Lactulose may help prevent urinary tract infectionsBMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.936 (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:936
- M Battle, specialist registrar,
- T Martin, preregistration house officer,
- J Fulton (email@example.com), consultant physician
- Department of Health Care of the Elderly, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH
EDITOR—The study by Kontiokari et al did not show a significant reduction in the prevalence of urinary tract infection in women using a lactobacillus drink, but it did show a benefit of cranberry-lingonberry juice.1 They concluded that this lack of benefit may have been because they were unable to induce periurethral colonisation with lactobacilli.
Most urinary tract infections are caused …