Urinary tract infections cranberry juice, underwear, and probiotics in the 21st century

Urol Clin North Am. 2002 Aug;29(3):695-9. doi: 10.1016/s0094-0143(02)00057-5.


There is a substantial gap between the viewpoint of urologists and the rest of society regarding UTIs. Urologists spend little time and effort thinking about UTIs. In contrast, UTIs are a major issue for many women. There is substantial concern about "natural compounds" and probiotics that allow women to take charge of their health care. It is easy to understand this concern because UTIs are common, costly, and cause considerable morbidity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clothing*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Preparations / therapeutic use
  • Probiotics / therapeutic use*
  • Time Factors
  • Urinary Tract Infections / diet therapy
  • Urinary Tract Infections / drug therapy*
  • Urinary Tract Infections / prevention & control*
  • Vaccinium macrocarpon*


  • Plant Preparations