Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of a medical device containing xyloglucan, hibiscus and propolis in the management of recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs). Patients & methods: Sixty-one women affected by rUTIs received this medical device, one capsule a day for 15 days (one cycle every month, for 6 months), in an observational, prospective study. Clinical and microbiological evaluations were performed at baseline and 1, 3 and 6 months from enrolment. Results: At first follow-up, 41 reported a clinical improvement and a return to their clinical status before UTI, while 47 and 51 did so at the second and third follow-up evaluations. A statistically significant clinical improvement was reported at each follow-up visit (quality of life [QoL] 94.2 vs 98.6; QoL 94.1 vs 98.7; QoL 94.2 vs 99.1; p < 0.001). A statistically significant reduction in antibiotic use was reported. Conclusion: This medical device is able to improve quality of life in women with rUTIs, reduce recurrences and antibiotic use.

Xyloglucan, hibiscus and propolis to reduce symptoms and antibiotics use in recurrent UTIs: A prospective study / Cai, T.; Tamanini, I.; Cocci, A.; Di Maida, F.; Caciagli, P.; Migno, S.; Mereu, L.; Tateo, S.; Malossini, G.; Palmieri, A.; Verze, P.; Mirone, V.; Bjerklund Johansen, T. E.. - In: FUTURE MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 1746-0913. - 14:12(2019), pp. 1013-1021. [10.2217/fmb-2019-0145]

Xyloglucan, hibiscus and propolis to reduce symptoms and antibiotics use in recurrent UTIs: A prospective study

Palmieri A.;Verze P.;Mirone V.;
2019

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of a medical device containing xyloglucan, hibiscus and propolis in the management of recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTIs). Patients & methods: Sixty-one women affected by rUTIs received this medical device, one capsule a day for 15 days (one cycle every month, for 6 months), in an observational, prospective study. Clinical and microbiological evaluations were performed at baseline and 1, 3 and 6 months from enrolment. Results: At first follow-up, 41 reported a clinical improvement and a return to their clinical status before UTI, while 47 and 51 did so at the second and third follow-up evaluations. A statistically significant clinical improvement was reported at each follow-up visit (quality of life [QoL] 94.2 vs 98.6; QoL 94.1 vs 98.7; QoL 94.2 vs 99.1; p < 0.001). A statistically significant reduction in antibiotic use was reported. Conclusion: This medical device is able to improve quality of life in women with rUTIs, reduce recurrences and antibiotic use.
2019
Xyloglucan, hibiscus and propolis to reduce symptoms and antibiotics use in recurrent UTIs: A prospective study / Cai, T.; Tamanini, I.; Cocci, A.; Di Maida, F.; Caciagli, P.; Migno, S.; Mereu, L.; Tateo, S.; Malossini, G.; Palmieri, A.; Verze, P.; Mirone, V.; Bjerklund Johansen, T. E.. - In: FUTURE MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 1746-0913. - 14:12(2019), pp. 1013-1021. [10.2217/fmb-2019-0145]
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