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Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2012;67(6):661-8.

Cranberries and lower urinary tract infection prevention.

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Laboratory of Medical Investigation, Department of Urology (LIM55), Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

Lower urinary tract infections are very common diseases. Recurrent urinary tract infections remain challenging to treat because the main treatment option is long-term antibiotic prophylaxis; however, this poses a risk for the emergence of bacterial resistance. Some options to avoid this risk are available, including the use of cranberry products. This article reviews the key methods in using cranberries as a preventive measure for lower urinary tract infections, including in vitro studies and clinical trials.

PMID:
22760907
PMCID:
PMC3370320
DOI:
10.6061/clinics/2012(06)18
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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