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Cranberry juice for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections: a randomized controlled trial in children.
Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2009; 43(5):369-72.SJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study compares the effects of daily cranberry juice to those of Lactobacillus in children with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Eighty-four girls aged between 3 and 14 years were randomized to cranberry, Lactobacillus or control in three treatment arms: G1, cranberry juice 50 ml daily (n=28); G2, 100 ml of Lactobacillus GG drink on 5 days a month (n=27); and G3, controls (n=29). The study lasted for 6 months.

RESULTS

Only four subjects withdrew: 1/28 (3.5%) from G1, 1/27 (3.7%) from G2 and 2/29 (6.8%) from G3, because of poor compliance to the established protocol. There were 34 episodes of UTIs in this cohort: 5/27 (18.5%) in G1, 11/26 (42.3%) in G2 and 18/27 (48.1%) in the G3, with at least one episode of infection (p<0.05).

CONCLUSION

These data suggest that daily consumption of concentrated cranberry juice can significantly prevent the recurrence of symptomatic UTIs in children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University, A. Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy. pferrara@rm.unicatt.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19921981

Citation

Ferrara, Pietro, et al. "Cranberry Juice for the Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: a Randomized Controlled Trial in Children." Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, vol. 43, no. 5, 2009, pp. 369-72.
Ferrara P, Romaniello L, Vitelli O, et al. Cranberry juice for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections: a randomized controlled trial in children. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2009;43(5):369-72.
Ferrara, P., Romaniello, L., Vitelli, O., Gatto, A., Serva, M., & Cataldi, L. (2009). Cranberry juice for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections: a randomized controlled trial in children. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, 43(5), 369-72. https://doi.org/10.3109/00365590902936698
Ferrara P, et al. Cranberry Juice for the Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: a Randomized Controlled Trial in Children. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2009;43(5):369-72. PubMed PMID: 19921981.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cranberry juice for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections: a randomized controlled trial in children. AU - Ferrara,Pietro, AU - Romaniello,Luciana, AU - Vitelli,Ottavio, AU - Gatto,Antonio, AU - Serva,Martina, AU - Cataldi,Luigi, PY - 2009/11/20/entrez PY - 2009/11/20/pubmed PY - 2010/2/19/medline SP - 369 EP - 72 JF - Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology JO - Scand. J. Urol. Nephrol. VL - 43 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study compares the effects of daily cranberry juice to those of Lactobacillus in children with recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-four girls aged between 3 and 14 years were randomized to cranberry, Lactobacillus or control in three treatment arms: G1, cranberry juice 50 ml daily (n=28); G2, 100 ml of Lactobacillus GG drink on 5 days a month (n=27); and G3, controls (n=29). The study lasted for 6 months. RESULTS: Only four subjects withdrew: 1/28 (3.5%) from G1, 1/27 (3.7%) from G2 and 2/29 (6.8%) from G3, because of poor compliance to the established protocol. There were 34 episodes of UTIs in this cohort: 5/27 (18.5%) in G1, 11/26 (42.3%) in G2 and 18/27 (48.1%) in the G3, with at least one episode of infection (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: These data suggest that daily consumption of concentrated cranberry juice can significantly prevent the recurrence of symptomatic UTIs in children. SN - 1651-2065 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19921981/Cranberry_juice_for_the_prevention_of_recurrent_urinary_tract_infections:_a_randomized_controlled_trial_in_children_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/00365590902936698 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -