Review: Cranberry products do not reduce urinary tract infections in susceptible populations

Ruth Jepson, Gabrielle Williams, Jonathan Craig

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Abstract

Question Do cranberry products reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs) in susceptible populations? Review scope Included studies compared cranberry juice or cranberry products (e.g., capsules, tablets, or extract) used for ≥ 1 month, with placebo, no treatment, or other treatment in susceptible men and women with > 2 lower UTIs in the past 12 months; elderly men and women; patients with indwelling catheters, abnormalities of the urinary tract, or needing intermittent catheterization; pregnant women; or children with ≥ 1 UTI. Studies of UTI treatment or urinary tract conditions not caused by bacterial infection were excluded. Outcomes were number of UTIs and adverse effects.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberJC11
Pages (from-to)JC11
Number of pages1
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume158
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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