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Homoeopathic therapy for lower urinary tract symptoms with benign prostatic hyperplasia: An open randomized multicentre placebo controlled clinical trial
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Alternative & Integrative Medicine

ISSN: 2327-5162

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Homoeopathic therapy for lower urinary tract symptoms with benign prostatic hyperplasia: An open randomized multicentre placebo controlled clinical trial


5th International Conference and Exhibition on Natural & Alternative Medicine

September 05-07, 2016 Beijing, China

Bindu Sharma

Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Altern Integr Med

Abstract :

Objectives: The primary objective was to compare the changes in IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) within the three groups enrolled for the study (Constitutional remedy/Constitutional + Organ remedy/Placebo). The secondary objectives were to compare the changes in Prostate volume, Post Void Residual Urine (PVRU), Uroflowmetry and in WHOQOL-BREF. Material & Methods: The study was done in an open randomized placebo controlled setting at six research centers under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy. The patients in the age group of 50-80 years presenting with the symptoms of incomplete emptying, frequency, intermittency, urgency, weak stream, straining and nocturia were screened from the general OPD as per ICD-10 Classification Code N40.0. The participants who qualified the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the study after obtaining the ├ó┬?┬?Informed Written Consent├ó┬?┬?. Intervention was administered as per the randomization chart for three groups i.e. homoeopathic constitutional medicine in LM potency(Group 1), homoeopathic constitutional medicine in LM potency with organ remedy (Group 2)and placebo (Group 3). The patients were assessed for IPSS monthly and for prostate volume, post void residual urine, Qmax and Qavg, PSA and QOL, at third and sixth month. Primary safety endpoint was any adverse event which may be life threatening, requires prolonged hospital stay, results in significant disability, an injury, accident or any other important medical event. 395 patients were screened and 208 patients were enrolled in the study. An interim analysis of 163 patients who have completed the study follow up period of six months as per protocol was carried out using repeated measures ANOVA. Results: Interim analysis of the data showed statistically significant improvement in IPSS scoring, QOL due to LUTS and in three out of four domains of WHOQOL- BREF in the medicine(1st and 2nd) group. Qmax value comparison at baseline with 6 months was statistically significant i.e. P<0.05 in intervention with homoeopathic constitutional medicine (Group 1) and P<0.01 in intervention with homoeopathic medicine and organ remedy (Group 2). The prostate volume and post void residual urine however, remained unaffected in all the three groups. Discussion: Results from this trial will help in constructing treatment strategy for BPH patients with lower urinary tract symptoms and to present the results of these assessments to the fraternity and the patient so that he can make an informed decision about available alternatives for the management of LUTS in BPH. RCT with longer follow up may be undertaken to analyze the role of homoeopathic treatment on pathological and pathophysiological parameters such as prostatic volume and post void residual urine.

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