A Trial of Cranberry Capsules for Urinary Tract Infection Prevention in Nursing Home Residents
What is the purpose of this trial?
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common infection in nursing home residents, and bacteriuria is the greatest trigger for antimicrobial therapy in the nursing home setting. The primary aim of this study is to test the efficacy of two oral cranberry capsules per day in the prevention of bacteriuria in female nursing home residents. The secondary aim is to compare the occurrence of urinary tract specific symptoms in the cranberry capsule versus placebo groups. These aims will be accomplished by conducting a double blind randomized placebo controlled efficacy trial of two oral cranberry capsules daily versus placebo in a cohort of Connecticut female nursing home residents.
- 65 Years and older
- National Institute on Aging
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