Do cranberries help prevent urinary tract infections?

Cranberries are widely used in the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and for those at risk of such infections. With the growing resistance to antibiotics, cranberries can be viewed as a useful non-pharmaceutical remedy (Lavender, 2000). The initial studies that looked at the effects of cranberries on …

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A randomized trial to evaluate effectiveness and cost effectiveness of naturopathic cranberry products as prophylaxis against urinary tract infection in women

Author - Stothers L.

Source - Canadian Journals of Urology. 2002 Jun;9(3):1558-62.

Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Purpose

To determine, from a societal perspective, the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of concentrated cranberry tablets, versus cranberry juice, versus placebo used as prophylaxis …

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Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections

Source - Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004;(1):CD001321 (ISSN: 1469-493X)

Authors - Jepson RG; Mihaljevic L; Craig J

Department of General Practice, Edinburgh University, 20 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, UK, EH8 9DX.

BACKGROUND

Cranberries (particularly in the form of cranberry juice) have been used widely for several decades for the prevention …

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Cranberry juice and urinary tract infection

Source -Clin Infect Dis 2004 May 15;38(10):1413-9 (ISSN: 1537-6591)

Authors - Raz R; Chazan B; Dan M

Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel. [email protected]

Cranberries have long been the focus of interest for their beneficial effects in preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs). Cranberries …

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Randomised trial of cranberry-lingonberry juice and Lactobacillus GG drink for the prevention of urinary tract infections in women

Abstract

Objective

To determine whether recurrences of urinary tract infection can be prevented with cranberry-lingonberry juice or with Lactobacillus GG drink

Design

Open, randomised controlled 12 month follow up trial.

Setting

Health centres for university students and staff of university hospital.

Participants

150 women with urinary tract infection caused by …

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Cranberry juice: the facts

Concerns about the overuse of antibiotics and the development of antibiotic resistance have contributed to growing interest in non-pharmacological alternatives for the prevention and treatment of infections. The successful use of cranberry juice to prevent and treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) has led to its endorsement by health care professionals …

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The therapeutic uses of cranberry juice

Abstract

This article considers the treatment of recurrent cystitis. It examines the evidence for drinking cranberry juice to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections and discusses the nursing issues raised, drawing conclusions from the evidence presented.

Author

Linda Nazarko, BSc(Hons), RN.

Cystitis is normally treated with antibiotics and usually this …

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