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Recurrent urinary tract infections in older people: the role of cranberry products

Sumukadas D, Davey P and McMurdo ME
Age Ageing 38(3):255-7

No abstract - Introduction: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the commonest bacterial infection in older people. Half of all women experience at least one UTI and the risk increases with age. The present management of recurrent urinary tract infection is prophylaxis with low-dose, long-term antibiotics. However, there is a growing reluctance to prescribe antibiotics unless absolutely essential because of fears about antimicrobial resistance. So the recent resurgence in interest in the potential role of cranberry
products is timely.