Penile prosthesis biofilm formation and emerging therapies against them

Amin S. Herati, Eric M. Lo

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Abstract

Infections are among the most feared and devastating complications of penile prosthesis infections, often requiring surgical exploration and explantation are prosthesis infections. While the rate of infections have decreased due to antibiotic prophylaxis, antiseptic device preparation, increased sterility in implantation techniques and device modifications, infections still occur at a rate of 1–3%. This article reviews the formation of biofilms on penile prostheses and novel, experimental methods to prevent and eradicate them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)960-967
Number of pages8
JournalTranslational Andrology and Urology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Biofilm
  • Infection
  • Penile prosthesis
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urology

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