The Role of Cranberry in Preventing Urinary Tract Infection in Children; a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Roshdibonab, Fariba and Mohammadbager FazlJoo, Seied Mohammadbager and Torbati, Mohammadali and Mohammadi, Ghadir and Asadloo, Mahboob and Noshad, Hamid (2017) The Role of Cranberry in Preventing Urinary Tract Infection in Children; a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Pediatrics, 5 (12). pp. 6457-6468.

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Abstract

Introduction: Although effectiveness of cranberry for preventing urinary tract infection (UTI) has been reported in Iranian traditional medicine and recent studies there is still controversy in this regard. Therefore, the present study was designed with a meta-analytic approach aiming to evaluate the effect of prophylaxis prescription of cranberry in prevention of UTI in children.Methods: In this study, a thorough search was performed in Medline, Embase, Web of Sciences, Scopus and CINHAL databases by the end of August 2017. Using keywords related to urinary tract infection combined with words related to cranberry, search strategy was designed. The articles were summarized and finally, the role of cranberry extract consumption in decreasing the incidence of UTI was evaluated by reporting odds ratio (OR) and 95 confidence interval (95 CI). Results: In the end, 10 studies were included (414 cases in control group and 380 in cranberry extract treatment group). Analyses showed that prescription of cranberry significantly reduced the odds of UTI manifestation in children compared to placebo (OR=0.31; 95 CI: 0.21 to 0.46; p

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2017 13:52
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2017 13:52
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8687

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