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Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections

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As part of its efforts to disseminate the results of Cochrane reviews to a wider audience, the Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Field develops Summary of Findings (SoF) tables and then uses those tables as a basis for its plainlanguage summaries. Each SoF table presents the most important outcomes for the review as well as the effect of the intervention and the quality of the evidence for each outcome. The process of developing the SoF table involves deciding which out comes to present for which time points and evaluating the strength and quality of the evidence for the outcomes. In this article, we present a Cochrane review about the effects of the use of cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections. The Cochrane CAM Field contacted the authors of the Cochrane review to request clarification on points that we did not understand and to have them review the SoF tables.




Sæterdal, I., Underland, V., & Nilsen, E. S. (2012, March). Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.

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