Probiotics for the Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women: A Systematic Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602710
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Probiotics for the Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women: A Systematic Review
Author(s):
Abolins, Kristina Elizabeth; D'Angelo, Carine M.; Beard, Elizabeth Hope; Cochran, Whitney Denae; D'Angelo, Carine M.; Beard, Elizabeth Hope; Cochran, Whitney Denae
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Phi
Author Details:
Kristina Elizabeth Abolins, FNP, kristina.abolins@yahoo.com; Carine M. D'Angelo, FNP; Elizabeth Hope Beard, FNP-BC; Whitney Denae Cochran, FNP-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this evidence-based practice poster was to review the literature and evaluate the effectiveness of lactobacillus in preventing recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTI) in women. The most common lactobacilli species found in the vaginal tract are Lactobacillus (L.) acidophilus, L. fermentum, L. plantarum, and L. rhamnosus, all which are at low levels in women with rUTIs. There is some evidence to suggest that use of lactobacillus may provide protective effects against bacteria commonly associated with urinary tract infections. Findings from a current literature review will be used to provide further support for this intervention and develop recommendations for its use in clinical practice. Data Sources: CINAHL Plus, Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EBSCOhost Conclusions: Evidence from this review suggests little or no benefit of lactobacilli probiotics in preventing rUTIs in women with a few studies showing antimicrobials being more effective. For probiotics to be included in the prophylactic rUTI guidelines, further research is necessary. Implications for Practice: Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) play a vital role in the healthcare delivery system. With the large amount of urinary tract infection (UTI) cases per year, ANPs should be educated on the current research on preventative measures of UTIs. Lactobacilli probiotics should be included as a possible preventative measure because women who suffer from recurrent UTIs might benefit from probiotics as evidenced by the results of these studies.
Keywords:
urinary tract infection; lactobacilli; probiotics
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.1
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleProbiotics for the Prevention of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Women: A Systematic Reviewen
dc.contributor.authorAbolins, Kristina Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorD'Angelo, Carine M.en
dc.contributor.authorBeard, Elizabeth Hopeen
dc.contributor.authorCochran, Whitney Denaeen
dc.contributor.authorD'Angelo, Carine M.en
dc.contributor.authorBeard, Elizabeth Hopeen
dc.contributor.authorCochran, Whitney Denaeen
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Phien
dc.author.detailsKristina Elizabeth Abolins, FNP, kristina.abolins@yahoo.com; Carine M. D'Angelo, FNP; Elizabeth Hope Beard, FNP-BC; Whitney Denae Cochran, FNP-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602710en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this evidence-based practice poster was to review the literature and evaluate the effectiveness of lactobacillus in preventing recurrent urinary tract infections (rUTI) in women. The most common lactobacilli species found in the vaginal tract are Lactobacillus (L.) acidophilus, L. fermentum, L. plantarum, and L. rhamnosus, all which are at low levels in women with rUTIs. There is some evidence to suggest that use of lactobacillus may provide protective effects against bacteria commonly associated with urinary tract infections. Findings from a current literature review will be used to provide further support for this intervention and develop recommendations for its use in clinical practice. Data Sources: CINAHL Plus, Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EBSCOhost Conclusions: Evidence from this review suggests little or no benefit of lactobacilli probiotics in preventing rUTIs in women with a few studies showing antimicrobials being more effective. For probiotics to be included in the prophylactic rUTI guidelines, further research is necessary. Implications for Practice: Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) play a vital role in the healthcare delivery system. With the large amount of urinary tract infection (UTI) cases per year, ANPs should be educated on the current research on preventative measures of UTIs. Lactobacilli probiotics should be included as a possible preventative measure because women who suffer from recurrent UTIs might benefit from probiotics as evidenced by the results of these studies.en
dc.subjecturinary tract infectionen
dc.subjectlactobacillien
dc.subjectprobioticsen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:35:03Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:35:03Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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