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Table 1 Pre-TRUS-guided prostatic biopsy patients’ data

From: Antibiotic prophylaxis for transrectal ultrasound-guided prostatic biopsies: a comparison of two regimens

CharacterGroup 1
54 Patients
Group 2
92 Patients
P value
Age in years: mean (SD)65.8 (10.4)63.1 (7.4)0.070*
PSA (ng/ml): median (IQR)10 (7.3–17.7)8.5 (6–14.9)0.382&
Prostate size (CC): Median (IQR)45 (30–69)45 (29.6–60)0.508&
CharacterN (%)N (%)P value#
Diabetes21 (39)37 (40)0.847
Hypertension28 (52)42 (45.7)0.469
Cardiac Ischemia10 (18.5)16 (17.4)0.864
ASA Score  0.059
I17 (31.5)37 (40.2)
II31 (57.4)53 (57.6)
III6 (11.1)2 (2.2)
Urethral catheter  0.372
No44 (81.5)80 (87)
Yes10 (11.5)12 (13)
  1. Some patients had more than one comorbidity
  2. IQR inter-quartile range
  3. *t test, &Mann–Whitney U test, #Chi square test