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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2015 December;67(4):317-23

Copyright © 2015 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Prevention of infectious complications of percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Kappa S. 1, Marien T. 1, Hernandez N. 2, Eisner B. 2, Miller N. 1

1 Department of Urology, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA; 2 Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


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Infection and sepsis is a complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy that can lead to morbidity, mortality, and increased costs. Herein we review the current relevant literature on the topic of prevention of sepsis after percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

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