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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common; over half of all adult women will have a UTI, with a third having recurrent UTI. Women at higher risk of developing recurrence are older, postmenopausal, and incontinent and have cystocoeles with high postvoid residual volumes.1 Preventative strategies using prophylactic antibiotics may result in adverse side effects, antibiotic resistance and Clostridium difficile colitis. Therefore, women are increasingly looking for safe and effective non-antimicrobial alternatives. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised studies of products containing cranberry showed a protective effect against UTI, particularly in women with recurrent UTIs, …
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