1), Juan Antonio Galán (a1), Matilde Elia (a2), Argimiro Collado (a1), Francisco Lioréns (a1), Carlos Fernández (a1) and Francisco Garciá-López (a1)...

To determine whether postoperative urinary infections were related to shaving before undergoing endoscopic urological surgery, 90 patients were randomly assigned to shaving or not shaving. Urinary cultures revealed infection in 10 patients. Half of them had been shaved, suggesting that this practice does not affect the incidence of urinary infections.

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Cami de I'Almazara, 11, 03203 Elche (Alicante), Spain
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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