Can Cranberries Contribute to Reduce the Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections? A Systematic Review with Meta‐Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis of Clinical Trials

  title={Can Cranberries Contribute to Reduce the Incidence of Urinary Tract Infections? A Systematic Review with Meta‐Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis of Clinical Trials},
  author={{\^A}ngelo Lu{\'i}s and Fernanda C. Domingues and Lu{\'i}sa Pereira},
  journal={The Journal of Urology},

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