2006 Volume 97 Issue 7 Pages 830-834
(Objectives) We investigated perioperative management for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in Japan.
(Methods) The questionnaire survey was conducted in 1, 213 educational institutions for urology.
(Results) The questionnaires were returned from 722 (60%) institutions. Admission to hospital was most frequently scheduled on preoperative day 1; termination of continuous drip infusion, starting meal intake and walking on postoperative day 1; intravenous antibiotics for three days; removal of Foley catheter on postoperative day 4; oral antibiotics for 7 days; and discharge from hospital on postoperative day 7.
(Conclusion) Although hospitalization was 14 days or less at most institutions, several procedures, especially the administration of prophylactic antibiotics, were fairly varied. Discussions from various perspectives might be needed to standardize the perioperative management of TURP in Japan.